After over two years of having no front teeth, Sawyer is finally getting his two front teeth just in time for Christmas!
On his first trip to the dentist when he was just three years old, the dentist looked at his x-rays and said that he will likely need braces, which wasn’t a huge surprise since his dad and I also had them for 3 1/2 years each. Good dental hygiene is always important, but according to the dentist it’s even more important if your teeth are crooked or overlapping. We’ve always tried to stress the importance of this information and to encourage our kids to brush twice a day, but (pardon the horrible pun!) it’s like pulling teeth to get these guys to brush!
A trip to my local Walmart recently sparked an idea that I hope will be helpful in getting these guys to willingly brush their own teeth…
I seriously love Walmart at 8:00 on Tuesday morning! Our store is usually super crowded, but it’s always totally empty on Tuesday mornings – perfect for moms like me who don’t have tons of extra time to spend waiting in line!
I couldn’t help but be distracted by all of these holiday baking supplies. Cute cupcake liners are totally a weakness of mine!
I saw this Colgate Holiday Pack display in the store, and it sparked an idea. What if Santa was the one telling the kids how important it is to brush their teeth? Would they listen to Santa and take him more seriously than Mommy? I tell you, pretty much anything that Santa says is taken with the utmost consideration and regard by my boys, so I’ve got my fingers crossed that it works!
The Colgate Holiday Pack comes with a tube of character toothpaste (Dora the Explorer, Spongebob or Transformers) and a battery operated toothbrush. My boys just mentioned to me the other day that they wanted to get some battery powered toothbrushes, so I know that they’ll actually be really excited to find these in their stockings!
I came home and typed up a short note for each kid explaining that they need to take care of their new grown-up teeth and to use their new toothbrushes to brush twice a day. I printed out the notes and then sprayed them quickly with a light coat of glitter spray paint…gotta make everything look sparkly, magical and official!
I bundled the notes up with their new Colgate Holiday Packs (Simon got a regular soft brush and toothpaste since he’s only two) and tied it up with some gold tinsel ribbon.
I can’t wait to watch my boys discover these in their stockings on Christmas morning! They’re the perfect stocking stuffer for great holiday smiles!
To see my entire Walmart shopping trip, CLICK HERE to visit my Google+ album.