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I think every parent of a preschooler is shocked to discover how much drama can be involved in the simple act of brushing a child's teeth. Kids want to be independent, and in my house we have had many stand-offs over who gets to apply the toothpaste to the toothbrush, and whether or not mom is allowed to brush. If my kids had their way, they would apply the toothpaste to their finger, eat it off, and then go back to eating candy. Luckily, they are not in charge.
Teeth are serious business. If kids don't wash behind their ears, the repercussions of some dirt build-up are not going to be life-changing. But the teeth need a lot of attention to avoid cavities, even in childhood. In our house, we've developed an agreement. I brush first, and then they can brush on their own. They’ve come to know this as a part of their nightly routine, but they would still whine about it.
Recently, we got to try the new ARM & HAMMER® Spinbrush® MY WAY! ® line of spinning toothbrushes. They come with a packet of stickers so that kids can completely customize their own toothbrush. My kids LOVED this. In fact, the afternoon they spent decorating their toothbrushes may have been the quietest they’ve been all month. The stickers are gender-specific, and included more than enough stickers to decorate in whatever them struck their fancy (though India attempted to use every last one). The boys could choose from dinosaurs, skateboarding, cars, or transformers. The girl pack had rainbows, flowers, and cute decorative icons. Both packs had letter stickers so that the kids could put their own name on their toothbrush. Then, they got to personalize their own toothpaste with the Orajel® MY WAY!™ Toothpaste. Well, I am sure this comes as no surprise, but my kids have never been more excited about brushing their teeth.
I really love how this product inspired their creativity and also got them more excited about the nightly routine. They love the spinning, too, and I confess it does make my job a bit easier, too.
Now, for more fun. I am giving away a $100 Visa gift card, provided by BlogHer.com and ARM & HAMMER® Spinbrush® MY WAY! ®, between May 10th – 31st! To enter, just leave a comment to this post answering the following question:
How many times do you brush your teeth each day?
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