Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Teething Giveaway!

This morning I woke up super early with the determination to get things done around the house so I wouldn't have to worry about them throughout the day. Laundry, dishes, vacuuming etc. done before the babies woke up & 8 am! I loved it! Now, I don't even have to think about it! Its a beautiful day outside and we went out to enjoy it! Once the babies were up, I fed them breakfast and decided to have a muffin!! 

In this muffin I used the following.

  • 2 tbs coconut flour
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/2 scoop vanilla protein
  • 1/2 tsp of baking soda
  • 3/4C. pumpkin puree
  • 1 tbs agave nectar
  • handful of blueberries and 2 strawberries sliced.

You simply mix the first 5 ingredients together in a bowl then fold in the fruit and bake in the microwave for 3 minutes! If its still a little soft in the center cook for additional minute! Eat straight from the bowl or dump it on a plate!

While it was cooking I snacked on a couple of these..

nutty clusters! 

Before I was a mom, I worked full-time in a pediatric dental office! I actually still work there for a few hours on fridays. But I want to review proper dental hygeine for infants/toddlers. 
Do you brush your babies gums?
Even if you baby doesn't have teeth yet you should wipe your baby's gums with a soft cloth or guaze. This will keep your baby's gums clean and get the him/her used to getting their mouth cleaned.
When do you start brushing you babies teeth?
As soon as they erupt!!! The most common teeth to first erupt is the two bottom front teeth, and yes you have to brush them!

Here is a chart provided by ada.org that shows about the time you can expect those little teethies to erupt. 

Primary Teeth Eruption Chart

 You have probably heard of "teething". Having discomfort is not uncommon, most baby's will experience it at some time while there teeth pop through the gum tissue. Discuss with you pediatrician before giving your baby anything for pain. This is what we have been instructed to use from our pediatrician.
My babies did not go for the normal teething toys that you think they should use. Toothbrushes as teething toys are genius. Most infant brushes have rubber on the end that they will love to chew on. If they are super uncomfortable and not sleeping very well I will administer about .8 of pain reliever. When I can see the tooth trying to pop through I rubbed a little teething gel every so often to also help with pain. (I think I have only used it once.) I also have used a cold wet rag to let them chew on, they get soaking wet but it makes them happy. 
..Best tips for healthy teeth..

Keep their teeth clean, brush, brush brush!! and FLOSS! It is just as important to floss your childs teeth as your own!! Little cavities inbetween the teeth are the most common in children.
Limit sugary foods
Don't give them a bottle to go to bed! NO formula, breast milk, juice etc. WATER only! 
Baby bottle rot is common and this is what to watch out for.

The picture on the right is how it starts, white staining may appear long gumline. If ignored and bad habits 

continue you are most likely to end up with teeth on the right. Break the bottle habit asap!

I haven't done a giveaway for a long time!! I have a few others lined up as well! :)
You will receive a few of my favorite teething toys/remedies
Treats that cause cavities but a happy heart
A book full of other tips and oral hygiene instruction for you and your little one!

How to enter!
1. Become a follower of bodyofamother.com leave a comment saying so.

2. Leave another comment stating your favorite kind of toothpaste! For yourself or for your little one.


3. Follow me on twitter!!! @bodyofmother leave comment saying you do so.

I will announce the winner on FRIDAY!!
Ready set GO!!

***Tomorrow is a BIG day.. I'm turning 25!! So crazy... We have plans to go boating all day! I'm a little excited!!


  1. That muffin looks so tasty! I love how quick it comes together. Very informative post for me! I will definitely be looking to you for more advice in the future :). My favorite toothpaste is Crest!

  2. I follow--Thank you for the info! I hate the thoughts of my little one going through ANY pain! Aquafresh whitening for sure!

  3. As a hygienist, it's refreshing to see another person who is concerned about oral hygiene and is willing to share it! Good info!

  4. I followthe blog and on twitter! love the blog, you have the best tips, especially these ones that remind me to floss! :) and your kids are so so cute!!!! Colgate all the way.

  5. I too have grand intentions of getting up early to get ready before the kids, but seeing as it is 4:30 and I'm feeding the babe, we'll see. haha Thanks for getting this info out there for people! I hope that people really follow your advice. I was a crest girl but converted to colgate after I was married. However if for some reason I get chosen in the give away, please chose the next person, I think I've got it :)

  6. I stumbled upon your blog on day, and knew I had to follow your blog- and LOVE it!! you're such an inpiration! :)

    I am a dental assistant and am loving Crest Pro Health + Whitening lately :)

    Keep up the awesome work with this blog! It's my favorite!!