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Your baby’s first toothbrush

Even before your baby’s first tooth pops through, it’s a good idea to start brushing, so that he gets used to the sensation. Twice a day, smear a tiny amount of low-fluoride toothpaste on a baby toothbrush and gently brush in a circular motion. Don’t rinse, the toothpaste works better if it stays in his mouth. Encourage him to join in with the brushing – even if it’s simply chewing the brush! 

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Mam First Toothbrush, £3.50, amazon.co.uk

With an easy-grip handle and soft bristles, this makes it simpler for your little one to learn how to brush his teeth. Once you’ve cleaned them for him, give him this to hold while you brush yours, and he’ll copy you. Suitable from six months. 
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Mothercare Finger Toothbrush, £2.99, mothercare.com

Pop this on the end of your finger for a gentle, easy way to clean your baby’s teeth and gums. It can also help to massage sore gums during teething, and get him used to the sensation of brushing his teeth. It comes in a handy travel case. Suitable from birth.
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Brush baby BabySonic Electric Toothbrush, £8.99, Johnlewis.com

This vibrating brush has soft bristles and a small head. The two-minute light timer helps little ones understand how long to brush for. Suitable from birth. 
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Brush Baby Chewable Toothbrush, £4.95, amazon.co.uk 

The perfect shape for little mouths, this can be cooled to help soothe teething, used with or without toothpaste or teething gel. Let your baby chew on it to keep teeth and gums clean. From 10 months. 
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Banana Brush, £7.99, kiddicare.com

This is specially designed to make brushing fun for a baby. The banana-peel handles are easy for tiny hands to get to grips with, and the soft silicone is ideal for teething. It’s dishwasher-safe too. Suitable from three months.
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MAM Oral Care Rabbit, £4.69, amazon.co.uk

Wear this oral care rabbit like a glove, and let your baby chew on its ears (your fingers). The special microfibres clean your baby's mouth and remove bacteria right from birth. 

 
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