NUK recently sent me the most amazing box full of goodies. With my second baby on the way I am feeling a bit more prepared for the whole newborn experience. With my first I was kind of in this world of ignorance is bliss. I didn't know too much about babies, except for changing diapers and feeding bottles (thanks to my years of babysitting). I was fortunate enough to have amazing doctors and friends who walked me through the new mom experience without making me go crazy doing research and trying to know it all.
One are where I was completely lacking any knowledge was baby dental care. I mean, they're toothless right? Boy was I wrong. Oral care for newborns is extremely important and can set the stage for how your child's mouth develops down the road. Using the correct pacifiers, bottles, cups, and cleaning tools can lead to healthier smiles and less time and money invested in dental care.
When it comes to providing the right products for healthy oral development NUK is the brand to trust. They have been the authority on this topic and have recently unveiled their new line of orthodontic pacifiers, orthodontic bottles, and oral cleansing products. These products have been designed to specifically promote healthy oral development at birth for life long benefits.
While these products have all the right stuff to keep your child's oral development on the right track, NUK didn't slack off the cute department. After all, these are babies and we moms want cute everything! Each product has designs geared towards girls and boys with bright, fun colors. And there is variety so you can try a couple of different kinds to find the one your baby likes, without sacrificing the health benefits.
Here is a little bit of information about each of the new products:
NUK® Grins & Giggles® Infant Tooth & Gum Cleanser (MSRP: $4.99)Designed for the tiniest mouths, the NUK® Grins & Giggles® Infant Tooth & Gum Cleanser properly cleanses gums and baby’s first little teeth of residues associated with feedings and saliva. This kit includes a soft finger brush to fit snugly on mom’s finger and feels great on baby’s tender gums. The cleanser is made with enzymes found in breastmilk, is fluoride-free and safe to swallow and has a delicious natural apple-banana flavor so baby’s introduction to regular mouth cleansings will be a pleasurable experience.
NUK® Grins & Giggles® Toddler Tooth & Gum Cleanser (MSRP: $5.99)Created for toddlers of 12+ months, the NUK® Grins & Giggles® Toddler Tooth & Gum Cleanser includes a toddler sized brush with an ergonomically designed wide handle so even the littlest hands can easily hold it. The cleanser is fluoride-free and safe to swallow and has a delicious natural mixed berry flavor that will make the next step in mouth cleansing a breeze for parent and child alike.
NUK® TrendLine Dots Orthodontic Bottle 10-oz. (MSRP: $5.49)Lend a touch of style to feeding time and a bit of grace to post-feeding time! This hot new orthodontic bottle features the NUK® brand’s unique orthodontic nipple for healthy oral development, plus the NUK® Air System which reduces colic. Great looking bottle styles coordinate with like-named pacifiers and learner cups, and are available in a variety of colors as well as in a smaller 5-oz size.
NUK® Soft OrthoStar™ Advanced Orthodontic Pacifier (MSRP: $3.99)Innovation in pacifier technology will gift baby with lifelong benefits courtesy of the NUK® Soft OrthoStar™ Pacifier. This advanced orthodontic pacifier is made of 100% silicone and features five distinct OrthoStar™ advantages for little mouths. The flexible heart-shaped shield provides greater comfort while the nipple shape mimics the shape of mom’s nipple during breastfeeding. To encourage healthy oral development, the scoop nipple cavity maximizes tongue movement to build strength, and a thinner neck lessens jaw pressure while integrated channels lessen palate pressure. Winner of 2012 Mom’s Choice Award for Pacifiers/Teethers. Available in a variety of colors. Available in silicone, 0-6 months.
NUK® TrendLine™ Babytalk Orthodontic Pacifier (MSRP: $4.99)Trendy pastel graphics with ABC’s, 123’s, and a pop of color mean baby can sport one of several hot new pacifier designs just introduced by NUK®, the #1 selling pacifier brand on the market. This top-selling orthodontic pacifier features key oral development benefits including being optimally adapted to baby’s oral cavity and mimicking the shape of mom’s nipple during breastfeeding. This Pacifier features a design that coordinates with other NUK® TrendLine™ bottles and Learner Cups too, so baby will be fully outfitted with the most beneficial gear and smile bright too! Available in silicone in sizes 0-6 months and 6-18 months.
NUK® Juicy Orthodontic Pacifier (MSRP: $4.79)These fresh-squeezed bright and juicy colors are as healthy as they look! Its natural orthodontic shape mimics the shape of mom’s nipple during breastfeeding and is optimally adapted to a baby’s mouth. Available in silicone and latex in sizes 0-6 months, 6-18 months and 18-36 months.
NUK® Lollipop Orthodontic Pacifier (MSRP: $4.79)Looking good and feeling great has never been so easy for baby. Translucent candy colors show off baby’s sweet smile when out on the town in the deliciously-styled NUK® Lollipop Pacifier. This top seller is available is several fun colors to match any outfit or baby, while featuring the brand’s trademark natural orthodontic shape which mimics the shape of mom’s nipple during breastfeeding and is tailored to benefit baby’s oral development. Available in silicone and latex in sizes 0-6 months and 6-18 months.
NUK® Babytalk Learner Cup 5-oz. (MSRP: $7.99)Babies start learning language in the womb, and can even cry in different accents as early as three days after birth. Show off your baby’s smarts with the NUK® spill-proof Babytalk Learner Cups –and help her transition to sippy cups in style. The spill-proof, soft spout is designed to be gentle on gums and the removable easy-grip handles with anti-slip grips make it easy to sip, travel, and learn all at the same time!
I also received the NUK Expressive Single Electric Breast Pump. I am so excited to try this out! I am planning on breast feeding, but with all the trouble I had with my first I want to be prepared to pump in case I need to do so between feedings to increase my supply. I am also planning on going back to work, so this will be a must! I love how compact it is, making it easy to take on the go. I will be sure to let you know how it works out once the baby is here.