Friday, November 12, 2010

Aquafresh® Advanced Futures Blog Tour: Win Philips Sonicare for Kids Toothbrush (Canada only) (CLOSED)

What are you hoping for, for your children? I wish that when they are grown up they will be happy, healthy, and not spending every day in therapy. Is that too much to ask? Probably. Oh, and a little education and good careers would be nice too - that's why we're currently putting as much as we can into their Registered Education Savings Plans (RESPs). We are lucky to be able to do so.

Aquafresh, the toothpaste brand, is running a contest until November 30, 2010. If you share a wish for your child/children on their website as part of the Aquafresh Advanced Futures contest, you have a chance of winning a $10,000 RESP, courtesy of new Aquafresh Advanced.


I'll be honest. Getting my kids to brush their teeth is one of my least favourite things to do with them every day. Oliver, almost 5, is much better than he used to be, as he has a clearer understanding of what threats of CAVITIES and PULLED OUT TEETH mean. (Why yes, I do parent through threats. Don't judge me. I already judge myself!) Callum, at 3, is a little trickier. We usually have to do quite a bit of coaxing. He'll be going to the dentist for the first time soon - so I hope that visit will give him a little fear of what could happen if he doesn't help me help him clean his teeth. (Why yes, I do parent through making my children fearful. Don't judge me. I already judge myself!)

Anyway. Do you have any toothbrushing surefire tips for toddlers or preschoolers? That might improve my terrible parenting skills? If you leave me a comment, you can win a cool prize.

As part of the Aquafresh Advanced Futures blog tour, Aquafresh is kindly providing a Philips Sonicare for Kids Toothbrush valued at $70(MSRP) and a sample of Aquafresh Advanced toothpaste as a prize. Leave me a comment about toothbrushing tips and tricks and you're entered to win.

  1. Contest closes November 22nd 2010 at 9:00pm EST.
  2. One comment per person, please.
  3. No extra entries available.
  4. You can enter on multiple blog posts (there are many out there if you Google it), but you can only win once.
  5. Please make sure I have a way of contacting you (e.g. email).
  6. I'll pick one winner through soon after the contest closes.
Good luck!

Disclosure - I am participating in the Aquafresh Advanced Futures program by Mom Central on behalf of GSK. I received a sample of Aquafresh Advanced and gift card as a thank you for my participation. The opinions on this blog are my own.


Gingermommy said...

My youngest watches the older kids when they brush and wants to join in. She has a soft toothbrush and her own toothpaste

kittenpie said...

Does getting them to make A-a-a-a noises as loud as they want count? It keeps the mouth open for a minute while he sits on my lap and leans his head back into my cradling arm while I scrub with the other hand - FAST.

I also let the little Bun suck all the toothpaste off the toothbrush, since I'm still using flouride-free with him for now. And, oh yes, I buy the kind with a certain tank engine on it and let him hold onto it while I brush - distraction!

Carrie said...

I sit my son in front of the mirror on the counter so he can see what's going on and use yummy toothpaste and do it as fast as I can. I started when he was about 5 months old so he's not too bad......most of the time!

carrie_dodd at hotmail dot com

Jen Klingenberg said...

I remind him that the dentist said he has to brush his teeth, especially the sides...he doesn't listen to me, but takes authority very seriously :) Threatening that his teeth will fall out also seems to work....

Samantha said...

I also HATE teethbrushing time!
I sing a Barney song that I heard years ago while I brush.

Brushing our teeth having so much fun, but I never let the water run.

But I change up the words, I use bum in there a lot!

motherbumper said...

With our 5yo (who you know is quite stubborn and independent), she brushes her teeth first (train style where she just goes back and forth) then she *allows* us to go in and do downward brush strokes aka. detailing. We also do a second pass after her first pass at flossing. As much as I hate the waste of pre-made flossers, we do use them because our girl will tolerate nothing else. She knows that there will be no 'fun' food in her diet if she does not allow for our follow-up care but she is also learning to do a thorough job on her own.

catamo said...

I sing "Old McDonald had a farm" and create funny noises for the animals while the little ones brush. Routine is important and giggles are contagious.