Did you know
that your baby’s ability to suck and swallow
could affect breathing, biting, chewing sipping, and even speaking?
- Sucking, swallowing and crying
- First smile (get out the camera!)
- Shifting of lower jaw so it’s flush with upper jaw
- Teething (such as drooling, biting, sucking)
- Cooing, gurgling, making first sounds, "ooh, aah"
- Raises head and upper body on arms when in a prone position
- clasps hands above face, waves arms about, reaches for objects
To get your baby’s oral development off to a good start, your newborn needs to first learn and practice these important actions of sucking and swallowing. That’s why breastfeeding is so important. The physical act of breastfeeding makes baby strong. With every breastfeeding motion, baby exercises the face, neck and shoulder muscles. This lays the groundwork for healthy body posture and motor skills.
NUK bottles, teats and soothers are designed to be as similar to breastfeeding as possible. They promote the healthy development of your baby’s jaw, teeth and palate.
Your newborn has a natural desire to suck between feedings. NUK soothers, when used properly, can soothe your baby while training important muscles. What’s more, the latest research indicates an association between pacifier use and a reduced risk of SIDS.
Remember, it’s never too early to clean baby gums and teeth with a washcloth or special infant toothbrush.