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    Default Toothpaste with a 18 month old

    Im so sick of the conflicting info.

    One dentist told me 2 years start using childrens toothpaste

    Today another dentist told me start using it now, PLEASE!

    I have read conflicting info online.

    I tried DD with a tiny bit of toothpaste tonight and i think she swallowed some as she liked the taste lol but then i rinsed her mouth with water and she copied me spitting, i still think she ingested some.

    I really dont know what to do!
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    We use fluoride free ( weleda) , no problem if they swallow it!

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    DS uses Jack & Jill toothpaste which is both fluoride and SLS free. We'll switch him over when he understands not to swallow it.

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    Really naive question - what is the issue with them swallowing toothpaste with fluoride?

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Von Zipper View Post
    DS uses Jack & Jill toothpaste which is both fluoride and SLS free. We'll switch him over when he understands not to swallow it.
    I was just going to suggest Jack and Jill toothpaste

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    DD2 is 18mths and loves toothpaste. she tries to suck it off the brush so im sure she swallows some most days.

    just use a toothpaste suited to that age group and flouride free and should all be ok.

    great that she's mimicking you with the rinse and spit

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    Quote Originally Posted by Juzz View Post
    Really naive question - what is the issue with them swallowing toothpaste with fluoride?

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    I was going to ask that as well. There is fluoride in town Water and we swallow that (obviously! Well not me cause I drink tank water). And you can get fluoride tablets.

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    Fluoride is a poison and should definitely not be swallowed which is why they recommend children under 2 not use fluoride toothpaste as they can't spit it out ! Plus most countries do not have fluoride in their water ( especially Europe)

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    But we have it in our water and the dentist told me she needs low fluoride toothpaste? I thought the fluoride was important? Out of interest where do u get Jack and jill from? Ive never heard of it? x

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    I put a tiny tiny smear of toothpaste on my 22mth olds brush. It's the only way I can get her to brush her teeth. We just use a toothpaste that's for her age group, which I'm certain doesn't have fluoride in.


 

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