Little mouths need a proper toothbrush from birth onward. Your baby’s first brush will be simple – the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry recommends that you clean your baby’s gums with a soft infant toothbrush or soft cloth and water. As soon as your little one’s teeth begin to sprout, start brushing twice daily using a soft, age appropriate sized, BPA-free, non-toxic toothbrush. Below are five great BPA-free toothbrush choices for all stages of teeth care – from newborn to childhood. Oh, and FYI, be sure to top off each of these BPA-free toothbrushes with a tiny dollop of eco-friendly toothpaste.
Preserve Junior Toothbrushes; like all plastic Preserve products, are made with 100% recycled and BPA-free plastics such as recycled yogurt cups. Their junior toothbrushes are perfectly suited for children between the ages of 2 and 8 with an easy to hold pea pod shape and soft bristles for massaging tender gums. Additionally, the Preserve Jr. comes equipped with valuable educational lessons due to the company’s partnership with the National Wildlife Federation (NWF). Each toothbrush comes in a brightly colored tube that offers fun facts about endangered animals and a portion of proceeds goes to the NWF. When your child’s toothbrush is spent you can recycle it through the company’s Gimme 5 mail-in program or at the curb in communities that recycle #5 plastic.
The best deal by far is to sign up for a Jr. Toothbrush Subscription. Each subscription order contains one Jr. Preserve Toothbrush which is delivered right to your door every three months for one year (four toothbrushes total) – this means timely toothbrush replacements are just one less thing you’ll have to think about.
+ Preserve Junior $2.95 (available in Parrot Pink, Tiger Orange and Tortoise Green)
The Totz Toothbrush is FDA approved and Bisphenol- A Free plus comes with signature RADIUS bristles – 6,800 premium extra soft bristles the handle is nicely tapered which offers maximum control for little ones learnign to brush and a pressure-less brushing ?cushioned bristle layout spreads force evenly which is safe and effective for a child’s mouths. The Totz Toothbrush is for ages 18 months and up and comes in an array of color choices.
MAM Oral Care products are all BPA, PVC & phthalate free plus come in a wide range to meet your child’s needs from birth and up. Newborns need proper mouth care long before their first wee tooth sprouts and the Oral Care Rabbit allows you to do just this with a soft cleansing fabric that allows you to brush your newborn’s gums safely. For three month olds and up babies MAM offers a Massaging Brush that features different massaging textures perfect for soothing teething pain in sore baby gums and for brushing those very first teeth. The Massaging Brush also features an extra long handle so parent and baby can hold the brush at the same time. Finally for the six month and older set, MAM offers a Training Toothbrush with an extra long handle so parents may assist or a First Brush (only available in the MAM Teach Me Toothbrush Set in the United States) for when your tot is ready to go it alone.
The MAM Teach Me Toothbrush Set is a super smart set for little ones and comes with two toothbrushes both the Training and first brush mentioned above.
The Raz-a-Dazzle-Toothbrush is an all silicone BPA-free toothbrush from Raz Baby made especially for baby’s teeth and gums. The silicone is softer and safer for your baby’s mouth than traditional toothbrushes and the special silicone shield protects from over-insertion while its soft bristles massage and soothe tender gums. Because of it’s chew-safe qualities, this toothbrush is perfect for teething babies as well.
Green Sprouts Baby Toothbrush is a silicone-coated polypropylene toothbrush that’s soft and gentle on baby’s teething gums. There’s a nice easy to hold handle and the whole toothbrush is BPA, PVC & Nitrosamine free.