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ToothPaste for ''From Birth''??

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user1476968120 Thu 23-Mar-17 12:25:37

I'm having a little look at some online shops, Buying the smaller toiletries I will need for myself during labour and the baby after he is born. I've come across toothpaste for the baby.. from birth. Is this a normal thing?? Maybe its just me, But I'm a little confused as to why a newborn will need toothpaste. I thought he wouldn't need anything like this until he was at least teething, If they do, please someone tell me as I want to have everything I will need!!

Sorry if this seems stupid, but just wondering. Thanks :D

Ecureuil Thu 23-Mar-17 12:28:18

I guess it's just a catch all age banding, as babies all teeth at different times. DD2 got her first tooth at 7 months, DD2 at 3.5 months. So it will just mean that you can use it from when they get their first tooth.

Snap8TheCat Thu 23-Mar-17 12:28:41

Well some babies are born with teeth! Basically they are saying you can use it from whenever your child gets their first tooth whether that's 2, 6 or 12 months.

Universitychallenging Thu 23-Mar-17 12:28:48

Some babies are born with teeth.

Bluebelltulip Thu 23-Mar-17 12:29:56

Toothpaste isn't needed until a tooth has come through so highly unlikely you will need it straight away, teeth can come through that early but it's rare.

ExplodedCloud Thu 23-Mar-17 12:31:05

You don't need it.
It's easier to fit 'From birth' on the packaging than 'From the first tooth' and if they put 'From 4 months' people with earlier teethers would be confused.

piglet81 Thu 23-Mar-17 12:31:18

I think that just means it's safe to use as soon as teeth appear, whatever age that may be. You're supposed to start brushing as soon as the first tooth cuts, which can be earlier than you'd imagine (and, rarely, babies can even be born with teeth). No need to have toothpaste on hand in advance, though.

Good luck! Exciting times ahead!

user1476968120 Thu 23-Mar-17 12:31:59

Ohh, I see, thank you all for the replies. I know it probably seemed like a dumb thing to ask about, But, Just wanted to be sure if i needed to add it to my basket or not. :D

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