Mellow Mummy: Celebrating 9 years of Brush Baby : Taking life as it comes...

Sunday 22 January 2017

Celebrating 9 years of Brush Baby

It is about 5 years since Lara and Holly first started using Brush Baby products; their innovative chewable toothbrush for babies and toddlers was Holly's first ever introduction to a toothbrush. This year Brush Baby are celebrating their 9th birthday and they invited us to take a look back on our Brush Baby years.

Brush Baby early years toothcare is a journey designed to help your little ones practice good dental care from the day their teeth start to form. Soft dental wipes for sensitive gums were the start of Holly's journey, quickly followed by the chewable toothbrush. At the time we were having big problems trying to get Lara to clean her teeth and I'm convinced that introducing a toothbrush from such a young age with Holly helped to create a routine - we've never had the same sort of resistance from Holly.

As my girls have grown up they've learned good tooth-brushing habits. Holly still needs help to brush her teeth and we'll continue to help her with co-ordination when brushing for another few years to make sure she learns to look after her teeth as best she can; brushing twice a day with a gentle children's toothbrush. These days Brush Baby have a wide range of tooth brushes for the early years including a sonic toothbrush to different age ranges which really makes toothrushing time fun.

The KidzSonic Electric Toothbrush is available for children aged 3-6 and 6+. It is a battery-operated electric toothbrush with a small head designed for brushing and flossing in between small teeth. Apart from the bright colours, the thing which really engages both Lara and Holly is the timer - a disco-timer! To encourage your child to brush for the full 2 minutes the toothbrush lights up your face with bright disco colours while you brush. They LOVE this and the usually-impatient Holly has taken to brushing for much longer since starting to use the KidzSonic brush.

Our dentist recommends that children under 7 continue to use a traditional manual brush regularly, even if they are also using an electric toothbrush because she feels that it is important to learn the co-ordination skills and practice needed to get your teeth clean. We're using the Brush Baby floss brush for Holly; it has both short bristles for teeth surfaces and long bristles to get between the teeth at this age when children can't yet floss themselves. Combined with the brush-baby toothpaste, Holly seems very happy at toothbrushing time these days so I'm confident that both my girls are now building good dental habits that should set them off well for life.

Thank you Brush Baby - and happy birthday!
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