Most nights, the bedtime routine at our house involves some kind of struggle, bribe or coaxing. Please tell me we're not alone! Owen never wants to let the day wrap up and come to an end. He wants to play, play, play all day and night, so in order to get him to take a bath, brush his teeth and get ready for bed we have to get pretty creative!
We recently picked up a Philips Sonicare for Kids Power Toothbrush at Target, and it has been a total game changer in our bedtime routine! Owen loves it for its buzzing sound, the way it feels on his teeth and, of course, the entertaining and educational free app that helps him learn better brushing techniques!
The toothbrush uses Bluetooth® wireless technology and interacts with the app, so we can keep track of the duration and frequency of his brushing, which is a major PLUS for us! The Philips Sonicare for Kids app is free. Each brushing session starts with easy to follow visual instructions that teach about correct brushing technique. It also rewards him for a job well done with little "gifts" and awards.
I set up Owen's toothbrush to charge overnight so it would be ready for him the next morning because I knew that once I showed it to him he would want to use it right away! Keith and I both use power toothbrushes, so I knew Owen would be really excited to have one all his own.
I made sure to download and test the app to make sure we were ready to go when he woke up!
Another really neat thing about the Phillips Sonicare for Kids Power Toothbrush is that the child gets to choose the design they like, and that you can change them out whenever you want! I let Owen pick his favorite before we got started.
He was thrilled to see his new toothbrush when he saw it charging on the bathroom counter! I set him up with the app and guided him through it the first time. He didn't even really need my assistance since the app is so easy to use.
Before buying this toothbrush we usually encouraged him to brush his teeth by reminding him about the "sugar bugs" who like to live on his teeth -- a method his dentist taught us -- and we love that the app focuses on the same idea. It also shows a little timer to tell the child how much longer they have to brush and which parts of their teeth to brush. The visuals and lessons are perfect for a child this age!
There is no doubt in my mind that his Phillips Sonicare for Kids Power Toothbrush will encourage him to brush more often! His teeth were SPARKLING when he was done! Our bedtime routine will be much easier too!!
Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Philips Sonicare through their partnership with POPSUGAR Select. While I was compensated to write a post about Philips Sonicare for Kids, all opinions are my own.