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alme

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baby toothbrushes
« on: August 10, 2016, 01:23:37 PM »
We need to start brushing our son's teeth with a "real" brush (we had a glorified chew toy until now). Does anyone have any recs for a simple, inexpensive toothbrush for a baby (small, soft bristles)? All of the toothbrushes I saw online and at my local drugstore run about $4 a piece because they have some character printed on them or other gimmick. Unfortunately, I think this is one of the few things you can't buy used.

KCM5

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Re: baby toothbrushes
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2016, 02:13:27 PM »
Ha. Yes, $4 apiece!

My dentist gives out child sized brushes to kids - they're made by Oral B. So they have to be around somewhere. But I haven't found them at the store, unfortunately.

Landlady

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Re: baby toothbrushes
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2016, 07:06:23 PM »
Our kid has used an adult soft toothbrush since he was a year old partly because he wants to use exactly what we use and partly because our pediatrician said this is just fine. He also loves our electric toothbrush and has his own toothbrush head just for him now that he's two. It's a little unwieldy for him, but it does the job of keeping him interested, giving him control and instilling the habit twice a day.

MicroRN

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Re: baby toothbrushes
« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2016, 07:15:34 PM »
Target sells a 4 pack of kids toothbrushes for $4.  Plus, they're plain other than being bright colors, which is nice if you're trying to avoid all your kid's items being branded.