Brushing Teeth

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  1. claire671

    claire671 Well-Known Member

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    Hi ladies

    First post for a while, sorry I've been neglecting PF!

    Just wondering when to introduce a tooth brush with MJ. He has three teeth on the bottom, two at the top (looks like a wee vampire at the minute!) and his front two are cutting through at the moment. Is it too early to give them a wee brush at night or something? He's 8 and half months old.

    Thanks in advance!

    x
     
  2. Mum2betash

    Mum2betash Well-Known Member

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    My lo is 8 months old and has 2 teeth. I have been trying to brush them every morning though she isn't too keen lol xx
     
  3. Spammy

    Spammy Well-Known Member

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    Iv tried brushing meri's teeth since she got her first 2 teeth but its pretty impossible! She just pushed the brush out with her tongue. Monkey. Nearest I get is giving her her brush and she chews it. It's worth a try though hun! You might have a well behaved one who lets you brush them! Ha ha x
     
  4. missyeovil

    missyeovil Well-Known Member

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    A has got 2 teeth and I've been brushing them pretty much since they cut twice a day. She doesn't mind it too much either! :) xx
     
  5. littlesmoosh

    littlesmoosh Well-Known Member

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    i started brushing dexters as soon as he got his first tooth. he loves to brush his teeth. its a great distraction for me too, if im getting dressed or something i just give him his toothbrush and it always makes him happy for 5 minutes! or if hes coming out the bath (which he hates) giving him his toothbrush while drying him always works a treat! we introduced it by brushing our teeth along with him so he wanted to do it to copy us. xxx
     
  6. SunnySue

    SunnySue Well-Known Member

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    I was told to start brushing as soon as the first tooth appeared which i did with ds1 and he never minded having them brushed. Still waiting on teeth from my 6 month old so no idea if he will be the same? X
     
  7. rheannymac

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    I have this wee thing for Harry that is essentially like a teeter but it has wee silicone bristles on it that they chew on & it cleans their teeth at the same time. Thought it was a good way of introducing brushing his teeth (well gums, he STILL has no teeth!!) I think I got it from boots, could pick one up for you & bring it on Sunday if you want Hun? Xxx
     
  8. claire671

    claire671 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks ladies. I've got a baby toothbrush and paste so will introduce that tonight at bed time. Hopefully he'll be ok with it! Thanks Rheann I think I've seen those, I'll try out the brush first and if he doesn't like it then I'll pick one of those things up xxx
     
  9. Leah04x

    Leah04x Well-Known Member

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    I started brushing Ethan's twice a day as soon as his first one came through. He hates it though! Xx
     
  10. leesey

    leesey Well-Known Member

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    I've been using the teething toothpaste which comes with a wee rubber toothbrush that goes on the end of your finger, Alyssa loves it!! So much so she takes it off my finger when we're done and rubs it around herself. It's really good :) Here it is xx
     
  11. MrsT2011

    MrsT2011 Well-Known Member

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    I started when B was 6 months shortly after his first teeth arrived and generally he does it himself by biting down on the toothbrush. My HV said its important that the teeth are coated in a thin film of toothpaste and there's no need to rinse. I just make sure there is toothpaste all over the toothbrush then I'm pretty confident that he chews on it enough!
     
  12. Lynds77

    Lynds77 Well-Known Member

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    My dentist said to brush teeth and gums as soon as first tooth appeared, especially at night.

    I give her a chewable toothbrush after her morning bottle and brush with toothpaste every evening. Its not easy though!

    She has 6 teeth already so its important
     

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