I remember telling myself how lucky I am that I do not have to worry about Raees putting things in his mouth. Even when he was younger, he never picked up things to taste. Not until now...
I don't know if he's premolars are coming out (how many premolars before they complete their baby teeth anyway?), but lately we have to really keep an eye on him in case he collects things from the floor. Always have to make sure the floor and carpets are clean and vacuumed too.
His favourite thing to 'taste' is his foam play mat (you know, the jigsaw-like numbers), particularly the number 6. Every time he's at the playroom, he just has to take out the little round yellow piece and bites it like a cookie.
Bacteria are everywhere and there's nothing we can do about it no matter how clean you think your house may be. When he's at the stage of eating stuff off the floor, man..it surely worries me. Thankfully Raees is blessed with good immune system and hopefully this will continue on even when he finally weans.
Of course a good formula will help with their body defense. Remember my post about when he turns 2? As I mentioned, Mamil Gold formula caught my attention and their increment of IMMUNOFORCE was scientifically proven to help maintain a good gut environment for the children. It’s also a no sucrose formula that helps support a child’s natural defenses so he can continue to explore the big wide world around him and reach his full potential in life!
We may not be able to protect our kids from harmful bacteria but with good immune system, they should be able to fend for themselves.
I also thank God that infant formulas are now being supplemented with DHA. Once Raees weans, his intake of natural DHA will definitely decrease. The new Mamil Gold has more than 5x DHA. So it’s formula to the rescue!