Teaching our babies to brush just got a whole lot funner, thanks to the Baby Banana Bendable Training Toothbrush! Although the name is quite a mouthful, the product itself is very effective for stimulating an infant’s gums as well as brushing a toddler’s teeth. Let’s get down to it and see how this little guy measured up!
First off, there are so many choices when it comes to this particular toothbrush. For infants, the brush comes in a pink or white banana, a corn cob, a shark, or an octopus. The toddler version comes in yellow banana or elephant. There is really no denying that the designs are adorable. Of course this is a matter of preference, but who could pass up a pink banana? Plus, while the kiddies loved it’s bright design, I loved that it got them to brush.
Now let’s get into the more technical stuff. The brush is made of 100% medical grade silicone, right down to the nub-like bristles. This essentially means that you do not have to worry about any harsh chemicals, and it is perfectly safe for your baby to suck on. It is also dishwasher safe which is great for us moms on the go who also want to ensure that our baby’s toys are completely germ-free. Plastic can be a breeding ground for nasty bacteria, but this resilient little tool can definitely withstand a good washing.
There are a few other things to consider when purchasing this particular brush. Keep in mind that it is not a binky or a toy, but a toothbrush. Do not let your little one chew on it excessively as it is still plastic and can still pose a hazard. The thick bristles are designed to sooth sore gums, but biting is not recommended. You can, however, use actual toothpaste with this design which is great. Dry brushing works as well, and will certainly help form those good hygiene habits early on.
All in all, this is a really fun way to introduce your baby to brushing. It works well, is safe, and comes in fun designs that your bundle of joy will love, I know mine did. I would give it five out of five stars, and that rating is very well deserved. You can pick up a Baby Banana Bendable Training Brush for yourself at Amazon, Buy Buy Baby, and Babies R Us. Have fun, and happy brushing!