Set Your Baby Up With Good Oral Development For Life

As new moms, we want the best for our babies and to give them everything they need to set them up for life. Whether it's good eating, social skills, speech development, or physical development, we want to ensure that they’re off to the right start. One of the best ways to ensure all of these things is to give them the right products and tools to use. Keep reading to learn more about oral development and the best products to practice with as early as the newborn stage!

Oral Development Starts at Birth

As soon as our babies are born, they get right to work. They are little sponges that absorb everything and work hard to grow and use their bodies. This also includes oral development and feeding skills, whether at the breast or at the bottle.

When you think about oral development, you might picture the teething stage.

When we talk about oral development, we talk about many other things, including:
  • Tongue cupping
  • Lip rounding
  • Proper tongue resting posture
  • Jaw development
  • Avoiding mouth breathing
  • Feeding skills
  • Speech skills

Sucking and swallowing are observed in fetuses in the womb as early as 14 - 15 weeks gestation. The smooth coordination of sucking, breathing, and swallowing develops in infants over the first few days of life. Newborn infants can only cope initially with sucking liquids because the space within the mouth is very small, and tongue movement is therefore limited. They can adapt their sucking response to adjust to different types of milk flow,, such as milk from the breast or the bottle. Newborn infants can open their mouths in readiness to suck their fists. This behavior is more likely to happen if the infant is hungry. (source: )

As soon as birth, you will see your baby put their fist in their mouth and try to bring objects to their mouth. This is all totally normal and will go on for the first couple of years of their life. As you go along the journey of their oral development, ensure you’re giving them the best products and toys to use!

Products to Practice With

If you’re going to give your baby teethers and toys (and who isn’t?), why not give them something that is not only fun and cute but beneficial for their development? Innobaby has an entire line of great products for babies and toddlers, but we picked just a couple of our favorites that can help get your kids off to the right start with their oral development for life.

Innobaby Teethin SMART EZ Grip Fruit Teether

Not all teethers are created equal. Some are made for aesthetics only and don’t serve much function or purpose for your baby. Others can actually be dangerous for your baby, like hard teethers that could break or leaky teethers that could open up.

Our oral development teethers are not only cute, but they offer a ton of great benefits for babies as soon as the newborn stage!

Innobaby’s fruit teethers aren’t just great for teething pain; they’re considered “training teethers,” which means they’re great for many reasons:

They stimulate the muscles of the lips, tongue, and cheeks to improve oral motor skills
Aid in nursing, eating solid foods, drinking from cups, and speech development
The light and easy-to-grip handle also improves hand-eye coordination

Innobaby holds its teethers to the very highest standards (Conform to Toy Safety Standard ASTM F963 and EN71) and uses the highest quality TPE available because Innobaby wants the best for your baby, just like you! Other teethers may be too small or break apart easily, but you can trust ours!

Spike Sensory Bubble Play Skin Happy Botanical Bubbles & Blower Set

Once your baby gets a little older, a great way to ensure proper oral development, speech skills, and eating skills is to practice with mouth exercises. A fun way to do this without it seeming like work is through our SPIKE’s Sensory Bubble Play Set!

This toddler-friendly sensory bubble toy gives tons of bubbles without the mess or soapy gooey residue. Perfect for sensory play, learning, bubble therapy, the classroom, birthday parties, special events, and more, this uniquely designed bubble system is non-toxic, calming, and worry-free for parents. Made with plant extracts, coconut oil, and purified water, the skin-happy botanical bubble solution is easy on sensitive skin.

If your toddler loves bubbles, but you hate the mess and constantly dipping a wand into a messy jug, you’ll love how simple, easy, and mess-free this bubble blower is! Simply pour bubble solution into the tray, dip, and twirl the blower, and start blowing bubbles!

A uniquely designed bubble blower makes lip rounding exercises easier & more fun. It is great for speech therapy, oral and motor developmental exercises, visual tracking, and spatial awareness development.

Sensory Bubble Play Skin Happy Botanical Bubbles & Blower Set - Party Pack 21 - innobaby

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