During Baby J's most recent bout of teething I took to twitter and ask for suggestions on what I could give him to help, one of the suggestions was a brush-baby 'chewable toothbrush & teether'. I'm always happy to try anything to help, and the lovely people at brush-baby kindly offered to send me one....a few days later......
The chewable toothbrush and teether arrived, the best way to describe it, is that it looks like a gum shield with nodules and a handle, I wasn't too sure how it'd help with teething, so cleaned it and left in on one side ready to be used.... the next teething episode soon appeared and after various teethers were rejected I offered Baby J the toothbrush...expecting it to be handed back or thrown away... but no Baby J liked the soft jelly like texture and happily chewed away on....the handle but if it helped I was happy! Since then the toothbrush teether has been used regularly, Baby J has worked out the gum shield bit fits in his mouth and he can gnaw away on it, & on particularly bad days I've put it in the fridge to help soothe his sore gums further. The chewable tooth brush is easy to clean and for £4.99 is a great investment. I'd recommend using it as a first toothbrush too, as its softer on little teeth and gums. I showed the toothbrush to my nursery expert and he commented that it was a great design ideal for little hands to master holding! The Brush-baby website is full of great information and recommendations from professionals http://www.brushbaby.co.uk/ They also have a fab range of other dental products for children of all ages.
Thank you brush-baby! With the slow rate that Baby J's teeth are coming through, the toothbrush will be used regularly in our house for a long time to come!
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