Last week I started to share with you some of my favourite baby products. Whereas last week’s items seemed to have a bit of a wintry theme to them, this week I will focus on some of my favourite ‘personal care’ products for your young children. First up, an item that has revolutionised teeth cleaning in our household (at least for Joshua!)
Brush-Baby Chewable Toothbrush
Although we had heard about the Brush-Baby Chewable Toothbrush when Daniel was tiny, it was not until Joshua started to get teeth that we decided to get one. Having witnessed the rapid speed at which Daniel got through toothbrushes as a result of his insistence on chewing them, we were keen to see if a chewable toothbrush would be able to last a bit longer. Joshua received one in his stocking at Christmas and it has proved to be a big hit!
We can confirm that the Brush-Baby Chewable Toothbrush does indeed last longer than a conventional toothbrush. Made of silicone, the toothbrush is both flexible and durable. The bristles can withstand a lot of chewing and the toothbrush makes a great teether as well as a toothbrush! It is also dishwasher safe, adding to its longevity as you can give it a proper clean after your toddler has chucked it behind the toilet or wherever else they decide to put it.
The bristles on the toothbrush are positioned on both sides so that top and bottom teeth are being cleaned at the same time. It is an ideal size for little hands to hold and it fits well into Josh’s mouth, reaching even his new molars growing at the back. Its flexibility also means that you don’t worry so much about your little one wandering around with the toothbrush in the same way as you would with a normal toothbrush.
We are huge fans of the Brush-Baby Chewable Toothbrush. Joshua did once lose it and, without hesitation, we went out and bought another one. Thankfully, we discovered the original one at the bottom of a toy box and, after putting it through the dishwasher, we now have a spare in case one goes missing again.
Hippychick Tencel Fitted Mattress Protector
When Daniel was ready to come out of night-time nappies, we bought the Hippychick Tencel Fitted Mattress Protector to go on his bed. Remembering the plastic sheets from my own childhood, I was amazed by this brilliant product! The sheet was so soft and there is no rustling when Daniel rolls over in bed. In fact, you would hardly know the sheet was there at all!
Apparently Tencel is made from wood pulp cellulose and this, combined with a layer of polyurethane, makes for a soft and breathable yet waterproof mattress protector. Tencel is an absorbent material so there is none of the sweaty nastiness you might associate with a waterproof sheet.
Hippychick do Tencel mattress protectors in a whole range of sizes from cot to super king size so you should easily find one to meet your own requirements. We highly recommend them and will definitely be buying another when Joshua gets to this stage.