Baby Steps - Managing the Toothbrush Battle

Ashley Jenkins, Meadow Gold Healthy Baby contest manger  and Dr. Christopher Yamada D.D.S. stop by the studio to discuss baby contest and "Managing the Toothbrush Battle," with one's children.

The Battle of the toothbrush with Dr. Chris Yamada

When should you first start cleaning your baby's teeth?

What's the best way to gently introduce tooth brushing?

What should parents do if their children resist tooth brushing?

What are some tips on how to brush your child's teeth correctly?

When are children old enough to brush their own teeth?

Meadow Gold Dairies and The Queens Medical Center will be co-sponsoring a live chat on at 9:30am today (Tuesday, August 30th)

Parents can log on to ask  Dr.Yamada questions they may have on their battles of the toothbrush with their children.

Contestants eligible DOB; Dec 9th 2008 – Jan. 9th 2010

1.          People's Choice

Online voting of photos

Posted at

Vote for favorite

2.            Costume

Through costume, explain why they are a healthy baby

Registration starts: July 25th (Mon) thru Sept 25th (Sun)

1st preliminary: Oct. 15th (Sat) @ Ala Moana Centerstage; 10am-1pm

2nd preliminary: Oct. 22nd (Sat) @ Pearlridge Uptown; 10am-1pm

FINALS: Oct 30th (Sun) @ Ala Moana Centerstage; 10am-1pm


1.            The five place winners are awarded a U.S. savings bond ranging from $2,500 to $500 as well as numerous toys and prizes from Meadow Gold Dairies of Hawaii.

2.            People's Choice Winner and Costume Contest Winners receive a gift basket and a year supply of Meadow Gold Milk.