Teething has to be one of the worst parts of having a baby. It can begin from the moment they are born and last for three years, what other development stage lasts that long?! With the experience of having an early teether the first time around, I knew I would have my work cut out for me the second time around too. Four years have passed since Jake went through it all so I knew the teething remedy world would have moved on since then. So, I have been prepared. I have stocked up on the usual medicinal remedies and have been keeping my eye on the newest teether aids coming onto the market. And I was right, William is also an early teether, Continue reading “Review: Teething Solutions with Amber Pumpkin”
I may have previously mentioned my hate of teething in my blog posts… and in my book! I remember during Jake’s teething time, being immersed in this world of pain, sleepless nights, dribble, sickness and unhappiness (both of us) yet somehow, I blocked it out. It may have taken 2 years but I had finally left the teething stress behind. I guess it’s a bit like childbirth, isn’t it? They say women forget it quickly which is why they go on to have more children, otherwise, no one would! Well, I have hit that point with teething. It’s back, I had forgotten how bad it could be and it is all coming flooding back, urghhhhh… Continue reading “Teething: It’s Just as Bad The Second Time Around!”
The DCby1 (dental check by one) Campaign was launched by the British Society of Paediatric Dentistry in September to encourage all babies to be taken to the dentist for their first dental check by the age of one. This is a campaign that I feel very strongly towards due to the research I uncovered whilst writing my book Your Teething Baby: from one parent to another. I was shocked to read from the NHS that one of the main causes for a child to be admitted to hospital is down to Continue reading “DCby1 Campaign- Why Getting Your Baby to the Dentist is Vital”
Believe it or not, there are a certain amount of health practitioners out there who have claimed that teething pain does not exist. Whilst researching for my book I came across articles that claimed every symptom parents’ have ever reported, over hundreds of years, are not linked to teething, that children get approximately 20 viral infections in their first couple of years and coincidentally they get 20 teeth, so we are mistaking teething for colds and that most of the signs are in fact made up in our own minds. Continue reading “Teething is NOT a Myth!”
One area I am often asked about is how to keep up good oral care when the child is either in teething pain or is going through a phase. I thought I would share some of the information that I have provided in my book to give some reassuring advice and, hopefully, some useful tips.
It’s not always straightforward when it comes to brushing your child’s teeth. When they are teething it can be too painful to do. Other times Continue reading “My Top Tips For Overcoming Teeth Brushing Issues”
Teething was the bane of my life. Jake started to show signs at 6 weeks of age and started to cut them at 5 months. People may tell you they are too young but this isn’t true, did you know that a baby can be born with teeth?! His earliest signs were the typical dribbling and chewing but as each new tooth rumbled we began to identify other symptoms, some of which were a little bizarre. I talk about 22 symptoms in my book but for this article, I have picked just a selection which should help you to identify and learn how to deal with the ones you may well be seeing in your baby. Continue reading “Identifying Teething Symptoms and Learning How To Cope With Them”
I wanted to give you a little sneak peek of my book to help you to understand what it covers and how it can benefit you. Here are some of the sections and snippets for you to enjoy.
Introduction: (A snippet of the intro)
From the moment that you discover you are pregnant you find yourself inundated with information. This ranges from how long you may get morning sickness for, to what to expect at your scan, what products you should be buying and Continue reading “‘Your Teething Baby’ sneak peek”