“ Brand: Colgate / Type : Toothbrush „
As soon as your baby gets there first tooth its important that you start to brush their precious little toothy peg after all they work damn hard to get them! And of course a smaller mouth means a smaller tooth brush so a childs tooth brush with softer bristles ans a smaller head is a must.
For some unknown reason tooth brushes go missing frequently in our house so I am replacing them on a regular basis and when my youngest daughter's tooth brush went missing recently it was the Colgate first tooth brush that I bought to replace it.
I bought the tooth brush from the health care section in Asda and as they had an offer on I only paid £1 for the brush which I was more than happy with especially for such a well known dental brand. The brushes are widely available elsewhere though both in store and online and as always the price will vary depending on place and if there are offers running.
The brush comes in a card backed clear plastic packaging so you can see the design of your chosen brush of which there are quite a few both for boys and girls. The back of the package has a section to easily push out the brush from saving any cut fingers on the front plastic section. The packaging is brightly coloured and bears the colgate logo and states its their first brush.
On the back theres the age suitability in large black font which I found handy to know I was getting the right one without having to search for the age. The brush is suitable from birth to 3 years although of course you should change it frequently you can't use for the 3 years!
The design I went for is white and pink with cartoon kittens on and is very sweet and girlie looking. The whole handle of the tooth brush has a thin rubber coating which makes its super easy to keep a grip of which is really helpful when brushing a baby's teeth! The head is a nice small size and the bristles are lovely and soft so they didn't irritate my teething little ones gums at all. I found it easy to get into her mouth and the perfect size to easily brush around her mouth (even with all the protesting!).
So far the bristles have held up well and are not looking too shabby to say she likes to chew on them after I've done!
Overall I've been really impressed with this brush. It does exactly what its supposed to and looks cute at the same time. I also loved the price I paid. I will happily repurchase once the current ones time is up or more likely its lost!
~*~*~ Colgate My First Toothbrush ~*~*~
~ What is it? ~
This is a toothbrush suitable for babies when their first teeth come through. It is made by Colgate which is a well known and trusted brand.
~ Why I bought it ~
I bought this when my sons first teeth came through and I have bought many since as he likes this particular brush.
I have bought this toothbrush in many different places from supermarkets to discount stores and the last one I bought came from my local branch of Savers where I paid £1 for it.
~ Using it ~
Before my son was able to do it himself I would use this brush to clean his teeth, he got his first tooth quite early, at around 3/4 months and the rest followed not far after so I have been brushing his teeth for a while now.
I had bought these in the past for my other children and they have always been great so I saw no point in buying others or trying others when I knew these brushes were good.
I introduced teeth brushing as soon as my son had his first tooth and as he had gotten older he is now quite happy to let me give his teeth a brush after he does them himself, he likes to have his toothbrush when he has a bath so will spend a good five minutes brushing away, I just do a quick check afterwards to make sure he hasn't missed a bit.
These toothbrushes have a nice chunky handle and are nice to hold, I think the chunky handle makes it easier for little ones to grip, they are also nice and bright with a picture on the handle, usually animal related as far as I am aware. I am pretty sure this one has a giraffe on it or maybe that was the last one, this one is definitely green in colour, we have also had blue.
~ Overall ~
These toothbrushes are great, they have nice soft bristles and also a little coloured dot which acts as a guide as to how much toothpaste you should use. The brush is nice and sturdy and doesn't feel cheap and flimsy to hold.
I would definitely recommend these brushes.
I tend to change my little ones toothbrush more often than needed really but that is because he sometimes gets a bit clingy with things and will insist on dragging it around the house with him, brushing his toys, wiping it across the walls/tables/anywhere! So I usually have a spare one on top of the cupboard ready for when he does this ... He once refused to leave it at home and gripped it tightly in his hand to the school and back when we went to collect his brothers! A toothbrush!
Really good, solid brushes with nice soft bristles for little ones gums and teeth.
Thanks for reading :o) x
I was in Asda doing my weekly shopping and decided to have a look for a tooth brush for Jessie who was only a few months old at the time but had just started teething so pretty soon there would be a tooth or two popping out of her tiny gums that would require cleaning but as she was so little I wanted the smallest tooth brush I could find for the easiest option. there were lots of different brands of tooth brush tailored to babies but this was the smallest of the lot so that was the main reason I chose this one in particular.
This tooth brush is available in a few different colours so you can tailor it to suit your childs sex if you like or the colour scheem in your bathroom but at the end of the day the colour doesnt matter as other than this they are identical so will all clean your childs teeth just the same.
The handle is nice and chunky making it easy for me to hold and was also easy for a young child to hold too, it is a good length without being too long that you lack control with it and the bristles are soft enough not to scratch or damage even the softest of baby gums.
I really liked this tooth brush and continued to replace Jessies tooth brush with this brand right up until she was nearly 3 years old when we needed something a little bigger but I would recomend this as a first tooth brush to any mom.
Retailing at between £1.50 and £2 it is a reasonable price too.
I'm fastidious about caring for my teeth and have done my very best to instill the same into my children; your teeth are so important and with just two sets to last you a lifetime you really should ensure your little ones learn to brush well as early as possible, there's absolutely no excuse for poor oral hygiene these days with most supermarkets having a whole aisle dedicated to toothbrushes, toothpaste and the like. Here you'll also find a reasonably wide range of products to help you convince/bully/shame your kids into looking after their gnashers.
My tooth care brand of choice is Colgate, both for myself and also for the kids, with their 'My First' range being absolutely superb in my opinion. My most recent purchase was a new toothbrush for my two and a half year old son, a purchase I seem to be make extremely regularly at the moment thanks to David's insistence to brush his teeth himself these days - only he keeps dropping his toothbrush on the floor or running away with it and depositing it in the garden, so for hygiene reasons I have to keep replacing it. Our latest is a pale blue brush but there are all sorts of colours available including pink, yellow and a few brighter shades such as red or a darker blue - I'm not sure it matters what colour you pick, but in my experience I've found that allowing your child to choose their own colour and design of toothbrush is half the battle in the tooth brushing war.
The brush itself is a good one, designed for children from the moment the first tooth pushes through the surface of the gum - the brush head is small enough for little mouths while the handle is thick and chunky, perfect for little hands to grip but not awkward in the slightest for mum (or dad) to hold if you're still at the stage of having to brush for them. I love the way the bristles are arranged as although they're all very soft (much softer than even the softest adult brush) there's a small area of slightly 'tougher' bristles which help in the cleaning process - you can feel the difference in texture of the bristles with your fingertip and they are also coloured in a complimenting colour to the rest of the bristles, purely for aesthetic purposes I'd imagine but the colouring highlights the different 'strength' on different areas of the brush head.
I like the shaping of the handle and think it's been done brilliantly; it's moulded to form five small ridges so you can teach your little one the correct way to hold the brush once they reach a certain age, and the neck of the brush also has the same ridges for those children who find it easier to hold the brush closer to the head (ie. most children for a while). David has never had any issues with holding this toothbrush and it's quite comical sometimes watching him move his hand up and down the handle when he realises he has an extra finger and therefore hasn't positioned his hands correctly to make the most of the ridges. My one complaint is that the handle is made of solid rubber so if your child is the type who likes to hold the brush further up towards the head it's quite unbalanced and will often pop out of their mouth, more often than not flipping out of their grip and falling unceremoniously onto the bathroom floor. Not good, but then I suppose a more lightweight handle would give you a whole new set of problems so weighing it all up this is a minor concern.
My First Toothbrush from Colgate is absolutely superb, to the point where if it wasn't available where I was shopping I'd go to another shop or supermarket in order to buy it rather than settle for second best. At five Hollie has graduated now to another Colgate toothbrush but she used this one for a long time beyond the recommended maximum age of two years as it's such a nice toothbrush to use, and also leaves her teeth clean and sparkling every time. I can't fault the results that can be obtained when using this toothbrush alongside the Colgate Smiles toothpaste, both Hollie and David have visibly cleaner teeth after brushing and after using a disclosing tablet last week I'm now confident that it prevents plaque build up and is helping me on my quest to keep their teeth as healthy as possible for as long as possible (obviously with a good brushing technique).
When my older girls were toddlers the My First range wasn't available, but then Colgate did an extremely similar brush with a different name and design which I purchased for them - I'm incredibly proud of the fact that none of my four children have so much as a filling and the dentist is always full of praise for the way they look after their teeth when they attend their twice yearly check ups, I do believe using a good quality toothbrush and instilling the importance of oral hygiene is the main reason for this as they're not angels and eat as much sugary junk as the next child.
I absolutely can't put a price on my children's teeth, so the fact that this brush is so cheap at £1.79 (Tesco) is nothing to do with my purchase decision - in my opinion this is the best toothbrush for babies and toddlers so I'll continue to buy it for as long as my son continues to abuse his brushes.
When my son finally started to get teeth (about 9 months old - he was quite a late starter at this!), he got a lot through at once and I decided it was a good time to start a dental care regime. This involved purchasing special baby toothpaste and initially using a brush on a thimble type-thing that I had been given. However, I soon realised that we wouldn't get on with this and set about finding a toothbrush suitable for his age. Looking in the baby aisle at Boots, I came across this 'my first toothbrush' from Colgate - a brand that I knew and trusted - for £1.80 (now £1.82) and decided to purchase it.
I bought the brush in a bright green but I have also since replaced this with a blue version (bought significantly cheaper from Home Bargains - around £1). The brush head is a small size to fit in baby's mouth - it is suitable for children of ages 0-2 years. The head is cushioned to protect soft tissue and teething gums, bristles are soft and of different heights to help clean all teeth and the handle is solid and ridged for good grip (for parents and little hands alike). On the front there is a coloured picture - not overly obviously of anything - but it does add to the appeal of the brush.
The brush is easy to use and sturdy too - so it can be directed neatly around your child's mouth. It makes all teeth easy to reach and cleans them well. It also seems quite gentle on teething gums as my son tolerates it with just the odd grimace when I apply too much pressure. My son also likes to grip this and tries to clean his own teeth - it is a nice shape and size for him to do this. The bristles do bend outwards quickly though and as my son bites this and brushes with toddler-style pressure it does need replacing quite regularly. But, overall, it is of pretty decent quality and I am pleased with the use we get from it.
WHAT IS IT?
A toothbrush for babies from when their first tooth comes through to when they are 2 years old.
I think the design is very good and my 9 month old daughter likes to have her teeth brushed. The handle is quite round and there are little ridges that make it easy to hold. There is a sticker on the handle that has little cartoon babies printed on and they are very cute. I bought my daughter the light blue toothbrush because that was the only one they had in Sainsburys but you can buy pink and other colours. I think the brush part is good for young babies because it is very small and soft, it does not feel to a baby that there is too much in the mouth and my daughter has never coughed or gagged when I have been brushing her teeth.
WHAT I THINK
I am very happy with this toothbrush and I knew I would be because it is made by Colgate. It is a very small toothbrush but I like that it is chubby on the handle because that makes it look better for children and when my daughter starts holding the toothbrush herself she will be able to grip it properly. I like that the brissels are soft and when I touch them I know they are not going to hurt my babys gums even when she has got a tooth coming through and her gums are sore.
The brush has not got any teeth marks in even though my daughter bites it when I am brushing her teeth. The brissels are in tight because none of those have come out when she has been biting it either, I think that makes it very good quality. I have been brushing her teeth since she was 5 months and I am going to buy her a new toothbrush on Monday but it is going to be a Colgate My First Toothbrush again because it has been good for my daughter and I like it also, there is nothing wrong with the toothbrush but it is time to buy her a new one like I replace the rest of my families every 3 months.
My daughter has got 10 teeth and they always look very clean and white, I brush her teeth only once every day because I do not think she needs to have them cleaned two times a day. She has got into a routine of brushing her teeth in the morning and she now opens her mouth when I pick her toothbrush up and she knows the difference because she does not do that when I pick up my own.
The Colgate My First Toothbrush costs about £1.80 and sometimes it is on price promotion in Boots and Sainsburys where you can buy it cheaper when you buy Colgate toothpaste or another toothbrush.
5 Dooyoo Stars.
When my daughter was 8 weeks old she started to teethe, I couldn't believe it, but by the time she was 6 months, and had just moved onto solid food, she had a pretty much full set of teeth and very much in need of a toothbrush.
I decided to go for Colgate My First Toothbrush, because Colgate is a trusted brand, the toothbrush itself was very reasonably priced at £1.82 in Sainsbury's (and I have also seen it available in Asda, Tesco, Boots and Superdrug along with independent chemists, and they also sell this brand of toothbrush in my dentists, too, though at a higher price), and the toothbrush was very sweet and I knew it would appeal to my daughter.
A side point to note is that since purchasing the Colgate My First Toothbrush I have seen it many times on offer at £1 and even seen it in places like Poundland and Home Bargains so it is worth shopping around to make a saving.
The Colgate My First Toothbrush is available in many different colours, I've seen it in pink, yellow, blue and green, and obviously these are aimed at girls and boys. I purchased the pink one, and it has a very sweet cartoon on the handle part and white and pink bristles.
The toothbrush is made for a baby's hand to hold it and it's made well, the handle has a nice chunky grip on it, and the head of the brush is obviously far smaller in order to fit into the crevices of a baby / toddler's mouth. My daughter tends to chew on the head to the toothbrush and the bristles are held fast into the head, there is no loss, and with her treatment of toothbrushes, we get about 6 - 8 weeks out of each one with daily / twice daily use.
By brushing my teeth at the same time as my daughter (and holding it myself and showing her what to do), my daughter has learned how to brush her teeth properly which is so important for little ones. I am glad that I went for Colgate My First Toothbrush as her introduction to dental health and though I haven't always been able to stick with Colgate (such as when I've gone abroad without her toothbrush and so on), it is always my preferred brand. I do recommend the Colgate My First Toothbrush, it's lovely to look at and very appealing for children, but it's also crucially very well designed and sturdy and something you can trust will not cause your child any problems with when they are brushing their teeth. I will give Colgate My First Toothbrush 5 stars out of 5 because for the money and the quality I don't think you can do any better for your child.
My girls were about 6 months when I first started brushing their teeth. Shopping around for toothbrushes I found that there were a few different ones that were suitable for babies one of which was this Colgate one.
This toothbrush is part of Colgate's Smiles range and this particular brush is suitable for ages 0-2. The toothbrush is available in a range of colours, we've had pink, green and blue. I like having different colours for the girls so that I can easily tell which toothbrush is whose without having to mark one of them in some way. The girls don't seem to mind their toothbrush changing colour when they get a new one and I haven't had them both wanting the pink one yet. The handle has pictures of jungle animals on it making it fun to look at for little ones.
The toothbrush itself is well designed for little hands and my girls can easily grip the handle and control it enough to have a go at brushing their teeth. I also find it easy to hold when I am brushing their teeth for them. The head is small enough for little mouths and can easily reach their back teeth. It has soft bristles which have a coloured section in the middle to act as a toothpaste guide. This guide is useful as it is easy to use more than they need.
Despite the bristles being soft my girls don't like having their teeth brushed when they have sore gums from new teeth coming through, this has been the same with all brushes but doesn't normally last more than a few days.
These toothbrushes are really good quality and last for a few months before needing changing. One of my girls wears hers more than the other as she likes to chew on it which makes the bristles go out of shape.
Price and availability
These toothbrushes are widely available from supermarkets and chemists, they can also frequently be found in pound shops. These toothbrushes are currently (Feb 2013) £1 in Tesco which I think is good value for money.
Would I recommend?
Yes, I have used these toothbrushes for nearly 2 years now and have been really happy with them.
Ever since my little girl has had teeth we have had a toothbrush for her. I think she got her first tooth at around 7 months and so when that day occurred we went looking in Boots for a toothbrush for her. We decided to buy her a Colgate toothbrush as Colgate have such a good reputation in the oral health world. I use Colgate toothpaste and so knew this would be a good product for her. This toothbrush is part of Colgate's smile range which, according to the packaging, is uniquely designed to meet the oral care needs at every age.
This toothbrush has seen her through quite a few months, obviously we have bought new ones along the way though. When she first started using a toothbrush obviously we had to brush for her but as she got older she liked to hold it and do it for herself so I wanted and needed a toothbrush that would handle both these circumstances.
This toothbrush from Colgate is suitable for children aged 0 to 2 years old. The nice thing is that this toothbrush has been especially designed for baby teeth which are very soft and also probably quite painful as well whilst they are growing. The toothbrush works well with cleaning the front teeth which are always the first teeth that a baby will grow and the spaces in between the teeth, the gums. This brush gently massages the empty tender gums and I could see that when my little girl used it she chewed it quite a bit so I think it did make her gums feel very nice.
The brush is quite small, a lot shorter than a regular toothbrush but this is because it is supposed to fit in a very small mouth. I also like the fact that it is easy for my little girl to hold on to and I found that she could really navigate it in her mouth and use it quite well to brush her teeth. The brush has a bigger rounded handle portion which was really easy to grip I think and much nicer than the regular thin toothbrushes you can get for small children. I feel this brush has given her a good start in teeth brushing and hopefully encourages her to keep up good oral habits, if this first brush was successful then hopefully she will always want to brush. I know we made it a fun activity to do before bedtime and as such she now asks to brush her teeth before we tell her she needs to.
The toothbrush is available at Boots and costs £1.50.