Home > Parenting > Child > How to care for your baby 19 August 2003 Baby bottle syndrome Baby bottle syndrome causes damage to primary teeth, especially the top four teeth. We show you how you can prevent it. 0 ASK The Paediatrician » Follow Health24 on Facebook » Quiz Are you ready for a baby? » Subscribe Parenting newsletter » 10 interesting Down syndrome facts Autistic savant 'reads minds' Baby bottle syndrome causes damage to primary teeth, especially the top four teeth. The cause of this syndrome is when your baby falls asleep when you breastfeed him/her or goes to sleep with a bottle of milk, fruit juice or sweetened fluid (such as tea with sugar). How you can prevent it: Let your baby finish drinking before you put him/her down. If your baby is used to falling asleep with a bottle, only give a bottle containing clean water. Don’t add sugar to fluids. Avoid acid-containing fluids such as fruit juice. If your baby is used to drinking fruit juice when he goes to sleep, dilute it gradually. Try to remove the bottle as soon as possible. NEXT ON HEALTH24X Childcare workers need to follow hand-washing guidelines 2016-12-02 10:40 More: ChildHow to care for your baby advertisement Read Health24’s Comments Policy Comment on this story 0 comments Comments have been closed for this article. Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Loading comments... From our sponsors Sun protection for all children Understanding your sunscreen The science behind cosmeceuticals Do you know these 5 facts about skincare? Live healthier How loud is too loud? » Heal your hearing Pain relievers linked to hearing loss in women FDA approves balloon device to clear Eustachian tube SEE: Interesting facts about hearing loss Our ears perform quite a complex job – not only are they responsible for helping us hear, they also assist with balance. Get back into your healthy habits » 7 beach sports to keep you active 7 reasons to start running Here's how to get yourself back into exercise after a break 5 ways to kickstart your fitness routine in 2017 With the festive season at an end, getting back into your fitness routine should be a breeze with these five steps.