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Getting kids to brush their teeth can make for a difficult morning and before-bed ritual for parents. After all, they seem to be experts in resisting doing anything they don’t want to do, from cleaning their room to eating their vegetables!
If your little one is a Baby Shark fan, however, tooth-brushing time is about to get a whole lot easier — and fun! WowWee, the brand behind Fingerlings and Baby Shark, has just launched a brand new electronic toothbrush that combines a song (yes, that song) and games to encourage kids to brush their teeth properly.
Available now at Target and coming soon to Walmart and Amazon, the Baby Shark BriteBrush is for ages 3+ and costs $19.99. Along with playing the Baby Shark song, it also includes lights and games that support good dental hygiene.
The toothbrush also provides a friendly brushing coach, haptic feedback to help your child learn the proper way to brush,
If your kids are a bit older or aren’t Baby Shark fans, WowWee also introduced a BriteBrush GameBrush for ages 5+ for $24.99. The GameBrush also comes with smart sensors, side change recognition, a brushing coach, haptic feedback and a parent check light. The toothbrush includes seven games like arcade, space attack, soccer pinball, dance star, punch master, race car rally and rockstar jam, plus a brushing tutorial mode.
Both toothbrushes encourage proper brushing in accordance with the Modified Bass Technique, a method of teeth brushing widely endorsed by dentists.
Colgate also makes some interactive toothbrushes that include coaches voiced by Minions or Ninja Turtles. Philips Sonicare makes one that works with an app on your phone to reward kids for successful brushing.
If you don’t want interactivity in your toothbrush, Target offers other child-friendly electric toothbrushes that will still make brushing fun. Pick a “Frozen”-themed brush from Oral-B that comes with stickers and can be used with the Disney Magic Timer app. Or get a unicorn, giraffe, or dinosaur brush, each of which comes with a sand timer, rinse cup, and protective headcover.
Do you think your kids would enjoy brushing their teeth more with an interactive toothbrush?