Thanks to Mom Central the boys and I were given the opportunity to test out a neat new toothbrush for them from Sonicare. We received a toothbrush kit with two heads (one for 4+ and one for 7+…perfect for us!) three interchangeable plates so the boys could customize the brush, and a charging base.
The boys have been using the brush for a week now, without cajoling I might add. ;) There are two power levels so my 5yo can get a gentle brushing and my 9yo can have a little more power. (The brush also gradually builds up speed so that little ones get used to the movement of the bristles.) When you push the power button your brushing session is timed. What we really like is that the brush breaks down the session into four parts, signaling the child with a little music that it’s time to move the brush to another part of his/her mouth. So they start at the upper left, are prompted to switch to the upper right, lower left, lower right, etc. This is perfect for us because that’s how I taught the boys to brush in the first place. Now I don’t have to hover over them and prompt them myself (a good thing for both me and them lol.) My boys actually do two sessions per brushing because they add in upper front and lower front as well. So you see you can use the timed prompts to your own liking. The brush also gradually increases the sessions to the full 2 minutes recommended by dentists. I admit, I’m a little intimidated by such a smart toothbrush lol!
My boys like the brush overall, it makes the chore of tooth brushing a little more fun. I like that the product works for both boys, even though they are 4 years apart in age. It’s not too grown up for the 5yo and not too “babyish” for the 9yo. I also like that it has taken a little of the burden of reminding them and helping them to brush properly off my shoulders. Like I said before, that’s good for me and it’s good for them! No one likes to be nagged or be the nagger (yes, it’s a word.)
Click here to go to the Sonicare for kids website. This brush is available at Walmart, Target and Amazon.
"I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour campaign by Mom Central on behalf of Sonicare and received a free Sonicare For Kids toothbrush to facilitate my review.” The cluttered bathroom counter and the opinions you read here are all mine. ;)