I give my 14 m/o a bottle of cow's milk before bed (after bath and teeth-cleaning), which makes her nice and sleepy. But I've just read that this is really bad for baby teeth, and I should be cleaning her teeth after the bottle. She goes mental when I brush her teeth, so I'm reluctant to get her all awake and angry just before bed! She only has six teeth at the front, so should I be worried? Has anyone experienced actual tooth decay as a result of bedtime milk?
My dd is 18 months and she still has her bedtime bottle. It's the only time she has a bottle the rest of the day she has cups. I also bath her and do her teeth 1st. It's probably not ideal but I would say it's fine. I'm a nursery nurse to so I should probably know better but I seriously doubt she would settle if I did it the other way round