Thursday, 9 April 2015

Bug Brush toothbrush - Review

When i stumbled across the twitter account for Bug Brush, i was amazed. It felt like the answer to my prayers, as a mummy to a toddler who has a strong aversion to brushing her teeth. I worry about ensuring they are cleaned, as i desperately don't want her to end up with bad teeth. Especially with the unavoidable amounts of sugar and badness in a lot of foods nowadays. So to me, something like this that has been designed for babies to use themselves, is perfect. A fun way of improving oral hygiene without your little one even realising! So i was very happy when i was sent one to review!

It arrived super quickly, and came with a card full of facts and information all about teeth. It was an interesting read, I learnt that everyday in the UK 20 children under 5 have a tooth extraction under general anaesthetic. I was totally shocked by this. To me this seems like such a horrible ordeal for someone so small to go through, when really tooth decay is preventable with something so simple as regular brushing. Obviously it is just not possible to brush a child's teeth every time they have eaten/drank something, as a parent there are 1001 other things that need to be done at the same time! So having a Bug Brush means you can simply allow your child to do it themselves, with no fuss, while you get on with your never ending parent to-do list!

It has a fun eye catching colourful design, and is small enough for little hands to easily hold. With the bristles literally covering it, it really doesn't matter which way it is held. Betsy is 16 months, and like most little ones, everything she touches end up in her mouth! So there was none of the usual trying to prise open her mouth to get a toothbrush into it, it went straight in there! She's into different textures and colours at the moment, so it was love at first sight! 

From watching her with it i couldn't find any issues with using it, it is such a simple but effective little thing. It was reassuring for me to know that after she had eaten i could give her this and know that any food and plaque build up would be effectively removed in a way that didn't annoy her like having her teeth brushed usually does! The Bug Brush means that we can all relax a little bit when it comes to those little naughty things our children eat, which is definitely a good thing! (Though not for one second am i saying give your little one coke and chocolate all day everyday!)

The Bug Brush toothbrush is £12.99 (including VAT and postage) which in my opinion is a very reasonable amount to pay for something so beneficial to your child. 
The Bug Brush toothbrush can be purchased directly through the website, which is here: You can find lots more information on the website, as well as the benefits of using the Bug Brush toothbrush and what the experts say have to say about it! 

It can also be found on Amazon and JoJo Maman Bebe. 

You can follow Bug Brush Twitter page here:

And you can like the Bug Brush page on Facebook here:

I received a free Bug Brush toothbrush in exchange for an honest review. All views and opinions are my own.


  1. I want one now. My son protests at me doing anything for him including brushing his teeth, he likes to be independent, so this would be excellent!! such a good idea. Great review x

  2. Oh this is so clever!!

  3. This really is a great item for children her age, since most kids tend to bite anything they could get their hands on. Anyway, it’s great that she’s enjoying that bug brush, that way you won’t have a hard time trying to get her to brush her teeth soon. Thanks for sharing!

    Benny Murray @ Dental Care of South Jersey