“ Brand: Tesco / Toothbrush / Type: Toothbrush / Skin type: for dry skin and for all types „
I have bought quite a few different toothbrushes in all shapes and sizes for my toddler since she cut her first baby tooth and these turtle ones are my preferred ones. For a start they are inexpensive, at £1 each I can afford to buy them regularly as they get chewed up quite quickly and need replacing on a regular basis.
They come in a range of bright colours of pink, yellow, green, blue and purple and my daughter enjoys choosing which colour to buy.
The bristles are soft but they do a good job of cleaning her teeth.
The shape of the brush makes it comfortable for her small hands to hold the brush and clean her own teeth. Equally, it is easy for me or her Dad to hold and brush her teeth for her. The handle has a turtle shell pattern on it which gives a nice texture to hold which doesn't slip around and also is interesting for her to look at. In fact she gets quite excited about getting a new toothbrush and usually insists on holding the packaged brush all the way around the supermarket while we do the rest of the shopping. This enthusiasm is much appreciated when it comes to persuading a toddler to brush their teeth, as a less attractive and child friendly brush would make this twice daily ritual much harder work I am sure.
I highly recommend these toothbrushes for little people. According to the Tesco website they are BDHF approved.
We take teeth brushing very seriously in our house and a recent trip to the dentist confirmed that we are doing a great job as she said my kids teeth look great and show no signs of bad health. I think this has to do with good brushing habits that we have established but also the great tools we use. For my son we use the Tesco steps soft toothbrush.
According to the back of the packaging, "The Tesco steps range of toothbrushes and toothpastes have been specially designed in conjunction with the International Dental Health Foundation to give the best possible care to your child's teeth as they develop.
The toothbrush is for children aged 0-2 so has been perfect for my little boy and his growing new baby teeth. The toothbrush is orange and is called a turtle toothbrush as it has grips on either side of the handle that are shaped like pentagons that you find on the shell of a turtle. These grips make it very easy for my little boy to hold on to the toothbrush and for him to brush his teeth well.
What I like about this toothbrush is that it is quite small too, smaller even than a toothbrush for a child aged 2 and above so it really does fit in small mouths well. The head is small too to fit in the mouth but I am pleased with the number of bristles on the brush head as my son can get a very good clean and lot of foam with this brush.
The bristles have soft rounded premium filaments which help to gently massage teething gums and we have never had a problem with sore or bleeding gums after we have used this toothbrush.
My daughter likes cleaning her teeth, however she also likes to chew the brush and despite attempts to stop this her toothbrush always looks rough fairly quickly. I picked this toothbrush up in Tesco with a 1/3 off so instead of a £1 it was 66p I picked up a few.
The toothbrush came in two colours when I looked in store, green or yellow and orange. My daughter wanted green as she said it looked more like a turtle.
The brush is for ages 0-2 years old. The next stage was 3-6 so as my daughter is just two this one was ideal. The brush has soft bristles and a small head to make it easy to fit in a young child's mouth.
The brush we chose has two shades for green, the handle is slightly larger than the top of the brush and at each side features a pale green grip which has hexagons printed on it like a turtle, the grip is rubber so when it is wet it won t slip out of your child hand.
The head of the brush is designed in waves and the bristles are different lengths to enable the brush to reach all teeth. I feel this is important for my daughter as her teeth have little gaps and are slightly uneven.
I help my daughter brush her teeth but as most toddlers she is very independent and likes to have a go herself, this brush fits perfectly in her mouth and she has told me it feels 'nice' when I felt the bristles they are soft and feel gentle.
Overall for the money I am very pleased with the quality of this toothbrush, I also bought matching turtle toothpaste for 66p too. The brush is brightly coloured and very appealing to a toddler which is important to get them to brush their teeth.
When my little girl got her first two teeth I immediately started to brush them with a Wisdom baby brush, however, recently I felt it was time to get a new toothbrush, but this time I couldn;t get the same Wisdom toothbrush so I opted for this Tesco own brand of Steps 0-2 which at the time cost £1 which I was happy with.
THis baby/toddler toothbrush is orange in colour with a textured handle for easy grip, so obviously an older toddler could brush their teeth themselves. The textured handle is meant to resemble the shell of a turtle, since the background image on the packaging is of a turtle. The brush has been designed to be 'soft' and meant for a young child's teeth, so they are able to brush easily and without hurting sometimes sensitive or sore gums.
I liked the fact with the original Wisdom toothbrush that I had for my daughter that the handle being round was quite easy to move around to get at the few teeth my daughter has. However, this is where I found this toothbrush let me down. Yes, it is like a mini adult toothbrush in terms of shape, bit I find when my daughter only has the four teeth, and detests me brushing, this bigger brush head and longer handle do not go hand in hand with easy brushing. In fact I feel I have to go back a couple of time to really make sure I have got at the teeth properly. Now, that is obviously in part to do with my daughter who will fight to get the brush out of her mouth and more so than she ever did with her last toothbrush, but I do think this toothbrush because the brush head is a lot bigger I can;t move it as easily around the teeth.
All in all, I am planning on changing this toothbrush as soon as I find the Wisdom brush I had previously. It may possibly suit an older toddler better when they can begin to brush their teeth themselves, but it isn't right for my 11 month old daughter. The brush head is too big to move around a little mouth and clean a couple of small teeth, and my daughter simply seems not to like it, and brushing the teeth is something that she is not one bit fond of. Not right for a younger child.
We bought this toothbrush for our youngest daughter as we had used the free sample toothbrush we were given and we needed a new one, I wanted one bright in colour to encourage her to want to brush her teeth. We bought this from Tesco costing us £1 which I think is a good price for a childs toothbrush as usually I find they are character toothbrushes and more expensive.
The toothpaste comes on a cardboard backing with plastic on the front, the plastic and cardboard is sealed all the way round so we couldn't feel how soft the bristles were before buying it. The cardboard backing has an undersea scene on it with a bright green turtle smiling out, the cardboaqrd is made attractive to children and it does stand out from the shelf. The cardboard also has the information that this from Tesco smiles range with a big smiling mouth pictured and shows that this toothbrush is for ages 0-2 with soft bristles.
Opening the toothbrush is pretty easy with perforations on the back of the cardboard for you to push through and then tear the cardboard from the hole you make. The toothbrush is bright orange in colour and has shapes on the back of it the same as a turtles shell. The toothbrush is curved and thicker at the bottom for little hands to learn to hold it, I think it is shaped really well and my 18 month old daughter holds it in the right position although she can't work out how to get the bristles on her teeth. The bristles of the brush are mainly white with a few green bristles at the top, the bristles are soft and have never irritated my daughters gums.
We have been using this toothbrush for about the past 2 months and my daughter loves brushing her teeth with it, the brush is colourful which gets her attention and she thinks it's funny when I brush her teeth for her. The brush is easy to hold and is a great price, I would certainly buy her another one of these.