toothbrush

@gemini13 (333)
India
February 4, 2009 12:29pm CST
when did u introduce toothbrush to ur baby
5 responses
@sahmof2 (274)
• United States
4 Feb 09
I introduced the thumb toothbrush to my babies as soon as I saw that their teeth was starting to cut through, about 4 months. Doctors say you should wipe thier gums after feeding to help prevent tooth decay.
@gemini13 (333)
• India
5 Feb 09
thanks for sharing the info dear
@jessi0887 (2794)
• United States
4 Feb 09
I started brushing my sons teeth at three months. I am real paranoid about the health of teeth. Plus the dentist started giving me all kinds of information before he was born. They sell these thumb tooth brushes at a baby store or sometimes walmart carries them.
@gemini13 (333)
• India
5 Feb 09
so am not the only one ha..we started early..and we were worried that we may hurt his gum.. thanks jessi
• Philippines
13 Feb 09
i introduce it when my kids are around 5months since they started to take solid foods. i bought a silicone type toothbrush that's to be inserted on the finger and gently massage on baby's gum. i dont use any toothpaste until they reach 1y/o
@maximax8 (28570)
• United Kingdom
12 Feb 09
I introduced a tooth brush at six months old when my son began to be introduced to solid food. He didn't like minty toothpaste so I bought some orange toothpaste from a posh natural baby shop near where I live. It is costs over £3 but at least my son tolerates it. He is now 20 months old and doesn't like his teeth being brushed but it is a must. He has lots of teeth now and he will soon take a trip to meet the dentist.
• United States
6 Feb 09
I used a gum wipe (it was a finger thing that looked like a mini-wash cloth) from day one, and then I started using a toothbrush as soon as the first tooth poked through (in addition to the gum wipe). That way, the kids would always be used to having their mouth clean following meals.