This is a discussion on Brushing Teeth within the Newborn Baby and Infant Care (up to 12 months old) forum, part of the Growing Up & Parenting category; Dear mummies, when do you all start to seriously brush your baby's teeth?? ive always been using a damp gauze ...
Dear mummies, when do you all start to seriously brush your baby's teeth?? ive always been using a damp gauze hanky to clean my girl's teeth after meals n before sleep during her bath time but then she has always been biting my fingers... so i thought i should start her on a baby tooth brush (without toothpast) but then she bites on the tooth brush too! so i cant really brush her teeth...(she has 8 of them). wondering when will they really need to be brushed or when will they co operate n not bite the brush?
so he allow you to brush ? ive been doing many things to let my girl get use to brushing her teeth but all she does is bite on watever i put into her mouth...
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My boy is starting to sprout teeth. I can see a white cap on his gum.
Do I need to brush it? Just use hanky and plain boiled water ok? Or do I need to get toothbrush and toothpaste??
If using hanky and plain water is ok, then when to start using toothbrush and toothpaste?
My boy absolutely hates people touching his face and mouth. Any mummies face this? How you overcome it?
me i sing to my baby as i wipe her gums.."this is the way i brush my teeth..brush my teeth"hehehhe..she loves it n has been opening mouth so big.Thst how i trained my other 2 boys also.Have to start early or they definately wont let you. Can you give your boy a soft toothbrush n let him pretend to brush his teeth?Then at least he gets used to toothbrush n then next time you can brush for him.
My son is 10mths. If I pass him the toothbrush, it will become his teether... LOL. What toothbrush do you use? Do you use it with toothpaste?
Yeah singing is a good idea... Will try that and then use a hanky to clean his new tooth.
Hi Autumn, so your son now 14mths still not using toothbrush and toothpaste laa.. But starting soon... Is it??
So all these while you use hanky and boiled water to clean his teeth?
pin started arnd 18 mths i suppose.
as in brush herself.
at first she also dont know how, just bite the brush til the bristles r damaged.
but now she is getting the hang of it n doing it pretty well.
just that she is doing at the wrong time!
LOL!! What you mean by she's doing it at the wrong time???
Oooo.. Then if use hanky it's ok?? Means I must be gentle...
But if I let him play with a toothbrush, like bite it, it shouldn't hurt him right?
He do allow me to brush... had started him with toothbrush since he got his first tooth so maybe he's quite used to it... even before that since young before bathing will be cleaning with the cloth....
after brushing i will pass him the toothbrush as he will brush himself (=bite the toothbrush). although he is not really brushing but at least he knows brushing teeth is a routine...
Brushing teeth should start once baby got tooth...
ive been giving my girl the pigeon's rubber tooth brush since maybe 7mths old i think.. let her bite on it day n night so she get used to the feeling. then i always clean her teeth n gums at night when i shower her. once a day.. then around 10mths old i started using pigeon's bristle toothbrush without toothpaste. i brush it for her during her shower as well. before brushing i will let her play with it herself then after brush i will give it back to her n let her bite on it as well.. in the morning i will pass her the brush n let her see me brushing n she will bite on it. was hoping that she can 'imitate' me one day n brush on her own whahahah
I used to use hanky to wipe her gums but once her teeth sprouted, I used the rubber toothbrush and toothpaste from First Teeth to clean her teeth. The toothpaste does not contain fluoride and can be ingested by baby. Recently I just bought a new toothpaste called Spiffies I think from Kiddie Palace ($16 for a bottle) and that can be ingested too. In general, to know whether the toothpaste is suitable for baby, just chk if the packaging says that need to spit out or rinse after brushing - these are not suitable due to fluoride content.
Last edited by snowbear; 20-10-2009 at 04:33 PM.
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Me too.. Use a hanky to clean the gums now my boy is Eleven month old.. i already start to use the pigeon to brush his teeth.
he love it..