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    Fruit juice for baby

    I read from somewhere that we should not give fruit juice for baby as it will lead to dental caries.
    I havebeen using baby rice mixed with Garbur fruit juice for a week now! Will it do any harm to the baby?It seems to make him poo everyday, sometime twice a day (but not runny...sorry!). He used to go every 5 days when he was on solely breastmilk. So I thought it does him good but then I don't want any side effect such as tooth problems in the future.
    He has 1 tooth so far.
    Any suggestion?

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    Gerber fruit juice that I used. Sorry.

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    i used to mix rice cereal with a little prune juice to keep my two regular. it hasn't hurt them. they are eventually going to have juice, etc so a little won't kill them or their teeth. just keep the amount under control.

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    I used about 2 ounces!! That's too much right?

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    u probably can make it 1 oz we also gave our son prune juice but we used 2 prunes as he also pooped once a day

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    fruit juice causing dental caries is usually in reference to giving baby fruit juice in a bottle. Mixing with cereal and in a sippy cup is OK as it is not wedged in the mouth for a continuous period of time

    "Tooth decay occurs when the enamel, which is the protective coating on the teeth, breaks down. The mouth naturally has bacteria in it. When a baby drinks liquids through a bottle, the liquids can pool near the gums and teeth."

    "......Baby bottle tooth decay occurs when any liquid other than water is in contact with the teeth for a long time."

    Source: http://www.medicineonline.com/articl...oth-Decay.html

    So don't worry! :)

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    But do we need to clean his tooth and gum at night? I'm doing that by using dry gauze pad. Is that ok? or wet is better?

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    Quote Originally Posted by adahc View Post
    But do we need to clean his tooth and gum at night? I'm doing that by using dry gauze pad. Is that ok? or wet is better?
    I asked my dentist about how to pretend new baby's gum and teeth. He told me not to worry too much, just give baby some water (very little) after meal, day time and at night both. Then use wet pad to wash baby's gum, at least once before baby goes to bed. When his first tooth comes out, then use infant toothbrush.
    So, I think any food you give to your baby won't hurt his tooth if you could wash baby's mouth after.

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