START BE­FORE THE FIRST TOOTH

Your Baby & Toddler - - Health Notebook -

Even be­fore your baby sports her first tooth, it’s a good idea to get into the habit of wip­ing her gums with gauze or a soft wet wash­cloth dur­ing bath­time.

You don’t need to use any tooth­paste yet. Sim­ply wrap the cloth or gauze around your in­dex fin­ger and rub it gen­tly over her lit­tle gums.

Get­ting your baby used to hav­ing her mouth cleaned as part of her daily rou­tine should make it eas­ier to tran­si­tion into tooth­brush­ing later on.

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