Begin cleaning your baby's tongue from the first few days after birth to help them develop good oral hygiene habits.
Gently wipe your baby's tongue with a soft, wet cloth or gauze pad. You can also use a special tongue cleaner designed for babies.
Do not use toothpaste or other cleaning agents to clean your baby's tongue, as they can be harsh and irritate the baby's mouth.
Use gentle pressure when cleaning your baby's tongue to avoid causing any discomfort or pain.
Aim to clean your baby's tongue at least once a day, preferably after each feeding.
Be sure to clean the sides of your baby's tongue, as this is where bacteria can accumulate.
Incorporate tongue cleaning into your daily routine, such as during bath time or before bedtime.
Keep an eye out for any signs of infection, such as white patches on the tongue or sores in the mouth, and consult a healthcare provider if you have concerns.