Baby Weaning Guide

Soothers

How do the closer to nature® soothers differ from others?

The closer to nature® soothers (Pure, C-air, and Soft) were created by a bio-medical engineer and a paediatric dentist. They studied the way that the tongue functions and the way that infants suck, and wanted to develop a soother to be more natural and fit more naturally in the mouth.

When a baby sucks on a soother, they build up internal pressure in their mouth, the tongue is low and the cheek muscles push inwards on the palate. Our new soother is designed to have a natural fit in the mouth and gently expands in an umbrella-like fashion to support the palate and maintain its natural shape.

There are a lot of orthodontic shaped soothers on the market today, but what we have developed is a soother that provides an orthodontic function.

This soother promotes safe and healthy oral development because of its natural fit and unique attributes in the design of the teat.

How do I clean my closer to nature® soother?

You should wash the soother in warm, soapy water. We would them recommend you sterilise the soother in your steriliser.

How often should I change my child's soother?

We recommend that you should change your child's soother every month. We also recommend you follow the age stage guidance shown on the soother packaging. The age guide is important as the size and scale of the baglet on the soother changes as the child grows and develops.

baby teething advice

Your baby's milk teeth have to last him until he is at least 5 years old. Taking good care of them will help make sure he never suffers the discomfort of toothache or dental treatment and that his adult teeth will have the best possible launch pad.

A baby's milk teeth are actually laid down while he is in the womb and begin to erupt through the gum at some time during his first year. Their health and alignment are very important as they can determine the eating habits of your growing child through to adulthood.

When do Babies Start Teething?

Not all babies teethe at the same rate (indeed, some babies are born with teeth) but the teeth usually erupt in the same order. You'll see from the drawing it's usually the two centre bottom incisors that come through first, followed by the top two, then two more, one on either side of the first two. Then it's the first molars and the canines and eye teeth, top and then bottom, and finally the second molars – the teeth right at the back – appear.

By the time your baby is two and a half years old he should have a full set of twenty teeth – ten on the top and ten on the bottom – which he'll keep until he's about six years old.

Looking after your baby's teeth