Sunday, February 24, 2013

Teaching health tip: Light-up toothbrushes

Some wonderful members of our family got Brady the coolest toothbrush ever. He was a little aloof about it at first, LOL, in the same way kids are about socks (though he now says he wants tons of socks for his birthday because they keep his feet warm).

Over time, he has come to really enjoy his toothbrush. It's Angry Birds AND it lights up!

Then the dentist gave him a light up one and said, "Brush your teeth as long as it is lit."

Well, we used a stopwatch and figured out the dentist one stays lit for 2-1/2 minutes. Wow, good luck getting him to do that twice a day.

The Angry Birds one stays lit for exactly 1 minute. Now that seems manageable and a good goal for a 7-year-old. So now he brushes his teeth as long as it is lit. I think it's a great way to teach a kid to brush for a good amount of time. Thanks to Brady's Aunt and Cousins for this neat present!

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