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All about milk teeth

stages of life > 18+ Months

Give your child a fine set of teeth for life – with proper dental care..

Milk teeth play a crucial role in determining how healthy and attractive your child’s permanent teeth will be. The first teeth act as place holders for their successors and therefore need just as much care as permanent teeth. The foundations for healthy teeth are already being laid when your child is breastfeeding. Your child learns the correct sucking motion (latch-on and swallow) when breastfeeding, which in turn prepares her jaw and oral cavity for their future functions: growing teeth, eating and speaking. For bottle-fed babies, the shape of the bottle’s teat is therefore extremely important. It should support natural jaw development and encourage your child to exert her tongue and mouth muscles in the same way that she would were she being breastfed.

The same also applies to soothers, of course. It makes a big difference whether your child uses her thumb or a corner of the bedspread to satisfy her innate need to suck. Particularly when her first teeth start to come through, a soother that supports natural jaw development is always the better alternative. We have all seen examples of protruding teeth, which can be the unfortunate result of prolonged thumb-sucking. But no need to fret: short-term thumb-sucking isn’t a problem, and your child should be able to manage without any form of soother from three years onwards, in any case.

It can be more dangerous for your child’s teeth if she constantly carries around and sucks on a feeding bottle. Fruit juice contains a lot of sugar and acid, which will then swill around, attack and rot your child’s teeth all day long, with no visible signs. It goes without saying that food and drinks that are sugar-free or at least low in sugar constitute the best form of protection against tooth decay – alongside adequate fluoride prophylaxis. And don’t forget about brushing your child’s teeth. Your child should learn to brush her teeth as soon as they start to come through – at least once a day until she is two and then every morning and evening thereafter. And always under your guidance. For more information on this, feel free to download the NUK Mouth and Teeth Guide.

These fit to this phase of life

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  2. NUK Nature Sense Glass Baby Bottle with Softer teat
    NUK Nature Sense Glass Baby Bottle with Softer teat
    As low as £10.99
    incl. VAT plus shipping costs
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  4. NUK Space Night Soother
    NUK Space Night Soother
    £6.49
    incl. VAT plus shipping costs
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  6. NUK Trendline Night Soother
    NUK Trendline Night Soother
    £4.99
    incl. VAT plus shipping costs
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  8. NUK Night & Day Duo Set
    NUK Night & Day Duo Set
    £12.99
    incl. VAT plus shipping costs
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  10. NUK Mini Magic Cup Night 160ml with drinking rim and lid
    NUK Mini Magic Cup Night 160ml with drinking rim and lid
    £8.49
    incl. VAT plus shipping costs
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  12. NUK Kiddy Cup Night 300ml with hardspout
    NUK Kiddy Cup Night 300ml with hardspout
    £7.99
    incl. VAT plus shipping costs
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  14. NUK Flexi Cup 300ml with straw
    NUK Flexi Cup 300ml with straw
    £7.49
    incl. VAT plus shipping costs
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  16. NUK Monochrome Animals Soother Band
    NUK Monochrome Animals Soother Band
    £4.11
    incl. VAT plus shipping costs
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  18. NUK Disney Winnie the Pooh Soother Chain
    NUK Disney Winnie the Pooh Soother Chain
    £2.99
    incl. VAT plus shipping costs
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  20. NUK Disney Classics Kiddy Cup 300ml with spout
    NUK Disney Classics Kiddy Cup 300ml with spout
    £5.79
    incl. VAT plus shipping costs
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  22. NUK Disney Classics Trendline Soother
    NUK Disney Classics Trendline Soother
    £4.99
    incl. VAT plus shipping costs
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  24. NUK Trainer Cup 230ml with spout
    NUK Trainer Cup 230ml with spout
    £7.99
    incl. VAT plus shipping costs
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  26. NUK First Choice Plus baby bottle with temperature control
    NUK First Choice Plus baby bottle with temperature control
    As low as £5.59
    incl. VAT plus shipping costs
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  28. NUK Mini Magic Cup 160ml with drinking rim and lid
    NUK Mini Magic Cup 160ml with drinking rim and lid
    £7.99
    incl. VAT plus shipping costs
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  30. NUK Freestyle Night Soother
    NUK Freestyle Night Soother
    £5.99
    incl. VAT plus shipping costs
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  32. NUK Happy Nights Soother
    NUK Happy Nights Soother
    £4.99
    incl. VAT plus shipping costs
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  34. NUK Learn to Eat Set
    NUK Learn to Eat Set
    £19.99
    incl. VAT plus shipping costs
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  36. NUK Sensitive Silicone Soother
    NUK Sensitive Silicone Soother
    £6.99
    incl. VAT plus shipping costs
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  38. NUK Night & Day Soother
    NUK Night & Day Soother
    £4.99
    incl. VAT plus shipping costs
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  40. NUK Happy Kids Soother
    NUK Happy Kids Soother
    £3.49
    incl. VAT plus shipping costs
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  42. NUK Trendline Soother
    NUK Trendline Soother
    £4.49
    incl. VAT plus shipping costs
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  44. NUK Active Cup 300ml with spout
    NUK Active Cup 300ml with spout
    £6.49
    incl. VAT plus shipping costs
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  46. NUK Junior Cup 300ml with Push-Pull Spout
    NUK Junior Cup 300ml with Push-Pull Spout
    £6.49
    incl. VAT plus shipping costs
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  48. NUK Kiddy Cup 300ml with hardspout
    NUK Kiddy Cup 300ml with hardspout
    £5.49
    incl. VAT plus shipping costs
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  50. NUK Magic Cup Replacement Lid 2 Pack
    NUK Magic Cup Replacement Lid 2 Pack
    £3.59
    incl. VAT plus shipping costs
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  52. NUK Magic Cup 230ml with drinking rim
    NUK Magic Cup 230ml with drinking rim
    £7.99
    incl. VAT plus shipping costs
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  54. NUK Action Cup 230ml with drinking straw
    NUK Action Cup 230ml with drinking straw
    £9.50
    incl. VAT plus shipping costs
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  56. NUK Space Soother
    NUK Space Soother
    £5.99
    incl. VAT plus shipping costs
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  58. NUK Disney Mickey Mouse Sports Cup
    NUK Disney Mickey Mouse Sports Cup
    £8.99
    incl. VAT plus shipping costs
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  60. NUK Sports Cup 450ml with Push-Pull-Spout
    NUK Sports Cup 450ml with Push-Pull-Spout
    £8.49
    incl. VAT plus shipping costs
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  62. NUK Nature Sense Electric Breast Pump
    NUK Nature Sense Electric Breast Pump
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  64. NUK Trendline Night & Day Soother
    NUK Trendline Night & Day Soother
    As low as £4.99
    incl. VAT plus shipping costs
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  66. NUK Trendline Soother
    NUK Trendline Soother
    £4.49
    incl. VAT plus shipping costs
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  68. NUK Active Cup Stainless Steel 215ml with spout
    NUK Active Cup Stainless Steel 215ml with spout
    £19.99
    incl. VAT plus shipping costs
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  70. NUK Nature Sense Teat
    NUK Nature Sense Teat
    £5.25
    incl. VAT plus shipping costs
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  72. NUK Flexi Cup 300ml with straw
    NUK Flexi Cup 300ml with straw
    £8.49
    incl. VAT plus shipping costs
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  74. NUK First Choice Plus Silicone Teat
    NUK First Choice Plus Teat
    £4.25
    incl. VAT plus shipping costs
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  76. NUK Easy Learning Snack Box
    NUK Easy Learning Snack Box
    £5.99
    incl. VAT plus shipping costs
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  78. NUK Milk Powder Dispenser
    NUK Milk Powder Dispenser
    As low as £6.69
    incl. VAT plus shipping costs
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  80. NUK Bottle Crate
    NUK Bottle Crate
    £6.99
    incl. VAT plus shipping costs
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  82. NUK WC Trainer
    NUK WC Trainer
    £8.49
    incl. VAT plus shipping costs
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  84. NUK Potty
    NUK Potty
    £8.49
    incl. VAT plus shipping costs
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  86. NUK Genius Soother
    NUK Genius Soother
    £5.49
    incl. VAT plus shipping costs
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  88. NUK First Choice Plus Teat
    NUK First Choice Plus Latex Teat
    £3.69
    incl. VAT plus shipping costs
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  90. NUK Fresh Foods Masher & Bowl
    NUK Fresh Foods Masher & Bowl
    £4.99
    incl. VAT plus shipping costs
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  92. NUK Easy Learning Maxi Cutlery Set
    NUK Easy Learning Maxi Cutlery Set
    £11.49
    incl. VAT plus shipping costs
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  94. NUK Baby Brush with Comb
    NUK Baby Brush with Comb
    £5.49
    incl. VAT plus shipping costs
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  96. NUK Baby Nail Scissors
    NUK Baby Nail Scissors
    £4.49
    incl. VAT plus shipping costs
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  98. NUK Classic Happy Days Soother
    NUK Classic Happy Days Soother
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  100. NUK Disney Mickey Tableware Set
    NUK Disney Mickey Tableware Set
    £18.99
    incl. VAT plus shipping costs
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  102. NUK Vario Express Steam Steriliser
    NUK Vario Express Steam Steriliser
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  104. NUK Micro Express Plus Microwave Steam Steriliser
    NUK Micro Express Plus Microwave Steam Steriliser
    £19.99
    incl. VAT plus shipping costs
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  106. NUK Replacement Spout 2pcs
    NUK Replacement Spout 2pcs
    £3.49
    incl. VAT plus shipping costs
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  108. NUK Disney Mickey Mouse Soother Chain
    NUK Disney Mickey Mouse Soother Chain
    £2.99
    incl. VAT plus shipping costs
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  110. NUK Training Toothbrush Set
    NUK Training Toothbrush Set
    £4.39 £5.29
    incl. VAT plus shipping costs
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  112. NUK Oral Care Set
    NUK Oral Care Set
    £5.59 £6.99
    incl. VAT plus shipping costs
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  114. NUK Bottle Cleanser 380ml
    NUK Bottle Cleanser 380ml
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  116. NUK Easy Learning Snack Box, petrol
    NUK Easy Learning Snack Box, petrol
    £5.99
    incl. VAT plus shipping costs
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  118. NUK Bottle Brush 2 in 1 with Teat Brush
    NUK Bottle Brush 2 in 1 with Teat Brush
    £4.19
    incl. VAT plus shipping costs
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  120. NUK Starter Toothbrush
    NUK Starter Toothbrush
    £3.99
    incl. VAT plus shipping costs

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