Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Our oldest has always had troubled taste buds. She is a very picky eater. She did have an eating problem as an infant though and was not able to eat food till she was almost 2. The poor child lived on milk and juice. I am saying that so that you understand the following post and do NOT think that she is being manipulative. She can be real mean to her sister, but in general is your typical type A first child. Extremely eager to please. She will even try foods that make her gag just to get 1 chocolate chip. But when it comes to toothpaste we have MAJOR trauma. For awhile, she was fine using Oral B baby stuff. ONLY fruit punch NOT Berry Blast. Then we switched to a toothpaste containing Flouride. She gagged and threw up over several kinds till we found Sponge Bob toothpaste. I cannot remember the flavor but it was NOT Mild Bubble Fruit OR Bubble Gum. But something similar. There were at least 3 variations, but only this one did not send her to the toilet. We were fine with that. UNTIL.... THEY DISCONTINUED THE TOOTHPASTE!!!!!!! Not all of them mind you, JUST the ONE kind she would use happily. Since then, I believe we have spent around $30 on every kind and flavor and registered trademark toothpaste we can find. You see, mint is out. It burns her mouth. Orange makes her cry. Cinnamon, tastes like mint. Strawberry stinks and just the smell makes her start to gag. Tonight we found a flavor that sparkles and is mild mint. Will it work? Doubtful. So, we are back to the overpriced baby Oral B WITHOUT the much needed flouride. What are we to do? It is amazingly funny and very annoying. The only bright spot is that the youngest now has like 30 tubes of toothpaste and thinks she is in Heaven. She brushes her teeth about 5 times a day and uses ALL of the flavors. If anyone has a suggestion, make sure you share it in the comments!