Thursday, December 14, 2006

Day 297 - Brush Your Baby's Teeth in the Morning

Today's first time parenting tip - Brush your baby's teeth in the morning

By now your baby should have a couple teeth all the way in, with more on the way. Hopefully you've made a dentist appointment around his 1-year birthday (I need to get on that), and you're brushing his teeth with a soft bristled brush at least once a day.

I was of the mindset that it needed to be done at night, but our son usually is pretty drowsy after he's had his final bottle before bedtime. All it did was wake him back up and made it harder for him to fall asleep.

So we tried brushing his teeth in the morning after he's had a little breakfast. He's in a much better mood than at night, and he loves to help out and gum the toothbrush. And it doesn't interfere with his nighttime routine.

So if you're having trouble working a brushing in at night time, try doing it when dawn breaks. It may be easier all around.

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Anonymous Laura said...

We do it during his bath before he goes to bed. We pause at one point in the playing/washing to brush teeth, and he loves it. Sometimes my husband will brush his teeth while I do mine at the same time. He likes to watch me.

5:17 PM  

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