When I was a new mom, I had no idea that I was supposed to start brushing Soleil’s teeth as soon as one came in. Let’s be honest, I’m sure I’m not the only one, right? Anyone?!?
Well if I am, kudos to all you mommies who have more common sense than I do. You can imagine my shock when I found out that you’re supposed to bring your baby in for their first dental visit when that first tooth breaks through. ::jaw drop:: I know, right? Don’t feel bad if you didn’t know that, even though I felt like a terrible mom for not taking the girls in until they were 1- and 2-years-old.
Moving on from the mommy-guilt… I had the opportunity to try out these cool products that will make brushing a baby’s teeth easy peasy. Wish I had these around when the girls were still babies!
About Spiffies Cleaning and Teething Wipes
Individually packaged towelettes containing a xylitol rich formula, Spiffies Cleaning and Teething Wipes have been shown to be therapeutic for reducing bacteria in the mouth, as lower bacteria levels means fewer or no cavities! Great for using on-the-go or when baby is asleep, and especially after night time feedings. Invented by pediatrician Ray Wagner, MD, parents have claimed that they also soothe inflamed gums when cooled in the fridge much like the cool compress and massage recommended by the AAP.
About Spiffies I Can Brush Tooth-Brushing Liquid
Stop the tooth-brushing tears and unnecessary battles with Spiffies I Can Brush. The 100% natural tooth-brushing liquid is rich in the cavity fighter Xylitol. Fluoride-free and paraben-free, Spiffies I Can Brush is not gritty or pasty and has a taste kids absolutely love! Safe for babies older than 6 months of age and toddlers, this all-natural tooth-brushing liquid was created by pediatrician Ray Wagner, MD. The xylitol rich tooth-brushing solution is available in a delicious grape flavored solution that has a pleasant taste that your child will like, and little ones will actually WANT to brush their teeth once they try the “I Can Brush” solution.
Dr. Wagner recommends that you put some solution in a small cup and let your child dip their toothbrush into it and brush for a few minutes. You should be there to support, encourage and finish the brushing, but impromptu tests show that children love to brush with I Can Brush and it’s important to have a positive first experience with tooth-brushing. As it is both paraben and fluoride-free, there is no harm to your child if a small amount is actually swallowed. Learn more at http://www.spiffies.com/Toddlers-s/4.htm.
Now that the girls are nearly 2- and 3-years-old and are brushing their teeth independently, the cleaning wipes aren’t really useful. However, I plan to pass them onto my niece who just got her first two teeth. The tooth-brushing liquid, on the other hand, is a big hit with the girls. They love the grape flavor. A little too much, if I do say so myself. I find that they like to suck all the liquid off their toothbrush before actually “brushing” their teeth.
Try it yourself!
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