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 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!