FOREO ISSA mikro Toothbrush Review

**I received complimentary product for this honest review however all opinions are my own! As you know I only feature products that I love and deem worthy of your time!**


Toothbrushing is what my husband and I like to call a “non-negotiable” in our house. I’m not about to let my babies teeth rot just because they don’t like having their teeth brushed! That being said, it’s always been one of the least fun parts of our day. That is, until I was given the opportunity to conduct an ISSA FOREO mikro toothbrush review.


You all, they LOVE IT. They love it so much, they’re opening their mouths for us to brush their teeth. ‘Scuse me while I dash out to do a happy dance!!!! And I love it! It’s very well made, SUPER easy to   use and maintain, (the brush head only needs replaced once a year!) and does an excellent job cleaning their teeth!

 

 


The vibrations are gentle and soothing on their teething gums, and the bristles are so gentle they give a massage while simultaneously getting all the gunk out of their tiny teeth! (Babies do not like their teeth being flossed and this toothbrush does it for you!)

 

 

 


 

I’m very excited that FOREO also gave me a discount code for you all to use, ISSABLOG17 for 15% off! They also have junior sized, adult and hybrid brushes. Click my board below to check them all out!!! Happy brushing!

 

 

 

 


Teething Tips and Tricks

 

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As I always say, no two babies are alike and my twins are certainly no exception. My little girl nearly has all her baby teeth already whereas my little boy still only has four teeth total. Thus, teething time at our house seems to be a long lasting (and admittedly unwelcome) visitor.


While sadly there is no complete cure for teething pain, I have developed a few tips and tricks to share, hopefully they help your little ones pain level and your sanity!


Chewlery beads! These are AMAZING especially for car rides! A dear friend made these for the twins and they love them!

I recommend them so much more than the traditional teething toys which cannot usually reach the proper spots and my babies also seemed to lose interest with them quickly.


I particularly love that I can clip them to their car seat straps so they don’t fall to the floor and my babies love that they can position the beads so they get relief for incoming molars.

 


Wet washcloths, toothbrushes and Boiron Camilia drops. I’m not going to lie, I looooved the Hylands teething tablets and miss them terribly. Yes, I know I can make them myself but this mama just ain’t got time for that.


However, these drops do make a difference and are super helpful before bedtime! They also love sucking and chewing on wet washcloths. Cold is typically recommended for teething pain but mine aren’t a fan of ice so we do room temperature cloths. They absolutely love chewing on tooth brushes! We are religious about tooth brushing in this house so after we brush they get to chew on the brush for a bit. They love it so much I dedicated a couple old brushes to ‘chew brushes’.


Peeled carrots! Again, mine don’t love the cold stuff but they enjoy gnawing on large chunks of chilled carrot!

 

 

 

 


Amber teething necklaces and Copaiba drops! I know there is no scientific evidence of amber helping BUT supposedly the succinic acid slowly absorbs into their skin and reduces inflammation, and I know it helps my little guys somehow, I see a difference when they don’t wear the necklaces.


 

I also have loved using Copaiba on their gums, it makes a huge difference! (Click here to learn more about why I chose to use essential oils for my family!) Copaiba works as an anti-inflammatory and pain reducer. I personally dilute it with warm coconut oil before applying to gums, they don’t mind it that way and it works beautifully. (They’re not so fond of it plain but don’t mind it a bit with the coconut, and also did you know coconut oil is good for our teeth?! More on that later!).


Lastly, in the spirit of honesty, I do recommend baby Tylenol when the going gets unbearably tough. (Pictured is children’s Tylenol for ages 2+) No, I do not like using stuff like this and do not advocate using it except when really necessary. However, babies don’t need to be pain heros and if a dose of Tylenol once in a blue moon helps, I say do it.

 


What do you do to do help relieve teething pain?! Share your tips below! (One can never have too many teething tips!)

 

One of “Those Days”…

imageWe all have them, those days that make us want to pull our hair out or hide under the bed and cry while guzzling wine and stuffing chocolate in our mouths. It doesn’t mean we’re bad moms, or that we have bad kids. Life as a human isn’t perfect every moment. And, we are all human, and various things in life happen as a human. Imperfect, hair pulling, loud, messy life things.

imageIt’s one of those imperfect days in my house. My children slept in, and, silly me, I foolishly thought that this predicted cheery moods and smiling faces. No, no, not so much, not today anyway. It began with my son not even wanting to be put down while I went to the bathroom, sobbing in a crumpled heap as if I had abandoned him on a remote island, while in reality he was squeezed on the floor between my legs for barely 30 seconds while I attempted to pee with the force of Niagara Falls in order to get the job done as quickly as possible.

imageMy poor miserably teething daughter fell asleep again moments after she had awakened, and as the day would tell, nothing soothed her gums but boob, boob, and more boob. Don’t get me wrong, I love nursing, and I’m very thankful to be able to shove boobs in babies mouths when the going gets tough, but I’ve spent today in a confusing state of constant dehydration while my eyeballs simultaneously float out of my head from needing to pee while being stuck under constantly nursing babies, and I’m also quite sure my nipples are no longer nipples for they’ve been sucked into sore raw straws, or possibly they may even be gone altogether. Frankly, I’m afraid to look.

Moments ago my son was enthusiastically waving a baby wipe around (it’s better than the dirty diaper I discovered he was swashing around prior, thankfully not a poopy one), and my daughter was yodeling her best imitation of “I’m a banshee being hung by my toenails” while I changed her diaper with the urgency of an Indy 500 pit stop. Currently they are in blissfully quiet repose, on my boobs of course. imageThe playroom is a wreck, there’s dirty laundry hiding in more crannies than I’m willing to admit, and my sustenance today has been a weird mix of peanut butter and chugged water, but, as my family likes to say, it’s 5:00 somewhere and if wine is dehydrating I guess I’ll just have to drink some extra to compensate. Here’s to you, mamas, and those days that do eventually end. Cheers!