Children's Tooth Gel by Weleda

Allergy product that's safe to swallow

I want my children's teeth to be clean; I don't want them to swallow harmful chemicals. But how the heck can a parent guarantee that some toothpaste won't go the wrong way and end up in a tender tummy? You can't, of course. So, I was very happy to find a toothpaste alternative for kids that is completely safe to swallow.

This allergy product is by Weleda. I particularly like their kids' products. In fact, I've reviewed their Calendula Baby Cream and Diaper Cream; both are excellent.

Like other Weleda products, there are no harmful detergents like SLS in the tooth gel. There isn't any fluoride in it either. (Actually, based on what I've read about fluoride and its potential harmful effects on your kids, why any company would put fluoride in its toothpaste is beyond me. Any fluoride treatment your kids would get at the dentist would be more than enough.) In any case, the tooth gel has been carefully formulated to help to clean those first teeth without abrasion or damage to the teeth, or the child. So this product addresses a lot of potential concerns.

However, the best part about it is the taste. Have you got a reluctant tooth brusher? My son liked it so much, I had to be careful that he wasn't deliberately eating it! I used it myself to make sure it was okay. The taste is very nice; it's sweet and avoids grown-up flavors like mint. My son, who wasn't necessarily the most enthusiastic of tooth brushers himself, used it every day, at least once a day, without any complaint. For that reason alone, it might just be the perfect kid's toothpaste!

The only downside I can see is price. As with most organic and natural products, you pay more for this allergy product. But when you are getting a product that does what it says it will, and does that without causing you to ingest any chemicals in the process, it's worth it to me.

~*Monique L. Attinger[/monique-bio.aspx]

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