Isn’t it funny how all children are different
And yet some things in siblings are the same
Esther and William both really struggled with teething
Tilda and Bea seemed to sprout teeth without too much trouble
They all got their bottom front two teeth first
For Bea and Tilda those teeth were very precious
And seemed to link our angel and our rainbow in some way
At 9 months they both had those two bottom teeth
And so much more in common too
All our babies have loved sucking teething powder from clean fingers
We tried so many things for teeth
From Amber Bracelets
We have definitely had the most success
With Brush Baby
And teething granules from Nelsons
These are the two things that I will stock up on again
For our Sprinkle of Stardust
When she arrives later this spring
I am hoping that she will teeth easily
But I am also going to be prepared for the sore gums and the flushed cheeks
The constant stream of dribble
Just in case she does not
And once her teeth start coming through
She can join our fun family time of brushing teeth
Nelsons have recently put together some top tips for caring for your children’s teeth
From the time of first teeth up until the age of 7
Here are their guidelines for you
You can start brushing your baby’s teeth as soon as they come through. Don’t worry if you don’t manage to brush much at first, the important thing is to get your baby used to brushing their teeth as part of their daily routine.
You can help by setting a good example and letting them see you brushing your own teeth. Not all children like having their teeth brushed, so you may have to keep trying. You could try and make it into a game. Perseverance is the key!
Use a tiny smear of toothpaste for babies and toddlers up to age three, and a pea-sized amount for children aged three to six years.
The easiest way to brush a baby’s teeth is to sit them on your knee with their head resting against your chest. With an older child, stand behind them and tilt their head upwards.
Brush the teeth in small circles covering all the surfaces and let your child spit the toothpaste out afterwards. Rinsing with water has been found to reduce the benefit of fluoride.
Gradually start brushing your child’s teeth more thoroughly, covering all the surfaces of the teeth. Do it at least twice a day: just before bed and at another time that fits in with your routine.
Supervise brushing to make sure your child gets the right amount of toothpaste and they are not eating or licking toothpaste from the tube.
Carry on helping your child brush their teeth until you’re sure they can do it well enough themselves. This will normally be from the age of seven
To help relieve your baby’s teething symptoms you could try Nelsons Teetha Teething Granules
A homeopathic medicinal product
Used within the homeopathic tradition
For the symptomatic relief of teething pain
And the symptoms associated with teething
Nelsons Teetha Teething Granules cost £5.85
They are available from Boots, Holland and Barrett, selected grocers, Lloyd’s pharmacies
And all good independent health food and pharmacy stores
The granules are suitable from 3 months plus
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