Oral Health Q&A

with Jemma Hook aka The Mummy Dentist and Sara Keel founder of Babycup


When did you first become interested in oral health and baby teeth? And why?


I initially chose to study Dentistry after having orthodontic treatment in my teens – it appealed to me as a caring, patient-centred profession. I thought my job would be all about fixing teeth (which I...

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Wean ‘n’ Clean

A guest post by our friends at brush-baby

When babies start weaning, (usually around the 6 months mark), trying out all different types of baby foods is one of the most exciting, and to be honest, messy parts of parenting!

New colours, tastes and textures are all part of your baby’s continuing growth and development.

Who can resist seeing mushed-up banana ‘squidged’ between chubby...

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NIPA Baby Brands Black Friday Offers!

Black Friday Baby Extravaganza – dazzling offers for your brilliant babies! November means Black Friday, which means there are some great bargains worth snapping up! We have teamed up with our NIPA (Nursery Industry Products Association) friends and are excited […]

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Babycup Recipes: Autumn recipes for babies and toddlers

Now Autumn is upon us and the temperature has taken a nosedive into single figures, staying in and keeping warm is top of everyone’s things to do list. Cosy weekends spent at home call for your Babycup First Cupbeing repurposed for hot chocolates(!), lovely lunches and delicious dinners that warm the soul, as well as fill the tummy. Here are a few recipes to try, for all the family from...

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Why Baby Teeth Matter

Guest Post by The Mummy Dentist Dr Jemma Hook Whilst it is true that the baby set of teeth will eventually fall out, there are many reasons why it is super important to look after them! There are 20 teeth […]

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Baby Feeding: Thoughts from a Dentist

Guest Post by Helen Clint @dentalmummy How you choose to feed your baby is a personal choice based on the needs of your baby, yourself and the rest of your family, and as healthcare professionals, we respect the choice that […]

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3 Easy Ways to Get Your Child Drinking More Water

Worries are often in abundance for new parents, but one in particular which comes up time and again is if their children are drinking enough water.

Babies who are used to solely breast milk or formula may dislike a switch to water, no matter how gradual. However, it is important young children start to drink water regularly as it is vital for gut health and dental hygiene. Water also...

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Baby Tooth Care Tips: Healthy First Teeth in 3 Simple Steps

By the age of 5 years old, 1 in every 5 children in the UK has rotten teeth. Some bad enough they need to be filled or even taken out completely. Although it may seem daunting when faced with a wriggly baby or the clenched jaws of a toddler, an effective oral health routine is vital when setting your child up on the road to life-long healthy teeth.

Children in the UK are fortunate as they...

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Summer Holiday Fun! Get Creative with the Kids, This Summer Holiday…

The school Summer holidays are finally here! No more lunch boxes, book bags and P.E. kits to remember. No more wrestling uncooperative siblings into pushchairs for the school run. No more hunting for uniform socks. Hoorah! However, parents are now presented with a new challenge, as finding activities to keep everyone busy all day every day can be just as tricky.

But, fear not! Team...

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Life’s a Picnic! Enjoy the summer sun with our tips on how to picnic with kids…

As the summer weather has finally arrived, for many families eating outside is a much more favourable option than scoffing lunch in front of the TV or dinner cooped up in a dingy dining room. However, if attempting a meal in the great outdoors with no walls to contain ‘hangry’ toddlers fills you with dread, panic not! Following these simple tips from Babycup will make any picnic a whole lot easier to handle.

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