Did you know that good oral care for a baby should start even before the first tooth appears?
Fact: a baby’s teeth are formed whilst in the womb, and when a child is born, the teeth are fully formed and under the gums just waiting to come out! Actually on some rare occasions, a baby can be born with teeth. (Cue ‘ouch!’ from many breastfeeding mums!)
When? Start looking after baby gums from day 1 of life!
Why? Even squidgy adorable babies get bacteria in their mouths. It can't harm the gums before the teeth emerge, but because it can be hard to tell when and where the teeth are coming through, you'll want to start oral care early.
It’s a misconception that teeth ‘break through’ the gums. They don’t! Basically the gum ‘flaps’ recede to allow a new tooth to emerge. So keeping the area clean of bacteria, including milky deposits from breastfeeding, is very helpful. PLUS it familiarises a baby with having its mouth cleaned as part of a daily routine… making it easier to transition to the toothbrushing stage later on (and reducing toothbrushing tantrums!)
How? Brush-Baby can help with its range of specially-designed products for the unique needs of little ones aged from newborn to 6 years, stocked in Boots stores and online. From handy Teething Wipes to pop in your Changing Bag, to yummy tastebud-friendly, Teething Toothpaste with soothing Camomile, which can be applied to a variety of small mouth-wide Teethers and Toothbrushes.
Offer: From January 16th to 20th February, Boots have a 20% offer across the Brush-Baby range, and if you’re a Boots Advantage Card Holder, you can get points as well as saving money! Health, savings and points - triple whammy!