Made of organic bamboo. These have an easy to grip handle and soft bristles perfect for little teeth.
Bamboo is a strong material that is naturally bacteria-resistant and therefore does not easily get mouldy. The bristles are made from a soft nylon.
Children's Bamboo Toothbrush (2 colours)
Dentists usually recommend that toothbrushes are replaced every 3 months. Average life expectancy in the UK is 80 years old which means over our lifetime, we use and throw away roughly 320 toothbrushes each. Worldwide, that is a massive amount of toothbrushes all ending up in landfill!
Bamboo is considered to be a sustainable resource because it is fast growing so reproduces quickly, and is completely biodegradable. Unfortunately, the bristles of these brushes are still made of Nylon which is a form of plastic. The handle of the toothbrush makes up the majority of the product so this eradicates a large amount of plastic just by making the handle out of this resource which is a step in the right direction!
Most plastic toothbrushes can be found very cheaply - usually you can find a family pack of 4 in supermarkets for £1, although you can buy the branded ones for anything up to £3/£4. So in comparison, bamboo toothbrushes are quite a bit pricier. Whether you deem it to be worth the extra price or not is down to personal preference. It keeps me up at night, the idea of (7.8 million global population x 320 toothbrushes - whatever huge number that comes out as) being thrown in landfill and left there for 1,000 years so for me, these are totally worth the additional expense.
I don't have any little ones currently to try these children's toothbrushes, but I have personally used the adult bamboo toothbrushes.
The full review of these can be found on the adult bamboo toothbrushes page, but overall my experience has been good with them. My teeth feel clean which is the main thing - they do the job they are intended for.
With the children's toothbrushes, I love that they are brightly coloured as this makes them more appealing to small children.
I personally have opted for the electric toothbrush route with the recyclable toothbrush heads as, although the heads are made with plastic (to be recycled), my opinion on the overall environmental impact is that recyclable heads made in the UK have a smaller carbon footprint than bamboo toothbrushes made in the far east and shipped to the UK. But everyone's opinion on this is different.
My rating: 8/10