My babys teeth

I Do not worry if your baby's teeth come in earlier or later than the dates shown here. Babies can chew most foods with their gums!

I Clean your baby's teeth gently as soon as they appear. Use a soft toothbrush, soft cloth or gauze at least once a day, after feeding.

I Be sure that your baby is getting fluoride from the water supply or from drops to help protect against cavities.

Do not put your baby to bed with a bottle to help him or her sleep. Sugar in drinks — even milk and formula — that stays in your baby's mouth can cause baby bottle tooth decay.

UPPER

1.

Central Incisor

(about 7 1/2 mo.)

2.

Lateral Incisor

(about 9 mo.)

3.

Cuspids

(about 18 mo.)

4.

First Year Molar

(about 14 mo.)

5.

Second Year Molar

(about 24 mo.)

LOWER

5.

Second Year Molar

(about 20 mo.)

4.

First Year Molar

(about 12 mo.)

3.

Cuspids

(about 16 mo.)

2.

Lateral Incisor

(about 7 mo.)

1.

Central Incisor

(about 6 mo.)

DATE TOOTH APPEARS

Questions I want to ask:

1. How much should my baby sleep?

Advice and answers to my questions:

1 week

YOUR BABY AND YOU:

I Baby's navel should be healed about 2-3 weeks after birth. If your baby boy was circumcised, he should heal in 1-2 weeks.

I Baby will eat every 2-3 hours.

I Most new parents are tired. Try to rest when your baby sleeps.

I Never leave your baby alone in a room (except in a crib or playpen), outside, in a bath, or in a car.

I Check the temperature of your baby's bath water by dipping your elbow in the water. The water should feel warm but not hot.

Questions I want to ask:

1. How much should my baby sleep?

2. Will my baby need fluoride drops to protect his/her teeth?

Advice and answers to my questions:

First newborn health checkup visit

Date:

Name of Health Care Giver Seen:

Baby's Age (weeks): Weight: Length:

Head Circumference:

Tests/Immunizations:

□ Newborn Screening Blood Type:

List any other tests/shots/developmental screening your baby had: Date of Next Appointment:

Other visits or problems since baby's last appointment:

Problem Date Advice/Treatment

Questions I want to ask:

1. How do I know my baby is getting enough to eat?

2. How often should I bathe my baby?

Advice and answers to my questions:

1 month

YOUR BABY AND YOU:

I Some babies will sleep almost all of the time.

I It is important to talk to your baby when you feed, change, bathe, or play with him or her and listen when your baby makes sounds. Your baby will begin to respond to you, smiling and squealing as you talk to him or her.

I Always use the car safety seat. Check the instructions or ask for help if you are not sure how to use it correctly.

I Don't let people smoke around your baby.

Questions I want to ask:

1. How do I know my baby is getting enough to eat?

2. How often should I bathe my baby?

Advice and answers to my questions:

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