Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Teething Tantrums and Teeth Brushing!

A few weeks ago we had a very naughty, grumpy boy. We were at our wits end trying to work out why he was being such a nightmare. He refused to do anything he was told, threw a tantrum at the drop of a hat and was so fussy with his food. We had no other signs of teething so put it down to him hitting the terrible two's 6 months early! 

Then the red cheeks, upset tummy and temperature came along and we knew something big was about the happen. Ted is quite a tough little cookie so didn't seem like he was in pain but when he got really upset we reached for the Calpol and kept his meals down to soft easy to eat food. After a few days of this all went back to normal and the next day I noticed a glimmer of white on those back gums and low and behold...we had molars! 

Ted has always hated brushing his teeth. He hates the feel of the bristles against his teeth and refuses to let us go anywhere near his mouth with a standard toothbrush. I have seen a couple of silicone toothbrushes on the market and wanted to give one a try. 

We were lucky enough to be sent a Chewable Toothbrush and Teether from Brush-Baby and couldn't wait to try it out! 
As featured on ITV's "This Morning" Programme

As with most products we get for Ted we tend to give them a once over first so Joe and I were say having a go with the chewable toothbrush to see what it was like. Don't worry we sterilised it after!


The silicone bristles are so different to a regular toothbrush and I was confident these wouldn't bother Ted the way his old one did. When he woke up in the morning we decided to give his new toothbrush a go. To get him used to it we just let him have a little play with it and introduced a little smear of the Applemint toothpaste to encourage him to put it in his mouth.




He loved it and watched his cartoons while happily gnawing away on it. I think it also helped his new molars as it is designed to reach the back teeth too!

You can cool the toothbrush down in the fridge and use it with teething gel to soothe those little gums and it can be used with or without toothpaste. We decided to use toothpaste once at night time and let him just chew on it in the mornings. He would eat the toothpaste from the tube if we let him and I can't blame him as it smells just like Apple Sours!

Thank you Brush-Baby, we not have a happy little boy with very clean teeth! 




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9 comments:

  1. This looks fantastic - and you've managed to get such great photos too. I love finding new products, especially ones that can really help our babies - I'll be looking out for this! x

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    1. I have to thank Nick Jr for the pictures as if he didn't have the tv on they would all be a blur hehe!

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  2. Oh bless him, looks like he really got to grips with it! Love the idea of the silicone bristles, much more baby friendly than standard ones. Thanks for linking up with #TriedTested

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    1. The other brushes were just too rough on his gums :( He is really enjoying the toothpaste too lol

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  3. Lucas says - Lil' dude - I used to hate the feel of the toothbrush on my teeth too but as I got older and wiser (I'm nearly 6 afterall) I realised that it wasn't too bad and I didn't want manky teeth either. Nobody wants to see a yellow teeth smile!! In the meantime dude, stick with this fab new toothbrush and when you're a little older, if you need a chat, you know where to find me :) High-5's #triedtested

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    1. Hi Lucas! Your comment made me smile lots! Ted says fanks buddy, I has nice sparkly teeths now! ;)

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  4. We tried this for Annabelle, but all she wanted to do was chew on it, lol. Great review hun and I LOVE that final photo of Ted. Those glittery eyes....bliss! x #TriedandTested

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    1. See Ted just chews it too but I figure as long as he is chewing it his teeth are getting rubbed by the bristles so it is working :) I love that picture too :)

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  5. Looks like a fab product, great review hun and lovely pictures. I always worry about cleaning the little ones teeth but this is a great idea even if they are just chewing on it. x

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