Hello, today i'm talking about teeth. About my toddler hating to have his teeth brushed and a gadget that seems like it actually might just help. Once my little boy has eaten the toothpaste, in his mind he is done, as much as I try and coax him he isn't up for brushing any more thoroughly. I take the brush from him, and force him to do it, but it is a big fear of mine that he is going to end up with discoloured and decayed teeth and every time he flashes his knashers it's going to be like a big neon sign showing what a rubbish mother I am. I say a big fear, I guess global warming, raising a juvenile delinquent and Trump getting into power are probably up there too. But I don't think that there is an app out there that can help with those so let's leave them for another post eh?
When the company behind Playbrush got in touch to ask if I'd like to try a new product to encourage kids to brush their teeth, I was all over it. As I read their email I was having flashbacks to when Mr Sprog and I tag teamed the toddler, one of us pinning him down whilst the other one brushed his teeth. It's one of those times when you wonder what on earth being a parent has turned you into, but it's difficult to weigh up whether it's worse to manhandle him into cleaning them or have him stinking out the sandpit with the previous nights chilli breath. We've had some success with a kids electric toothbrush, but parenting guilt is never far away as I think officially they are meant to be much older before they use one and it's also difficult to see how well a job he is doing himself. I LOVE a gadget and will download an app for anything so I was excited to try the Playbrush, and even more excited that I was given an extra one to giveaway to one of you lovely readers.