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I have a 20 month old son and we just found out that he as three cavities yesterday. He has had ALL of his teeth, including his molars, come in by 13 months. At first I thought I was lucky because he could eat solid foods and not have a problem chewing. Now I wish they came in a little later. I feel if they came in later, he wouldn't have a problem letting me brush his teeth, and cavities would have never formed.
I feel like a failure because it's my fault he has cavities. I'm guilty of not brushing his teeth after every meal and even everyday at times. I know this sounds very stupid, but I never thought babies could get cavities. I just want to know if there are any other moms on the same boat as me. If so, what have you done, or doing, to help prevent more cavities form? Now I brush his teeth everyday, and if possible, after every meal. I also heard that some people are more prone to getting cavities. Like if you're born with a fever, which he was, 104 to be exact.