In a nutshell: The Brushies allow families to teach their children proper dental hygiene with the help of four, fun finger puppet toothbrushes. The kit, which also comes with story book, is perfect for kids from four weeks to four years old.
The perks: Dr. Hilary Fritsch, a dentist, and Dr. Colleen Crowley, a psychologist, came together to develop The Brushies after realizing how much their children disliked brushing their teeth. Using their medical backgrounds, the pair made sure the tools were safe for babies and kids to use.
The Brushies are made from 100 percent food-grade silicone and are non-toxic, odorless and tasteless. Made in the U.S., the toothbrushes can be washed easily with warm water. Children can learn about Momo, Chomps, Pinkey and Willa – the names of the four finger toothbrushes – by looking through the illustrated book, which parents and kids can enjoy together.
The headaches: It’s difficult to find anything wrong with this product. The Brushies are not only easy to use and all natural, but the fact that they were created by two doctors only adds to their credibility and success.
Since so many children may dread brushing their teeth, these tools add an element of fun and allow parents and kids to find entertainment in dental care. Starting at four weeks, families can instill healthy dental techniques, which youngsters can continue to practice as they grow up.
Final verdict: The Brushies are a great way for parents to teach their children good dental hygiene in an interactive way. The book makes the process even more fun for families, as the combination of the story and the toothbrushes can take fearful kids’ minds off the process of brushing their teeth.
The founders of The Brushies have also partnered with Alliance of Moms, a nonprofit whose mission is to break the intergenerational cycle of babies born to teens in foster care. A portion of the proceeds from sales of the toothbrushes will go toward supporting children’s dental and overall health.
$29.95 at TheBrushies.com View