Five years old is a tough age sometimes. My daughter definitely thinks she knows it all and can be difficult when trying to explain the importance of doing something she isn’t really interested in doing. This happens a lot with things like brushing teeth.
At our first dentist appointment for her, the hygienist explained that brushing and flossing were super important to maintain her “princess teeth.” Since that visit, we have definitely played to her love of princesses when attempting to get her to brush her teeth. We also try to include dental hygiene items in a lot of her gifts to make it fun for her to brush. With Christmas coming, I have been looking for something for her stocking and I am so excited about a recent gift I got for her!
My daughter adores Dora so I grabbed one to add to her stocking. I am hoping that, by making the toothbrush and toothpaste more fun with Dora on them, she will want to brush more. I love being able to give practical items that have a little twist as gifts because they are both useful and fun for my kids.
You can see more of my shopping trip in my Google+ album.
Once home with my purchases, I started working on putting the items into the stocking.
Along with my Colgate Holiday Pack with the Dora toothbrush and toothpaste, I had also bought some fun glittery lip balm and a little Dora jewelry holder for her.
I finished the stocking items by adding tags to each with words from her favorite song that I changed up a bit to fit into my attempt to get her to brush more. The song is all about what you do to be a princess so I added a few words about teeth brushing to my tag.
The stocking is all filled and ready for her on Christmas. I hope the new toothbrush and toothpaste from the Holiday Pack will get her super excited about brushing so she can show off her #holidaysmiles.
Do you fill your child’s stocking with practical items that have a fun twist like the Colgate Holiday Pack I picked up for my daughter?
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