News report says nearly half of children have tooth decay. Babycup says open cup drinking for babies and toddlers could help reduce this.
A shocking story in The Telegraph, 06.09.12, shares the scary statistic that more than one million British children under five have at least two fillings.
It seems many parents face teeth-brushing struggles as not all pre-schoolers are in the habit of good oral health. One in ten mums say they often have arguments with their kids when it’s time to brush teeth and the article says research shows that 24% of children brush only once a day.
The NHS Choices website associates comfort-sucking on sweetened drinks with preventable oral health issues and says this habit is the biggest cause of tooth decay in young children. No-spill valve cups and sippy cups (drinking cups with spouts) are culprits in this awful trend. The same website says as soon as your child is ready, encourage them to drink from a cup.
The Babycup range of open drinking cups for babies and toddlers supports this healthy teeth approach. Babycup little cups for little people are a great choice of baby drinking cup.