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NEW FOOD PACKAGING IN STORE NOW

From August 2018, customers will notice our rebranded food packaging start to appear on shelf in all major stockists.

  • CURRENT Packaging
  • new Packaging

We are excited to announce our new packaging will start to appear on shelf from August 2018. This transition to new packaging will occur over a number of months. During this time there will be a mix of current and new packaging on shelf.

There are no major changes to these products, in some instances there is a small name change or slight recipe improvement, see below for the full details.

Products purchased via the website will be delivered to customers in our old packaging until the end of October. From November, products ordered from the website will be delivered in the new packaging.

Please note, our Infant Formula packaging will not be rebranded until later in 2019.

For any questions, connect with our team of accredited practising Dietitians on +61 3 6332 9200

Product name changes

  • Cereal Name Changes
  • CURRENT Packaging Organic Baby Rice
  • NEW Packaging Organic Rice with Prebiotic (GOS) Note: Our Baby Rice recipe has been upgraded to now include GOS Prebiotic
  • CURRENT Packaging Organic Vanilla Rice Custard
  • NEW Packaging Organic Milk & Vanilla Baby Rice
  • CURRENT Packaging Organic Apple & Cinnamon Porridge
  • NEW Packaging Organic Apple & Cinnamon Baby Porridge
  • Ready To Serve Name Changes
  • CURRENT Packaging Organic Banana, Pear & Mango
  • New Packaging Organic Banana, Pear, Apple & Mango
  • CURRENT Packaging Organic Mango, Blueberry & Apple
  • New Packaging Organic Blueberry, Mango & Apple
  • CURRENT Packaging Organic Peach & Apple
  • New Packaging Organic Grape, Apple & Peach
  • CURRENT Packaging Organic Pumpkin & Tomato Risotto
  • New Packaging Organic Pumpkin, Sweet Potato & Tomato
  • CURRENT Packaging Organic Broccoli, Beef & Brown Rice
  • New Packaging Organic Beef & Vegetables
  • Note: We have also upgraded some of our RTS recipes to remove added sugars and to remove some of the more complex ingredients that are not required for young children such as Tamari.
  • RUSKS NAME CHANGES
  • CURRENT Packaging Organic Milk Rusks Toothiepegs
  • New Packaging Organic Milk Rusks
Home/Nutrition & Recipes/Articles/Parenting Tips/Teething/How do I know when baby is teething?

How do I know when baby is teething?

 

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When a baby is teething it can be a frustrating and stressful time for both baby and parents. Sleepless nights, irritability, hot rosy cheeks, excessive dribbling and even diarrhea are just a few teething symptoms that your little one may experience.  You may also notice that the gums are very red, too.

Ages for teething

Babies’ teeth, sometimes known as “milk teeth”, can appear from as early as 3 months, however the first signs of teeth generally start at about 6 months. Milk teeth are so-called because they resemble the color of milk, and are whiter than the permanent teeth that replace them. Apparently, they also refract light similarly to milk!

The first baby teeth to make an appearance are usually the 2 front bottom teeth, known as the incisors.  The chart below, which you can also find on our website, shows you the order and the approximate timing of which teeth develop when. As you can see it’s quite a long process – taking up to 24 months to complete! But it’s usually only the first few teeth that are a problem.

Even before you can see your baby’s first tooth it’s a good idea to get into the habit of wiping their gums with gauze or a soft wet washcloth during bath time.  The easiest way to wipe your baby’s gums is to wrap the gauze or washcloth around your index finger and rub gently over their gums.  Bacteria in the mouth usually can’t harm the gums before the baby teeth emerge, but it can be hard to tell when the teeth are starting to push through, so you’ll want to start early. Getting your baby used to having their mouth cleaned as part of their daily routine should make it easier to transition into tooth brushing later on, too.

Toothpaste for baby

Baby-suitable toothpaste should be used from the time the first tooth appears.  Toothpaste that is specifically designed for babies (not children or adults) ensures the appropriate amount of fluoride is provided and they are not as abrasive.  As your baby’s teeth start to appear, look for a baby toothbrush with a small head and grip suitable for your hand.  Use a tiny amount of babies’ toothpaste. A dot the size of a grain of rice or a thin smear is all you need. Twice a day, gently brush on the inside and outside of each of your baby’s teeth to dislodge bacteria that can cause bad breath. Replace the toothbrush as soon as the bristles start to look worn or splayed.

Natural teething remedies

When babies are teething it is a painful time for them as new teeth begin to cut through the gums. But babies instintively chew things, both to get the teeth through and to try to ease the discomfort. Bellamy’s Toothiepegs organic milk rusks can bring your baby’s gums extra relief during the teething months.  Designed so that your baby can bite down hard without cracking or splintering the rusk, they are a great alternative to teething rings because they are made from certified organic milk and wheat and contain no added sugar.  You can also try popping them in the fridge to bring extra relief to your baby’s sore gums.

No rusks to hand? Don’t forget that your (clean!!) finger is always a good standby.

Some cold fruit is always good, too.

If you think the gums look really painful, you can try a clean wet washcloth that’s been in the fridge for a while to get really cold.

Remember, though, do not use things that are small enough to create a chocking hazzard or could break up into bits. So no adult biscuits – use a teething rusk.

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Important Notice to Parents and Guardians

  • The World Health Organisation recommends that breastfeeding is best for your baby.
  • Having a balanced diet when breastfeeding is also important. Infant Formulas should only be used after you’ve sought advice from a doctor or health practitioner.
  • A decision not to breastfeed can be difficult to reverse and introducing partial bottle feeding may reduce the supply of breast milk. It is also wise to consider the cost of infant formula.
  • If you use infant formula, all preparation and feeding instructions must be followed as per the manufacturer’s instructions. This is important for your baby’s health.