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#1 of 7 Old 03-25-2009, 10:59 PM - Thead Starter
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So I was at my parents house with Jerren and the discussion came up of cleaning his gums.. I didn't know I needed to... My dad said they cleaned my gums when I was a new born..wow NO one told me this until now...

So do I need to clean his gums?

My dad said use a wash cloth but I would rather use something else.
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You can use a washcloth. If you'd like to use something else, just check in the baby care aisle at any drugstore or Walmart....Baby oragel has a set with a little soft "scrubber" brush that goes on your finger and cleaning gel that is safe to use with babies.

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I was told I didn't need to do anything except use a washcloth for thr first few months. And yeah, i never knew anything about it until my OB mentioned it at Drew's 2 week check up.

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My Ped told me not to worry about it until I started to see his teeth come though, and/or he starts eating solid foods prety regular.

We got the tooth and gum clenser like one of the other ladies suggested when he was about 3 months. Used that until his teeth was completely though, then had to get a regular tooth brush bc he bit me a few times and would not let loose lol.

He loves to brush his teeth. We brush them, then let him take control.
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I used the orajel scubber along with the washcloth for both my kids. Its good to do that, formula builds up ive heard
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well I cleaned his gums a few days ago with some gauze... LOL he seemed to like it... I guess I will clean them at his bath times.
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I believe itz all up 2 you but I think it could help to just wipe out with a warm rag. His eats more than 3 times a day so you wanna keep that milk film from building and when he start jar f00d and solids you should really do it..
I started my daughter at like 2 months
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