Baby Care Advice » Brushing Baby’s Teeth http://birthpolicy.org Wed, 15 Dec 2010 19:21:34 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.0.1 BRUSHING INFANT TEETH? http://birthpolicy.org/409/brushing-infant-teeth/ http://birthpolicy.org/409/brushing-infant-teeth/#comments Wed, 10 Nov 2010 18:49:38 +0000 admin http://birthpolicy.org/409/brushing-infant-teeth/

Question by Carolyn:
Brushing Infant Teeth?

My daughter is 8 months old and just started to cut her first 2 bottom teeth. I can see them coming up. When do you begin brushing teeth? What do you use, soft brush and warm water or do you use toothpaste (for tiny ones of course)


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Answer by eponine1028
You begin brushing as soon as teeth appear. You can use a soft cloth and water, a toothbrush and water, or they make special “infant” finger toothbrushes as well. You do not need to use any kind of toothpaste. Also, you really only “need” to brush once a day–at night is best.

Most pediatric dentists recommend taking your child for their first visit around age 1.

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WHEN DID YOU START BRUSHING BABIES TEETH? http://birthpolicy.org/346/when-did-you-start-brushing-babies-teeth/ http://birthpolicy.org/346/when-did-you-start-brushing-babies-teeth/#comments Wed, 10 Nov 2010 18:47:58 +0000 admin http://birthpolicy.org/346/when-did-you-start-brushing-babies-teeth/ Question by ♥Umm*Sultan♥:
when did you begin brushing babies teeth?

my son is 10 months nearly and has 4 teeth getting a couple more. I purchased the infant and toddler tooth paste and brush is it to early? when did u begin brushing your tiny ones teeth?


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Answer by Landon & Danica’s Momma
5 months. the day his 1st tooth popped thru

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WHEN CAN I START BRUSHING MY BABY’S TEETH WITH A “REAL” TOOTH BRUSH INSTEAD OF A BABY BRUSH? http://birthpolicy.org/253/when-can-i-start-brushing-my-babys-teeth-with-a-real-tooth-brush-instead-of-a-baby-brush/ http://birthpolicy.org/253/when-can-i-start-brushing-my-babys-teeth-with-a-real-tooth-brush-instead-of-a-baby-brush/#comments Fri, 29 Oct 2010 07:53:41 +0000 admin http://birthpolicy.org/253/when-can-i-start-brushing-my-babys-teeth-with-a-real-tooth-brush-instead-of-a-baby-brush/ Question by ♥Riley’s 11 months old!♥:
When can i begin brushing my baby’s teeth with a “real” tooth brush instead of a baby brush?

You know that ones you put on your finger,he likes that one a lot and adores how baby tooth paste tastes lol he is nearly 8 months (next week) and he has 6 teeth ,Thanks!
Also is it necessary? or can we keep using the baby brush? thanks
Really? flossing? is not he a tiny young for that?


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Answer by M
You could use one now. I purchased my son Sesame Street toothbrushes at that age. We have evolved to an annoying Yo Gabba Gabba singing one. Ugh. At least he likes brushing though, right?

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IF I SMOKE OUTSIDE AND THEN CHANGE CLOTHES AND BRUSH TEETH, IS MY NEWBORN STILL AT RISK? ? http://birthpolicy.org/72/if-i-smoke-outside-and-then-change-clothes-and-brush-teeth-is-my-newborn-still-at-risk/ http://birthpolicy.org/72/if-i-smoke-outside-and-then-change-clothes-and-brush-teeth-is-my-newborn-still-at-risk/#comments Fri, 20 Aug 2010 08:35:20 +0000 admin http://birthpolicy.org/72/if-i-smoke-outside-and-then-change-clothes-and-brush-teeth-is-my-newborn-still-at-risk/ Question by lloydyd:
If I smoke outside and then change clothes and brush teeth, is my newborn still at risk? ?

Im a smoker, and a daddy, I have tried to give up several times but I guess I just do not really want to. I have 2 children who are healthy, and we have just had another (2 days ago). If I smoke outside (as I always do) and then change my clothes and brush my teeth is my baby still at risk?


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Answer by ahhhhhhhhh. screw it
Probably not. Changing your clothes and brushing your teeth might be over doing it a bit. Just smoke outside.

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