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Anonymous

At what age do you start brushing a baby's gums? This is my first child so I’m clueless.

  • Lauren
    Nov 22

    You should take a wet wash cloth and wipe their gums off daily. I stopped doing this when my child became interested in my toothbrush and then I gave him his own even though he didn’t have teeth yet. Now he has one tooth and I brush it twice a day and he enjoys doing it too.

  • Anonymous
    Nov 22

    He’s only two months is that an okay time to start?

  • Lauren
    Nov 22

    Yes. Wet cloth should be done from the start. My doctor was happy that I introduced a toothbrush when he showed interest. Just let your child watch you and when he shows interest introduce it. I didn’t use toothpaste until he had a tooth since there was no reason. But until you introduce a toothbrush at least wipe down his gums with a wet cloth.

  • Anonymous
    Nov 22

    Okay thank you. My pediatrician don’t talk to me able stuff like this for some reason.

  • Lauren
    Nov 22

    Just ask them questions. That’s what I do or I talk to other moms.

  • Christa
    Nov 22

    We started at birth, by wiping his gums and then gave him this little Nubby Banana 🍌 teether toy that’s got the nuns on it to massage their gums but also teaches them how to brush, or get used to what it feels like- he’s now 9 months old, still chews on that thing, and has his own tooth brush and training tooth paste!

  • Anonymous
    Nov 22

    That’s awesome thank you now I know what to go buy for my son 😊❤️