Dental care for babies, toddlers, and young children is more important than you might think. At this early stage of their life, the care and attention paid to your little one's developing gums and teeth can have a significant impact on their future dental health.
Alex and Moo stocks a wide range of dental care products for babies and young children, including toothbrushes, toothpaste, teething gel, and even floss! Make dental hygiene a part of your child's everyday routine to set them on a positive path for the rest of their life.
When Should You Start Cleaning A Baby's Mouth?
When it comes to dental care, it's best to start early!
While they may not be visible, teeth develop during the gestation period, eventually breaking through a few months after birth. Before this point, the Australian Dental Association advises that parents may want to use a clean, damp washcloth to clean their little one's gums.
As soon as a baby's first tooth pops through the gums, they are at risk for tooth decay and other dental problems, which is why it's so important to establish good oral hygiene habits right from the start.
A soft-bristled toothbrush made specifically for infants can help remove harmful bacteria from their delicate gums. As your baby begins eating solid foods and their teeth continue to grow, try introducing a pea-sized amount of toothpaste. You may also choose to start flossing once your little one has two teeth touching side by side. Of course, it's best to consult with your dentist before introducing any new products or dental hygiene practices.
Starting these habits early will set your child up for a lifetime of good oral hygiene. Don't wait until it's too late — give your little one's smile the love and care it deserves!
When Should A Baby Start Using Toothpaste?
Children and adults have different dental needs and concerns, which is why it's important to use child-specific dental products.
Take toothpaste, for example. The Australian Dental Association recommends introducing toothpaste at 18 months of age and that it should be low or free from fluoride. Alex and Moo make achieving this easy with the Jack' N' Jill Toothpaste, which is SLS-free and contains no fluoride, sugar, or artificial colours.
How To Care For A New Baby's Teeth
No two babies are alike, but most parents will find that teeth start appearing between four and ten months of age.
Teething can cause some discomfort for babies, the classic signs of which include swollen gums, excessive drooling, crying, and difficulty sleeping. At this point, you may want to use a teething gel to help soothe discomfort.
As soon as a tooth appears, you should schedule an appointment with a dentist. They may recommend brushing your little one's teeth gently with a baby toothbrush to prevent bacteria from developing. As your baby grows and more teeth begin to appear, you can start introducing other products, including toothpaste and floss, in line with your dentist's recommendations.
Taking care of those tiny teeth now sets the stage for healthy smiles in the future. Don't hesitate to ask your dentist for tips and advice on keeping those pearly whites in tip-top shape. Happy brushing!
Shop For Baby Dental Care Products At Alex And Moo
Alex and Moo offer a carefully selected range of the best dental care products for your little one.
Purchasing baby toothbrushes, toothpaste, and more from our collection is an excellent decision, as we only stock eco-friendly, high-quality products that prioritise your baby's health and that of the environment.
Check out the complete collection of baby dental products on our website today.
Doll is as described, her hair covers the implant a bit much but that is a design thing & I can cut it so that my cochlear implant wearing 2 year old can see that her doll wears a processor too - and doesn’t take it off! Thank you for making these available.
These plates are fantastic! We use them all the time - for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The colours are gorgeous and fun. The quality is high - easy to clean in the dishwasher too.
We love these little soft dolls which we all call "sisters"
Well made and so soft - really beautiful
These are delightful soft dolls (which we have called sisters) and to have the Organic Cotton Doll Carrier adds so much to my granddaughter's (and my) play each weekend. We love them!
I would like to say what wonderful service I received from Alex and Moo and am very happy to have dealt with your company. So far I haven’t seen the erected bike but look forward to seeing my little one enjoying her birthday present.
Products are great and delivery was really quick.
Love these wooden toys, previously bought the ice cream cart and it is still a favourite toy
My two grand children love these cups for their morning smoothies when they come to visit Nanny
Very happy will be ordering more
Interesting and activities useful for curious children
With the original 6 pack, there were two cups slightly smaller and made different around the rims. My daughter in law noticed this. I did send a message but no reply as to why this was being in a set of 6. In addition I brought an extra 2 cups to match the 8 plates I akk K do brought. I’m very happy with these products but really thought someone could have acknowledged my original question as to why 2 cups in a sold set of 6, were obviously made different.
Great quality. Will purchase more again soon
Awesome little dummy's, great quality and a much cuter natural rubber option than the little orange ones you can get. The colours and cute little shapes cut out around the mouth piece are just adorable and suit every outfit. Not to mention bub loves them, the Orthodontic Teat is slightly more exaggerated than a normal one which I think is making it easier for bub to keep in her mouth without dropping. Overall 5 stars - can't beat 0% toxins with 100% cuteness.
Couldn’t be more happy. Free delivery and quick. Trike arrived on time. The crate was a great addition and so was the personalised name plate.
This was for my grandsons 1st birthday and he absolutely loves it! He’s not a big kid and I was a bit concerned it may be too big for a while but it’s perfect. He can get on and off of it with ease and was so proud of himself in front of his little friends. Would happily recommend this for any small child. Love the fact the shipping was free and quick so it arrived in plenty of time.