Did you know dentist recommend that kids brush for a full TWO MINUTES? Sounds simple enough… until you factor in the kid part. It’s hard to get a toddler to focus on anything for two minutes, but especially brushing their teeth. My daughter has always been really good about brushing her teeth. We’ve focused on making it fun from the very beginning but it’s the “2 minute” part that gets her.
At one point I even resorted to allowing her to brush MY teeth for two minutes. Horrifying right? I was jabbed more times than I can count, but she had no problem brushing my teeth for the two minutes. Then it was HER turn but luckily I had something to make it more enjoyable for her.
Oral-B came up with a tool to help make brushing more fun. The free Disney Magic Timer App by Oral-B aims to get kids brushing and having fun while doing it. All you need is an Oral B toothbrush and a your favorite smart products (Apple and Android devices).
The app features 16 of kids favorite Disney and Marvel characters. Using a toothbrush and tooth paste the app works to reveal a hidden photograph by brushing. Once the two minutes are up the image is revealed and stored in their own, personal photo album. Characters featured in this app:
|•Winnie the Pooh
(from Jake and the Neverland Pirates)
•James P. “Sulley” Sullivan
Kids can collect a new digital sticker after each successful two minutes of brushing; track progress with stars and milestone badges on the Brushing Calendar.
By propping our iPad on the counter she can watch the reveal of her photo. It keeps kids guessing – and thus engrossed in the act of brushing.
What’s the craziest thing you have ever done to get your kids to brush?
This paid post is brought to you by the new free Oral-B Disney Timer App as part of a Type-A Parent Community Sponsored Post. Featuring sixteen of your favorite Disney and Marvel characters, use this app to seamlessly encourage your kids to brush longer. Collect a new digital sticker after each successful two minutes of brushing; track progress with stars and milestone badges on the Brushing Calendar. Longer, happier brushing for your little one is just a download away!