So a while back I wrote about how much Tim and I like Orbit gum, and about how we are a house divided on whether or not our 4-year-old should be allowed to chew it. Tim thinks she is old enough to handle the responsibility (meaning the proper chewing and not swallowing of the product, and the proper disposal of it). Me? I’m not so sure.
So the folks at Orbit reached out to me to let me know that they actually have a gum designed just for kids. Now they can’t promise that this gum won’t get stuck in the carpet or in Darah’s hair (I would so totally buy that gum if they made it, though!). But they did have some interesting things to tell me about it. They sent me some information and some samples to check out.
Orbit for Kids prioritizes helping keep mouths healthy. The gum is sugar-free, and did you know that chewing sugar-free gum can actually be good for you? It will increase saliva flow which helps protect teeth from decay, as well as clears the mouth of food debris. I had no idea! This makes it really good to have as an after dinner snack when we are away from home. Also, it tastes yummy!
I captured the look on Darah’s face when I presented her with this gum, and then told her that it was just for kids, which meant that she gets to chew it.
And you know what? So far, she’s done an excellent job of being responsible with her gum! She chews on it for about 5 minutes, and then she goes over to the trash can and spits it out! I’m impressed, I have to say.
And just look at that face? Santa’s most definitely going to be putting Orbit for Kids in her stocking this year!
What about you? When did you start letting your kids chew gum? Did you know that sugar-free gum has all these benefits?