We eat more than toothpaste. Well, most of us do, though Olivia might be happy enough to just eat the toothpaste off the brush and skip meals. Don't get me wrong, she does a good job brushing, but wants several rounds of toothpaste per toothbrushing session. We have 3 bathrooms, so I'm prepared with toothpaste/brushes in each, cuz ya never know when the urge will strike. Yesterday, she brushed her teeth about 8 times with at least 2 different kinds of paste each round, and would have more if I hadn't redirected her...
Here's our toothpaste line-up:
1) Top row: this is the grown-ups' all-time favorite: Nature's Gate Herbal Creme de Mint.
2) Second row: with 3 vertical tubes, and a 4th tube being swiped is: Logodent Kids Zahngel Erdbeere (which is German for strawberry....I think - it's an old, empty tube), Gerber Natural Mixed Berry, Tom's of Maine silly strawberry, Logodent Zahngel (with a different package and design, different paste?)
3) Nature's Plus Animal Parade very-cherry
4) Doctor Burt's Orange Cream
My mission was two-fold: 1.) Which was her favorite toothpaste? 2.) Exactly what was in the toothpaste? After several taste tests, we had a winner! *drum roll, please!* Hands down, she chose Doctor Burt's! I was surprised because the label is boring and it's orange flavored. (all the others are sweet strawberry or cherry jel) But mostly, I was pleased to read the label: (filtered water, vegetable glycerin, natural chalk, natural clay, orange oil, baking soda, yucca extract, vegetable oil & beta carotene, xanthan gum.) Other than the last thing, I know what it is, so I'm feeling much better about my daughter's toothpaste tendencies.