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Do your clean the tongue of your baby?
My mum told me that its necessary to clean the tongue of baby with a wet cloth. I tried a few times but was unsuccessful as baby refused to open his mouth. I tried forcing my finger in, but his tongue when deeper inside.
Any idea what to do?
On alternate days I will use a soft hanky with warm boiled water to clean baby tongue. He hates it & screams, so I dont't have much difficulty... Only until recent he gums my finger really hard! Very painful.
Sometimes if he dont't let me clean, I let him drink some warm boiled water... Using a spoon to feed him. It helps to clean the tongue a little & also coz he spits mist of the water out it is more like rinsing than drinking.
My baby is 4 weeks on sunday and have never clean his tongue. he is starting to get white bits on it. Is it ok to use the plastic brush the one that fits into your finger? It says 4 mos above though! Or cloth? Thanks
i am using a type of wet tissue that is specially for cleaning baby's tongue. My son loves it.
different brands called it differently such as Toothwipes Towlettes , Tooth Tissue Dental Wipes , Tooth Tissue ......you can try looking for this brand called Spiffies.
I do not know where to buy as no longer staying in Singapore ( ex Pr).
You can check this website gingko-shop.com
Last edited by ttml; 10-09-2010 at 12:37 PM.
The wipes are actually tooth wipes & not for tongue, but I guess it should not matter. It's called spiffies, you can get them at kiddy palace, metro or at some ntuc.
sorry mummies,i am new here and dont know how to add a new post.I just wanna chk with a very important things with ya.i hope pple here can help me.
Hi all,i need some advice for my newborn which is only 3 weeks and 3 day old.
He has been having hard yellow stools since 2wks ago.i feed him with FM.
I have change from similac to s26 to enfa lac and lastly now i am trying friso.I really hope that this could help him.
My son Vintus pool twices a day.however,his poos are all yellow round and hard.I am so worry about it.can someone give me this new mummy some advice??
Actually you can use the nappy cloth with boiled warm water to clean.....cheap and good
However if want to use spiffies or any other brands is ok too......
Did your baby cry when passing motion or have a difficult time passing out the motion? Do you give your baby water between every milk feed? My gal used to have this problem when she was lass then a month old, she was taking similac and it was too heaty for her so have to ensure sufficient water intake between feeds. Some other possible reasons for the hard stools could be either the milk powder is not suitable for the baby or it could be the nature of that particular baby's stools. My nephew also all along had hard stools ever since born but the pediatrician said it isn't any problem as long as the baby is feeding well and not complaining when passing motion.
Hi! you can buy Tooth tissues. It's not only easy to clean your baby's tongue with them, but you can start to prevent tooth decay by wiping the tooth gum. Oral care must start early as your baby will get used to have his gum and tooth cleaned. It's like giving them bath every day! My 2 kids never refused to brush their teeth as I started this good habit when they were very young, even before the teeth were out!
Last edited by ginko; 12-01-2012 at 11:42 AM.