TePe MiniT Toothbrushes for Children

Did you know that almost 40% of children in the England who start school have tooth decay? I didn’t and I find that statistic rather alarming. Therefore, as parents it is crucial that we get our little ones into an established dental routine as soon as possible. Dental experts recommend that as soon as a baby’s first tooth appears you should encourage a cleaning routine, even just allowing the baby to suck and chew on the toothbrush to become familiar with it is a good start.

I was sent some TePe MiniT toothbrushes to review – well when I say me, I mean for Burton to try of course!

These new TePe Mini toothbrushes have been launched by leading oral health specialist, Molar Ltd in the hopes that these fun and brightly coloured toothbrushes will encourage little ones establish a good dental cleaning routine. These specially formulated toothbrushes are suitable for infants from as young as 6 months up until the age of 3.

TePe Mini toothbrushes are BDHF (British Dental Health Foundation) approved so you know that they will be of a good quality and safe for your children to use.
They have very small and soft tapered heads
which are ideal to access tiny mouths and why they are suitable from when a first tooth is cut. Their extra soft filaments have been specifically designed to be gentle n new teeth and enamel and they handle well for little hands aswell as the bigger, adult ones which need to assist in the early teeth cleaning stages.

Each of these toothbrushes are brightly coloured and carry fun child friendly designs such as trains, teddy bears,princesses and pirates which are bound to catch the eye of children. This being the case it is hoped that it will encourage older infants to keep up their teeth cleaning routine.


Burton chose the green coloured toothbrush which had a train design on it and he loved pointing at the trains when he held the toothbrush in his hands.

Unlike the toothbrush he normal uses (Colgate I believe) which is small and chunky, the TePe MiniT is a lot thinner and longer which I did wonder if he would it find harder to use. However, it didn’t stop him from getting stuck in and cleaning his teeth.

Burton is 18 months old now and has cut most of his teeth and although he doesn’t move the toothbrush up and down exactly as he should, as he still tends to suck on the brush more than anything else, he has been ‘cleaning’ his teeth since he was about 9 months so he is used to using one now. The longer handle on the toothbrush did make it easier for me to hold and move it to assist in the cleaning action, I must admit.

Here is Burton using the TePe MiniT

TePe Mini toothbrushes retail for £1.99 each and are available from leading pharmacies.


I have 2 toothbrushes to giveaway.

They are suitable for children up to the age of 3.
All you have to do is to leave your name in the comments box and for an extra entry you can RT this giveaway.
That’s it! So good luck and the closing date is next Monday 24th January, 2011.


If you would like to read more about my mummy mishaps please subscribe by email or via RSS feed 🙂
Thank you xx

Pabobo Lumilove Penguin

The lovely people at Pabobo approached me a while ago to test one of their luminous creations – well when I say me I of course mean Burton *ahem*.

Pabobo is a company based in Paris which specialises in designing and marketing a gorgeous range of lights especially for little ones. All of the luminous creations which are made by Pabobo are designed to be touched and handled by children.

As some of you who follow my blog may know, Burton has a best friend which is a Penguin cuddly toy called ‘Penguin’. So when I – well Burton!- was offered the chance to try their Lumilove Penguin how could I resist!

As soon as I opened the parcel Burton spied the Penguin on the front of the box and could not wait for me to open it and show him its contents.

The Lumilove Penguin comes in two colours pink and blue. We were sent the blue one and I set about charging it up straight away. This is very easy to do as you just sit it on its base and plug it in to charge, and the base means that thee is no direct electrical contact while it is charging. Once fully charged it comes of its base and can be handled by little hands immediately.

It does not feel hot to touch once fully charged due to its small, cold LED’s. These products are completely safe for children and have been EC – certified for use from birth infact! The Lumilove Penguin lasts for up to 11 hours when fully charged and the electrolumiscent diode (LED) is very eco friendly wih its very long life span of up to 100,000 hours! (Based on beng used for 11 hours each night)

Burton doesn’t actually use a night light as he goes to sleep whether the hall light is on or not, although whether or not this will change as he gets older we will see. However, I can see how useful the Lumilove Penguin would be for children who struggle to get to sleep in the dark because the light it omits is very comforting, and the cute Penguin would easily become a bedtime friend. I would also think it could be useful when children are potty training at night as the light could help them find their way to wherever their potty or the bathroom is in the dark maybe?

Here is the Lumilove Penguin sat in Burton’s room, it does show up very well in the dark doesn’t it?

I have found it useful checking on Burton in the night as it saves having to put the hall light on to check him in his cot, as the light it produces is excellent. Its like a Penguin torch for us parents!

Pabobo does a wide range of night light products which are beautifully made and would make a wonderful gift for any child.

I would definitely recommend this product. Check out the Pabobo website here for their full range of children’s nightlights.

If you would like to read more about my mummy mishaps please subscribe by email or via RSS feed 🙂
Thank you xx