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Babies Encyclopedia: What is the best toothbrush to use on my baby?

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Asked by CafeMom Team at 4:25 PM on Sep. 9, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • A finger toothbrush or a soft washcloth.

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 4:26 PM on Sep. 9, 2010

  • gerbers Grinns & Giggles..
    I still use it on my dd and she's 1
    the toothpaste is also great b/c it is safe to swallow, no fluoride.

    Answer by Lovin_mybaby5 at 4:31 PM on Sep. 9, 2010

  • I found it easiest to use a gauzey burp cloth wrapped over my finger to wipe the teeth when DD was under a year. Now we use a soft bistled toddler tooth brush, and I still sometimes go over her teeth with a cloth.

    Answer by MaryMW at 4:44 PM on Sep. 9, 2010

  • I use the stage 1 toothbrush with my daughter who will be one tomorrow. before this I used the finger one that came in her first kit by greber.

    Answer by SusanReeves at 4:52 PM on Sep. 9, 2010

  • At first I sued the finger toothbrush and then when she got her first tooth I used the Stage 1 toothbrushes.


    Answer by cynprz at 5:31 PM on Sep. 9, 2010

  • A finger toothbrush or a soft cloth is fine to use before they get there first tooth. Once they get a tooth in I would recommend getting the Stage 1 toothbrush. Make sure it is a soft brush and not a hard one.

    Answer by itsallabtthem84 at 5:39 PM on Sep. 9, 2010

  • I have always loved the finger brushes, they are so easy to use and the kids seem to love them on their gums. I know a lot of people who use wash cloths too. Washcloths are an effective cheap alternative.

    Answer by HeatherMQ at 9:33 PM on Sep. 9, 2010

  • Soft washcloth until teeth erupt, then a finger brush or an infant sized toothbrush.

    Answer by Honeybun09 at 11:43 PM on Sep. 9, 2010

  • when they are little with no teeth, a finger brush works (with no tooth paste) or a damp wash clothe, once they start getting teeth you can use those things or you can "graduate" to a soft tooth brush.

    Answer by sunshine86912 at 12:27 AM on Sep. 10, 2010

  • For young babies, a gentle cloth is easy. When they are old enough put things in their mouth, you simply hand them a stage one tooth brush, and let them chew on it, following up to get the spots they missed.

    Answer by lovinangels at 12:47 AM on Sep. 10, 2010

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