Friday, April 27, 2012

Spiffies Tooth Care for Infants & Toddlers #Review and #Giveaway



With three little ones, getting all of their tiny teeth brushed can be a bit of a pain.  They all need help, and they don't want it.  I generally give in and let them do it themselves and try to help as they go along.  This isn't always effective and usually gets pretty messy.

When we were given the opportunity to try Spiffies toothwipes, I was intrigued.  And when they arrived?  Well, I was wishing I'd heard of them sooner!  I was a little skeptical as to whether the kids would let me swipe around in their mouth with a wipe, and if they would like the flavors.  (Kids can be picky, especially mine!)  I was absolutely AMAZED when all three of them let me use Spiffies toothwipes and they all said, in their own way, "Mm, that's good!"

Talker Man (age 5):  "Mommy, those wipe things taste really good, are they really getting the germs out of my teeth?  They tasted delicious!"

Little Man (age 2):  "Mmm, good!  More, please?"

Little Miss Princess (age 1):  "Mmm!"

Spiffies Cleaning and Teething Wipes are individually packaged towelettes containing a xylitol rich formula, Spiffies Cleaning and Teething Wipes have been shown to be therapeutic for reducing bacteria in the mouth, as lower bacteria levels means fewer or no cavities! Great for using on-the-go or when baby is asleep, and especially after night time feedings. Invented by pediatrician Ray Wagner, MD, parents have claimed that they also soothe inflamed gums when cooled in the fridge much like the cool compress and massage.  Spiffies toothwipes are recommended by the AAP.

 We were sent Spiffies toothwipes in two flavors, apple and grape.  The kids love BOTH flavors and liked being able to choose which one they wanted after their meals.

To use the wipes, you simply tear open the packet and wrap the toothwipe around your finger.  (I would have pictures, but it's a little hard to hold a camera and do teeth at the same time!)  You then wipe the inside of your child's mouth; gums and teeth, cheeks and tongue.  It's super simple and you can do it quickly.  I REALLY wish I'd known about these when the babies were new, it would make after-nursing gum cleaning so much easier!  Talker Man could do it himself after I wrapped the wipe around his finger, but Little Man and Little Miss Princess needed me to do it.


Spiffies also has I Can Brush Tooth-Brushing Liquid.  Stop the tooth-brushing tears and unnecessary battles with Spiffies I Can Brush. The 100% natural tooth-brushing liquid is rich in the cavity fighter Xylitol. Fluoride-free and paraben-free, Spiffies I Can Brush is not gritty or pasty and has a taste kids absolutely love! Safe for babies older than 6 months of age and toddlers, this all-natural tooth-brushing liquid was created by pediatrician Ray Wagner, MD. The xylitol rich tooth-brushing solution is available in a delicious grape flavored solution that has a pleasant taste that your child will like, and little ones will actually WANT to brush their teeth once they try the "I Can Brush" solution.

Dr. Wagner recommends that you put some solution in a small cup and let your child dip their toothbrush into it and brush for a few minutes. You should be there to support, encourage and finish the brushing, but impromptu tests show that children love to brush with I Can Brush and it's important to have a positive first experience with tooth-brushing. As it is both paraben and fluoride-free, there is no harm to your child if a small amount is actually swallowed. Learn more at http://www.spiffies.com/Toddlers-s/4.htm.

We didn't actually get to try this out, but it's on my "Need to try" list!  I think it sounds great for the boys.  I've used Xylitol toothpaste for them in the past, but it was unflavored and they didn't really like it.  The grape flavor would probably be well loved, especially since it's probably just like the toothwipes!

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32 comments:

The Maumau's said...

i didn't know that xylitol is a natural extract, and a beneficial one for my child and myself!

Jenna Wood said...

I learned that xylitol is natural and safe for tiny teeth!

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i learned you can use it after a dental procedure
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Kristie said...

I learned that the textured towellete has been proven to effectively remove dental plaque from the front baby teeth and the xylitol rich liquid released into the mouth during the wiping process has been proven to reduce cavity causing bacteria on the teeth. Spiffies can also be used by adults with sore or sensitive gums.
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hollygunter said...

i learned that xylitol is found in plums, raspberries, strawberries, and cauliflower.

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Christine Jessamine said...

i learned that xilitol is a safe and natural extract from plants

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Erin Rok said...

They are made with natural ingredients
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Priscilla Benavides said...

They are soaked in xylitol which is a natural ingredient that prevents cavities.
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Danielle said...

I learned that Xylitol has been approved by the FDA for use in foods since 1963

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Sara said...

Spiffies are great to pack in school lunches!

Mommy2bc11 said...

Safe for my little one

Renee said...

I learned this:
Spiffies’ delicious grape and
apple flavors make oral hygiene a pleasure for you and your little one.

Little Mama Meow said...

I learned that it's made from natural materials and are effective for removing plaque

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burmmy77 said...

Spiffies tooth wipe is a disposable wet wipe designed to clean the mouth and the teeth
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CJR said...

I learned that the wipes remove dental plaque from the front baby teeth!
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Heather R said...

I learned that they are soaked in a great tasting xylitol solution, a natural ingredient that prevents cavities

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I learned its effective for removing plaque
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ms. cox said...

that Xylitol is naturally

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Jennifer said...

i learned that it is all natural
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awhartness said...

I learned that the Spiffies wipes come in grape and apple flavor.

Lauren Marie said...

They are made from natural products. That's always a plus!

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Iliana Reyes said...

I learned that it is made from natural ingredients!

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Emily said...

I learned that baby teeth really are important!

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Rachel Rodman-Kunkler said...

i learned they use all natural ingredients
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Sarah Walker said...

I learned that Spiffies protect against cavities.

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Donna said...

I learned this: Parents who use Xylitol themselves regularly significantly reduce their chances of transmitting decay-causing bacteria (strep mutans) to their babies.
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