A Guide to Establishing a Good Oral Routine for Your Newborn
These are the common questions we always hear from new parents:
"When should I start cleaning newborn's mouth?",
"How to clean newborn's mouth?",
"Why do I need to clean newborn's mouth?", etc.
In this article, we will have all your questions answered on how to establish a good oral hygiene routine for your newborn.
Why is it important to clean newborn's mouth?
Cleaning baby's mouth, tongue and gums is important to maintain a good oral hygiene. Without a good oral care, they may develop oral cavities and other oral health problems like thrush, recurrent mouth ulcers, baby bottle tooth decay and loss of appetite. Moreover, the warm and wet environment of a baby's mouth is the perfect breeding ground for germs and bad bacteria if they are not cleaned everyday. Hence, it is important to keep your newborns need their mouth, tongue and gums free from bad bacteria to avoid all these potential oral health issues.
When should I start cleaning my newborn's mouth?
You should begin your baby's oral hygiene routine before his/her first milk tooth erupts. That is, start cleaning your baby's mouth, tongue and gums as soon as they start drinking milk. Make it a habit to clean their mouth after every feed or at least twice a day. This will help your baby get used to having his or her mouth cleaned and ease the transition to using toothbrush later.
How to clean my newborn's mouth?
- Put your baby in the position.
- Wrap a piece of Wet Cleaning Cotton around your finger and slowly place your fingertip on the lower lip of your baby.
- Rub and massage your baby's inner cheek and gums in a circular motion and scrape the surface of the tongue to remove the white milk coating.
- Talk or sing to them while cleaning and make it a habit to clean after every feed to maintain good oral hygiene.
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How to maintain baby's good oral hygiene?
- Never put your baby to bed with a bottle of formula or breastmilk. If your baby falls asleep while breastfeeding, remove breast from his/her mouth.
- If your baby must have a bedtime bottle to relax, fill it with plain water only.
- Avoid testing the temperature of milk with your mouth because you can pass the bacteria to your baby through saliva.
- Always sterilise all parts of the bottle if you bottle feed your baby.
- Keep your nipples clean by washing them daily with warm water in the shower or clean with Wet Cleaning Cotton after each feeding.
- Clean your baby's mouth after each feeding or at least twice a day with Wet Cleaning Cotton which contains 100% purified water.
to remove milk residue effectively.
Start cleaning your baby's mouth, tongue and gums with Wet Cleaning Cotton today!