My 6 month old has horrible breath, is this normal? What can I do?

Diana - posted on 01/29/2010 ( 5 moms have responded )

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About a month and a half ago I satrted noticing my daughters breath. It has gotten worse since, all her toys smell like it, her hands. I'm afraid to let anyone hold her. Help!

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Amber - posted on 01/29/2010

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there could also be food stuck behind her tonsils if you take her to ur ped. when they check her mouth they can swab it and get rid of it.. we had this problem with my little guy.. n i brushed 2-3 times a day and finialy i took him in and one swip and it was gone! hope this helps!

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Ms. Erin - posted on 01/29/2010

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You might check for thrush or maybe she's a little constipated, too. Could be just a lingering odor from whatever she's eating. I don't think it's anything to worry about. :)

Monica - posted on 01/29/2010

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my friend has a 15 month old boy, about 6 months ago we started to notice that he breath was really really bad. the smell attached to his clothes and toys, and after numerous doctors appointment they had no idea what was wrong. He went for a ct scan where they found that he had stuck a peice of foam up his nose, and it was rotting. they removed the foam and he is fine now, but it was far up his nose that no one could see it, so I would suggest that you have your doctor do a thorough investigation of your daughters nasal system. hope this helps, good luck :)

Brooke - posted on 01/29/2010

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You can start brush a 6 month old baby's teeth and tonge. With a baby tooth brush and water or floride free tooth paste there is also baby gum cleaner. I would rinse her mouth out with a wet wash rag after a bottle or give her some water after feedings. If this doesn't help the problem along with cleaning her toys....consult your dr.

Kristle - posted on 01/29/2010

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I would use extremly diluted bleach to clean her toys just our a capful into a bathtub filled with shallow water and let them soak and dry before you give them back. Buy the infant tooth paste at your local store and after she eats or drinks a bottle just rub her gums and tongue as best you can. This should help

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