As a kid, one of my favorite things about Christmas was the stocking. It hung there empty for so many days and nights before magically filling with a seemingly endless supply of small gifts and treats. As a mother, that excitement is there still there, as I find myself putting a lot of thought into which goodies I’ll stuff it with on Christmas Eve.
When I was younger, two things I could always count on finding in my stocking were an orange (in the toe, of course) and a toothbrush. Whoever started the toothbrush-in-the-stocking tradition is pretty smart because, as any parent will tell you, getting kids excited about brushing their teeth isn’t easy. And what better way to stoke that excitement than by giving a toothbrush as a gift from Santa Claus?
When I spotted the Dora the Explorer Colgate Holiday Packs recently at Walmart, I knew our little Dora wannabe would love it. But wait, it’s one of those battery-powered toothbrushes and she’s two-and-a-half years old. After a little research, I learned that most experts agree that she’s not only more than old enough for an electric toothbrush, but the electric brushes can actually make brushing time more fun and enjoyable for tots.The Colgate Holiday Pack comes in several varieties, including Dora the Explorer and Spongebob Squarepants. Obviously, we’d be getting the Dora toothbrush. It also comes with a “mild bubble fruit” flavor toothpaste. Can someone explain to me why grown-up toothpaste doesn’t come in yummy flavors like that?
In my hunt for stocking stuffers and gift ideas, I came across this margarita kit. I wonder if it’ll fit in my stocking? If not, maybe I should get a bigger stocking!When our little one was napping, I stuffed her stocking with a few things I had bought that day: some Play-Doh, a Little People car, an orange, the Dora toothbrush and, of course, some candy. This year was her first with candy as a regular part of her treats diet (grammy loves to spoil her with peanut butter cups), so the toothbrush will be a great way to teach her about the importance of combining good oral hygiene with sweet treats. You can find my entire shopping experience on Google+.For more info about Colgate’s kid-friendly products, feel free to follow them on Twitter or Facebook.
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