My little one now has 4 teeth. Should I start brushing? Any recommendations on toothbrush and toothpaste brands?
Yes, you should start to brush your baby's teeth. For young children, I choose pigeon 3 steps toothbrush and subsequently switch to Kid Oral B brand after they turn 1 year old. I use Kids Spry Tooth Gel, with Xylitol. It can be used for baby age 3 Months and up, all natural ingredients, safe to swallow and flouride-free. Xylitol has been proven to prevent tooth decay. My kids like the light taste too. It is very important that this tooth gel does not contain Glycerin, which is an ingredient in most toothpaste and gels. Glycerin can interfere with strengthening your teeth, and it layers your tooth in a sticky film that keeps the minerals in your saliva from interacting with your enamel to strengthen it. You can purchase from Iherbs and enjoy free shipping when hits certain amount of order. http://www.iherb.com/Xlear-Inc-Xclear-Kids-Spry-Tooth-Gel-with-Xylitol-Strawberry-Banana-2-0-fl-oz-60-ml/29022 When your baby is older, i.e. more than 2 years old, it is recommended that to use flouride based toothpaste. I recommend this brand from iherbs toohttp://www.iherb.com/Tom-s-of-Maine-Natural-Children-s-Fluoride-Toothpaste-Silly-Strawberry-4-2-oz-119-g/37147Read more
You can consider Earth's Best Toothpaste for children. It is suitable for children from six months to three years. It's fluoride free, so safe to swallow for children who are unable to spit. There are available on iHerb and there are two flavours to choose from. http://sg.iherb.com/Kids-and-Baby-Toothpaste#p=1&bids=EABRead more
I think it is good to start now. Let them get used to the brushing motion so that they won't reject the brushing when they are much older. I used a soft bristle brush and that's all. I usually do it together with my girl, good for bonding as well.
Yes.. You should start now. You can get the toothbrushes from pigeon and Jack N' Jill toothpaste from Mothercare. I tried a few methods. From using damp cloth to finger brushes to toothbrushes.