Water is ok. Any liquid, other then plain water, can cause early childhood caries, mother's milk included. This is both an emotionally and financially devastating disease that can rapidly destroy an infants teeth. Prevention is easy - only use plain water in nap time and night time bottles. Start cleaning your babes teeth as soon as they come in. See pediatric dentist by age one year.
Establish a . Consistent bedtime with a routine of reading, rocking, feeding & wiping out your baby''s mouth before putting her in her crib, on her back, drowsy but awake before 5 mos. To avoid 1) dental caries in erupting teeth at 5-6 months 2) developmental night crying at 6 months & > 3) trained night feeding at 6 mos. & > 4) ear infections from formula's refluxing into her middle ears.
Yes. As soon as a baby's first teeth appear—usually by age six months or so—the child is susceptible to decay. This condition is often referred to as baby bottle tooth decay or early childhood caries (cavities). In some unfortunate cases, infants and toddlers have experienced severe tooth decay that has resulted in dental restorations or extractions.
Yes. Try to avoid having your baby get it the habit of falling asleep with the bottle in the mouth. This is especially important if your baby has teeth. Once the teeth erupt, get in the habit of brushing your baby's teeth regularly with a flouride-free toothpaste. Once your baby is at the appropriate age (ask your doctor), fluoridated water daily will also help to prevent cavities.
That depends. On what is in the bottle -- juice, milk -- no. Water is okay. Hope this helps.