Archive for the ‘teething’ Category

Safe Teething Toys for Teething Tots

January 26, 2010

You baby is teething.  Everything goes in the mouth to soothe those poor little gums.  Any and everything goes into the mouth to try to soothe the discomfort.  What to do?

First we need to realize that the urge to bite down on something is a natural way to help the gum tissue break down and help the teeth immerge.

What to look for in a teething product?

1) look for a teething toy that is sized so that your child will not swallow it.  Teething toys that are too small can get lodged in the mouth or throat causing choking, blocked air passages and/or ingested.

2) If you are going the way of teething biscuits be aware that pieces of the biscuit break off and crumble.  Chewing on teething biscuits should be under your supervision only.

3)  If you choose a teething ring with liquid, look for consistency in the liquid.  Check the package and see what kind of liquid is in the ring just incase it gets punctured and your child digests some of the liquid.

If you are putting it in the freezer to make it cold to soothe the gums be wary of freezer burn on the gums.  Your childs gums are very sensitive so a good option is to put the teething ring in the refrigerator to get cold.

4)Teething toy are very important but the most important thing about the teething toy is that they are non toxic.

Check out our line of toxic free, soothing teething toys.  You will find the fabulous Sophie the Giraffe, the Bug Bite Teether by Dano and Circus Teethers by Dano.

In our opinion these are the very best teething toys available in the market today!

Teethers – The Non Toxic Kind

October 13, 2009
Circus Teethers are a fun and stylish way to sooth sore gums for teething babies.  Each set contains three rings: “Monkey” (flexible), Seal (firm), and Lion (rigid).  All three rings fit snugly into a compact case.  Now you have a place to store the baby teether!  These baby teethers are made of the same Medial Grade materials that hospitals and dentists trust for use in their equipment.  Medical grade plastics are held to a higher standard than commodity grade ones.  They are produced according to specifications set out by the USP and ISO for quality and bio-compatibility.  Simply put, they are the best of the best.  What’s more, the rings are manufactured in a “class 7” cleanroom environment – an environment sterile enough for the manufacture of DNA testing equipment. 
DANO2 knows the best way to ensure safe, high-quality, products is to manufacturer them close to home here in the USA.  Local American manufacturing ensures higher quality products and a smaller carbon footprint.  These Circus Teethers not only promote healthy playing, but they stimulate economic growth and give jobs to the American manufacturer. 
Size:  2.5 inches

Martha Stewart Loves Sophie the Giraffe!

April 30, 2009


Today is the day!!!! Who better than Martha Stewart to host the perfect baby shower!  Today April 30th Martha will have an audience full of expectant moms (lucky ladies) and she will feature the must haves for moms and babies.

One of the featured products on the Martha Stewart baby shower is Sophie the Giraffe.

Petiteposh and Sophie have been friends for a very long time and now you can order your Sophie at


Teething Biscuits – The Homemade Kind!

February 24, 2009


Today is teething day at!

In addition to the previous information posted about teething I thought you may like to try your hand at making homemade teething biscuits.  If you are already making homemade baby food you will be sure to find these teething biscuits a wonderful addition to your recipe collection.

Most babies that are in the early teething stages are not yet eating eggs.  With that in mind I picked this recipe for eggless teething biscuits.

1 cup flour
1 cup dry infant rice cereal with bananas (or other flavored or
unflavored infant cereal)
3 tablespoons cooking oil
ice water

Preheat oven 425F
Mix flour and cereal.
Gradually stir in oil. Mix a little ice water at a time (start with 1/4 cup) until dough begins to form a ball and pull away from the bowl.
Roll out to the thickness of a cracker on a floured surface and cut into desired shapes.
Bake on an ungreased cookie sheet 10-12 min. or until lightly brown. Cool completely.

Store in an airtight container. (you may want to try 1/2 plain and 1/2 flavored baby cereal as the taste when using full flavored baby cereal is very strong!)

Teething – Natural Remedies

February 24, 2009


My granddaughter has started teething! At first we didn’t think teething was the issue but very soon came to realize that those tiny, baby teeth were causing not so tiny discomfort.

Maia was complaining, not crying but complaining. She was waking up a few times at night which was unusual and her little cheeks were very flushed.  I kept putting feeling around for those tiny, telltale bumps but none were to be found.  Then on the weekend I took Maia to lunch with a friend of mine ( her first ladies lunch!) and my friend said “she’s teething”.  I couldn’t believe it, all my poking around in her mouth and no signs of teething.  Cheryl takes one look at her and diagnosis the complaining.

True enough, three days later her little teeth started coming through.  In the interim I have researched remedies for teething tots.


When babies are teething, they tend to put any new item directly into the mouth. Partly curiosity and partly an attempt at pain management, infants feel the urge to bite and chew. As the teeth are growing, the cells in the gum tissue above the teeth begin to break down, which helps the teeth slide through. The urge to bite or chew is a good thing, because the added pressure helps break down the gum tissue. Give your child something to chew on! You can find homeopathic ice pops, teething cookies, tablets and gels to help relieve your baby’s teething pain. Some remedies sound exotic, using strange ingredients like whole honeybees or infinitesimally small doses of belladonna; others include the use of chamomile or pulsatilla (pasqueflower). They are all quite safe.

Other natural remedies include herbs and oils, which can alleviate pain or help your baby calm down and get to sleep. One common remedy for the pain of toothache and teething is clove oil. Cloves contain oils that have warming, numbing properties, so that even holding a whole clove against a sore tooth with your tongue can ease the pain long enough to get to your dentist. Clove oil can be rubbed on sore gums to relieve pain, but only use a tiny amount: too much can upset your baby’s stomach. Other homemade remedies include letting your infant chew on a natural licorice stick (the herb, not candy!) You can find natural licorice in health food stores: real licorice feels cool and also numbs the gums when your baby chews on it. Wild fennel, a relative of licorice, grows in disturbed areas in Northern California and other parts of the country: you may be able to harvest it yourself along the bike paths. The feathery, fern-like leaves and hollow stalks can be chewed or sucked for a cooling, licorice-tasting treat.

Some parents find that rubbing a little pure vanilla extract on the baby’s gums can soothe the crying child: this home remedy may work in three ways. First, merely rubbing baby’s gums can ease the pain by creating opposite pressure; second, the alcohol in vanilla extract will create a warm sensation that is temporarily comforting. The third way this remedy may work is in the calming properties of vanilla itself. Vanilla is known as a soothing yet energizing agent that reduces anxiety and promotes feelings of well-being. Besides that, vanilla has long been used to cure stomach distress: a baby whose stomach is mildly upset from crying or swallowing large amounts of drool may find vanilla soothing to the tummy as well as the nerves.

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p.s.  Sophie the Giraffe also soothes gums , Maia loves Sophie!

Sophie the Giraffe – A Teething Toy

August 1, 2008

Once again the French have surpassed all others!  Just arriving to Petiteposh is Sophie the Giraffe.  Sophie the Giraffe is not just another pretty face, she is a teething toy (not ordinary your boring teething ring) but a giraffe made  of finest rubber and food quality aints,compling with the US safety requirements of ASTM F-963.

Sophie the Giraffe

Sophie the Giraffe