9 possible causes and cares for baby bad breath

9 possible causes and cares for baby bad breathA baby is so adorable giving you a cute smile. However, have you noticed bad breath of your baby? You might wonder if such a small baby has bad breath.
Some might think if something is wrong with the organs, and others would check the childcare book if they brush the baby’s teeth in a right way. Even if you want to take the baby to a doctor, it could be difficult considered second infection by other patients or going by a public transport.

So, I’ll introduce you 9 possible causes and cares for baby bad breath. I hope it helps you get rid of the anxious feeling.



9 possible causes and cares for baby bad breath

 

1: Bad breath gets stronger after waking up and eating


A baby has bad breath right after they wake up because secretion of saliva is little while sleeping. The same thing happens about 3 hours after eating, too. Give the baby tea or milk around that time.

 

2: Cavity or an ailment of gums


New baby teeth are protected by saliva, but they are vulnerable while sleeping due to less saliva. If the baby fell asleep before brushing the teeth, just clean the teeth with your finger covered by a gauze.

If you are worried if the baby has a cavity, go see a dentist first, and the baby may get rid of bad breath. Some babies have gingivitis or pyorrhea.

 

3: Review baby snacks


What kind of snacks do you give your baby? Do you give them one from a shop? To get rid of bad breath, it’s recommendable to give them fruits at around 3pm. Fruits are nutritious for a baby who can be lack of some nutrients.

It’s very good to eat fruits even if the baby doesn’t have bad breath.

 

4: Does the baby have the same sleeping cycle with the parents?


Every family has their own life cycle. For an emotional aspect, it’s good to stay up a little with a baby or play with them after work.

However, a baby needs enough sleep. Prevent them from being luck of sleep so they can have a good constitution. Make them sleep by 9pm.

 

5: Does the baby have balanced meal?


You can buy anything to eat in a convenience store. But food such as a packed meal contains a lot of food additive, and some contain too much carbohydrate.

Some parents give their babies snacks which contain vegetables just because the babies don’t like the real vegetables, but those snacks have too much salt and actually only little vegetable.

So don’t feed the baby snacks instead of a meal. Give them balanced meal 3 times a day so they can have a good secretion of saliva.

 

6: Is the baby’s tongue whitish?


The normal color of a tongue is red. If the tongue is whitish, bad breath must come from it. The cause of the whitish tongue is bacteria.

There is a very good item for tongue care, which is “TheraBreath” in the United States. You can buy one online in Japan. It’s the item to clean the tongue with a special stick with a gel.

You can also brush your teeth with it, and it’s even better to use liquid to rinse your mouth.

 

7: Does the baby have a cold? Bad breath could come from the stomach


A fever or a cold can produce bad breath. When you exhaust yourself, your stomach gets tired, too. As an easy care, use sugarless yoghurt when brushing the teeth, and just swallow it in the end.

Yoghurt has a bactericidal effect, so it washes the stomach.

 

8: Is there anything in a baby’s nose by accident?


The mouth and the nose are connected. Check first if the baby’s nose is blocked. If they have a runny nose when they don’t have a cold, I recommend you to take them to otolaryngology department.

Also, if the baby breathes not through the nose but through the mouth, they could have a congested nose or adenoid enlargement. Mouth-breathing makes the mouth dry and the detergency of saliva weaker, which leads bad breath.

 

9: Does the baby play actively as usual?


If the baby looks sick or down when they don’t have a cold, a disease of internal organs could be related. A heavy disease such as hepatic failure or kidney failure could cause bad breath.

In this case, the baby will have other symptoms other than bad breath, so you should take them to a pediatrics or a healthcare center.

 

How did you find it?

I introduced you 9 possible causes and cares for baby bad breath. A baby speaks a lot, so give them water often and brush their teeth properly. Then you don’t need to worry about bad breath so much.

Recently, a lot of people are sensitive for smell, and some mothers take their babies to a doctor saying “My baby has bad breath.” But in most cases, they have no problem. Just be careful not to pucker your face or say that they stink when you smell baby bad breath.

Otherwise the baby will not be able to make a good relationship with others. A baby loves a mom. Please check these 9 reasons and cares before going to see a doctor. I hope this article is helpful.

 

Summary

9 possible causes and cares for baby bad breath

1: Bad breath gets stronger after waking up and eating
2: Cavity or an ailment of gums
3: Review baby snacks
4: Does the baby have the same sleeping cycle with the parents?
5: Does the baby have balanced meal?
6: Is the baby’s tongue whitish?
7: Does the baby have a cold? Bad breath could come from the stomach
8: Is there anything in a baby’s nose by accident?
9: Does the baby play actively as usual?