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First toothbrush and toothpaste?

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Flen Sat 29-Oct-16 19:43:25

My lg is 7.5 months and has two teeth, it suddenly occurred to me that I should begin teaching her about brushing, but no idea where to start with choosing a toothbrush or toothpaste. Am a fairly Eco mum, so that would matter a bit, as would limiting additives etc. Any ideas?

dementedpixie Sat 29-Oct-16 19:50:36

A soft baby toothbrush and some toothpaste with 1000ppm fluoride - can be child stuff or adult stuff but don't use a whitening one. Child stuff tends to have a milder flavour and you can get other flavours other than mint (we always chose mint though as adult ones tend to be minty too)

dementedpixie Sat 29-Oct-16 19:51:52

You only need a smear of toothpaste too to minimise swallowing. I think pea sized blobs are for over 3s

HappyHeart87 Sat 29-Oct-16 19:59:19

Our dentist encouraged us to try our own toothpaste first, rather than baby toothpaste. You just dip the brush into the paste so you're using a tiny bit because babies can't spit toothpaste out properly.

As pp said, it's v important to have at least 1000ppm fluoride. Some baby toothpastes don't have this.

Flen Sat 29-Oct-16 20:30:49

@dementedpixie and @HappyHeart thank you so much, that's very helpful.

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