Friday, May 1, 2009

Brushing isn't always fun for kids. Chandler normally doesn't like it, and we have a bit of a struggle. We weren't as good as we should have been about encouraging Chan to brush his teeth....and then we went to the dentist. At age 3, he had 2 big cavities. One was in his back molar and I couldn't believe how big it was when the dentist showed it to me. Like his mom, he has very weak enamel. Too bad he didn't inherit his dad's teeth who has never had a cavity. After this experience, we resolved to be better about encouraging Chan to brush his teeth and make sure it gets done. The firefly toothbrush by Dr. Fresh helps make brushing fun, which is exactly what we need.

Pros: The firefly toothbrush is true to it's name. If you push the bottom part of the toothbrush, it lights up and starts to flash, just like a firefly. It then flashes for 1 minute. Once it is done flashing, brushing is done! It's so nice to have a timer in it. I tell Chan to watch the light while I brush his teeth and he gets a kick out of it. It's a big improvement as he used to only let us brush his teeth for 10-20 seconds. The compact head is perfect for little kids, and the bristles of the brush are very soft, which lets me know it isn't too harsh on little gums. It is also great for little hands to hold and Chandler has now started to want to brush his teeth by himself. A HUGE perk of the firefly toothbrush is it's cost. They are only 99 cents! When I normally buy toothbrushes for my boys, I end up spending $3-4, so the firefly is definitely something I am switching to.

Cons: The bottom part of the toothbrush is a bit hard for Chandler to push to get it flashing. I usually have to do it for him. Not sure if this is just our brush. In this case though, it doesn't seem to be too big of a deal as the Pros greatly outweigh the 1 Con.

The Bottom Line: Very affordable, fun toothbrush that encourages brushing.

Price: 99 cents

Where to Buy: Local retailers & Drug stores.

Want a Firefly Toothbrush of your own? Two readers will win one!

Here's how to enter:

Mandatory Entry:
Tell me what you like about the firefly toothbrush - 1 entry

Additional Entries:
Subscribe to this blog - 1 entry
Follow me - 1 entry
Blog or tweet about it - 1 entry

Please leave each entry as a separate comment, it really helps when I go to draw the winner!

Giveaway ends 11:59 MST, May 15 and is open to US residents only. Giveaway winner has 3 days to contact me or I will draw another winner.

68 comments:

Janaca said...

I think it's really cool that it lights up and think Jordan would too! I also like that it has soft bristles.

Janaca said...

I subscribe to your blog now!

Janaca said...

I follow your blog too.

aggiemomof2 said...

LOVE, love, love that it flashes! Keeps kids focused while they brush.
sylviarj at yahoo dot com

aggiemomof2 said...

I subscribe! Thanks!
sylviarj at yahoo dot com

Dana said...

I like both that it lights up and has a timer. My son could really use this.

zippieee@msn.com

Dana said...

I subscribe

zippieee@msn.com

Dana said...

I follow

zippieee@msn.com

Dana said...

tweeted
http://twitter.com/zebastyandylan/statuses/1675015556

zippieee@msn.com

MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

love how they light up- might make brushing a little more fun

abfantom said...

I like the Firely toothbrushes because it will make my daughter more interested in brushing her teeth.

abfantom (at) yahoo (dot) com

Stephanie said...

Love the flashing timer - great idea!
tvollowitz at aol dot com

deedleweedle said...

My kids would love how it lights up!

cstironkat said...

I like that is lights up and comes in many different characters.

Abby said...

These toothbrushes are stylish and chic

ajcmeyer AT go DOT com

kdkdkd said...

I like the price and that it really lights up - I know my son would get a kick out of it.

janetfaye said...

I like that it has a timer and flashes.

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

janetfaye said...

I follow.

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

janetfaye said...

I subscribed with Blog Lines.

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

mverno said...

the flashes mverno@roadrunner.com

Meredith said...

I love the handle and colors.
meredycat*lycos*com

Meredith said...

follower.
meredycat*lycos*com

Meredith said...

Tweet! https://twitter.com/meredycat/status/1687605929
meredycat*lycos*com

darlanpaulsmamma said...

i think that its is a fun idea and the kids would enjoy brushing with a toothbrush that lights up

darlanpaulsmamma said...

blog follower

hminnesota said...

In built timer is a gret help because my girls keep on asking me, am I done?

MAC Mom said...

I liek that it has a timer to ge tmy daughter to brush her teeth for the apporpriate amount of time.
Thanks

jesskaufman at hotmail dot com

MAC Mom said...

Subscriber
jesskaufman at hotmail dot com

MAC Mom said...

Follower
jesskaufman at hotmail dot com

littlelatina said...

for my little firefly

stepper997 said...

I really like the timer so my kids can't just brush for two seconds and say they're done.

moushka said...

I like that it will encourage kids to enjoy brushing thier teeth.

mogrill said...

I think since it lights up my daughter would like watching it while brushing her teeth, and she would quit after 5 seconds! Thanks for the Chance! mogrill@comcast.net

Becky said...

I like that it lights up

vboackle said...

my grandson would like that it lights up.

Andrea M said...

I love that it flashes so they know how long to brush

Andrea M said...

I follow

Andrea M said...

I subscribe

rosannepm said...

I like the large grip handle

rosannepm said...

I subscribe by e-mail
rosans4@comcast.net

rosannepm said...

I follow your blog

nightowl said...

I like the fact that it is only 99 cents and that it lights up.

nightowl said...

I subcribe to your blog.

nightowl said...

I follow your blog.

Marianna said...

I like that the kids will think it's cool because it lights up and it gives them a "time limit" to brush their teeth by.

Marianna said...

I follow you on google!

Pat said...

I like that it has a timer.
pkildow at gmail dot com

chromiumman said...

this is a super idea

Jammie said...

I love how it lights up and when you are done it stops. This will help my daughter know when its ok for her to be done brushing

tatertot374 said...

Thank you for a great giveaway. I really like that it lights up my kids would love that. THank you
tatertot374@sbcglobal.net

kathy pease said...

i love that it lights up thats so cool :)

kathy pease said...

following your blog as klp1965

Christine said...

I love how its timed, that seems to be the hardest part is to know they are brushing long enough. And who can beat that price? If I don't win one, we are definitely going to buy one!!

Christine said...

I am a follower

Garner5 said...

I love that the flashing light is the timer. I to have a terrible time getting my son to brush long enough. This would definitely be a more entertaining way to get him to brush longer. Thanks!
lisalmg25 at gmail dot com

Garner5 said...

I'm subscribed in google reader. Thanks!
lisalmg25 at gmail dot com

Garner5 said...

I'm also following your blog. Thanks!
lisalmg25 at gmail dot com

Garner5 said...

I Tweeted this giveaway too. http://twitter.com/lisalmg/status/1801419965
lisalmg25 at gmail dot com

Angie said...

My daughter doesn't brush long enough on her own. This timer would be a great help!

lisa l said...

The way it lights up would get kids excited about brushing their teeth. Wish they had this 27 yrs ago when my son was starting to brush.
Now my niece would appreciate it.

Molly C. said...

I love that it lights up for as long as you should brush. Great idea!

Gus and Clay's Mama said...

It might actually encourage my son to brush!

Gianna said...

I love that it lights up, my kids would just love this :)

Xenia said...

It's definitely cool that this toothbrush lights up and flashes, I know that my daughters would be much more into brushing their teeth if they had something fun like this to use.

Thanks!
xpsundell(at)gmail(dot)com

Kelly F said...

I like that it makes brushing fun for kids!

wordsmoveme(at)gmail(dot)com

Kelly F said...

I follow!

wordsmoveme(at)gmail(dot)com

Kelly F said...

I subscribe!

wordsmoveme(at)gmail(dot)com

Betty C said...

I like that it shuts off automatically.