Development of Nasal Breathing for Children

Development of Nasal Breathing for Children

Development of Nasal Breathing for Children

Developing nasal breathing can be a challenge for most children, but it is nasal breathing that helps the tongue to be in the correct posture - pressed up against the palate, shaping the palate into a nice U-shape. When a binky is used, the constant pressure on the front teeth and the improper positioning of the tongue can create an open bite. The following sensory toys can help a child to breathe through their nose while chewing something on various teeth, thereby minimizing the risk of an open bite while enjoying the various sensory stimulation on their mouth: 

Amazon.com : Dr. Brown's Flexees Pink Bunny, Soft 100% Silicone Baby Teether, BPA Free, 3m+ : Baby

This bunny is made of 100% silicone and has multiple textures and soft ridges that can not only be used to massage and soothe teething front teeth, but can easily fit in the back of the mouth to soothe those back molars which are often so painful! This teethed can also be cooled in a freezer for some cooling relief. In addition, this teether helps babies to figure out how to grasp things and use their hands to develop  manual dexterity. 

 

 

Amazon.com: Chew Necklaces for Sensory Kids, 3 Pack Silicone Oral Motor Aids Chewy Necklace Sensory for Autism, ADHD, Anxiety or Special Needs- Reduces Chewing Fidgeting for Boys Girls Adults Chewer : Health & Household

Often we focus on the chewing and teething needs of babies and toddlers, but older children teethe too, and even when not teething, it feels good to have a chewy toy that doesn’t look like it’s made for an infant. This sensory necklace has a cool design that can be worn when going to school or even by adults! Chewing can help reduce fidgeting and can improve the development of strong dental arches, because bone that supports our teeth strengthens itself when stimulated, while lack of stimulation results in weaker bone. This chewing necklace should be used on both sides of the mouth and can help give an alternative for those who would like to break the habit of thumb sucking or nail biting. 

 

 

Amazon.com: Itzy Ritzy - Bitzy Crinkle Sensory Toy Bunny with Crinkle Sound for Babies & Toddlers - Features Soft Braided Teething Ring & Textured Ribbons, Designed for Ages 0 Months and Up, Bunny : Everything Else

So many sensory experiences with this cute bunny! While many children’s toys are made of polyester, which is not safe for babies to chew on because it sheds micro plastics, this cute sensory bunny is made of cotton! 

In addition to the silicone teether, the cloth and ribbons give a variety of touch sensations, while the crinkly sound that is inside the feet and arms is entertaining to the ears. The small size makes it easy to bring along on car rides. And how cute is the bunny! 
Amazon.com : Baby Teething Toys for 0-6 6-12 Months, BPA Free Baby Teether Sensory Toys for Babies 0 3 6 9 12 18 Months, Newborn Infant Toys Gifts for 1 One Year Old Baby Boys Girls : Baby
Whether for teething or for chewing, or just as a fidget toy, this multi-textured teether made of wood and silicone is a great addition to stimulate a little one’s senses. It has 4.9 stars on Amazon so it is child and parent approved! 
Amazon.com: Wooden Baby Rattle Crochet Bunny Baby Toys Handmade Newborn Toy Early Development Grips Stuffed Animal Organic Rattle : Toys & Games
 
Made of wood and cotton, this toy has multiple textures and a rattle that is not too loud, so that it is enough to stimulate the sense of hearing, but not too loud to be annoying to everyone around. It can be used to improve hand-eye coordination, introduce patterns through rhythm, and develop listening skills. 
Amazon.com : Brilliant Baby’s 1st Toothbrush - Silicone First Toothbrush for Babies and Toddlers, 4 Months Old and Up, Oral Care Must Haves for Infant and Toddler, Baby Registry Essentials, Blue, 1 Count : Childrens Toothbrushes : Health & Household
 
My baby absolutely loves this sensory teether that encourages proper biting and jaw development and brushes gums at the same time! It is made of 100% silicone, and I like this clear one because it doesn’t have any dyes added to it. This is a must for infants and toddlers. 
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And as a dentist, how could I not end with a baby banana toothbrush. My babies have all enjoyed this silicone toothbrush, as well as a silicone finger toothbrush, which helps to relieve sore gums. The silicone toothbrush has those little silicone bristles that can soothe sore gums and to encourage toothbrushing from an early age. 
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