I guess with a five-year-old I should know this, but since I'm blind, I don't always do the shopping. A lot of times I write down what to buy--sour cream, frozen pizza, toothpaste--and my boyfriend goes to the store and picks stuff up. Other times I ride with someone and get the groceries or I have a store employee help me, so I do generally know what brands I like.
Anyway, I was helping my daughter brush her teeth a while ago. She was a little turdickens to put to bed tonight because her dad's on his way home and she's excited. We'd run out of toothpaste in her bathroom, so I got mine for her to use. When I squeezed some on her toothbrush, she said, "Mom, really? Who uses white toothpaste anymore?"
Then she rinsed her mouth out and told me that her tongue felt ruffly. Yeah, ruffly. She said her toothpaste didn't taste spicy, but mine did. She said it was gross.
So. What's her dad been buying? Do kids have colored toothpaste now? I thought toothpaste was white. And does toothpaste for kids taste different than the ordinary stuff?
Sorry for the stupid question, but this was weird.
Yeah they have toothpaste geared specially towards kids now. Some are multicolored, some are pink, some are blue with "sparkles", etc. Most taste like bubble gum. Kids paste also has less sodium fluoride in it (which is probably what makes it taste "spicy")
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Answer by tntmom1027 at 1:02 AM on Jun. 10, 2013
Mine started out w/ the training toothpaste which was flavored & safe to swallow. Now she uses an Oral B toothpaste geared toward kids. It's fruit flavor, & I think it's blue. Once she forgot to take it w/ her to spend the nite at G-ma's, & she hated using G-ma's minty toothpaste. I can't even remember how old my boys were when they finally started using regular toothpaste. I figure as long as they're brushing, that's more than half the battle! :p I also have her rinse w/ Act anti-cavity rinse (also for kids)
Answer by mrsmom110 at 7:39 AM on Jun. 10, 2013