As a special preview of the LA Baby Show, coming up on the weekend of November 5-6, we have interviewed or profiled many of the Show’s vendors and participants. You can read all about them on this Show blog, but of course the real fun is experiencing the Baby Show in person.
Tickets to the Baby Show are $30 per family, and $20 per individual, and can be purchased here.
Babies put everything in their mouths, from fingers and toes to silverware. To help protect them while also promoting an early start to oral hygiene, Baby Banana Brush has created awesome teethers and toothbrushes for infants and toddlers.
To find out more about Baby Banana Brush, we spoke with Natalee Phillips, their chief marketing officer.
For someone unfamiliar with Baby Banana Brush, how would you describe the company’s mission and core offerings?
Baby Banana Brush is committed to creating high-quality and safe products to introduce infants and toddlers to oral hygiene at the earliest age possible. We create bendable teethers and toothbrushes for children as young as three months old up through four years old. Our products are durable and designed to last through the entire teething cycle. They can be placed in the dishwasher for convenience, or the freezer for extra durability. These products were invented by a dental hygienist and mother-of-four, who knows exactly what children need to create healthy oral care habits that last a lifetime. Happy mouth, happy baby.
What is the background of Baby Banana Brush? When did it start, and how has it evolved since then?
Baby Banana Brush is a family-owned and operated business that started in 2001, after the owner’s grandson fell and punctured his mouth on a hard plastic toothbrush. The inventor, a dental hygienist, decided that bendable toothbrushes needed to be developed to prevent future injuries. The Baby Banana Brush was born shortly after that, and it was first launched at the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry in 2008. Babies really seemed to love the food-grade silicone that the product is made from, and they started teething on the toothbrush. Based on the successful initial response, we broadened our line of products to include infant toothbrushes, teethers and toddler toothbrushes as well.
What are the most popular and/or newest products from Baby Banana Brush?
The most popular product is the Baby Banana Infant Toothbrush. In fact, this brush is so popular that customers have requested that we make it in other colors so they can buy more than one. Last year we started selling the Pink Baby Banana, and it has been received very well. This year, we are excited to introduce the Blue Baby Banana as another style choice for parents who want something new.
What sets Baby Banana Brush apart from other infant oral hygiene companies?
Our company is the only one who has brought teething and tooth-brushing together into one genius product. Since kids want to put anything and everything into their mouths during the teething phase, we think they should learn to brush at the earliest possible stage. Our products are always developed with the safety of the child in mind. The infant oral hygiene space is a niche that our company helped to create. In fact, our toothbrushes are the patented leader in this product category.
What can parents expect to see from Baby Banana Brush at the LA Baby Show?
Parents should stop by our booth to see the full product line, beyond our flagship Banana Brush. We will be offering show specials below retail price, so parents should come and stock up!
To learn more about Baby Banana Brush, check out babybananabrush.com