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What age did you start getting your l/os to brush their teeth?

my baby is almost nine months old and has been chewing on a tooth brush for days. ive had a couple of people say tht shes brushing her teeth and i should get her some baby tooth paste. she has 2 teeth what do you guys say?? shes my first kid so im open to any advice

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Asked by lovemybaby72 at 8:53 PM on Mar. 23, 2011 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Yep, get some infant toothpaste.

    I started wiping her gums at 3 months. Finger toothbrush when she got the first tooth.

    Answer by Jademom07 at 8:54 PM on Mar. 23, 2011

  • I wiped his gums at 3 months, finger brush when he was eating solids, he didnt have a tooth until 11 months, so we started brushing then. he LOVES the orajel training tooth paste. and he LOVES to brush his teeth. make it fun!

    Answer by ArmyWifeAshlie at 8:56 PM on Mar. 23, 2011

  • I started with both my girls the day I brought them home from the hospital with very little baby tooth paste as they got older then I put a little more on it

    Answer by mommy5409 at 8:57 PM on Mar. 23, 2011

  • I use a wet washcloth to clean ds teeth, he won't let me go near him with a tooth brush. DD 3 1/2 has always loved brushing her teeth, she uses training toothpaste still, cause sometimes she'll try to eat it. You should try training toothpaste though.

    Answer by emmasmama2007 at 8:59 PM on Mar. 23, 2011

  • do you have to rinse their mouth or is the traing tooth paste safe for them to eat?? sorry if thats a dumb question lol im new at this hehe

    Comment by lovemybaby72 (original poster) at 9:04 PM on Mar. 23, 2011

  • My dd's were about 5 months old when i started, and no you don't have to rinse if you use the training toothpaste.

    Answer by L0vingMy3Girls at 9:11 PM on Mar. 23, 2011

  • ohh ok thats good what brand is reccommended?

    Comment by lovemybaby72 (original poster) at 9:15 PM on Mar. 23, 2011

  • I agree, get her some toddler's toothpaste and brush your teeth along with her brushing hers. The more you model the behavior the more she'll respond with doing it back.

    Answer by JazzlikeMraz at 9:28 PM on Mar. 23, 2011

  • if she has two teeth you should get the baby tooth paste but but i started cleaning my daughters gums @ 2 months when she started teething

    Answer by EricaLaShay1025 at 10:55 AM on Mar. 24, 2011

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