Baby teeth are baby teeth, they're going to fall out anyway, right? Well, right but starting your kid early on brushing their teeth and taking care of their dental hygiene will set them up for years of healthy habits as they mature.
Plus, it's not only teeth that need to stay healthy, it's the gums too that can develop disease if not properly cared for. Knowing this, I bought a small toddler sized (regular style) toothbrush when my little one had gotten her first two teeth.
The first thing I noticed, was that she wanted to carry the toothbrush around herself. Obviously, at this age I'm not going to be able to get a full 5 minute brushing session in, so the longer she "tries" to brush herself the better.
Being that she had just started walking, she was prone to fall and this hard plastic toothbrush was a hazard just waiting to happen. So, the moment she got up with the toothbrush and started to walk, I'd have to take it away, to the tune of many tears.
Baby Banana Brush by Live-Right, offers the solution to pediatric dental care. This baby toothbrush, was invented by a dental hygienist in response to the exact situation I was describing above (toddlers & oral injures). I was curious to see if there really was a difference between standard children's toothbrushes and the Original Baby Banana Brush, and was given the opportunity to try one out with my daughter.
|My little peanut opens the Baby Banana Brush for the first time|
Wow, my daughter loves this toothbrush! It's soft and flexible, made from medical grade silicone so on the off chance she does fall, there is less risk of injury to her precious mouth. The Banana brush can double as a teething device, by putting in the freezer, and is durable enough to be sanitized in the dishwasher! The Original Banana Brush is recommended for babies 12-24 months.
|She tries the Baby Banana Brush - and LOVES IT!|
My 12 month old was instantly intrigued and excited about this Baby Banana Brush, and now wants to brush her teeth before bed every night. She even tries to brush mommy's teeth!
|My peanut sharing the tooth brushin' love with mommy|
MORE REASONS TO LOVE BABY BANANA BRUSHES:
- Baby Banana products are BPA, pthalate, and lead free
- Tested and met all safety standards stipulated by the CPSIA and FDA
- Flexible 100% medical grade silicone
- Makes brushing safer and more fun for toddlers and young children
- Retail price: under $8.00
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Baby Banana® Brush: Teether/Toothbrush - for under 12 months
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Disclosure: I was given a Banana Brush to facilitate my review, however all opinions above are my own and are not influenced by the complimentary product.