First and foremost: My 17 month old loves it. The only "fight" we have is that he wants to suck on the toothbrush. I started using this toothpaste at about 10 months when my sister in law gave it to me. Prior to that I would just use a moist cloth to wipe them clean. Wanting him to get used to the toothbrush we first moved on to toothbrush without toothpaste which he would fight a little but, then finally tried the Spry which he absolutely loves.
Second: As a dentist I was concerned about giving my baby a flouride toothpaste when i know he will swallow it and in considerable amounts this can cause fluorisis which would discolor his permanent teeth which are forming now. Knowing this, and the added benefits of xylitol made it a no brainer.
So, bottom line is I don't feel confident enough to recomend it as a professional, since I haven't made a literature review on it (not sure i would find much) but I do recomend it as a mom.