Childhood Diseases

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Posted by: Kimmy | 2007/03/29

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13 month olds not walking yet

Hi everyone

Do twins wait for each other to do things I have thirteen months old twins a boy and a girl, the boy is faster than the girl he started standing by himself when he was eleven months old but he wont lift a leg he just laughs and goes down the girl is a bit slow she only started crawling at eight months is he by any chance waiting for her to catch up. My boys milk teeth are yellow i think because they had diarrhea and we took them off formula we gave them juice and kids rooibos tea is there anything I can do we bought them toothpaste and toothbrushes but its not helping they also do not like it.

Expert's Reply

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Paediatrician

Children usually start walking at about the age of 13 months. It is quite common for children's teeth to be stained by teas such as rooibos. Keep up your programme of careful brushing of their teeth.

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Posted by: Kimmy | 2007/03/29

Thank you very much Esme I will get Spiffies for them

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Posted by: Esme | 2007/03/29

I don't know about the walking bit. It is very important that you brush their teeth twice a day. Juice is very bad for milk teeth and if not brushed, it will start rotting. Sugars in juice, milk, formula and foods can stimulate bacteria in the mouth, resulting in a buildup of harmful plaque and early tooth decay. There is something on the market called Spiffies which contains zylitol, studies have shown that xylitol safely inhibits these plaque forming bacteria.Its a wipe that cleans their teeth and is more managable than a toothbrush.

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