Eliza Grace was born on March 15, 2006, at 26 weeks, 4 days, weighing 1 pound 4 ounces and measuring just 11.5 inches long. She is the light of my soul and this is the story of our life in the big city.

Friday, February 12, 2010

A Little Bling

Eliza has finally added some bling to her day. Banilla Bling that is.

Most kids' toothpaste is made with those same foul tasting cherry/grape/bubble gum flavors that the makers of Tylenol think kids, all kids, just love. Not so here at Casa Richter. Eliza has a very, very discerning palate and would never lower her standards to allow such pedestrian flavors to touch her palate. OK, so that is a nice way of saying Eliza has a feeding disorder that extends to not permitting me to brush her teeth (yes of course I could brush her teeth if I hired two off duty cops to hold her down for me, but it really wouldn't be worth the emotional trauma).

But Dr. Best, Eliza's beloved dentist, brought some Banilla Bling to our lives. This stuff is awesome. It tastes like vanilla frosting, so who wouldn't want to brush their teeth. It is far tastier than the dreck that Oral B has been pawning off as a "flavored" toothpaste.

So a new record has been set here: We have now had ONE WEEK of tooth brushing. Not too impressive considering Eliza has been with us for over 200 weeks, but hey, it is a start:

Banilla Bling:

Plus a little Elmo:

Equals some pearly whites:


MamáChanga said...

Hooray for Eliza & hooray for you. Gotta love those doctors that think a little bit outside the box. Here's to many more days of banana bling & brushing. Hugs & Blessings!

Laraf123 said...

Eliza always has a beautiful smile. Today it has a little extra sparkle!

A, L, & K in Ithaca said...

Way to go, Eliza and Anne! You rock and your teeth shine! What a milestone!

Mel H. said...

That sounds delicious! And what a beautiful smile. Lucy also refuses regular toothpaste. She says it's too "spicy." We've been using the strawberry flavor by Tom's. It's the only one she'll go near. And it's fluoride free, since she still swallows the toothpaste.

Tasha said...

Yay!!! I will have to get some and try it with Bree...we have similar issues.

Anne, Eliza Grace's mom said...

Here is the link to the Tanner's Tasty Paste. Cha Cha Chocolate also is pretty yummy:


Sarah said...

I ran out of toothpaste once and used Emery's and nearly threw up. No wonder they have feeding disorders. And have you tried Gerber squash?

Congrats on the teeth brushing! I think she's trying to get pretty for PreemieCon Saba.

SpeasHill said...

That's awesome! And quite the victory!

Jenny G said...

That's great! I'll have to try that. My kids are letting me into their mouths to brush a few seconds now and would love to brush longer and get to more teeth. Maybe this paste will help. They have "texture" issues though. Hmmmm, they always keep us guessing and working towards a goal, huh?

LOVE your blog. thanks for sharing your life with us.