Thank you Mommies, for all your comments about the use of toothpaste in my previous post. Seemed like most of you have used First Teeth toothpaste. XY used this brand too when she was first introduced to toothpaste. I didn't let CE try that coz I don't feel comfortable with him swallowing so much of it, although it's supposed to be edible. A few gulps once in awhile, I guess it's safe. But the whole thing every time he brushes his teeth? I'm a bit skeptical. After all, it's still toothpaste, not food. LOL That's why I'm waiting for him to be able to spit out the water first before introducing toothpaste.
It's been almost a week that I've taught him to spit out the water after gargling, but he's still drinking it. Since I'm using boiled water, he can drink all he wants. I think after a few weeks of trying, if he still doesn't get the idea of spitting, I'll get him First Teeth toothpaste. Hopefully he'll think that it's yucky and spit it out. If he thinks it tastes good (and swallow it all the time), then I guess I'll have to postpone the use of toothpaste. Not an issue I'm sure, as they're only milk teeth.