It seems a long time since we bought this toothbrush for Millie. Whilst we were out in Boots a few days ago Millie saw this very toothbrush and was very excited by it saying that we should buy one for Baby Sophie. It brought back so many memories of when we'd bought this the first time round, how we'd tried to help Millie to learn how to brush her teeth and how grown up she'd seemed! I have just purchased another one for Baby Sophie even though I know it won't be for a few more years yet until she will be using it.
=== Teeth brushing ===
We all know how important it is to brush our teeth and as adults we just take it for granted that it's part of the routine that you do on a daily basis but for children it's a harder concept to accept at first. Teethbrushing is so important so that your teeth can be as healthy as possible and when Millie got her first tooth I was quick to start brushing it. When I did, however, she would become upset and try to push the brush away. It came to a point that she would start to whimper and become upset just by me getting the toothbrush out. A few friends said that I should have introduced the toothbrush earlier, even before she had teeth so that it was just part of the routine and so I hope that this time round I will do that with Sophie so it doesn't seem such a shock that I'm suddenly starting to brush her new teeth when they come through!
=== Mam tooth brush ===
I bought the toothbrush from Boots for Millie and again the latest one was also from Boots. There were different colours available but I bought pink (both times!) The toothbrush is quite a chunky one and has a bit of a wider handle than the other ones which is why it appealed to be originally. The handle is short so it is much more practical for little hands to hold and it has little raised patches on it at the bottom which is apparently a tongue cleaner but we have never used this part. The handle isn't just straight up and down but is a bit wavy which makes it look more appealing but I also think that this makes it easier for a little hand to grip. The head of the toothbrush is only small and slightly rounded which means that it is perfect for their little mouths- if you go too far then you won't be hurting them by jabbing them in the cheek because this is nicely rounded at the end rather than squared off like an adult's toothbrush is. The bristles are very soft but still firm so that they will still perform a scrubbing action but in a much softer fashion.
=== Using the brush in a little mouth ===
Sophie is only tiny still but I have actually introduced the toothbrush to her. We are yet to find any teeth to brush but every evening as part of the bed time routine (which is still chaotic and not very relaxing!) I do let her look at the toothbrush and try and hold it. I put it to her lips and she has had a little feel of the bristles with her gums. I am hoping that this is introducing her to the idea nice and early. When we used this toothbrush with Millie I found it really easy to use because of the shape of the head, I didn't worry that I was going to hurt her with it and the length of the handle meant I had good control when using it. When Millie would have a go at brushing her teeth herself she didn't have a problem with gripping it and I've got several pictures of her sitting with it in her mouth suckling on the bristles. It was a difficult thing for her to understand at first as she would want to just suck it and it was hard to get to her teeth as she would be sucking. We tried a few ways to get her to open her mouth properly and the best way was to make her giggle and then we would 'tickle her teeth' and we made it into a bit of a game. Eventually she became used to teeth brushing time but it did take a couple of weeks until she realised it wasn't scary and wouldn't hurt her. The fact that the toothbrush looks appealing I think helped as it is very bright and pink. I think the length of the bristles were very good I never had a problem making sure that all sides of her teeth were brushed properly so although it's small so it would fit into her mouth well it wasn't so small t hat it didn't cover the area. We never used the tongue brushing part, I don't even remember it on Millie's so perhaps it is a new addition.
=== Conclusion ===
I brush my teeth twice a day and don't think about it, it's just part of the routine and so when I introduced it to Millie and she didn't like it I was really surprised. Since then I have learnt and hope that this time round Sophie won't be quite as afraid of the new routine. The tooth brush is a very good one, there's something about it's shape, the short handle and the nicely rounded end of the brush which makes it very easy to use so perfect for little mouths. We have had other toothbrushes since for Millie but I still think that this one was one of the best we have had and I know before long we will be using it properly with Sophie too. It is very well designed and doesn't look intimidating to children because it is nice and bright. I recommend it and also advise to try to make it seem like a fun task which will help to take away that intimidation which some children associate with teeth brushing time like Millie used to.
With two small ones we use lots of toothbrushes. Especially seeing my daughter likes to brush her teeth at least 20 times a day :p .. I have tried several toothbrushes from various brands and was happy to receive 2 of the Mam toothbrushes a few months ago too sample. These have now replaced any other we have had and have become the kids favorite especially my daughters.
Firstly the packaging. The toothbrush comes in a clear plastic sealed wrap with a paper card behind with the product details on. The Mam toothbrush is suitable for 6 months plus or from first tooth. The Mam toothbrush also has a huge benefit of being BPA free, I have noticed a few of the cheaper toothbrushes we have purchased on closer inspection are not!
The Mam toothbrush has a short handle with a non slip grip, making it much more easier for babies to hold and brush just like an adult would. The brush features a small "head" making it more comfortable and easier for babies, with very soft rounded bristles which will remove plaque and bacteria without being too harsh and causing discomfort. As an extra feature I haven't really found before is that on the end of the handle it has a rounded textured bit to clean the tongue (My daughter loved chewing this why teething rather than cleaning her tongue :p)
The brush must not be sterilized no matter how tempting it is! and the advise give is to wash in hot water (Not boiling)
As I say I received mine from Mam as samples and mine are green, however they are available in blue and pink too. They vary in price from around £1.50 too £3 or there about depending where you purchase. Boots, Kiddicare, Amazon etc seem to stock them at reasonable prices.
Overall it seems we are now converted to these from now on even the nearly 4 year old.
Excellent product and more than worth the bit extra in price
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As soon as Jayden's first teeth came through I decided it was time to get him his own toothbrush and toothpaste, a good routine when it comes to cleaning your teeth in my opinion is very important and something I feel he should get used to from a young age. I decided to have a look around for a good quality first toothbrush and decided on the MAM First Toothbrush, it seemed ideal for what I was looking for.
The MAM First Toothbrush came in a clear plastic packet which was moulded around the brush holding it in place and also had a card slotted down the back of it, this continued the name of the product and a small amount of information telling you what to expect of the toothbrush, the packaging was minimal but it did tell you what you needed to know about the product, the toothbrush was well sealed in the packet and to be honest was quite difficult to remove from it, I ended up having to cut it out with a pair of scissors.
The toothbrush looks just like a mini adult toothbrush, it has a chunky handle which is covered with a rubbery type material making it easy to grip, the short handle also makes it perfect for little hands to grip when your baby starts to brush their teeth independently.
Coming from the handle is a small plastic neck which then forms into the head of the toothbrush. The head has short and extra soft bristles which will effectively clean your baby's teeth whilst at the same time protecting their sensitive gums and tooth enamel, the small and rounded head of the toothbrush makes it the perfect shape and size for your baby's mouth.
The toothbrush has a green handle with a white neck and head, the bristles are also a green colour as well, the toothbrush is quite colourful and will catch your baby's attention, it also comes in pinky colours as well for little girls.
When it comes to using the toothbrush, in theory it is simple, all you have to do is put a tiny amount of toothpaste on the end of the toothbrush and then gently rub the bristles over your baby's teeth. Whilst that is how you are advised to use the Mam First Toothbrush in theory this does not always work, when I clean Jayden's teeth he is more interested in eating the toothpaste and keeps covering his teeth with his tongue, once I have battled to get to his teeth I do allow him to hold the brush himself and chew on it as by doing this he is rubbing the bristles over his teeth helping to clean them and also it is helping to teach him the routine of cleaning your teeth regularly.
He is very young and doesn't really understand what he is doing but by starting him young it will become part of his daily routine as he grows up, also it is helping to keep his teeth healthy as they grow.
The Mam First Toothbrush can be purchased from a variety of shops, we purchased ours from our local Tesco and it cost.£1.99 Personally I felt this was a fair price, it is within keeping of this type of product and to be honest I didn't really mind what I paid for it as I wanted a toothbrush that was going to be of a good quality, not something that was going to fall apart after a few weeks.
Since purchasing the Mam First Toothbrush several weeks ago, I have been extremely pleased with it. We have used the toothbrush everyday and have had no problems with the quality of it, it is still in excellent condition and looks as good as new.
The toothbrush in my opinion is reasonably price and definitely worth the money. I'm not sure if Jayden would recommend the toothbrush as he doesn't seem keen on having his teeth cleaned, however he does seem to enjoy chewing on it which does help to keep his teeth clean on top of my brushing them.
The shape of the handle makes it easy to hold and it has a none slip handle, this is ideal for both you holding it as well as your baby.
I would definitely recommend the MAM First Toothbrush to anyone looking for their child's first toothbrush and would consider purchasing this brand again in the future.
My son is 8 and a half months old now and already he has four teeth! He has his front bottom two and his top two, and they came through within weeks of each other from 6 months old, so I have been brushing his teeth for a couple of months now! I have to say it is hard work brushing his teeth I can't wait until he can understand and just let me brush them for him!
My son doesn't quite understand what I am doing with his toothbrush yet! As soon as he see's the toothbrush though he sits there with his mouth wide open, he knows it is for his mouth! As soon as I put it in his mouth he grips on really strong with his teeth and won't let go! When he finally lets go he just wants to suck all the toothpaste off the brush and won't move his tongue out the way so I can get to his teeth! Once all the toothpaste has gone he usually lets me brush them for a few seconds. I usually try and do his teeth more when he has a nap to get a good clean!
This toothbrush is so tiny! It's a lot shorter in length than a normal adult toothbrush, and the handle is easy to grip by myself and feels like it would be for a small child too. My son does hold it no problem. The bristles are nice and soft on your babies teeth and gums, and after 2 months of use, there is only minimal sign of the bristles starting to get worn out, although I do only brush very very gently. It is easy to clean and the head is also very small to fit into your babies mouth. It also cleans the gums really well too, it feels really soft to use.
I bought this toothbrush is a lime green colour, I also saw it in purple and blue, but I liked the green one best. The handle is green, with a white neck and the actual bristles are white, pink and green.
I bought my toothbrush from Mothercare for £3.50 with some gift vouchers I had, and I think this is a reasonable price for this toothbrush. It is durable and feels strong and sturdy, even when little teeth grip on so hard you cannot get the toothbush out their mouth! My son recognises it straight away though now and hopefully it will get easier to clean his teeth as he gets older, and I will definitely be replacing this toothbrush after 3 months with the same one again! Highly recommended for little one's!
When my son got his first tooth my husband and I were very excited and did a bit of research of suitable baby toothbrushes and found the Mam first toothbrush had good reviews, so we popped down to our local Waitrose and purchased a blue and white one for £3.99.
The toothbrush has an easy to grip handle which allows my son to brush independently. It is important to start to brush your baby's teeth as soon as they start to come through.
Short, extra-soft bristles with rounded heads provide optimal brushing without harming a your babies tender gums and tooth enamel. The small gap created by the short, blue bristles serves as a guide for how much toothpaste to use. You only need a tint smear of toothpaste each time. It has a soft handle that is ergonomically shaped, easy to grip and non-slip. The tooth brush is 3 X3 X 9 inches and is very light to hold and is suitable from 6 months.
It was developed with dentists and smart MAM oral care products ensure that babies get used to routine oral hygiene step by step. Babies need to learn how to clean their teeth properly.
At first we would brush his teeth for him, with a bit of help, and eventually he would try and do it himself, which mainly involved him chewing on it and then I would finish the job. I found that it was easy to use and soft on his little mouth and overall did a good job of cleaning.
The toothbrush did not last very long, about 6 weeks, before I had to replace it, but this was due to my son chewing on the bristles, so I needed a new one.
Overall I would recommend this product to others, as it is easy to use for baby and parents, looks nice, is soft and light and does a good job at cleaning, the only downside is that it is quite expensive, if you need to replace it every 6 weeks.
My son cut his first tooth at nine months old and as there are two dentists in my family I knew the importance of starting a tooth brushing routine straight away. When I was pregnant I had been to a baby show where you can try out products and get free samples. One of the items I got for free was a pink Nam First Toothbrush. I knew I was expecting a boy and my husband was not impressed with the colour but hey it was free so we couldn't complain!
- The Toothbrush -
The packaging indicates that it is suitable from six months, I imagine at some point we will upgrade to a children's brush but the First Toothbrush should be suitable for a while yet. The brush itself is small with a thick bobbly handle making it easy for little hands to hold. My son has no trouble holding the brush and putting it into his mouth, although at ten months he does a lot more sucking than brushing. The head of the brush has soft bristles so it is really gentle on his three teeth and gums. The head is small so it can fit easily into his mouth. At the moment I brush his teeth for him and then let him have a little play with the brush so that he gets used to it but as he gets older I imagine he will find it easy to use himself. You can buy the toothbrush in pink, green or blue. The colours are all nice but to please my husband next time I will probably buy green or blue.
- Cleaning and Replacing -
The brush is very easy to clean and I tend to do this with hot water after every use. I have put it in the microwave steriliser once for a good clean and the toothbrush survived this. I plan to replace this brush after three months of use as I do with my own toothbrush and I see no reason not to buy another Nam First Toothbrush.
- Price and Availability -
I didn't have to pay for ours but I have since seen this product in Boots and Mothercare for around £3. I think this is a little pricy but not ridiculous compared to others available.
- Would I Recommend? -
Over all I think this is a good product and even better for free! It is suitable for my ten month old and he seems to really enjoy using it.
When my little girl got her first teeth (at 2 months would you believe!) it was time to start brushing them. I wasn't pleased with the finger brush that came with her Dentinox toothpaste, so at the age of 6 months, once she was old enough, I went to look for a baby toothbrush.
I came across the Mam first toothbrush in a 'teach me' pack - there was the baby brush, a bigger one, and a clip to hold them together to help teach the baby. The age range was 6 months +, and specifically designed for young babies and baby teeth.
The individual toothbrush is widely available at many supermarkets, Boots, Mothercare and Toys R Us, retailing at approx £2.99, or £6.99 for the set. It comes in pink, green or blue. My daughter had the pink one as she is pink mad! It is a very good price indeed.
My daughter used this brush from 6 months up until recently - she is now 22 months - and we have now changed to a brush for younger children. I would say the Mam brush is suitable from about 6-18 months.
The toothbrush is much shorter than a normal toothbrush. The handle is ridged, for easier grip. It is quite a chunky handle, certainly easier for a child to hold and manouevre. It is also slightly rubber-y, which is good as it again makes grip easier. My daughter was able to hold and use this toothbrush all by herself easily and well. It is angled slightly so you are sure you are getting to all the teeth. The head of the toothbrush is quite small, perfect for babies' mouths, and the bristles are very soft, so you know that they won't hurt themselves when they are learning to brush - perfect again for little mouths.
Cleaning the toothbrush is easy, just like any other toothbrush I washed it under the tap. I sterilised it every other day in our electric steriliser and nothing went wrong with it. The toothbrush lasted a long time but I did change it every 3 months, just as I would for my own and my husband's. They don't mention when to change it on the packaging, but I changed it anyway. There was much less wear and tear up until my daughter got all her teeth.
Overall, this is excellent value for money and an excellent brush - can't fault it really.
The Mam First Toothbrush is a toothbrush that is specifically designed for use on babies who are over the age of 6 months - and I would suggest up until they are about 18 months old. I used it on my youngest son, although he has now progressed on to a toothbrush that is more suitable for young children, but we did use this version of toothbrush for about a year - and I was quite impressed by it. I have been able to buy it from Mothercare and ToysRUs - and it cost £2.99 in each store, which I feel is actually a really good price.
The toothbrush comes in a variety of colours, including lime green, blue and red. I think we have used all of these colours at different times and as a way to encourage my son to brush his teeth I allowed him to pick out the colour so that he felt involved in looking after his own health. The toothbrush is much shorter than normal toothbrushes, which makes it easier for a young child to hold, control and use. In addition to this, it was also quite a chunky handle which was slightly rubbery, and this helped my son to have a good grip on it. Initially I would put my hand over the top of my sons and guide his hand, but over time he learned to do it himself. Because the brush is angled slightly, it is easy to get the brush right to the back of the mouth for good overall coverage. A particular feature of this brush is that the bristles are really soft and so they are gentle on a young childs mouth, which is really important when they may only have a couple of teeth - and a lot of gums!
I generally cleaned it just under the tap using tap water and this seemed adequate. However, once a week I put it in the steam steriliser just to keep it as clean as possible and protect my son from any harmful bugs (even though it says this isn't necessary). The toothbrush was absolutely fine in the steam steriliser and there were no ill effects from doing this.
I replaced the toothbrush about every 4 months, although there wasn't a recommendation from Mam about how often you should replace the toothbrush. I estimated that as most conventional toothbrushes are supposed to be replaced every 3 months, as this one obviously gets less wear (as they have less teeth!), then they could last a little longer, but from a hygiene point of view I thought that 6 months was plenty long enough.
Overall, I think this is a really good product and if I had another baby I wouldn't hesitate to use this product again. I recommend.
I bought one of these tooth brushes for my 18 month old son, having always used the Colgate brushes for him I saw this on offer and thought I would try it, it retails at around £3 so about the same as other leading brands.
the shape of the brush is great, the bristles are not too big and seem nice and soft for delicate gums. The handle is a good size for little hands too, not too long and has a rubber handle for a good grip with finger grips for them, which also makes it easier for you when brushing their teeth for them.
They come in nice bright colours too which appeals more to my little boy. He also enjoys using his toothbrush and trying to brush his own teeth, and as his kind of brushing is more chewing, i'm amazed the brush has lasted the recomended time of use, I will certainly be making a repeat purchase.
As my children's teeth appear They need to look after them straight away so as soon as my Sons first teeth came through we brought his first tooth brush after finding a Mam tooth brush from then onwards these are the ones we have used for our children. It is important to brush even as there so young but it is also important to protect there mouths and this is why these brushes are perfect.
The handle is soft but had grooves in it so its easy for baby to grip and the handle is just the right size for little hands. On the head of the brush there is a marker to show a guide line for the correct amount of toothpaste which is perfect for when the children get older and begin to add the paste themselves. This is indicated by different colour bristles the the rest of the head of the toothbrush..They have a small head so they comfortably fit in baby's mouth and makes it easy to brush each tooth.
As they get older they can begin to get the next size up toothbrush but each with the same ideas so its a learning tool for children to look after their milk teeth. As there are different designs its fun to swap and change the brushes when needed to keep babies attention as when there first teeth appear its often only the bright colours that keep them interested.
I buy my brushes from mothercare for around £3 which I believe is a good price for a toothbrush to help encourage my children keep their teeth healthy. I would recommend these to anyone and they are available in different colours so there is a brush for everyone.
Now that my little girl has two white shiny baby bottom teeth I thought that it was about time I got her a toothbrush. It's a really weird thought to think that someone so young needs a toothbrush but these teeth will be with her for the next couple of years as they are milk teeth before she gets her adult teeth so we need to take care of them and to also establish good brushing habits and so I got her a baby toothbrush. During a quick search in Boots I came across this first brush toothbrush from MAM. MAM produce a range of baby products such as bottles and this toothbrush is one of their specialities.
The first toothbrush comes with extra soft bristles and is suitable for babies 6+ months or from first tooth. My little girl got hers at about 7-8 months but I like the fact that they are available for babies who are 6 months plus as I know some of her little friends got their teeth early. According to the packaging MAM design ensures healthy teeh and makes tooth brushing a pleasant experience from the start. They have really put a lot of thought into this toothbrush as there are lots of aspects to it that makes it perfect for babies. I think it's so much better to use one specifically designed for babies than try to use an adult on which will in theory do the same job but I think this toothbrush does it a bit better.
The toothbrush is quite small and short and has a compact handle which makes it really easy for babies to grip themselves and try to brush themselves. I brush my little girls teeth first but then I like to let her have the toothbrush so she can get used to it in her hand and mouth and I don't mind her biting it and rubbing it around her gums. MAM say in their literature that the round head adapts perfectly to babys tiny mouth and I find it does fit into her mouth nicely and is not too big. The head of the toothbrush has soft rounded bristles clean first teeth and remove plaque and bacteria easily. The bristles are very soft and so do not poke or irritate sore gums which is nice.
This toothbrush has also been designed for the bottom to be useful too. The bottom end is rounded and has little bobbles on it which not only massages sensitive gums (which they definitely have at this age) but also works as an ideal tongue cleaner too. It is easy to use. They say you should clean the toothbrush regularly and between each use with warm water. You must not steam, boil or microwave sterilise this toothbrush and do not put it in the dishwasher. As a new mum I know it is often tempting to sterilise everything in sight just to make sure it is clean so it is good that they give out this information so you know not to sterilise it.
I bought a pink one as I have a little girl but I believe it comes in other colours too. I believe it was about £1.50 in Boots so it is very reasonably priced. Reading up on MAM they seem to ahve done their homework and to me are a very trustworthy company when it comes to teeth and baby teeth. Apparently MAM products have been developed together with health care professionals and their toothbrushes are recommended by dentists so I don't think you can get a better recommendation than that.
For more information you can visit their website at mambaby.com