when do you clean lo's teeth?

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  1. LPF

    LPF Well-Known Member

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    My dentist said once he's got 2 or more teeth to start cleaning them. The second has just popped through so i'm wondering when the best time is?

    Ideally after the last bottle before bed is normal as they grow up but lo is still in that 'desperatly needs bath/bottle/bed in a darkened room with no interacton or I won't go to sleep' phase!!!

    What do you do?
     
  2. captainj1

    captainj1 Mum of two

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    We do his 2 while he's in the bath - we either just wipe them with cotton wool or brush them gently with a baby toothbrush. No paste obviously. That should be enough to get any food remnants off before he has his bottle and bed.
     
  3. MrsNovBaby

    MrsNovBaby Well-Known Member

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    I use a Mam oral care rabbit thing to wipe over his teeth before his night time bottle xx
     
  4. ILoveShoes

    ILoveShoes Well-Known Member

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    I have this problem too - we have the same routine as you. We do LO's before his last bottle, once he's got his PJs on.
    We try to do them in the morning too, but I always forget :(.
    xx
     
  5. PepsiChic

    PepsiChic mummy of 2 boys!

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    my LO is the same after his bottle its bed time, any other interaction and it becomes play time.

    I brush his teeth after his first bottle and breakfast in the morning (while hes in the highchair) and after his dinner in the evening (and while hes in the bath if its bath night) so before his bed time bottle.
     
  6. Kalah

    Kalah Guest

    I started about a week before her first 2 popped through (they came in a day apart). Now I brush them twice a day, after breakfast and dinner. She mostly just wants to eat the brush and suck the toothpaste out :haha:
     
  7. Pedders Girl

    Pedders Girl Well-Known Member

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    I do it after breakfast and dinner. Zak will take the toothbrush and chew it for a bit then he will let me take it and brush his teeth.

    On bath nights i let him do it after i get him out while im drying him.

    He hated it at first but now we let him have it first hes fine. He will also do it if i brush mine at the same time.
     
  8. a_c

    a_c mummy to one

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    So should I be starting this now my lo has 2 teeth?
     
  9. Kalah

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    I noticed my LO is more encouraged to do her teeth when I brush mine too, except she wants to use my electric toothbrush :haha: Think it will be a really good way to encourage her to brush her teeth when she's old enough to do it herself though!
     
  10. venusrockstar

    venusrockstar ~Aspiring Photographer~

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    I've been cleaning Bella's gums since she was born and then brushing when she got her teeth. She's got 4 teeth and 4 more coming in right now. I brush them twice a day. Once in the morning after she eats her breakfast and then again after her last meal of the night.
     
  11. charli87

    charli87 Chloes Mummy

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    i started cleaning chloes as soon as they first started to appear, to begin with we just used a muslin with a tiny dab of toothpaste and wiped them, now we use a brush. chloe also likes bottle then bed so we do it before the bottle and then in the morning after her first bottle
     
  12. charli87

    charli87 Chloes Mummy

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    sorry im confused, why is it obvious not to use paste? just ive never heard of that :shrug:
     
  13. venusrockstar

    venusrockstar ~Aspiring Photographer~

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    Babies are not supposed to have regular toothpaste because of the fluoride in it. There is special toothpaste they make for babies that doesn't have it in.
     
  14. charli87

    charli87 Chloes Mummy

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    yeah i know that, we have baby toothpaste, although it still has fluoride in it just a lower amount than adults toothpaste but the pp said to not use paste, so now im confused as to why they make baby ones unless she just meant adult ones:shrug:
     
  15. venusrockstar

    venusrockstar ~Aspiring Photographer~

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    I'm not sure. The baby ones that I get say No Fluoride right on the tube.
     
  16. girlsmooch

    girlsmooch new mum of 1

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    my hv said that normal paste is fine as lond as it isnt total or whitening or anything x
     
  17. charli87

    charli87 Chloes Mummy

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    hmmm...from what i've read on the tubes they all have it in here, maybe its a difference due to being in different countries or ive completely missed a no fluoride one:dohh:, not sure though:shrug:
     
  18. Kalah

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    Baby toothpaste have 1000ppm fluoride and a gentle mint/sweet, adult has 1200ppm a stronger mint and stronger cleaning. Whether or not to use a type with fluoride depends on if there's fluoride in the water in your area, I've noticed areas with fluoridated water sell fluoride free baby toothpaste and vis versa.
     
  19. bbyno1

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    I brush Aliyah's after her breakfast and then while shes in the bath or as soon as she gets out
     
  20. Foogirl

    Foogirl Baby Abby 11 weeks early

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    We do it at bedtime. We were always told not to do it straight after food or drink, but to wait about 30 minutes
     

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