This post and party were sponsored by ACT Kids Toothpaste but all thoughts and opinions are my own.
When I learned about the opportunity to open up the conversation of my daily struggle of getting my kids to brush their teeth with other moms, I was happy because I would get to share and learn and maybe get tips on how to make my kids brush their teeth.
Do you struggle to get your kids to brush their teeth?
As a mom of a two kids, getting them to brush their teeth takes a lot of work. Brushing twice a day takes a lot of encouragement. I am not alone in this. According to a recent survey nearly 4 in 10 moms (35%) say getting their kid(s) to brush their teeth is one of their most frustrating daily battles in line with convincing their kid(s) to eat their vegetables (38%) and putting their kids to bed at night (40%).* Oral care is very important and making brushing teeth for kids is fun with ACT Kids Toothpaste. ACT Kids Toothpaste understands the daily struggle and they are making it a little easier to get kids to brush their teeth.
ACT Kids Party Recap:
I decided to host my ACT Kids Toothpaste Mommy Party on neutral ground – the playground! The kids would get a chance to play and the moms would get a chance to talk. To my surprise, my mom friends were happy to share their stories on getting their kids to brush. One mom shared that her twin boys, almost 3 years old, loved to brush! Another mom shared that her daughter, almost 4 years old, liked to brush but only if mom brushed at the same time with her. A dad shared that his 10 year old brushed but only after being encouraged to do so. My experience with getting my kids to brush is like day and night. My 13 year old needs lots of motivation and supervision till she’s done. My two two and a half year old likes to brush, no motivation needed at all, but I have to brush her teeth for her just to make sure it’s done correctly.
All in all, I learned that kids sometimes need lots of encouragement and motivation to brush their teeth. ACT Kids Toothpaste is now available for kids ages 2 years and older in both bubble gum and fruit punch flavors. Flavored toothpaste is a great way to get kids to brush, in my opinion. We tested out both flavors and they were both a hit! My favorite is bubblegum. Shh.. 🙂
Three Tips To Get Kids to Brush:
- Sing a song or listen to music while brushing. Turn up the radio and brush to the music.
- Try ACT Toothpaste for Kids in one of their brand new flavors! It is available at a variety of retail locations, including select Walmart, Walgreens, and Target locations.
- A fun toothbrush can always get kids excited about brushing.
Want more tips?
We had a great time at our party talking all about oral care, I hope this post inspires you to keep encouraging your kids to brush and remember you’re not alone!
*This survey was sponsored by Sanofi Consumer Healthcare and conducted online using Toluna’s QuickSurveys methodology between February 13, 2017 and February 14, 2017 among 1,150 moms with children between the ages of two and 12 in the USA. Respondents for Toluna QuickSurveys are selected from among those who have agreed to participate in Toluna surveys.
Toluna’s SmartSelectTM methodology was used to promote sample representativeness. SmartSelect relies on statistical matching rather than probability sampling to select survey respondents, based on demographic, attitudinal and behavioral characteristics that match those of the target population. Figures for age, gender, region, race/ethnicity, education and income are also weighted to bring them into line with their actual proportions within the population. Because the sample is based on those who agreed to participate in Toluna surveys, no estimates of theoretical sampling error can be calculated.