Baby Toothbrush Buying Guide
Once your baby's first teeth start to come out, a baby toothbrush is perfect for cleaning their small teeth.
What to Consider
As your baby's teeth starts to set in, you will require a lightly bristled toothbrush for gentle cleaning. Around 12 months, they will move into a "normal" bristled toothbrush which they can learn to use. Training sets include all of these brushes for easy switching as your baby gets older.
Safety shields and easy grip, flexible toothbrushes make it easier for your baby to brush their own teeth. Gum massagers are useful if you want to massage your baby's mouth during teething.
All plastic toothbrushes are BPA free. Silicone heads are good for the first 12 months as they are flexible and soft, therefore easier to use.
|Popular brands||Baby Banana||Mothercare||Tommee Tippee||Pigeon||NUK Gerber||Colgate||Oral B||Jack n Jill|
|Model||Teething Toothbrush for Infants||Finger Toothbrush||Toothbrush Trainer Set||Baby Training Toothbrush Set||Healthy Start Training Toothbrush Set||My First Toothbrush||Stage 1 Toothbrush||Silicone Baby Toothbrush|
|Type||Teething||Teething||Trainer Set||Trainer Set||Trainer Set||Toothbrush||Toothbrush||Toothbrush|
|Features||Flexible, easy grip||Gum massager||Gum massager, easy grip||Detachable safety shield||Detachable safety shield, 360 massage brush for gums||Extra-soft bristles||Cushioned head||Safety shield|
|Age||0-12 months||0-12 months||7-18 months||6-18 months||3-15 months||6-24 months||4-24 months||1-3 years|
|Material||Silicone head, plastic body||Plastic||Plastic||Rubber head, plastic body||Rubber bristles, plastic body||Plastic||Plastic||Silicone head, plastic body|
|Where to buy||Lazada||Mothercare||Mothercare||Pupsik||Agape Babies||Colgate||Red Mart||Pupsik|
- According to the American Dental Association, babies should get their first dental exam when they are 1 year old. Here's a list of paediatric dentists in Singapore https://mykinderpass.com/kids-health/paediatric-dentist
- Clean your baby's mouth with a warm, wet piece of cloth until teeth are fully visible, usually around 6 months.
- Replace a toothbrush every 3-4 months to avoid bacteria buildup. Your baby will also likely require a larger toothbrush by this time.
- Drooling, swollen gums, crying, and a slightly elevated temperature are all signs of teething. Ease your babies pain by using a teething ring, gum massage toothbrush, or massaging their teeth with your finger.
Encourage your baby to start brushing by singing a song or brushing your teeth alongside your baby.
- Sugary food causes teeth decay in babies, avoid putting your baby to bed with a bottle or feeding them sugary liquids.
- Let your baby grip their toothbrush, this will help them when it comes to learning to brush their teeth.
- Cleaning your baby's gums with a cloth after feedings helps fight bacterial growth
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