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How many parents out there use a cloth to clean out the newborn, infants mouth?

  1. tgopfrich profile image80
    tgopfrichposted 7 years ago

    How many parents out there use a cloth to clean out the newborn, infants mouth?

  2. Loveslove profile image58
    Lovesloveposted 7 years ago

    I certainly would never do that....the germs on a cloth are phenominal..even if it looks clean. I dont think there is any need to clean out a babies mouth.

  3. wytegarillaz profile image77
    wytegarillazposted 7 years ago

    Never heard of anyone doing that ?? I had 3 healthy girls - never did that myself , can't imagine why anyone would do it.

  4. Lisa HW profile image72
    Lisa HWposted 7 years ago

    I'm with those who never did it and never would.   Saliva is there to "clean" the mouth.  Newborns don't have teeth, so nobody has to worry about teeth cleaning.  Between germs and threads and the possibility of choking, I wouldn't use a cloth in a baby's mouth (no matter what "genius" recommended it or came up with some reason people ought to do that).

  5. tgopfrich profile image80
    tgopfrichposted 7 years ago

    I just heard it from a doctor, and my baby was born with a tooth

  6. Pamela N Red profile image85
    Pamela N Redposted 7 years ago

    I think you are referring to cleaning their teeth with a washcloth. I did but that was before they had baby toothbrushes. I think a toothbrush works better.

    If they have teeth, they should be cleaned.

 
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