So…I only recently realized that we should be brushing Darah’s (6!) teeth. I don’t know what I have been thinking for the past few months. That baby teeth don’t need care? That Darah’s saliva is naturally cleansing? That they are going to fall out, anyway, so no big deal? Total mom fail on my part!
Fortunately, MAM, a company I absolutely adore, offers a line of toothbrushes to help babies, toddlers, and their parents learn how to take care of those precious little teeth.
Best First Toothbrush
MAM sent us 3 different brushes to try out. The first toothbrush is the MAM Massaging Brush. It is recommended for any baby ages 3 months and up. It has these wonderful little bristles and ridges that will massage a baby’s gums and will clean tiny teeth. I had no idea how Darah would react to this as an 11 month old, but you know what? She LOVED it! I can tell that the massaging of her gums feels really good because she keeps her mouth open while we are “brushing.” Also, when you use it on her top gums, she laughs because it tickles. CUTEST. THING. EVER.
Right now, we are trying to get into the habit of giving Darah her massaging brush to hold/use every time we are brushing our teeth. I think she is getting the message that this is something we do a few times a day, and that it is actually fun. Pretty soon we are going to introduce her to the other two brushes, the MAM Training Brush and the MAM First Brush. If you aren’t as behind the times as we were, know that these two brushes can be used from 6 months and up. The training brush has a long handle so that the baby can be guided through brushing motions. The First brush has a short handle for when you are ready to let your little one try it on his/her own!
Thank you, MAM, for once again providing products that are safe, effective and fun to use. Even though we were really late to the tooth brushing party, you met us at the door and welcomed us with open arms! I’m so glad you were my daughter’s first toothbrush.
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