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A toothbrush my son will actually use!?! Review and Giveaway (Closed)


Now that I have your attention, let me start off by saying that when they sent me the Dr. Fresh Firefly toothbrushes to try, I was very skeptical. They looked wonderful to me, but this was my son we're talking about! XR hates brushing his teeth. merajuk And hate is a word that we very rarely use or at least try not to! It's just not allowed in my house. It is a constant battle to get him to brush his teeth! Normally I end up brushing them for him. pokpok Okay, so he may be a bit old (4) for Mommy to be brushing his teeth. At least this way I know they are getting clean. His idea of brushing his teeth was to brush his tongue, suck off the rest of the toothpaste, and spit it in the sink. That's it!

I had tried superhero and cartoon toothbrushes, toothbrushes that played music, and the battery powered kind that does most of the work for you! I thought I had tried them all. adus So when I heard about this toothbrush, I thought what the heck maybe this will finally work.garupale

IT DID!!!
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Now, I'm not saying that this will work for every child. It won't, but... it worked for mine. When we received the toothbrushes and I told my son that we were going to review them, he just gave me one of those looks.
angkatkening And all mothers out there know what I'm talking about!! I didn't tell him what it did at that time, I just let him choose what color he wanted. He liked the fact that he would have a toothbrush that was actually red. Not pink pretending to be red. (He's also excited that there's a picture of his toothbrush on Mommy's blog.

An amazing thing happened though when it actually came time to brush his teeth. Once I
started the lights on the toothbrush, there was no fussing. I would say arguing, but it takes two to argue! Yeah, the first night I still brushed his teeth, but there wasn't a peep out of him!! When we got up in the morning, he actually brushed his own teeth without a complaint! Wow could this really be happening?!? Then later that morning, he came into the kitchen and asked if he could have his toothbrush. I was a bit skeptical Mothers of boys, and some girls, will understand! but, I let him get it. When I checked on him after a few minutes, he was actually brushing his teeth in the living room. Granted, no toothpaste, but still IMPRESSIVE! hah I wish I could say that he brushed happily ever after...but I can't. He brushes his teeth in the morning and I still brush them at night...At least there is no more fussing! And this way, I still know his teeth are being thoroughly cleaned.



If you have tried everything else and you still can't get your kid to brush his/her teeth...hey, it's a cool toothbrush and you can't beat the price!! (.99) As an adult, the head of the toothbrush is a tad small. And yes...I use one too. siul I was 'given' the pink one. But what can you expect, it is a child's toothbrush! The bristles, to me, are great. They are soft enough to not to scratch my gums, yet able to thoroughly clean my teeth. My son sometimes checks his teeth to see if they are squeaky clean. You know, rubbing your finger on your teeth to see if they squeak. They pass his test with this toothbrush. And believe it or not, that's with him brushing!

The other cool feature I really like about this toothbrush is it's lights. To a kid, the fact that it flashes is alone pleasing, but the lights are actually a timer too!
tepuktangan It will blink for one minute; a good amount of time for brushing teeth. If you have a non-cooperative brusher, it could show them when they are allowed to stop. If your child is a cooperative brusher, you could use it to tell them when to switch from their top teeth to their bottom and then when stop; You would just need to reactivate the lights. That sounded a bit confusing soal , but I'm sure everyone understands what I mean. The other feature with the lights is that the battery should die in about three months which is when you are supposed to get a new toothbrush. It's hard enough finding a toothbrush for 99 cents, let alone one that is also a timer, twice over! A toothbrush can't get much more ecOnomical than that!

On the other side, the one thing I don't appreciate is that if you throw it away and don't recycle it...you're not only donating a toothbrush to a landfill, you're also donating a battery too. My advice, as always, recycle it!!!

So, my rating for this toothbrush is:
starstarstarstar (4 out of 5)

Now for some really awesome news!!!menari I have been given the honor of suppling one lucky reader a year's supply of Firefly toothbrushes for a family of four!!! If you're like my DH and don't want to use one yourself, being an adult jelir ...that just means more for your children. Now how great is that!?! sengihnampakgigi



Here are the details:

Contest begins Saturday, April 25 at 12:00am and ENDS on Saturday, May 2 at 12:00p

The winner will be posted (in the "GIVEAWAY WINNERS" on the right side of my blog) within in 24 hours.

Winner will also be notified either through blog or e-mail and will have 24 hours to claim their prize. Time begins when I post the winner.
{Please remember, if you are using anonymous to comment, you MUST leave an e-mail address so I can contact you. I do NOT spam or sell your address!}

If the prize is not claimed within this time frame, a new winner will be chosen. NO exceptions.

Entries will be entered into and chosen by Random.org. I have NOTHING to do with choosing the winner. I just really enjoy reading everyone's experiences.

HOW TO OBTAIN ENTRIES:

Leave me a comment about your funniest teeth brushing experience. (This is required. If this step is not done, NO other entries will be counted!)
=10 entries

Leave me a comment about your best teeth brushing tip.
=5 entries

Follow my blog.
=5 entries

Follow me on Twitter (EcOnomicalMom)
=5

Add my button to your blog.
=5 entries

Post a link to this giveaway on your blog. ( I will be randomly checking.)
=5 entries

OR
If you don't have a blog or just want more entries... E-mail your family and friends the link to this giveaway. CC my e-mail address ecOnomicalmom@gmail.com. (If you don't CC my address, they will not count)
= 1 entries per e-mail

Twitter about this giveaway.
=1 entries

Add this to your Facebook status
=1 entries

List and tally all of your entries in one comment.
=5 entries

Fav this blog in Technorati ( I have a button for it on the left side of the blog)
=5 entries



GOOD LUCK Everyone!!!
I can't wait to hear all the funny stories!!



34 comments:

auntrene said...

My funniest teeth brushing experience was when I was 11 I think. At Girl Scout Camp. First time away from home.. My dad being helpful helped with the packing.. He assured me he had packed "My" toothpaste.. No he did not.. Does anyone else remember the toothpaste in a can and you shook it on your wet toothbrush.. Mine was from Colgate.. YUCK... it was like brushing my teeth with baby powder. Gross.
When arriving home I asked my dad where he got that gross stuff.. He was in the Army, it was from his kit they gave him when they went out in the Field.. Double Yuck!!!
Thanks for the chance.

auntrene said...

My helpful hint is how I get the kiddos to brush longer.. I sing to them while they brush.. itsy bitsy spider, alphabet song and finish up with my own rendition of I brushed my teeth today!!!.. Fun! Fun! Fun! By the way we do the same thing when potty training.. Sing the whole time on the potty.. They will sit there forever while I sing to them.. Poor kiddos.

auntrene said...

I am following you... You can follow me if you would like.. Beware, we might get lost I usually do.. Thanks!

auntrene said...

If I am counting correctly this lovely Sunday morning. I have 25 Entries.. WooHooo!!! also I was first.. Goodness! What a day! Have a wonderful Sunday! Thanks!

donnarae said...

My best tooth brushing tip is to keep a timer by the bathroom sink and keep it set to two minutes, the recommended brushing time. Hit the go button when you start brushing, then stop brushing with no guilt when the timer beeps.
Donna

Dawn said...

My funniest tooth brushing experience is when I wasn't paying attention and put diaper rash medicine on my toothbrush instead of toothpaste.

Shelly said...

funniest teeth brushing experience - I think of two. One was my high school friend who somehow our entire senior year came to school each day with toothpaste dribble down her front. The other is my brother who at about age 8 'brushed teeth' by wetting his toothbrush and splashing a little water on his face. Of course, he was the one with no cavities ever!

Shelly said...

best teeth brushing tip - save water by turning the tap off while brushing

Shelly said...

following your blog

Shelly said...

following on twitter - phxbne

Shelly said...

25 entries so far - plus this makes 30!

Mama Jenn said...

Well, my funniest tooth experience was thinking that I had brushed away part of my daughter's tooth...when really her filling fell out.

Mama Jenn said...

My best advice for teeth brushing is to use one of those little hour classes so that you kids brush their teeth long enough.

Mama Jenn said...

I follow

Mama Jenn said...

I have your button on my site.

Mama Jenn said...

30 entries including this one

Casey (EcOnomical Mom) said...

LOVE the stories ladies!! :D

mom2gabnnat said...

I don't know that it is really all that funny but I remember one time brushing my teeth and I brushed a filling right out!

one frugal lady said...

My funniest tooth brushing experience? I guess growing up with lots of brothers we got pretty nasty as kids. I know that some of my brothers would put other's toothbrushes down the toilet... yeah, I still kinda hide mine out of habit!

one frugal lady said...

My teeth brushing tip? I always floss, and while brushing, I sing a song like "twinkle twinkle little star" for each section of my mouth... I know, I am a nerd....

Casey (EcOnomical Mom) said...

Don't feel bad...I sing the ABC's in my head!

MaddyRu said...

This may not be the funniest experience, but it is the most recent--yesterday I came home from the store and apparently didn't push things far enough back on the counter. Because next thing I knew, "Gorilla Arms" a.k.a. my two-year old had pulled down the brand new tube of toothpaste and his face was covered in toothpaste, but he called it "Pretty". Thanks for the giveaway.

MaddyRu said...

I follow your blog.

MaddyRu said...

I follow you on Twitter.

MaddyRu

MaddyRu said...

I tweeted!

http://twitter.com/MaddyRu/status/1670669079

MaddyRu said...

I have 26 entries including this one!

yellow said...

Well, I remember my sister would always gag and nearly throw up from brushing her teeth- I have no idea why - but it would always make me laugh to see her red faced and watery eyed just from the act of brushing her teeth!!

yellow said...

My best tip is to brush gently and frequently, there is almost no need to see a dentist if brushing, flossing and good hygiene is done properly AND maintained.

yellow said...

And finally, I follow your blog! Thanks for the entries!

z. Smith said...

Gosh I guess my funniest tooth brushing experience has to be when I forgot my tooth brush on a trip and had to brush my teeth with my finger - funny part is that it turned out my finger was a pretty good toothbrush. b-)

z. Smith said...

My best teeth brushing tip would be to brush every morning and evening plus do not forget to brush your tongue.

z. Smith said...

I follow you on twitter – I am @zwriter!

z. Smith said...

I follow your blog!

z. Smith said...

List and tally all of your entries in one comment.

5 entries - List and tally entries;
10 entries - funniest teeth brushing experience;
5 entries - best teeth brushing tip;
5 entries - Follow blog;
5 entries - Follow on Twitter;

30 entries total – hope I am a winner!

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