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Aquafresh Oral Care toothbrushes, for children, are an excellent innovation to get children brushing. My three children tend to squabble over who gets which animal topper, which comes in many choices. Having said that my local Boots and Tesco tends to stock the cat ones more than other variety, so you do have to shop around or order specific characters online. The shape of the handle is just right for small hands to hold, and the brushes themselves are soft enough for milk teeth and good enough for mixture of milk and new adult teeth coming through. The children love the different coloured handles and this brand of toothbrushes are which I will continue to buy for years to come. My older son at 10 has complained adult toothbrushes are too awkward for him and little toothbrushes are too young. I hope Aquafresh will take note and create toothbrushes aimed for older children but with hip designs like this one.
I can't believe my daughter is on another toothbrush, she's been through about 20 in her 5 short years! Her latest toothbrush is an Aquafresh Little Teeth toothbrush which she has been using for the past 3-4 months. Dental experts recommend that toothbrushes (childrens and adults) should be replaced every 3 months so her latest toothbrush is nearing the end of its life.
I brought the Aquafresh Little Teeth toothbrush from Tesco for 2.00. It's widely available from other supermarkets etc, for around the same price. The Aquafresh Little Teeth range is designed for 4-6 year olds and is a step up from the Aquafresh Milk Teeth range.
There are a number of different animal designs to choose from. I've realised that well designed toothbrushes are crucial when it comes to childrens brushes - if it doesn't look good and isn't appealing, my daughter isn't too fussed about using it. If it's a top notch brightly coloured brush with characters etc, she is much more likely to want to brush her teeth regularly! Her last toothbrush was an electric Barbie toothbrush (which didn't last very long) and the one before that was a flashing toothbrush (which was pretty good). Designs include a cat, dinosaur and elephant in different colours. They are all unisex designs but I suspect the boys are more likely to go for the dinosaur and elephant, and the girls are more likely to go for the cat. We decided on the cat design.
The brush itself (the handle) is quite soft but not bendy. It is pink and purple and has suckers on the bottom, the suckers are excellent as they allow my daughter to easily stick her toothbrush on the side of the sink when she has finished brushing (therefore no losing the toothbrush and no making a mess all over the side with water/toothpaste!). The body of the brush is a cats body holding a small kitten and the cats head comes in the form of a lid which can be removed and replaced over the bristles whilst the toothbrush is in/out of use. This is a good novelty aspect for children but also very handy for keeping the bristles protected - I find the best use for the lid is when taking the toothbrush out and about (holidays, staying at nanny's house etc). The bristles are quite soft and the head is just the right size for my daughters mouth which makes for comfortable brushing. The bristles are pretty durable and are only just starting to show signs of proper wear (after 3-4 months use) which isn't bad and the size of the neck is just the right size for reaching her back teeth too.
Overall this is a good little toothbrush that looks fun (with added extras - lid and suckers) and is perfectly suitable for the age range. I'm happy to recommend.