11/06/2012 at 19:49
My little one has finally cut some teeth and has his two bottom ones and is in the process of cutting his top two.
I was wondering how people go about brushing their little ones teeth as i know that you should start as soon as they get teeth to get them used to it etc. I have the right toothbrush and toothpaste as a lady at an under ones group gave them to us; she was from the local authority. I have used the brush with toothpaste but wondered how you go about rinsing?
I just rinse the toothbrush and put it back in a few times. I assume because it is made for lo's it has low flouride and therefore is ok if they swallow it???
What do you guys do?
Thanks SB x
11/06/2012 at 21:56
Your not supposed to rinse your mouth after brushing. Only a small amount of toothpaste should be used so there should be no need to rinse. Babies mostly drool it out anyway!
Hope that helps
12/06/2012 at 15:18
Hiya, Ryan got his first tooth on his 8 month birthday, and the second soon followed!
Advice from HV was just a smear of toothpaste, so that's what we do, and don't rinse - should always be spit rather than rinse after toothbrushing for adults too!
I tend to brush his two tiny teeth first then let him hold the brush himself and have a chew on it to get him used to it. He loves it though, and tends to throw a strop when I take it away!
12/06/2012 at 19:57
Thanks for the replies. That's what I thought.
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