Being a mom has a lot of rewarding moments, and these include getting to witness all your kids’ firsts. From first words to the first time they were able to walk on their own, and the day their first teeth started to show. Of course, dental care for babies and toddlers is a lot different from what adults do, especially given that kids from zero to five years old have sensitive gums and mouths.
For first-time moms, ensuring that your baby’s mouth is clean and free from germs while at the same time using gentle products is something that can be quite challenging. Luckily, Colgate has made this possible and accessible for mothers like us through its range of products specifically-made for our precious babies: the Colgate Free From Toothpaste and Colgate Baby toothbrush.
My five-year-old son Khalil has been using this for a week now, and I must say that this toothpaste has made him appreciate brushing his teeth more, and this might have something to do with the enticing flavor of the toothpaste. The Colgate Free From toothpaste has two variants, one that’s for babies 0 to 2 years old, and another one for kids 3 to 5 years old.
Easing moms’ woes about harmful chemicals, both variants of the Colgate Free From toothpaste have 0% artificial flavors, preservatives, sweeteners, and colors, making them guaranteed safe for use. These toothpastes from Colgate of course don’t have that stingy menthol feeling that adult toothpastes have. Instead, Colgate made it with a kid-friendly natural flavor.
Another thing moms like me will also appreciate about the Colgate Free From toothpastes is the fact that it has an age-appropriate fluoride level. Fluoride is an important factor of any toothpaste, as this helps in preventing unnecessary growth of cavities.
Ingredients of the food that our kids eat that stay on their teeth for hours can harm the enamel or the layer of the tooth that protects against tooth decay. This is possible even for babies, as sugars from formula milk can also be a concern if proper and gentle care isn’t observed. The Colgate Free From toothpaste is also made to address this, as its formula is intended to also strengthen the soft enamel of kids for better teeth protection.
Another concern of moms is whether those kinds of toothbrushes found in grocery stores are gentle enough to be used on our kids’ sensitive gums. While some toothbrushes appear kid-friendly because of their cute designs, when it comes to how the bristles of the toothbrush are made, they aren’t really appropriate for kids.
Recognizing this, Colgate now also has a Baby Toothbrush made for infants who are teething. It’s made out of 100% food-grade silicone, and has soft and gentle bristles which also help ease the pain of teething. Moms can also easily clean this toothbrush as it’s dishwasher safe, refrigerator safe, microwave safe, and boiling water safe.
Remember to always wash the toothbrush before each use, and should be immediately replaced at the first signs of wear and tear.
The Colgate Free From 0 to 2 Years Toothpaste (PhP 105), Colgate Free From 3 to 5 Years Toothpaste (PhP 105), and the Colgate Baby Toothbrush (PhP 225) are all available via online deliver on Colgate’s Shopee Mall store (https://shopee.ph/colgatepalmolivephilippines).
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