As responsible parents, let’s not make the mistake of brushing aside the dental hygiene of our little ones. It’s vital. If you’re wondering what to look for when selecting a toothbrush, let me help you do the trick.
One of the biggest challenges as a mother is getting my two year old to brush his teeth. Challenging not because he does not want to brush but because he wants to do it himself – a responsibility, I am not yet ready to hand over completely. Quite honestly, he has never been enthusiastic to brush his teeth. Rhymes, actions and even trying to brush along with him; all proved futile.
Choosing the right toothbrush that is not only attractive but also takes proper care of his dental hygiene, has been a very important task for me. I’ll just brush through my selection over these two years:
Baby Finger Toothbrush
As soon as the first tooth pokes through the gums, tooth brushing must be started with right away. Most moms are in a fix what to use to clean their soft gums and tiny mouth after each meal. Finger toothbrush was my resort and I opted for Buddyboo Baby Soft Finger Toothbrush. It is not only gum friendly, its firm grip helps the finger to easily get to hard-to reach places. It also reduces the risk of bacterial and fungal infection to a great extent.
The hunt for the ideal toothbrush began quite early since the first teeth erupted when my son was six months old. These training brushes have fine gentle bristles for easy brushing and soft handle for easy grip.
The Pigeon- Baby Training Toothbrush was the best set of brushes I used during the first year for my son’s dental care. A pack of three, the brushes are designed to meet specific teething needs in three different phases: 6-8 months, 8-12 months and 12+ months. The thick contoured handle is easy to hold, the bristles are soft and elastic so they don’t hurt the baby’s gums. The 12+ months brush also has with a safety shield that can be attached to prevent your child from chocking on the brush – a relief for me as my son, at this stage loved pushing things into his mouth.
Baby Toothbrushes for More Than One-year-old:
When he turned a year and half, I regularly brushed his teeth every night. As mentioned earlier, he didn’t quite enjoy it and after trying two other different brushes, I settled for the Johnson’s Baby Toothbrush and found some consolation getting him to brush his teeth.
These brushes come in bright, attractive colors and is made with ultra-soft tynex bristles, a design that allows it to bend at all angles. Its broad base makes it easy to hold and the feature I liked (well actually my son liked) is the thumb groove just below the head that ensures the brush does not slip out of the hand.
Take good care of your child’s baby teeth. They do eventually fall out but until they do, baby teeth play an important role in helping your child bite and chew food, and speak clearly.
I hope you find these suggestions helpful as you take the first important step in building good dental hygiene practices for your child.