Getting my kids to brush their teeth is always a hassle. The only time my daughter willingly brushes is on school days. My son absolutely hates brushing his teeth no matter what day it is.
Thankfully, the Firefly light up toothbrushes have changed both of their perspectives on oral care. Suddenly, it’s cool and brushing their pearly whites is the highlight of their day. Isn’t it funny how they were so easily swayed? I’m guessing that Hello Kitty and Star Wars had something to do with it. Oh, and the fact that they light up and make cool noises. Show kids a little razzle dazzle and they are in, hook…line…and sinker.
The cool characters, and sparkly lights are what reeled in my kids, but what had me hooked was the timing component. These brushes are equipped with 60 second timers that alert children when it’s time to stop cleaning. Dentists recommend that we brush 1 minute for each row and Firefly makes sure that kids know when to start and when to stop. Green light means go, red light means stop, or they’ll simply stop when the lights go off. Many people don’t even know that there’s a recommended time (including me) and those that do know probably aren’t standing in the bathroom with a stopwatch. It’s great that Firefly has included the timer which makes it easier to teach kids independence and instills in them healthy oral care habits.
The icing on the cake was the Hello Kitty Mouthwash. Finally a mouthwash that a child doesn’t have to struggle to use! Firefly included a pump so that kids can easily squirt it into the detachable cup. Before now, I’ve only seen the kind with the twist off tops that kids tend to waste when pouring themselves. I don’t know about you, but I hate cleaning up messes so this is perfect.
Overall, we absolutely love the Firefly products. Who would have thought that a toothbrush would be a better motivator than me? I’m just glad that they are finally getting their teeth cleaned without me begging them to do so.
Firefly toothbrushes are available in several popular characters:
- Hello Kitty
- Star Wars
- Marvel Superheroes
- Angry Birds
- And many more