The teething ring
Oral Health from the very beginning –
thanks to biofunctionality
We believe that biofunctionality is the key to designing really good products. Biofunctionality means thinking about causes and effects – and creating products that promote growth in a natural way.
Biofunctionality works hand in hand with mother nature to support the natural development of your little one, which means that products by CURAPROX Baby are not just highly effective – they spread happiness, too.
Thanks to biofunctionality, the CURAPROX Baby products work in perfect harmony with the natural development of every aspect of your baby’s mouth, from their jaw and teeth to their breathing.
Available in 3 sizes and 3 colors.
Calms the baby
Prevents teeth from moving
Promotes the proper development of the palate and jaw
Ensures optimal breathing
Reassuring for parents.
Developed by Dr. of Dental Science Herbert Pick, this soother looks somewhat different from the others. Benefit: The positive aspects of a conventional soother – without the usual drawbacks.
The flat tip gives the palate room so it doesn’t take on an abnormal high-arched shape. This prevents teeth from moving as well as promotes healthy breathing, sleeping and helps restore concentration.
The side wings guide the suction pressure to the jaw rather than the palate, which ensures that the dental arch develops a nice round shape.
Also available with a soother holder.
The teething ring
Available in 2 colors
Helps with teething
Promotes the development of sensory and motor skills
Gets infants curious and excited about brushing
Makes teething a more pleasant experience.
Developed by Dr. of Dental Science Nadja-Marina Kellerhoff, the CURAPROX Baby teething ring is really more like an exciting adventure – and a training toothbrush.
There are many exciting surface textures to feel, which gets the rattle rolling. Paediatricians and Endodontists like it because it stimulates the development of sensory and motor skills in children. Babies like it because they are pleasantly comforted and like to explore!
Bite firmly, which eliminates teething pain – and the need to use gels to alleviate pain.
And what is that? The training toothbrush gets the little ones very curious about cleaning their teeth.
Available in 2 colors
Extra-fine CUREN® bristles cares for the teeth.
The rubberised brush head protects the oral mucosa.
Makes teeth cleaning fun.
Offers the highest degree of cleaning efficiency.
Teeth-cleaning fun and joy.
Developed by Dr of Dental Science Adrian Lussi, this toothbrush is perfectly designed for the baby. It‘s both effective and gentle.
The compact brush head reaches all areas of the mouth, ensuring that no tooth remains uncleaned. There‘s also no danger of injury, thanks to the soft rubberised brush head.
CUREN ® bristles are incredibly fine and therefore make teeth cleaning a fun and pleasurable experience – wonderfully gentle yet also extremely efficient.
The rounded handle helps ensure children hold the toothbrush correctly from the beginning, and it also prevents excessive pressure. Adults also enjoy using the toothbrush on their children.
Becoming a father and mother is easy, being a father and mother is difficult though... Now, this popular wisdom might be true, but luckily there are experienced dads and mums who can help you with help and advice. In the following, you will read about a few tips and tricks in handling babies and growing children.
Dad’s trick for peace and quiet
«When my wife was away, I’d feed expressed breast milk to our two children (who are now two-and-a-half and four-and-a-half years old) using a drinking bottle. In order to prevent this from causing problems with breastfeeding and to ensure that the little ones also had to expend a bit of energy to get their food from the bottle, I would use a bottle teat with an opening designed for tea instead of milk. Because it takes more force to get the breast milk to flow through this small opening, my children would have to work hard to get it, meaning that they’d tire out quickly. I’d have to wake them up on my arm several times until the whole lot was gone, by which time they’d be completely full up.
As the lower jaw is supposed to grow more quickly during infancy, it must constantly be given stimuli that encourage it to do so – and that’s where this method comes in.
What’s more, the little ones would sleep for at least four to six hours afterwards, giving me time to relax in front of a film and enjoy a glass of red wine.» (Thomas S.)
The dropped dummy
«We all know what it’s like: playing around, jumping up and down, and whoops – the dummy’s fallen on the floor! Initially, my reaction was to pick it up, clean it in my mouth and put it back in my little one’s mouth. It was only later on that I learned that this isn’t a good idea, as I could pass bad bacteria on to my baby by doing this. The best solution would be to sterilise the dummy by boiling it, which of course isn’t always possible.
My quick fix, then, is to attach the dummy directly to baby’s top using a dummy holder, which helps you to avoid this situation in the first place.» (Rita M.)
Why you always need two toothbrushes for your child
«Children imitate the things they see their parents doing. This mirroring also happens during the night-time bathroom routine, which is a great reason for you and your little one to go through the tooth-brushing process together every evening. This way, they can imitate the way you use a toothbrush. Toothbrush number one is for my child and their first go at cleaning their teeth. Brush number two is for me to use when I’m checking their teeth and brushing any bits they missed.
Don’t be alarmed – small children press quite hard when brushing their teeth, and the bristles can quickly start to look very scruffy. When this happens, I simply give the second toothbrush to my kids and get a new one for myself.» (Lucca G.)
The start of the tooth-brushing era for the little ones
«Of course, at first I didn’t know when we were supposed to start brushing our children’s teeth – so I decided to find out. Professor Adrian Lussi from the Clinic for Dental Preservation, Preventive and Paediatric Dentistry at the University of Bern was on hand to help out.
The expert recommended that we start brushing as soon as the first tooth came through – so from the age of around six months old. Right from the start, we were to gently brush the little tooth once a day with a toothpaste containing fluoride. Then, once our child turned two at the latest, we should increase that to twice a day – morning and night. And so it continues. From the age of five, the teeth should be cleaned after each of the three main meals if possible, for an average of around two minutes each time.
As cleaning their teeth isn’t one of my kids’ favourite activities (and I’m sure it’s the same for others), it’s essential to use a playful approach and set a good example. And, finally – trusting them is good, but checking their teeth is better. Dr Lussi has identified four phases of dental care:
– dependent cleaning;
– supported cleaning (from 18 months);
– supervised cleaning (from around 7/8 years);
– independent cleaning.
These expert tips really paid off!» (Claudia B.)
Granny’s advice for preventive care
«Babies love it, my mother less so (and I have to say, orthodontic specialists agree with her). The fact is, a dummy can affect the position of the teeth. My mother, the careful granny, told me about this. But the other long-term side effects of the “wrong” dummy for your baby are less well-known. These include what is known as a crossbite – which often requires expensive dental work to correct it further down the line – as well as a host of other problems. Much more serious consequences are conditions such as speech disorders or mouth breathing.
Speech disorders develop if the jaw is in the wrong position and the tongue doesn’t have enough room to move around. Mouth breathing results in an inadequate supply of oxygen to the brain, which can lead to developmental disorders, learning difficulties, hyperactivity, increased susceptibility to infection and inflammation, and snoring.
Granny’s got me convinced! All these problems can be prevented by using a dummy that is designed not to interfere with the jaw. The dummy developed by Dr Herbert Pick has a unique flat part for sucking, which does not exert any pressure on the roof of the mouth. This means that we’re on the safe side – and granny is happy too.» (Caroline E.)
When the children’s diet is switched to baby food, many children suffer from constipation. Should you cook up fruits for your child, don’t pour away the excess liquids. Instead, offer these as a drink to your child once cooled off. This simple method effects a soft stool.
If your child suffers from a stomach ache or constipation, a gentle stomach massage may help. Important: Do so in a clockwise motion.
A warm cherry pit cushion placed on the stomach can occasionally do wonders.
To support the digestion, it can also be helpful to lay your child on his/her stomach or to gently apply pressure to the stomach.
Milk powder diet
If you need to prepare bottles at night, I recommend you place a thermos with water at the right temperature and the correct dosage next to the bed. That way, you quickly have a bottle at hand for your baby at night.
In the first few weeks, your child will need approximately 1/6 of its body weight as a daily liquid intake.
Strictly adhere to the manufacturer’s specifications. If you mix too much milk powder into the water, this may lead to indigestion or stomach aches for your baby.
Children that are fed by bottle generally swallow more air. For that reason, they should be held upright after each meal to be able to belch. However, there are also babies who are breastfed and still need to belch because they swallow too much air. That can take up to 20 minutes at times.
Rule: Children that are fed with milk powder should have bowel movements every two days.
Excessive belching and vomiting
Should your child vomit a lot, you should let it belch after each meal in an upright position.
Pad your mattress, with a pillow for example, to prop up the upper body of your child.
Sometimes it helps your child to give him/her more frequent yet smaller meals.
Should these measures not lead to any improvement, you should consult your paediatrician or mother/father counsellor.
Children do not need to be bathed every day. In particular, if a baby is prone to dry skin, you should not bathe it every day. Twice per week fully suffices.
To reduce the risk of skin allergies, care should be taken to use baby care products that ideally include few scented or chemical substances.
Finger and toe nails should not be clipped for the first four weeks. After that, you should always cut the nails to be straight.
Red and sore buttocks
Many children develop a sore or red bum in the course of their nappy time. For example, this may be triggered during teething, by diarrhoea or the mother’s diet during the breastfeeding period. If possible, you should always uncover the cause.
If your child has a sore bum, you should take care to keep it as dry as possible and put on fresh nappies frequently. If the temperature permits it, let the buttocks air dry.
Avoid using wet wipes. Use clear water to clean the bum. Occasionally, the substances of wet wipes can additionally strain irritated skin.
You can also use sage tea to clean the bum. Sage has a disinfecting effect.
In the case of a sore bum, you should use a fatty cream or one containing zinc when changing nappies. Open wounds should be treated with a zinc ointment. Consult your physician if there is no improvement.
Many babies go through a crying phase in the first couple of weeks, especially in the evenings. A crying baby sometimes wants to be carried around. However, at times, a baby only starts crying when you lay it down for a moment – babies, too, do not always want to be held.
These crying phases usually clearly decrease after approx. 10 weeks. This has to do with the development of the nervous system as well as the fact that your baby learns to better deal with external stimuli and influences.
Nevertheless, there are children that cry an above-average amount. You can barely calm them, and sometimes not at all. The so-called “triple rule” helps you assess whether your child is an infant colic or not. If your child cries for more than three hours on three days for at least three weeks, this is probably the case. Then you should seek advice from a paediatrician.
Babies experience and learn a lot through their hands. Once your child can grab things, hand your baby perpetually different objects to hold. These can include items such as balls, cooking ladles, plastic dishes, etc.
Do not worry about giving your baby too much love or tenderness. Quite the opposite! Caressing, kissing and cuddling has a positive effect on the neurological development of your baby.
Speak a lot to your child – this fosters the natural speech development.
Your child should sleep on its back.
The bedroom’s temperature should lie between 18 and 20 degrees Celsius.
Especially at night, your child should sleep in a sleeping bag and not under a blanket.
A baby does not need a pillow to sleep.
The cot should ideally not be overstuffed. Too many stuffed animals and blankets pose a risk of suffocation for the baby.
It is recommended to let the baby sleep in the parent’s bedroom for the first year. Of course this can be done in a separate bed.
In order to support the day and night rhythm of your child, you should speak as little as possible with your child during meals at night and keep the light as dark as possible.
A newborn baby sleeps an average of 16 to 20 hours per day. These hours are usually distributed across 2 to 3-hour phases. When a baby becomes older, the hours shift more towards the night and the waking phases during the day become longer.
From one mother to another
Which tips to mothers pass on to other mothers? Here is a selection of statements across all problems and worries in handling children.
‘When I was heavily pregnant with Milla, a father of two told me to forget all the tips and do everything that just feels right. Paradoxically, I stuck to that.’
‘If I, as a mother, no longer feel well, I need to change something. Absolutely!’
‘Play the song FUCK YOU by Lily Allen during the defiant phases – that really helps… ooooh yeah! And just generally listen or sing along to loud, pretty melodies and liberating lyrics. Sometimes it helps to realise that you will do everything differently in the end – so don’t listen to others. Everyone does it all according to their best knowledge and conscious and simply wants the best for their child. Things that may apply and work well for others do not necessarily have to be right for you and your child. Keep cool.’
‘Keep calm, it’s all just a phase! Every phase will pass eventually.’
‘A midwife told me at the hospital that I shouldn’t be afraid that I might give my child too much love or closeness, or might even pamper it too much. In the first year, it is tremendously important to give the child lots of closeness and feeling of safety. I thought that was really excellent!’
‘Here are three handy tips that will definitely work: Cut nails and hair while they are asleep. Cover the soother with toothpaste and thereby support the oral hygiene. If the kid is covered in dirt up to his ears, quickly place him into the bath, disrobe him and shower him off. It can be a lot of fun.’
‘I recently read an interesting report about a mother. She claimed that too much is talked about and reported on the stress with toddlers. Yet the great, unconditional love behind it all is not regarded. That happiness makes up for so much.’
‘Spontaneously sing Happy Birthday while brushing teeth. You will marvel at how calm your kid will be. When washing your kid’s hair, let him or her slip on diving goggles to avoid stinging eyes. It’s a lot of fun.’
‘For as long as they want to, enjoy your kids sleeping in your bed. One day they won’t want to anymore. Love your children even when they deserve it least. Never let them go to bed with the feeling that you are mad at them. Every days starts from scratch.’
‘Every kid is different. Act according to your gut feeling. You need to love yourself in order to be able to love your children.’
‘Do not neglect yourself and your relationship. Intuition is good. Trust your kids to do things, take a step back as a parent or care-taker once in a while. I was the first mother amongst my friends, so I didn’t get any tips from others. I told myself not to change my plans. Don’t use your kids as an excuse if you failed to do something. My mother gave me the best tip when she said I should trust my teens, because then they would also trust me. And I should always keep in touch with them. A paediatrician once told me that a kid needs to be sick occasionally. That can be beneficial, because, at times, the mind needs the peace to keep up with the body. That was a good tip, too.’
The potential effects of a product are analysed in as much detail as possible right at the development stage. The product is then adapted in order to minimise its undesired effects. Thinking in biofunctional terms makes it possible to identify even long-term consequences, such as breathing problems caused by the use of dummies.
Even milk teeth are susceptible to decay, so they must be looked after properly. This is especially important as the adult teeth are already developing underneath and can also be affected if the milk teeth become diseased. For this reason, milk teeth should be cleaned three times a day.
This is when the incisors of the upper and lower jaw do not touch when the mouth is closed – there is a predominantly round gap. This gap is caused by thumb sucking, using a dummy for too long or incorrect positioning of the tongue and leads to speech problems.
During swallowing, the tongue should press against the roof of the mouth. If a dummy is being used, the tongue presses against the incisors during swallowing, pushing them forwards as they grow. Children learn the correct swallowing action when using a cup or spoon.
You can buy CURAPROX Baby Assortment directly online or from your pharmacist.