We recently had our 6 month well child visit, and in that appointment, our pediatrician talked with us about brushing Raleigh’s teeth.
(I know opinions and recommendations vary widely among doctors, so this is in no way me telling you what to do. I’m simply sharing information we were given. Just so we’re clear about that, haha.)
Our pediatrician told us that he recommends people use regular fluoridated toothpaste instead of the fluoride-free varieties. He said to use a rice-grain sized smear of toothpaste and it’s ok for Raleigh to swallow it because it’s such a small amount. The fluoride will offer his teeth protection and he won’t be harmed by the amount he [...]
The type of toothbrush your baby needs varies depending on their age and teething progression. That’s one of the reasons why I like the Nuby 4 Stage Oral Care System Set.
It includes a full set of toothbrushes for birth to 3+ years of age.
One of them is a silicone fingertip brush for newborn gums that slips on the parent’s finger.
Then there are three different brushes for increasing ages and teeth maturity to use as the baby grows.
Everything you need, all in one set – one and done.
My son is 6 months old and has his first two bottom teeth. We’ve been meaning to introduce brushing his teeth into our nightly bedtime routine, but we [...]
Of all the teething toys we’ve tried so far, this necklace is the clear winner in Raleigh’s book.
It’s like a magnet to him, I swear. He can’t keep his hands (and mouth) off of it!
This necklace is made of BPA-free, soft silicone, and is true to the company’s word of being “fashion with a purpose.”
My wardrobe is super limited right now. Between needing nursing-friendly clothes and not fitting into my regular clothes yet, I am only able to wear the few pieces I’ve bought for this postpartum season. It’s not too often that I feel very stylish and cute. (Not complaining really; it’s all worth it!)
But lately I’ve been feeling like I wish I could [...]
These are the classic teething toys that most everyone has seen and used before.
They are BPA-free teethers that are filled with water. This allows them to be put in the fridge or the freezer for a bit to chill so they can numb sore baby gums.
Some of the similar teethers I’ve seen like this are a lot bigger. These are the perfect size for small baby hands and for fitting in Raleigh’s mouth.
They come in a 3 pack and are different shapes. I think the green triangle is Raleigh’s favorite because the points are easy to stick in his mouth to chew on.
I love that they come in a multi pack because it’s great to have one in the living room, one [...]
This is a combination toy – for teething and just for fun.
It’s small, brightly colored and has a cute lion’s head or other animal on one side. There’s a squeaker inside the animal head and one corner of the blanket crinkles when it moves.
It also has four hard plastic parts on the sides with designated bumpy teething surfaces, and colorful ribbons for babies to play with.
My son loves chewing on the hard plastic parts, and they make it super easy to hold on to the blanket because they act as handles. He also likes to move the ribbons back and forth. He hasn’t figured out how to intentionally squeak the animal head, but that’s probably [...]