Kids’ Toothpaste

Our Favorite FlavorTom's of Maine Natural Children's Toothpaste in fluoride free with strawberry flavor

  • What: Tom’s of Maine Anticavity Children’s Toothpaste
  • When: Around one year of age
  • Why: Keep teeth clean
  • Where: Amazon

When it comes to kids’ toothpaste, we can’t get enough of Tom’s of Maine Children’s Toothpaste. Literally. I had to stop using the strawberry flavor because my oldest son, at age 6, would empty the entire tube in less than a week. He eats it because he likes it so much. I had to switch to something less appealing so my other kids had toothpaste left to use on their teeth.

I love this toothpaste, too, not only because of the great mild taste with natural flavor and color and no sugar added. It doesn’t cost much, especially when bought in batches of three tubes or more. It smells great and doesn’t make a huge mess even when it gets messy. (How do my kids get toothpaste on the shower curtain?!? I don’t want to know the answer to that.) It cleans off the sink easily and doesn’t get stuck or leave a residue or dye that builds up on their toothbrushes.

I like the mild fruit flavors so much I’ve switch my own toothpaste to the orange mango flavor. In all fairness, I can’t stand mint since toothpaste set off my morning sickness with my first child, so I appreciate alternate flavors that don’t overpower my palate.

It comes in both fluoride (green label) and fluoride free (blue label) options. For kids who might still be swallowing toothpaste, stick to the fluoride free version. For brand new teeth, cleaning with a brush without toothpaste will probably be sufficient until they start getting into sugary foods.

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