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Brushing Baby’s Teeth

Baby teeth, also known as “milk teeth”, usually start to appear between six and seven months. The teeth cutting their way through the gums are most often a slow and painful process as the teeth grows.

 

Brushing Baby Teeth

Your baby’s primary teeth may be only a temporary tool for chomping, to be replaced during the early school years by his permanent pearls. But it’s no less important to take good care of them now and to establish the habits that will lead him toward a lifetime of dental health. Decayed or lost baby teeth can interfere with good nutrition and speech development, and by not holding a proper place for permanent teeth, they can make the permanent ones come in crooked.

WHEN SHOULD I START BRUSHING MY BABY’S TEETH?

Tooth brushing can begin as soon as baby’s first tooth pokes through the gums. Use a clean, damp washcloth, a gauze pad, or a finger brush to gently wipe clean the first teeth and the front of the tongue, after meals and at bedtime. Toothbrushes — moistened with water and no more than a rice-grain size smear of fluoride toothpaste — can also be used, but they should be very soft and with no more than three rows of bristles (a pediatric dentist or your pharmacist can help you find the finger brushes and a proper baby toothbrush). Toss any toothbrushes that have become rough at the edges (or that are more than two to four months old, because nasty mouth bacteria can begin to build up).

SHOULD  I BRUSH MY BABY’S GUMS?

Pediatric dentists recommend cleaning baby’s gums after feedings, which helps fight bacterial growth and promotes good oral health, long before baby’s first teeth start to appear. Rather than cleaning baby’s gums with a toothbrush, try a soft, damp cloth, or even a soft rubber or silicone finger brush, both gentle options with a nubby texture babies tend to love.

CAN BABIES USE FLUORIDE TOOTHPASTE?

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) recommends using cavity-preventing fluoride toothpaste starting with baby’s very first tooth, rather than waiting until age 2 as was previously recommended. Use a rice-grain-sized smear of toothpaste for your baby or toddler, graduating to a pea-sized dollop by age three. And don’t worry if your baby swallows some of the toothpaste (as she almost certainly will)—in such a small quantity, it won’t cause any damage to the teeth. Starting in the second year, you can teach your toddler to spit after brushing.

TEACHING BABY TO BRUSH

Your older baby or toddler will probably want to try his hand at brushing himself; let him give it a go (if he has the dexterity and doesn’t just get frustrated), but be sure to follow up with a more thorough cleaning of your own, using a finger brush

Your baby’s primary teeth may be only a temporary tool for chomping, to be replaced during the early school years by his permanent pearls. But it’s no less important to take good care of them now and to establish the habits that will lead him toward a lifetime of dental health. Decayed or lost baby teeth can interfere with good nutrition and speech development, and by not holding a proper place for permanent teeth, they can make the permanent ones come in crooked.

WHEN SHOULD I START BRUSHING MY BABY’S TEETH?

Tooth brushing can begin as soon as baby’s first tooth pokes through the gums. Use a clean, damp washcloth, a gauze pad, or a finger brush to gently wipe clean the first teeth and the front of the tongue, after meals and at bedtime. Toothbrushes — moistened with water and no more than a rice-grain size smear of fluoride toothpaste — can also be used, but they should be very soft and with no more than three rows of bristles (a pediatric dentist or your pharmacist can help you find the finger brushes and a proper baby toothbrush). Toss any toothbrushes that have become rough at the edges (or that are more than two to four months old, because nasty mouth bacteria can begin to build up).

SHOULD  I BRUSH MY BABY’S GUMS?

Pediatric dentists recommend cleaning baby’s gums after feedings, which helps fight bacterial growth and promotes good oral health, long before baby’s first teeth start to appear. Rather than cleaning baby’s …

 

Read more: http://www.whattoexpect.com/first-year/teething/brushing-baby-teeth.aspx

5 Best Bottle Warmers in 2016

 

Today, many companies have developed warmers for baby feeding bottle in order to help nursing mothers heat up their bottles easily without losing the nutrient contained in the breast milk or other babies’ food in the bottle that is being heat.

 

As a parent, having a bottle warmer can make things much easier when it comes to feeding your baby. There are many choices available in this particular category, but which is the best? To find out, we reviewed some of the best bottle warmers on the market in 2016 and came up with a top five.

Rank #1 #2 #3 #3 #5

Dr. Brown’s Bottle Warmer

Born Free Tru-Temp Warming System

Boon Orb Bottle Warmer

Philips AVENT Express

Munchkin Deluxe Bottle & Food Warmer
Specifications
Weight: 2 lbs 1 lbs 1.3 lbs 1 lbs 1.6 lbs
LCD control panel: yes yes no no no
Audiable alarm: yes no no no no
Memory: yes no no no no

#5 Munchkin Deluxe Bottle & Food Warmer

fifth place

The Muchkin Deluxe Bottle and Food Warmer is a product at the budget end of the market and provides enough room for any size baby bottle or food jar, producing evenly warmed milk in around 5 minutes. Obviously, that is a lot slower than the microwave, but cold and hot spots within the contents are avoided. A handy alarm sound and automatic shut off means you do not have to worry about overheating a bottle; however, defrosting and warming frozen milk can be quite tricky.

#4 Philips AVENT Bottle Warmer, Fast

avent product

The AVENT range is quite popular with parents and this Bottle Warmer will not disappoint Philips’ fans. This machine is not spectacular in its performance and is rather complicated to fill, largely due to a poor instruction manual. On the plus side though, the warmer looks great and, as ever with Philips, is well made and with plenty of room for any size bottle or jar. It is also decently priced too, which will appeal greatly to fans of the range.

 

Read more: http://2yum.me/equipment/best-bottle-warmers

5 values to teach your tot before they turn 5

Raising a child isn’t that easy. That is why we as parents also need some guidance on how to raise our kids as good individuals as there are things that we often neglect. As early as possible teach them life lessons that they can bring till they grow up.

 

lose6 5 values to teach your tot before they turn 5

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As a parent, it’s important to keep in mind that a child is like a sponge during their formative years (0 to 5 years old). According to aboutourkids.org, “it is during these years that the brain undergoes its most dramatic growth.”

“Language blossoms, basic motor abilities advance, thinking starts to become more complex, and social/emotional development enables the child to begin to understand his own feelings and those of others.”

Therefore it’s imperative that parents be careful with that they impart to their children.

 

See more: http://sg.theasianparent.com/5-values-teach-tot-turn-5/