Mome reads Mommy, My daughter's way to spell it when she was younger... It stuck. My son calls me Mome... just like it looks. I now sign all my notes to them "Love, Mome". It's our inside secret and makes them smile. I always want them to smile.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

We're Lovin' It. Sonicare for Kids ~ Review

When Mom Central asked if I was interested in reviewing the new Sonicare Toothbrush for Kids. I knew this was something I must have. Handsome, my (almost) 7 year old, does a great job of brushing his teeth twice a day but his sister, 4 year old Puddin Pop, hems and haws each and every time. I thought a fun, new toothbrush, and the chance to help Mommy "review" a product would benefit both of us in this activity.

Monday morning Puddin Pop came down with strep and the doctor said "You'll need to get a new tooth brush after 48 hours." Tuesday morning our new Sonicare toothbrush arrived. Puddin Pop was so excited to try it out. Unfortunately she would have to wait until the following evening to give it a try. It was a good lesson for her in patience.

The Sonicare for Kids toothbrush comes with two brush heads. A small one for children 4-6 and a larger one for kids 7 and up. One for each of my precious babies. Explaining to Puddin Pop that they weren't really sharing toothbrushes, which we've taught them is not a good thing, was a little tricky but she finally understood.

The Sonicare for Kids toothbrush is designed to foster good brushing habits and has a timer that increases to get kids up to the recommended two minutes of brush time. With signal beeps, it also reminds them to hit different areas to ensure a full cleanse. Two speeds, for the different age groups, allows for the right amount of vibration appropriate for each.

Puddin Pop used to stand at the mirror with her toothbrush in hand and debate whether she was going to brush alone or have me do it. She'd always insist on doing it herself and then just stand there making faces in the mirror. After 5 minutes or so she would Insist I do it. On days when we were running late, Ive gotten her set up and walked away to do other things only to find her toothbrush with toothpaste still on it, sitting on the counter when we come in for night-time brushing.

Things have changed.

On her first use of the Sonicare she came down singing to Daddy "I used my new Sonicare and I loved it." She no longer hems and haws, but instead immediately starts brushing and doesn't stop until the brush turns off. I like knowing the brush will gradually (over the next 90 days) increase her time until she is up to 2 minutes. I'm pretty sure she won't even notice.

Handsome is also thrilled with the new brush. Although he's not super excited with the yellow cover (It comes with 3 different covers to make the brush look like new. They stick on so we will switch when the yellow one comes loose) he loves the feel of the brush in his mouth. When asked what he likes best he replied (It tickles the roof of my mouth and that's fun."

Sonicare for Kids is currently available Nationwide at Wal-Mart, Target, and at I may have not been inclined to purchase this based on the cost, but having seen what a difference it makes in our routine and the fact that it removes 75% more plaque than manual toothbrushes while helping teach good oral habits, it's definitely worth every penny.

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.

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