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Healthy Kids: Two Minutes of Brushing

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Getting kids to brush their pearly whites for the recommended two minutes isn’t easy. By any stretch of the imagination. And while Will typically does (plus some) thanks to a cute little timer from his dentist, Paige is a much harder sell on proper teeth brushing procedures.

I probably should have guessed that would be the case when she preferred the infant finger brush to real teeth brushing until she was in preschool and I forced her to adapt. But I digress.

Anyway, when I was asked by Mom It Forward to check out the new ARM & HAMMER™ Tooth Tunes™ One Direction Toothbrush and write about it, it was a perfect fit. They sent me one of the toothbrushes to try out and I knew just who would do the testing. After all, I know a certain little girl who adores One Direction.

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She was downright giddy when I gave her the toothbrush. Literally brimming with excitement. And for the first (and second!) time ever, she happily brushed for two minutes without batting an eye. Turns out that listening to What Makes You Beautiful while brushing makes those two minutes pass by super fast for my five year old.

As a mom, I am totally in love with this toothbrush. It awoke a tooth-brushing enthusiasm in Paige, and that’s a beautiful thing.

Do you have a special trick for encouraging kids to brush for two minutes? Spill in the comments below.

PS: The company really wanted you to know that ARM & HAMMER Tooth Tunes featuring One Direction is the only toothbrushes that plays One Direction in North America. So now you do.

Disclaimer: I am part of the Mom It Forward blogger network. Mom It Forward and ARM & HAMMER™ Tooth Tunes™ partnered in support of this campaign. I am being compensated for my participation, however (as always) all opinions and experiences are my own.

Judy Jackson

Friday 29th of March 2013

This is a very great post! Thanks for sharing this. It's really good that children at a very early stage should know the importance of brushing their teeth so that they'll know it's importance to have a shinn bright teeth.