Is it teething time for your little one?
You asked

Do I need to clean my baby's new teeth while teething?

It’s important to start brushing your baby’s teeth as soon as they appear. Your baby's teeth can still be affected by harmful decay, even at a very young age.
Clean your baby's teeth twice a day with toothpaste. When choosing a toothpaste, check the packaging for fluoride levels. Children under three should use a tooth-paste that contains about 1000ppm of fluoride.  The fluoride levels can be found on the toothpaste packaging.
 
At first, you may find it easier to use a piece of clean gauze or cloth wrapped around your finger.
 
As more teeth appear, you should use a toothbrush that is specifically designed for babies. These toothbrushes have soft, small heads which help prevent any damage to the gums. Make sure that you gently massage around the teeth and gums with the toothbrush.
 
You only need to use a tiny amount of fluoride toothpaste when your child is a baby. There are several toothpastes specifically designed for babies and children.
 
Find out more about the signs of teething

More questions

Once you have established your toddler has a slight fever, there are a number of measures you can take to keep it under control
If your toddler has a slight fever, there are a number of measures you can take to keep it under control.
The average body temperature should be between 35°C and 37°C.
 
While a fever can be treated, it's important to keep in mind that fevers are usually the symptom of an illness and not the illness itself.
A body’s temperature is controlled by a part of the brain called the hypothalamus.
 
Getting norovirus cannot always be avoided, but good hygiene can help limit the spread of the virus...
All about how to deal with the winter vomiting bug...
All about how to treat the winter vomiting bug...
The first sign of norovirus is usually a abrupt feeling of nausea followed by sick feeling, followed by forceful vomiting and watery diarrhoea.
Norovirus is more commonly known as the winter vomiting bug.

Latest

Trending

Hello Mama!
Help us help you by allowing us and our partners to remember your device as having browsed MummyPages and serve you better content and ads

We're on a mission to help our mums and their families thrive by informing, connecting and entertaining.

Join us in our mission by consenting to the use of cookies and IP address recognition by us and our partners to serve you content (including ads) best suited to your interests, both here and around the web.

We promise never to share any other information that may be deemed personal unless you explicitly tell us it's ok.

If you want more info, see our privacy policy.