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SELLER needed who can find me a DISCONTINUED toothpaste i need for my AUTISTIC son!!!!

(54 Posts)
MsF Thu 16-Jul-09 12:26:14

Am told it is on sale in places like poundland & poundstretcher etc...but have not got one near me!

Its COLGATE SMILES 0-2yrs in a YELLOW box.

I gather it's approx a £1 a tube...and if so i'd buy as many as i could!!! I'd pay your ebay fees/postage costs and a bit extra for helping me......

I use paypal....so easy transaction!

PLEASE.... CAN U HELP!!!!!

Scootergrrrl Thu 16-Jul-09 12:37:29

I think they have that over here in Germany. I'll check for you. Will it make a difference to him if the packaging is in German?

Haribosmummy Thu 16-Jul-09 12:41:12

My Dsis is a dentist... I'll check with her to see if she can get any for you.

Will also check Ebay for you.

HM

eandh Thu 16-Jul-09 12:43:20

have poundland and poundstrecher near my work so will check in my lunch hour tomorrow (I was looking for some in boots the other day as neithe rof mine likr the colgate green tube which I think is next age up and wondered why I couldnt find it!)

eandh Thu 16-Jul-09 12:43:42

apologies for typos dd2 clambering on me

benfmsmum Thu 16-Jul-09 12:45:54

Is this it? www.dentalmania.co.uk/prod/3705.html

PS first time at a link so hope it works!!

MsF Thu 16-Jul-09 12:56:41

thanks all!

scootergrrrl... packaging no problem...its the taste ...he would notice the packaging- but as long as it tasted 'the same' he'd be fine.

haribosmummy- thanks....i am aware that no dentist would 'recommend' i use a 0-2yr paste for my 10yr old...but have decided that willing brushing has to be better than forced or non existant brushing!!!! I mention this incase your sister raises her eyebrows!!!!!

eandh Tell your dc's they have good taste! envy that you have poundland AND poundstretcher nearby!!!! Fingers crossed you can help me.....

benfmsmum
yes and no....its the wrong picture - shows a green tube- which he hates....so i have emailed them to clarify! I thought i'd succeded last week...ordered 10 tubes from a website....they phoned monday to apologise that their website was out of date....no toothpaste for DS

Scootergrrrl Thu 16-Jul-09 12:57:44

I'll check at the local chemist for you - will update later!

Haribosmummy Thu 16-Jul-09 13:05:42

I've FB'ed my Dsis, so will let you know what she says.

There is none listed on Ebay... but I'll keep an eye out for you.

Have you considered phoning Colgate / Palmolive directly to see if they have any spare stocks?

If they are still selling it to other countries, it's possible that they still have supplies somewhere?

Do you know why it's been withdrawn from the UK? I'd be tempted to call them and see if you cantalk to the regulatory dept. They will know why it's been withdrawn and whether it's readilyavailable in other countries.

MsF Thu 16-Jul-09 13:07:38

thanks scootergrrrl.... Fingers Crossed!

benfmsmum Thu 16-Jul-09 13:17:25

I'll also check my local chemist as I'm going there this afternoon. My ds is autistic too and so I can fully understand where you are coming from trying to source this!! Good luck!!

MsF Thu 16-Jul-09 13:26:39

i drove 40 miles yesterday to a poundstretcher.....the closest to me....and it had been taken over by a new retailer!!!!!

(i'd travel 100 miles if i could get enough of this toothpaste to last a year! I'd then spend the year...trying to 'wean' him off of it..... Damn these manufactures discontinuing things without checking with us parents first!!!!)

Fimbo Thu 16-Jul-09 13:31:27

Mrs F, I will look in our local Poundstretcher for you on Saturday, I am guessing you won't care how many tubes you end up with!

benfmsmum Thu 16-Jul-09 13:31:47

Typical manufacturers to give us something and then when we are all used to it the take it away!!

Have you spoken to your dentist to see if they can get it?

Fimbo Thu 16-Jul-09 13:32:01

Actually make that Poundland, although we do have a stretcher too.

Bakersman Thu 16-Jul-09 13:36:57

Hi
dh works for Colgate so have just sent him an email.... will get back to you smile

SammyK Thu 16-Jul-09 13:38:22

MsF I will keep an eye out for it for you too, my DS also autistic and can totally understand what a big thing this is! smile

LilRedWG Thu 16-Jul-09 13:43:06

Will keep my eye out for you. Have contacted Colgate and explained the situation - they may have a random box lying around.

MsF Thu 16-Jul-09 13:43:15

WOW!!!!!!

I am so thankful.

This is the lovely thing about mumsnet!!!!

soremummy Thu 16-Jul-09 13:48:29

I think my local pounshop had some will check within the next hour or so for you

soremummy Thu 16-Jul-09 13:51:40

I just checked my tube want to see if its the same. 50ml colgate smiles. yellow at the top says lower Flour dose/day 0-2 pic of a blue eyed blond haired baby waving and its extra mild mint. If this is the one let me know and will see have they got some in stock its just across the road from me.

Chrysanthemums Thu 16-Jul-09 13:54:50

Oh crikey, I have wanted to post similar thread for ages, so apologies for hijack while there are so many dentists etc around - but does anyone know where we can get that Punch and Judy orange flavour toothpaste, please?

Ds isn't autistic but won't use anything else and I am almost despairing.

Thankyou and good luck with the Colgate xx

MsF Thu 16-Jul-09 13:59:35

SOREMUMMY....YES!!!!!!! YES!!!! YES!!!!

That is the one!!!!!!

chrysanthemums ....in my local bargain shop they had the ORANGE PUNCH&JUDY
I'll check monday when i next go to town.

soremummy Thu 16-Jul-09 14:01:32

lol i just took a pic of the tube but couldnt get it uploaded. she is alseep so will have a walk and report back in 20 or 30 mins. will also look for the punch and judy one

familygirl Thu 16-Jul-09 14:15:04

This one? yellow smiles Will check local £1 stores...

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