How can I prevent decay caused by nursing or using a bottle?
When your child begins to get teeth, avoid nursing them to sleep. Avoid putting anything other than water in their bedtime bottle/sippy cup. Children should be weaned from a bottle around 12-14 months. There is a lot of sugar in breast milk, milk, juice, tea, sodas, etc. Putting your child to bed with anything other than water can cause tooth decay due to the amount of sugar sitting on their teeth overnight.