L has always had his issues with teeth cleaning. Some days he’s fine, others he is not. He can change what he likes and doesn’t like in seconds. From the colour of his toothbrush to the flavour of his toothpaste. So when Colgate asked to send us some of their Minion Range I was eager to try them out. With Christmas looming and chocolate for breakfast being acceptable thanks to the advent calendars it is more important then ever for us to ensure L has a good teeth cleaning routine. For it to be something long term it has to be enjoyable for him. That is what will help us embed routines that will last him a lifetime.
I knew L would love the Minions range but I needed to use it for a while to check that that love would last. He is a fickle creature and always loves new things, but would he still love it a couple of months down the line. The answer is yes and no.
We were sent the Minions Kids Interactive Battery Brush and some of the Minions Toothpaste.
I’m going to start with the Toothpaste. He loved it for the first two uses. There was a Minion on the packaging, therefore he loved it. By day three, he decided he did not like it at all. The reason for this would be the flavour, a very pleasant, mild minty affair. My child being the utter contradiction he is loves mints, he can devour a pack of them when I’ve got some in the car, but he has never liked mint toothpaste. That’s kids for you.
Now the toothbrush, well that is amazing and has completely changed our routine and made it so much easier. Strangely, a few weeks before Colgate got in touch I had bought him his first ever powered toothbrush, that just happened to be Colgate’s Minion Toothbrush, but not the interactive version. That change had helped as it made him feel more grown up, he would happily brush away but we were still having issues with the length of time he would brush for.
Enter the Colgate Minions Kids Interactive Battery Brush.
Turn it on and you are instructed how and where to brush wish the minions congratulating you at every step. It actually instructs your child on how to be a better brusher and for the first time ever he brushed his teeth section by section, for the right length of time not only without any fuss, but willingly.
The brush has a small oscillating head, perfect for small teeth with a fixed section behind, keeping that familiar shape. It has extra soft bristles for maximum brushing comfort and is easy for L to handle and for us when we finish off the brushing. It has an RRP of £11.99 and is available at Boots and Superdrug. We have run the batteries out on our first brush and have moved onto another. It has helped so much.
Disclosure – we were sent our products in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.