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12 of the best baby and toddler toothbrushes

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Your baby's primary teeth may be only a temporary but it's still important to take care of them. 

Starting oral care from an early age is an important step to create a lifelong habit. Tooth brushing can begin as soon as the baby's first tooth pokes through the gums. The NHS states that pediatric dentists recommend cleaning baby's gums after feedings, which helps fight bacterial growth and promotes good oral health.

To help you find your baby's first toothbrush, we have rounded up the best products on the market: 

 

The best baby’s first toothbrushes:

This is a top product with 100% food grade silicone and BPA free. This set comes with one teether and two finger toothbrushes.

This set is a training tool as it's easy to grasp for infants learn to manipulate the brush in their mouth and it can act as a molar teether for baby to learn how to chew.

MAM Learn to Brush Toothbrush Set comes with two brushes, one with a long handle for baby and parent to brush together and one with a short and compact handle for children that can brush independently. 

Both round heads adapt perfectly to baby's mouth. It cleverly comes with red bristles indicate the proper amount of toothpaste to use.

This is a different tool to help you to clean your baby's mouth before the first tooth. This product will massage sensitive gums making back areas reachable. Simply slip your index finger in one of the ears and go! This product is machine washable, BPA-free and comes in pink and in blue. 

This Kids Baby Toothbrush Battery Powered is suitable from 6 months to 4 years old. This not only a toothbrush, but also a toy. It comes with soft and comfortable bristle and two extra heads. It has a built in timer and a led light. 

This product can be used from 6 months and up helping your little one to learn to brush their teeth. This set includes two brushes: a cleaning trainer and a brushing trainer. The cleaning trainer is designed to be chewed and gently cleans and massages the gums and palate. And the brushing trainer helps children get used to a toothbrush and gently cleans their first teeth.

This is a four stage oral care set perfect solution to help parents establish healthy oral habits and look after all of baby's developing teet. This set includes: silicone massager (stage 1), smaller head massaging brush (stage 2), bigger head massaging brush (stage 3) and nylon bristle brush (stage 4).

This Wisdom Step By Step Super Soft Toothbrush was created for children of 0-2 year old. This product is a combination of toothbrush and teething ring. It comes with a short neck for brushing safely and textured sections to relieve gum irriation.
 

This is a bestseller on Amazon, most-likely due to it's super easy handling. This toothbrush comes with tiny brush head with supersoft bristle, also it has a timer for 2 minutes with pulse every 30 seconds. This package includes replacement brush head and 1 x AAA battery.

Read more about Brush-Baby Baby Sonic Electric Toothbrush.

This Baby Training Toothbrush Set comes with one silicone anti-slip toothbrush, one soft toothbrush, one tongue scraper cleaner and one back-up plate. So your little one will have everything to make toothbrushing super easy.

It's BPA-free, non-toxic and bacteria resistant. With this package you can effectively clean the mouth, massage the gums, and  even exercises the baby's ability to grip. You can buy this in blue or in pink.

If you are looking for eco-friendly,  biodegradable and recyable bamboo handle, this is a good option for you. This pack comes with four toothbrushes which will last you around a year. It comes with small brush head ideal for small chidlren's mouths.

This product can be use as teether toys, teething toys and toothbrush for baby and toddler. It comes with an ergonomic shaped handle good grip for both baby and parents. This product is recommended by dentists and liked by parents. To ensure good dental care of your babies, use this high-quality infant toothbrush.

Designed by a dentist Brush-Baby's Chewable Toothbrush helps to clean teeth, massage gums and soothe teething gums as it is chewed. The H-shaped head is filled with soft silicone bristles that help to clean all surfaces of the top and bottom teeth and gums as it is chewed.

Other oral baby care products

This soft circle ring for gentle cleaning of baby tongue and gums. You can clean residues of milk and bacterial coatings. Be sure to use it gently to avoid irritation. 

Brush-Baby Dental Wipes

Brush-Baby Dental Wipes

£5.00 - RRP: £5.99

This is a box of 28 individually hygienically wrapped dental wipes, suitable for babies from 0-16 months. These soft, disposable wipes are gently formulated and uniquely textured to help cleanse delicate gums and first baby teeth.

Brush-Baby Teething Toothpaste is low in fluoride which helps strengthen the tooth's enamel while being safer if swallowed.
This product has gentle Applemint flavour to suit infant tastes. It´s suitable from 0-2 years.

Weleda is all about natural care, and this product promises to give oral protection for baby teeth with extracts of organic calendula flowers to keep gums healthy.

What is the best way to brush your baby's teeth?

Buying a high-quality toothbrush for your baby is a good way to ensure you are doing it correctly.

You will need need to use a specific toothpaste for your baby. Brushing gently both sides of each teeth and gums is important. Create a routine around it, like Katie Piper does with her daughter Belle, doing at least 2 times a day, preferably during the morning and at night. Remember to go easy and make the experience a calming and fun one - it's a good idea to let your little one play around with the toothbrush, so they can familiarise themselves. 

Even before your baby’s first tooth pops through, it’s a good idea to start brushing, so that he gets used to the sensation. Twice a day, smear a tiny amount of low-fluoride toothpaste on a baby toothbrush and gently brush in a circular motion. Don’t rinse, the toothpaste works better if it stays in his mouth. Encourage him to join in with the brushing – even if it’s simply chewing the brush! 

When do you make your baby’s first dentist appointment?

The earlier the better as you need to learn how to look after your baby’s teeth and gums as soon as that first appears. A good way to make your baby get used to this is taking him/her along with when you visit the dentist. Even though your little one will lose these first teeth, they are important for your baby's development helping not only with the food chewing but also with speech development. 

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Tam works at Bauer Media writing affiliate content for Mother and Baby. She moved to London in 2016 and has lived previously in Toronto, Canada and Sao Paulo, Brazil. She had a blog called TaraVivendo and wrote two e-books: Divas and Divando aos 25 anos

 

 
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