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The real reason kid's toothbrushes have coloured bristles

trending 08/06/2018

Parents the world over will have their minds blown when they read this.

So we all know what kids toothbrushes look like… cute little mini versions of adult toothbrushes right? And they also have coloured bristles, you know to make them fun and stuff for kids.


The coloured bristles are actually there for a completely different and totally helpful reason!

They are actually guides as to how much toothpaste to use on the toothbrush and when brushing.

WHAT. Okay, mind blown.

Mums are freaking out on the Facebook page “Little Learners Southport”… in which a Mum posted about it and the post has been shared almost 5,000 times in less than a week!

Holly Benn, who shared the post originally said: ‘Tell me I am NOT the only one who didn’t know that the coloured bristles on children’s toothbrushes are “toothpaste indicators” that tell you where to put it and how much toothpaste to use!?’

Hundreds of other parents commented, many tagging in other friends about the surprise.

Sarah Pike said: ‘Wow, never knew that!!” and Megan McCoan added: “How did I not know this?’