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How to Care for Baby Teeth

How to Care for Baby Teeth

Most babies get their first teeth by six months, but teething can begin as early as three months. Both of my boys were early teethers. Here’s a photo of my youngest at four months old that shows his first two teeth and a third about to break through. It can be difficult to get your toddler to brush his teeth. Rather than deal with tantrums or resistance from their children, many moms figure that it’s … Read entire article »

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How to Relieve Teething Pain

How to Relieve Teething Pain

While babies are the ones teething, I think that parents suffer during teething as well. Both of my children started teething early, and it was frustrating to see them in pain and exhausting to wake up numerous times a night to soothe a cranky baby. Teething can throw off your baby’s sleep schedule and eating habits. Some babies will eat more, but others will eat less. Some babies will want to drink or nurse constantly. Others … Read entire article »

Filed under: 06-12 Months, Advice, Featured, Gift Ideas, Momma Gotta Have, Parenting, Registries, Registry Pick, Teething, Tips, Toddlers, Uncategorized

Whiten Your Teeth for Less With Arm & Hammer

Whiten Your Teeth for Less With Arm & Hammer

When I see the celebs on TV, I’m sometimes blinded by their shiny, white teeth. Since I love coffee, red wine and many foods that stain teeth, I’m a bit jealous of their smiles. Cosmetic dentistry is very expensive, and whitening strips make my teeth feel sensitive. What’s a mom to do?  I’ve tried whitening toothpastes in the past, but I’ve never noticed a difference. When Arm & Hammer challenged me to switch to their AdvanceWhite Toothpaste … Read entire article »

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Craftsbury Kids Coupon Code for 10% Off (Deal of the Day)

Craftsbury Kids is the place to look for unique, handmade toys, clothing, art and decor, and gifts for babies and children. So it is no surprise we’ve featured some of their selections in our Guide to the Hottest Holiday Toys for 2008. This gorgeous Caterpillar Pull Toy ($34.00) is handmade of hardwoods in the USA. Stack, pull, and watch the wheels spin–and you’ll still enjoy him as he rests on your shelf. I think this adorable Plush Matryoshka … Read entire article »

Filed under: Baby Gifts, Coupons, Fair Trade, Made in the USA, Teething, Toys (00-06 M), Toys (06-12 M), Toys (12-24 M), Toys (All Ages)

Cut Your Teeth on These

Baby Diva cut her first tooth at five months and so far we have managed to get by with an arsenal of teething toys. Check out these teethers next time you are ordering baby gear online from these great stores. Baby Diva really loves to chew on teething beads, like the Nuby Bug Bead Teether (from BabyCenter for $4.46) or Soft Teething Beads (from Baby-Wise for $2.19). Another favorite is the Monkey See Monkey Chew teether (from Baby-Wise for $4.95). She enjoys looking at the bright colors and chomping on the different textures, including terry cloth and soft plastic. There are also beads inside that rattle. When I spotted the Fun Ice Teether Babies (from Baby-Wise for $6.95), I knew they would be good choice–lovey, rattle, and teether all … Read entire article »

Filed under: 00-06 Months, 06-12 Months, 12-18 Months, Teething, Toys (00-06 M), Toys (06-12 M), Toys (12-24 M)