Bad baby breath!

Renae - posted on 07/11/2010 ( 6 moms have responded )

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My 16mo baby boy has bad breath. It's not completely repulsive but bad enough that you don't want him breathing in your face. He has 6 teeth, I brush his teeth and gums (just with water and a toddler toothbrush) every night. He always drinks water with his food. He eats normal toddler table food. Is this normal? What else can I do?

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Alyssa - posted on 03/28/2011

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yep, I'd go to the docs and get it checked out. There are many medical issues that can cause bad breath from diabetes to constipation and throat infections

Chloe - posted on 07/11/2010

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you can use a little toothpaste on his toothbrush, only the size of a pea tho, if you're unsure consult your gp or doctor... or you can try and track down childrens toothpaste... my daughter has been using toothpaste from 16 months and she now loves to brush her teeth.... good luck Renae

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Joy - posted on 03/28/2011

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I have read that if you let them eat from your silverware/drink from your cup any bad breath, gingivitis, etc that you have will be given to him so I would advise to make sure no one shares anything with him. This is also what can cause cavities in children. But also what everyone else said about it possibly being a med condition, and also maybe check with your dentist they may have some advise for you.

Jody - posted on 03/28/2011

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have you considered talking to your dr about it? perhaps a visit with the ENT (ears nose and throat dr) may help. does y our child snore? i went thru that with my son he had his adenoids out which helped his breathing and snoring. just a thought they may be able to give you a better idea. oh and they make toddler toothpaste for kids that if they swallow it is ok and is good for them. check your local walmart of target for em. there is a picture of lil bear on it or thomas the train.

Stifler's - posted on 03/28/2011

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My kid has fish breath too even though he doesn't eat fish. So did my brother when he was a toddler I remember.

Lenor - posted on 03/28/2011

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Bad breath can be a giveaway for a throat infection. I'd check in with the Doctor just to be sure.

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