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“Hey everybody! It’s me, Mickey Mouse! Say you wanna come inside my clubhouse? Well, alright! Let’s go!” — Mickey Mouse
“Iron Man! Engage!” — Iron Man
“Brush your teeth! Now!” — Angry Shouting Mommy
These are the roles I used to play just to make (or force) my son to brush his teeth. I don’t understand why he didn’t like doing it at all and I must admit that it’s so stressful and tiring to have to act like a cartoon character just to be able to make him brush his teeth! It’s just never easy! NEVER.
The only way I could get him to do it is if I act like his favorite characters or show him a sticker of a cartoon character on his toothbrush, and even then, I usually need to act like we were superheroes so he can let me put the toothbrush inside his mouth.
But not anymore.
Ever since we started using the new Disney Timer app from Oral-B, he has been constantly asking me to allow him to brush his teeth — even if it has only been a minute since he last brushed!
And it’s not very surprising why. My son is a HUGE Disney fan! In fact, we’re all Disney fans in our family (have I mentioned that we’re going to Disneyland in just 3 weeks?)! The Disney Timer app allows you to choose from 16 different Disney and Marvel characters. My son usually chooses Mickey Mouse, Jake, Iron Man, Captain America, Thor and Hulk. I say “usually” because he likes creating new profiles for himself so he can brush his teeth more than once in the morning and more than once in the evening.
After creating your brusher profile, you can now click on the toothbrush icon so you can start brushing. But it first allows you to scan your oral care product so it can customize the experience depending on the character you have. As you can see below, we have the Cars toothpaste and the Winnie The Pooh toothbrush.
What makes the Disney Timer app from Oral-B so interesting for my son is that in that 2-minute brushing period, a Disney-themed background is slowly being revealed. The toothbrush switches sides every 30 seconds so it can brush all 4 areas of his teeth. And since I have the Cars toothpaste from Crest, the images and music used during brushing is Cars-themed.
In case you don’t have the app-compatible toothpaste and toothbrush, the image that will be revealed is that of Mickey Mouse and his gang!
My son loves both the Cars and the Mickey Mouse images! Can you tell in the photos below?
I have to thank Oral-B and Crest for coming up with the Disney Timer app! It’s never hard for me to ask my son to brush his teeth anymore and the app helped make my son become proactive about it because he’s having so much fun!
Please take note that the app is compatible with any Crest or Oral-B Pro-Health Stages products, and can be downloaded from the Apple Appstore and Google Play Store.
This paid post is brought to you by the new free Oral-B Disney Timer App as part of a Type-A Parent Community Sponsored Post. Featuring sixteen of your favorite Disney and Marvel characters, use this app to seamlessly encourage your kids to brush longer. Collect a new digital sticker after each successful two minutes of brushing; track progress with stars and milestone badges on the Brushing Calendar. Longer, happier brushing for your little one is just a download away!
First I’d need the hardware to play the timer. My phone just makes calls.
This brings back memories of my childhood, in a weird way 🙂 Of course, this is the high-tech and modern way, but I had a Mickey Mouse Electric Toothbrush and Toothbrush Stand/Holder. From the moment you pulled the toothbrush out of Mickey’s hand, he started singing a song about brushing your teeth to teach you how long was the appropriate time to brush. Thanks so much for this post!
Oh my, how cool of an app is this. If it keeps the kids brushing longer I’d love it. Will share this with my kids for my grandchildren. Thanks!
omgosh this is a great idea for an app. fun way to keep clean!
This is such a great app to get kids to brush their teeth longer! I think it is needed because most kids do not brush long enough. Plus this app makes it fun to brush your teeth
I don’t know why kids don’t like to brush. This is a clever idea, making it fun for them to brush.
This is such a cute idea. This definitely makes brushing more fun!
Hey-whatever works! If they would have had this application (or even ipads or smartphones) when my kids were younger I definitely would have tried it. It probably would encouraged my son as well.
What a cute idea for an app and much needed in our household! It’s painful trying to get my grandsons to brush their teeth. This would definitely make it more fun!
This is a great idea, a fun app that helps to make sure that children (and adults) brush for the full 2 minutes. Thank you for sharing this post.
What an absolutely BRILLANT idea!! I can’t think of a single child that doesn’t try to get done with brushing their teeth as quickly as possible!! When my kids were little, they came out with the Bubble-gum flavored toothpaste…it was absolutely AWFUL!! YUCK!! It’s good to see something that encourages the kids to brush that they enjoy!! ♥
This is really nice to have to help get your kids brushing their teeth with less hassle. My son would love it.
I wish they had this when my kids were little it may have heloed them brush more than when I told them.
This is so cute. I wish this was available when I was little. I would be afraid of the tablet or phone falling into the sink or getting water on it.
What a great way to get kids to brush for two minutes. Thank you for sharing with us.
What a fun way to get kids to brush there teeth for the right amount of time. My kids always try to hurry it up when brushing. This app makes it fun for them and teaching them when to swtich sides. Love how it covers all four areas of the teeth, my son loves his superheros so he would love thor and the hulk one!
Very cute. Whatever it takes to get kids brushing and doing a good job, is a plus.
This is such a great idea. Nothing like making an unpleasant task fun!
this is really a great idea what a good way to get your little one brushing
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This is neat. I so wish I had this when my little one was first learning. This is a great idea and very useful app. for many moms.
Cute idea. Getting kids to brush their teeth for 2 minutes can be a challenge. Never too early to teach good oral hygiene!
Yeah Oral-B. Getting kids to brush can be like, pulling teeth. What a good idea they came up with.