Playbrush: Banishing bathroom tantrums!

As parents I think we all do whatever it takes to make our lives that little bit easier, especially when it comes to morning and bedtime routines. I am always on the look out for products and technology to help with the daily bathroom tantrums when it comes to tooth brushing, and Playbrush combines the two perfectly.

What is Playbrush?

Playbrush is an interactive brushing system, connected to brushing apps (Android and Apple) for children to play fun games whilst brushing their teeth. Aimed at children aged 3-12 years the games are designed for children to brush the whole way around their mouth for 2 minutes twice a day.

Available in Playbrush Smart (a smart connecter fitted to manual toothbrushes to allow interactive game play) and Playbrush Smart Sonic (an electric toothbrush connected via bluetooth to the interactive brushing apps), we were sent the Playbrush Smart Sonic to trial and Harry couldn’t wait.

There is also a subscription which gives you access to different games for your child to play as they brush their teeth. The great thing for families such as mine is that the subscription allows multi-player action and you can even subscribe to a brush replacement too. You can find out more here.

What did we think?

Having downloaded the free app, it was very easy to create an account and begin use. The toothbrush was simple to charge and connect, and Harry was super excited to brush his teeth that evening.

Through fun and engaging games, the game encourages children to develop accurate brushing skills covering all sides of their mouth. Harry particularly loved the colouring game where each brush stroke coloured in a different part of a picture. The app reminds you to switch sides, from top to bottom, to really make sure that teeth are fully cleaned with the correct amount of pressure.

The great thing is that you can actually see how well your child is brushing via the stats and by the end of the first week Harry had ended up with a score of 85% from a starting score of 63% so it’s a great way to really monitor your child’s dental hygiene skills.

What’s the verdict?

I’ll be honest, I was worried that the novelty may wear off after the first few brushes and yet with high scores to beat, and siblings to compete with, Harry has been using the brush twice a day for the last ten days and is still just as eager to use it each time as the last. From a child who has always been reluctant to brush his teeth, to racing into the bathroom each night ready for two minutes of game play, I think that speaks for itself!

For any children who are reluctant to brush their teeth each day, this is such a fun way to encourage life long tooth brushing skills. It gets a big thumbs up from me and Harry!

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  1. December 17, 2018 / 1:47 pm

    You are so lucky these sort of things exist now. Getting ours to brush their teeth when they are younger was a bloody nightmare at times!

  2. December 17, 2018 / 4:20 pm

    These sound like a great idea. I think mine would love to compete against each other as they can be pretty competitive.

  3. December 17, 2018 / 9:27 pm

    I’ve not seen this before, what a great idea to encourage them to brush their teeth for long enough!

  4. December 17, 2018 / 10:29 pm

    Gosh I need two of these! It would take a lot of stress away!

  5. December 18, 2018 / 12:33 pm

    I keep getting emails about the Playbrush and I’m seriously considering getting one for my eldest daughter! She’s not a complete nightmare with brushing her teeth, but this makes it fun and who can say no to that? 🙂

  6. December 18, 2018 / 7:25 pm

    I wish they had something as fun and interacting as this when I was young, we used to play songs and videos from YouTube when my nephew was younger.

  7. December 19, 2018 / 9:48 pm

    Anything that helps the kids to brush their teeth is great. I have spent years keep nagging my children to brush their teeth 🙂

  8. December 20, 2018 / 9:35 pm

    I could have really used this when my son was small, he was not keen on the toothbrush!

  9. December 29, 2018 / 11:28 am

    I hope I’ll employ some tricks here for my little Johnny. It’s not been easy making him brush his teeth.

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