My Daughter Reviews Weleda Children's Tooth Gel and the Preserve Toothbrush
The Weleda tooth gel was an easy decision for me, I use their products for my whole family and have been very happy with them. However, I was worried about how the taste would compare to the bubble gum flavored tank engine toothpaste we were currently using so I enlisted my three year old to help with product research. The first thing I noticed is that the gel is thick and therefore stays on the brush very nicely instead of falling off the side. Her reaction was "look at all of that toothpaste" and.... she said she likes the taste!! I tasted it myself and it is sort of minty but sweet (organic fennel and spearmint) and leaves a nice fresh feeling in your mouth instead of bubble gum (yuck).
I chose to carry Preserve's toothbrush because it is BPA free and the company seems awesome. Their toothbrushes are made from recycled yogurt cups and they will send you prepaid postage to return your toothbrush for recycling when you are done. (directions on package) The color choices correspond with endangered animals; arctic blue (polar bear), lilac (monk seal) and black (penguin). They also have a wider handle with pea pod-style bumps which make it easy to hold. But how would it compare to her toothbrush with a certain blue monster?
My little one chose the black toothbrush which really surprised me but she said she liked the penguin on the package. When I gave it to her she said "oh, look at these nice bumps" and "it is black and yellow like a penguin!" and then she brushed away.
After three tooth brushing sessions, she has yet to ask for the "bubble gum" toothpaste or "blue monster" toothbrush! This morning she even proudly exclaimed "I have new toothbrush and toothpaste!" I guess this kid has more taste than I realized.