Teething

BABY BORN WITH TEETH: IS THIS NORMAL?

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BABY BORN WITH TEETH: IS THIS NORMAL?

When you have a baby, you might think you get a bit of respite between the sleepless nights ending and the start of teething.But did you know that 1 in every 2000 babies born will have teeth? We’re not talking about a full set of pearly whites here.  They are known as natal teeth, and it’s usually only one or two teeth. Teething is a big part of your baby’s development in the first year of life.  Most start teething between four and seven months.  The bottom front teeth are usually the first to make an appearance. Baby teething signs include...

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4 WAYS TO SOOTHE A TEETHING BABY

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4 WAYS TO SOOTHE A TEETHING BABY

Is your teething baby keeping you up at night? Understand how to soothe the sore gums and take care of the new teeth for your baby. Drooling, crankiness and crying will make teething an experience for both parents and babies alike. So, here's some knowledge to help relieve the stress — for you both. HOW DO I KNOW MY BABY IS TEETHING? Though the timing varies widely, babies often start teething around 6 months of age. The two lower front teeth (lower central incisors) normally appear first, followed by the two upper front teeth (top central incisors). Typical signs and...

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HOW TO CLEAN TEETHING TOYS

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HOW TO CLEAN TEETHING TOYS

Babies interact with their environment through touching and tasting. However, as a parent it is crucial to guard them against the spread of germs and disease. When it comes to toys intended for a baby’s mouth, hygiene and safety are extremely important for parents, just like me. When parents realise the amount of germs and bacteria toys can accumulate, the first question they will ask is how to clean toys. This is an even bigger problem for parents who have little babies whose immune systems are weaker and less developed. CLEANING VS. DISINFECTING - WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE? Before you begin cleaning...

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WHICH IS THE BEST MATCHSTICK MONKEY TEETHER FOR YOUR LITTLE ONE?

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WHICH IS THE BEST MATCHSTICK MONKEY TEETHER FOR YOUR LITTLE ONE?

If you’re wondering which of our teethers would be best for your baby, or as a gift for someone else’s little one, then this blog should help! Of course, we love ALL of our teethers, but depending on what stage of teething your baby is at, it may be that you prefer one over another. That’s totally cool So read on to find out what the differences are between our teethers, and other teethers out there. All of our teethers are made from BPA free, non-toxic food-grade silicone. They’re also fridge, cold water, steam steriliser and dishwasher safe! ORIGINAL MATCHSTICK...

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6 KEY TEETHING TIPS TO REMEDY YOUR LITTLE ONE

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6 KEY TEETHING TIPS TO REMEDY YOUR LITTLE ONE

When my first baby was teething, I found it exhausting to deal with. I know some babies sail through the teething phase with no problems at all, but that wasn’t the case for us! At that time, not many of my friends had children. So, I’d lie awake into the night googling tips and scouring Mumsnet for anyone who could relate.  The next few years of my life were dedicated to developing Matchstick Monkey. Along the way, I discovered some really great advice on teething that I want to share with you.    This blog post details 6 of my top...

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