Tuesday, February 16, 2010

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Children's Dental Health Month: A&H Spinbrush for Kids Giveaway [CLOSED]

Since our 6yr old got his first battery-powered toothbrush, I knew it was the solution to helping him brush better. He is a lazy brusher when it comes to his teeth, so having the toothbrush do most of the work was a great idea.

Now that our twins are 3 years old, I wondered if they could benefit from an electric toothbrush like their big brother. They have brushing their front teeth down pat, but all the other teeth get neglected. Since Spinbrush for Kids battery-powered toothbrushes are recommended for children ages 3 and up (with parental supervision), I thought we should give them a try.

We received three Spinbrushes to try out . . . a skateboard with flames for our kindergartner, a butterfly for our daughter, and an astronaut (he thinks it's a robot) for her twin brother. We also received some Orajel training toothpaste that is fluoride-free to help the twins practice brushing with toothpaste while learning not to swallow it.

Our main concern about introducing the battery-powered toothbrushes to our preschoolers was that they might not care for the noise and the vibration. My husband and I were just hoping that they would want to use them in order to be like their big brother who uses one everyday. Our prediction was correct in our daughter's case. She didn't even want to hold the Spinbrush while it was turned on. Her twin brother, however, was much more open to the idea. He even tried to brush on his own. He did well with the front, but needed help brushing the back teeth.

Our kindergartner tried to show his younger siblings how it was done. The smaller heads on these Spinbrushes were the perfect fit for him. It would be wonderful if they made replacement heads for these toothbrushes.

I think these toothbrushes would be great for children ages 4 to 8. A 3yr old might be able to use it, but an adult would have to turn it on for the child because the switch on some of them are a little stubborn. I like that the Spinbrush stays on with a push of a switch so that there is no need to hold a button down during brushing.

As for the training toothpaste, the twins need a lot more practice with it since they can barely lean into the bathroom sink even while standing on a stepstool. We already know the Orajel training toothpaste is a great product because we used it for our son until his 6th birthday when he was able to switch to toothpaste containing fluoride.

You should be able to find Arm & Hammer Spinbrushes for both adults and children along with Orajel training toothpaste wherever dental care products are sold, including your local pharmacy and grocery store.

Thank you to Arm & Hammer and Orajel for sending us sample SpinBrushes, training toothpaste, and other Orajel products to try and also for providing a SpinBrush for our contest prize.

What you can win:
One lucky reader will receive one Arm & Hammer Spinbrush for Kids.

This giveaway is open to U.S. entries only. You do not need to be a blogger to enter, but you must have a valid email address and be age 18 years or older. If you enter anonymously and do not include a valid email address in your comment entries, I will not be able to notify you should you win this random drawing.

How to Gain Entries:
Take a look at the eleven different Spinbrushes for Kids available. Then leave a comment telling me which one you would request if you won this contest. You MUST do this to be eligible to win this contest.

Extra Entries:

1) For 5 extra entries, leave a relevant comment on one of my non-giveaway posts. Then leave FIVE separate comments with the name of the post on which you commented. You will earn 5 extra entries for each different non-contest post you comment on.

2) For 5 extra entries, enter one of my other contests. Leave FIVE separate comments here telling me which contest you entered. You will earn 5 extra entries for each contest you enter.

3) For 10 extra entries, blog about this contest linking back to this post AND Spinbrush.com . Then come back here and leave TEN separate comments with the link to your blog post.

4) Friend me on Facebook. Then leave a separate comment with the link to your Facebook profile.

5) For 2 extra entries, share the link to this contest post on Facebook. Then leave TWO separate comments with the link to your Facebook profile.

6) Follow me on Twitter. Then leave a separate comment with the link to your Twitter profile.

7) Tweet about this giveaway linking back to this post. Then come back here and leave the link to your tweet in a separate comment. You may do this once per day until the end of the contest.

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10) Add my button or blog link to your blog's sidebar. Then leave a separate comment with the link to your blog.

(All entries will be verified prior to awarding this prize.)

Random Drawing:

This contest ends on Monday, March 1st, 2010 at 11:59pm EST. A random number drawing will be held shortly after. The winner will be announced here and will be contact via email or through their blog. If the winner does not respond within 48 hours, a new number will be drawn.

Good luck in the drawing!