Nuby All Natural Baby Tooth & Gum Cleaner
5.2" x 2.4" x 0.6"
0 months - 3 years
Non toxic + BPA free
• Safe if swallowed.
• Small tube for easy portability.
• Mildly flavored to make babies like it.
• Fluoride free makes it a natural option for holistic mamas.
• Fluoride free formula doesn't allow important fluoride to protect babies' teeth.
We recently had our 6 month well child visit, and in that appointment, our pediatrician talked with us about brushing Raleigh’s teeth.
(I know opinions and recommendations vary widely among doctors, so this is in no way me telling you what to do. I’m simply sharing information we were given. Just so we’re clear about that, haha.)
Our pediatrician told us that he recommends people use regular fluoridated toothpaste instead of the fluoride-free varieties. He said to use a rice-grain sized smear of toothpaste and it’s ok for Raleigh to swallow it because it’s such a small amount. The fluoride will offer his teeth protection and he won’t be harmed by the amount he ingests.
He also said that regular adult toothpastes are usually too strongly flavored for babies, so he recommended using something like the TOMS brand toothpaste. He said they have gentler flavors that babies tolerate better.
However, I know that there are differing opinions about whether babies should use a fluoridated toothpaste since they will be ingesting it.
Some parents feel safer using something natural and fluoride free.
The toothpaste I tested from Nuby is a great alternative for parents who want to take a more holistic approach.
It is called the Nuby All Natural Baby Tooth & Gum Cleaner. It’s fluoride free, safe to swallow, and vanilla milk flavored to make it easily tolerated by babies.
One drawback, though, is that it is expensive.
Please refer to author’s blog for more information on how to brush your baby’s teeth.