Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Brush-Baby giveaway

It is never too early to teach your children about good oral and dental hygiene. Your child's first teeth are important for their speech development, eating habits, facial appearance and they establish the spacing for adult teeth in later life.


Milk teeth are also just as susceptible to tooth decay as adult teeth, and a study has shown that over 30% of children have some degree of tooth decay by the time they reach school age.*

Brush-Baby provide innovative dental care products for babies; toddlers and children.

Born out of frustration by a mother who battled with her daughter to brush her teeth, she discovered that whilst she wouldn't brush, she would chew her toothbrush.  So she developed and brought to market the chewable toothbrush that cleaned as it was being chewed.

Now stocked in all UK major supermarkets, brush-baby also offer an easy to follow 3-step pathway to good dental health, and are supported by dentists.

I'm pleased to be able to give away a set of brush-baby products suitable for babies.

Gentle apple mint baby & toddler toothpaste for 0-3 year olds is specially formulated to protect little teeth from decay.


The chewable brush can be used from 10months to 3 years.  The silicone brush gentle massages and soothes gums and cleans teeth with every chew.


And finally, I'm offering a couple of dental wipes, for ages 0-16 months.  Individually wrapped, these are handy for hen you are out and about, as you can use the finger sleeve wipes to gently cleanse teeth and gums after meals.


To win this bundle, simple leave a comment with a tip for children's dental health.  Remember to leave a way for me to contact you should you win (Twitter ID or an email).  The winner will be picked at random.  Open to UK only.  Closing date 12:00 Friday 27th April 2012.

Disclosure: Prize provided by brush-baby.  Prize pack consists of 1 x baby toothpaste; 1 x chewable brush and 2 x dental wipes. I received a sample of children's toothpaste and a brush.

47 comments:

  1. What a great idea - i have this issue with my son so would love to win this! My tip would be no fizzy drinks - remember reading about how quickly a baby tooth would dissolve completely if left in a glass of coke and that scared me off letting my kids have any fizzy drinks!

    @ashlallan

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  2. Fantastic prize. My tip would be to get babies used to a toothbrush from as young as possible. pookybearcheung@gmail.com

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    1. Congratulations! You were picked at random as the winner. I'll email you now Pooky!

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  3. We all brush our teeth together as a family and play a short song to give a duration to brush for. It's a struggle to get a 16 month old to sit still but he's starting to enjoy it! lauradaviesphotography@gmail.com

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  4. Would so love this, my partner & I were only discussing the other day when our little one should see the dentist for his first trip? This would be a fantastic way to get them interested in dental hygiene from an early age.
    My tip would be to let your child/children see you brush your teeth- as they always want to copy what their parents do :)

    @gemstargem

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  5. This is such a great idea. I have always struggled trying to brush my daughters teeth as she likes to bite down on the toothbrush so i cant move it. My tip would be to making brushing teeth a positive and enjoyable experience. I often let my daughter brush her own teeth after i have done it for her first. That way its helping to develop her independance and give her something to look forward to once she has let me do her teeth. By doing this twice a day, she now asks for her teeth to be brushed :-)
    @Jlnorris2010

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  6. Introduce your child to a toothbrush as soon as possible

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  7. I used to be a dental nurse pre-mama, and if this clever lady hadn't come up with this chewable brush, then I would have. My advice was the same as it was then:
    water and not juice
    brush your teeth together
    Never turn it into a battle
    and take them to the dentist with you so they get used to it....even if they have no teeth! Also you could sign up to an NHS dentist as soon as they're born - you won't need they're medical number yet.
    we already use the brush baby and it's brilliant. would definitely like a spare and to try the other items! x

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  8. No fruit juices or even diluted juices- get them used to drinking water

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  9. Take them with you when you have a dental check up from as young as possible so they familiarize themselves with going to the dentist. Register them with the dentist and have regulare check ups.
    @maisietoo

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  10. We try to drink water after our meals.

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  11. great prize. my tip would be to not let your child drink juice/squash from a bottle, use a training cup with free flow. @emmajlowe

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  12. we all brush along to a fav song so that we brush for long enough, i will start this with my youngest when he gets a tooth as well :)
    @emmav6

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  13. My tip is to make sure you take your children to the dentist regularly from an early age, that way they get used to it without it becoming a fear.

    @MrsWebster147

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  14. Very useful and good prize. The top tip would be to get the toddler used to toothbrush at around month 7. @sofiara39338595

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  15. My tip is to get your child used to drinking water rather than squashes, fizzy drinks or fruit juices.

    @ammalinetheduck

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  16. Avoid giving your baby sweets for as long as possible and even then only occasionally! And brush, of course, as early as the first tooth appears. @pandcands

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  17. Make teeth brushing time fun so baby willing brushes their teeth... makes it much easier for years to come.

    Samantha Fenn
    manfa.lou@hotmail.co.uk

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  18. We always brush our teeth together in the morning and it was long before my baby wanted to do the same as her brothers!
    @vickyd4v3

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  19. My tip is to get baby a tooth brush as soon as you feel a tooth poking through! Even if she can't use it, she'll enjoy chewing it and will get used to it before it's time for the dreaded toothpaste! :)

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    1. I'm @pipersky1 BTW (always forget this - sorry!)

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  20. I think the Brush Baby is a superb product, we did have one but we have lost it. I would recommend this product to toddlers that do not brush their teeth properly.

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  21. We make it's race who can brush longest x

    @supermommy1983

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  22. what a great prize, we have a star chart, when she cleans her teeth, she gets a star, then she gets a little treat after 14,

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  23. water water water - no fizzy juice, fruit juice or squash!
    @01592_katie

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  24. Never use sugary drinks as a comforter! @VeeJay78

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  25. Great prize - my tip is don't give too much fruit, as they contain a lot of sugar and acids which can damage teeth. Instead try and balance giving them their five a day with both vegetables and fruit. @hippy_chick42

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  28. One problem I never have is getting Callie to brush her teeth (Teeeese!) She just loves a brush, but I think one of the reasons why is she likes to chew on them for her wee gums. Mothers tip... if your child will let you, put some bonjella on their gums with a toothbrush - so much more hygienic!) I have to replace toothbrushes every other week due to bristles being everywhere!

    Anyway - good dental tips are - reward chart for brushing (older children)
    Throw away the dummies as soon as the teeth are all through as it will mess up their bite
    plenty of fruit instead of sweeties!

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  29. i made sure my LO never had a dummy after he was 2wks old (was annoyed that the nurses in neonatal special care had been giving him one to be honest, I only found out when i was leaving as they handed me some to take - which I declined. Dummys were not to be used so this is when it stopped!.) Also never gave juice before bed... only water or milk.
    joannae_king@yahoo.com

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  30. Avoid dried fruit as a snack unless as part of a meal - you're better giving something like cheese as dried fruit sticks to teeth eventually causing decay. Make tooth brushing fun and a treat to get them enthusiastic and always make trips to the dentist lots of fun - never threaten with the dentist (my Mum used to do that..if you eat sweets the dentist will drill your teeth...result? i have tons of fillings as i never went..) Boo loves going to the dentist and always wants his teeth to be super sparkly for her! @goriami

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  31. Water to drink, brush teeth before bed. @nootashey

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  32. No ribena as its really bad for your teeth! Make teeth cleaning fun by pulling faces and humming tunes for the full time required so your child looks forward to brushing their teeth!

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  33. Male sure you use just a teeny tiny amount of toothpaste-just a smear at first to reduce swallowing of floride.

    @mariajkknight

    mariadeanronan@hotmail.co.uk

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  34. Give your baby a toothbrush from 6 months even if no teeth as them chewing on bristles will stimulate blood flow to the gums and encourage teeth to come through

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  35. Take kids on your dental check-ups from birth, I did this with both my girls and they actually look forward to going to the dentist, my 3 year old Jess had a bit of a strop last week as she had to come out of the "special chair" catherinewhite75@btinternet.com

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  36. plenty of calcium in baby's diet will promote healthy teeth by lowering blood sugar and acid allowing tooth enamel to last longer

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  37. Thank you for this brilliant competition! I would love this for my little one! I think it's a great idea to get your little one used to 'cleaning their teeth' early and this gets them used to the routine of daily teeth cleaning. I have found the easiest thing to do, is to ensure my little one feels safe and secure and sit her on my knee and use a special baby brush and clean her little teeth is gentle circular motions. Another brilliant tip is to let your little ones watch you brush your teeth!

    coppelia100@btinternet.com

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  38. What a fab idea! We are really trying to encourage our 14 month old to start brushing his teeth - without much success. Maybe this would help.

    No words of advice I'm afraid although I have read through the replies to pick up some advice for us!

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  39. it sounds so obvious but try to delay fizzy pop and sweets for as long as possible - we did this with dd who is 5 and she has wonderful white little peggies :)

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  40. Lyndsey Allison27 April, 2012 18:55

    it sounds so obvious but try to delay fizzy pop and sweets for as long as possible - we did this with dd who is 5 and she has wonderful white little peggies :)

    lyndsey_allison0506@yahoo.co.uk

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  42. Avoid sugary foods and fizzy drinks x x x @JenniiPenny

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  43. get them used to cleaning teeth and the dentist as early as possible

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  44. I'm a big believer in teething jewelry!

    askandilltell86@aol.com

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