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Stefka Fri 24-Oct-08 22:14:04

My DS who just turned one got his first tooth on his birthday! So I have been cleaning it - or trying to anyway - just before he goes to bed. But then I BF him to sleep. Is this a problem?

frisbyrat Fri 24-Oct-08 22:59:03

No, it's fine. smile

Gangle Sat 25-Oct-08 19:58:54

DS is 7 months and just got his first tooth. Should I be cleaning it and, if so, with what??

2manychips Sat 25-Oct-08 20:05:35

Get him used to cleaning as soon as you can. Just a little baby brush and water is fine.

Gangle Sat 25-Oct-08 20:09:47

thanks 2manychips. Where can I buy a baby brush? Do I not need toothpaste? This is going to be a nightmare - was all I could do to prise his mouth open to see the new arrival!

2manychips Sat 25-Oct-08 20:14:34

I still struggle with my 18mo old! brushes are in most chemists/supermarkets and your dentist will sell them. It tells you the age they're suitable for on the packet.You can get baby toothpastes but your ds will prob not enjoy the tastes just yet. Its not that essential at this stage.Good luck!

TinkerBellesMum Sat 25-Oct-08 20:40:44

We started by putting calgel on the brush when she was teething. She soon found that by brushing her teeth she felt better, it was easy enough for her to move onto toothpaste when she was ready.

Brush his teeth as part of his bedtime routine before you take him to bed. BM isn't bad for his teeth so as long as you are brushing his teeth twice a day they should be fine.

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