This is a reported favorite among our patients! Chewing is a great way to work out tension, and desensitize tissue, and move the tongue.
A cylindrical pacifier is great for suck training. Some babies may not tolerate sucking on it if they have a hypersensitive gag reflex or if they don’t yet possess the skill to keep it in their mouth. The Wubbanub has a pacifier attached to stuffed animal, which allows baby an easier way self manage the pacifier and explore.
Easy to hold on to, and fun to explore with the mouth and tongue. The tongue involvement with this toy is fantastic. It’s is similar to what you do when you lick the beaters after making cookies.
Snuggling your baby is therapeutic! Snuggle your baby’s face, kiss those sweet cheeks, nuzzle in that squishy neck. You will help your baby release tension in the face, head and neck and get an oxytocin kick while you do it.
Hands in the Mouth
Babies are great at participating in their own mouth therapy. We encourage allowing your baby to explore their mouth with their hands!
Lollipops and Ice Cream Cones
Toddlers and children enjoy the rewards of licking a lollipop or an ice cream cone, often not realizing they are participating in important aftercare.