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at what age do you use regular tooth paste for a toddler

at what age is it ok to use regular toothpaste for a toddler? at moment i am using what is called training tooth paste ,has a my lil pony on the front.it i flouride free

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Gods_Girl1979

Asked by Gods_Girl1979 at 6:45 PM on Oct. 23, 2010 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • Well, we only use Fluoride free toothpaste in this house. So there was no danger in simply using "regular" toothpaste with the kids from day one. But I would think the general rule would be until they are able and willing to spit properly, don't use anything with Fluoride.
    SabrinaMBowen

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 6:52 PM on Oct. 23, 2010

  • our whole family uses fluoride free toothpaste. Toms of Maine and Burt's Bees makes it. around the age of 4 i could really trust my kids to spit. as far as the fluoride goes, i believe that if you shouldn't swallow it then it shouldn't be in your mouth at all.
    happy2bmom25

    Answer by happy2bmom25 at 6:56 PM on Oct. 23, 2010

  • 2amd up
    alcnic27

    Answer by alcnic27 at 7:03 PM on Oct. 23, 2010

  • My sons been using what we since a little after 2 and hes been fine
    SweetPoison

    Answer by SweetPoison at 7:38 PM on Oct. 23, 2010

  • when he can spit it out
    MommySwiggles

    Answer by MommySwiggles at 7:45 PM on Oct. 23, 2010

  • when he won't swallow it and spits in the sink
    coolchic320

    Answer by coolchic320 at 8:04 PM on Oct. 23, 2010

  • wth- why did i get voted down for saying two and up.. that is what the regular kids toothpaste states on the packaging lol
    alcnic27

    Answer by alcnic27 at 10:33 PM on Oct. 23, 2010

  • The difference between flouride free toothpaste and regular toothpaste, is the flouride free is safe to swallow. So if a toddler still swallows most of the toothpaste while brushing, keep them on training paste. But if they are getting good at spitting most of it out, I'd say it's okay to use regular. Swallowing flouride toothpaste could kill you in a high enough dosage so it's just not a good thing to let a little kid use it when they don't have good enough spitting habits.
    Butterflysky_24

    Answer by Butterflysky_24 at 11:27 PM on Oct. 23, 2010

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