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Friday, May 13, 2011

Review and giveaway: kids toothbrush and toothpaste

This month we were asked to do a family review of a kids’ toothbrush and toothpaste that you can customize with stickers:
ARM & HAMMER® Spinbrush® MY WAY!™ battery-powered toothbrush and Orajel® MY WAY!™ Kids Toothpaste. I have to tell you that Ro and Ree were pretty excited for this review, especially because they had spotted these toothbrushes in the grocery store just last week and begged me to buy them (kudos to the marketing folks).

Toothbrushes: The customization concept is a great one for kids, especially siblings, and here’s why: it’s FUN to use the waterproof stickers to decorate your own stuff, and (this one makes me stand up and cheer) the custom decorations mean that no more fighting takes place over toothbrushes. You think I’m kidding? About once a month in this house Ro and Ree get their toothbrushes mixed up, lay claim to the same one, and fight (loudly -- with much dramatics and even more tears).

Well now the girls have tried out Spinbrush toothbrushes and truly enjoyed decorating them and using them. The neat spinning technology makes the toothbrushes “funner” (their word) to brush with, so they brush WAY longer and do a much more thorough job. Always a plus in this house, where we have one enthusiastic brusher and one extremely haphazard one.

Toothpaste: Now for the Orajel® MY WAY!™ Kids Toothpaste. We give this one a mixed review. The sticker customization was creative and fun, and the girls appreciated having their own toothpaste containers that couldn’t get mixed up (see aforementioned bathroom fights), but the mechanisms didn’t work well for us. We got two tubes of toothpaste to review, and the push button on one tube was inoperable straight out of the box (we never got any toothpaste to come out) and the working one is hard for our kids to operate (they don’t have the finger strength to easily get enough toothpaste out). The fruity flavor got huge, enthusiastic thumbs-up from both girls, and they prefer it over the brand we were using.

The giveaway: Enter our giveaway from 5/12/11 to 6/9/11 to win a $100 Visa giftcard, provided by BlogHer and ARM & HAMMER. To enter, just leave a comment sharing something creative to do with kids (we love anything creative, crafty, or family-oriented around here and are always looking for fun ideas).

Rules: No duplicate comments. You may receive (2) total entries by selecting from the following entry methods:
a) Leave a comment in response to the sweepstakes prompt on this post
b) Tweet about this promotion and leave the URL to that tweet in a comment on this post
c) Blog about this promotion and leave the URL to that post in a comment on this post
d) For those with no Twitter or blog, read the official rules to learn about an alternate form of entry.
This giveaway is open to US Residents age 18 or older. Winners will be selected via random draw conducted by BlogHer, and will be notified by e-mail. You have 72 hours to respond, otherwise a new winner will be selected.

For more information, please see:
• BlogHer.com Round-up Page: Visit the Exclusive Offers section
• Rules : Visit the Official Rules
• Sponsor URL Spinbrush: Visit the Official Spinbrush® MY WAY! ® site
• Sponsor URL Orajel: Visit the Official Orajel® MY WAY!™ site

Disclosure: I received two Spinbrush toothbrushes and two Orajel toothpastes from ARM & HAMMER in order to complete this review and I was compensated by BlogHer for writing this review. All opinions are my own.


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M3 said...

Thanks for entering! THE GIVEAWAY ENTRY PERIOD IS NOW CLOSED and BlogHer is drawing the winner. As soon as they notify me of the winner's name, I'll post it here and contact the winner. Cheers!!

A J Wallace said...

I just stumbled your blog while looking for some "kids toothbrush". Find it very interesting and informative. Really you help me out to get choose best product for my kids. Once I used Colgate's Toothpaste and my kids too likes it very much.

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