Should I clean my 4 month old baby's gums and how should I do it?
~â¥Little Miss - posted on 06/19/2013
I was gonna suggest the same as Kelly. I liked using the kid sized wash cloths because they fit better in their little mouths. Just use cold tap water....should be fine unless your tap water is not considered fit for drinking.
YES! It is VERY important to begin good oral hygiene very early on. Failure to clean the gums can introduce bacterial growth, like thrush, which is very painful, as well as others that will weaken the gums and possibly cause gum disease.
To clean her gums, just take a damp washcloth and wrap it around your finger. Gently swab her gums with your cloth covered finger. No need for soaps or toothpaste at this time, just clean water.
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