My parents were really big on electric toothbrushes when I grew up but my partner doesn’t agree we should spend the money for our kids. What do other mums think? I want to do the best I can for them…


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  • I must say yes do buy as it is more effective and easy to use!



  • Waste of money – normal toothbrushes work great



  • My daughter used her electric toothbrush only once before going back to the manual one.



  • I have owned three – they really freak me out though. I have given them all away. They make my head vibrate…



  • I found my kids soon list interest in the electric toothbrush, they were great for a while. Myself, I found I pressed too hard a had to get new heads regularly. They probably do a better job at cleaning tho. As a kid, I only ever had a normal toothbrush, so did my partner. As long as the kids brush regularly and properly, which brush they use is irrelevant



  • I prefer manual toothbrush but I did buy eclectic toothbrush for my now 5 year old and it seem to run out of battery very quickly. So now I have gone back to manual toothbrush for her too.



  • My boys wanted one for years but I put it off until they were both 10 and able to clean their teeth properly with a normal toothbrush



  • I love my electric toothbrush but I think start kidlets on a toothbrush easier for camping and travel.



  • No what happens when you run out of batteries. Abit of hand exercise is good for you



  • Electric toothbrushes clean teeth better than a manual toothbrush can. Advise your husband that it is an investment in the family’s health. Better oral hygiene means reduced chance of cavities, gingivitis and it’s associated costs.



  • Love electric toothbrushes. Good for cleaning teeth. The initial outlay may be more expensive than regular toothbrushes; however the heads last longer.



  • also make it a present or a reward.show hubby how it will be better with youtube vids



  • i think that you should do it because when they are little they don’t brush properly so this really helps



  • Yes definately worth spending the money on preventing tooth decay for the longer term. Electric toothbrushes are so much more effective at cleaning and easier for kids to use.



  • I’ve bought my kids a couple of those disposable ones that you can’t change the head on and they just thrash them. I do think they are better for brushing but I just can’t afford it at the moment.


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