DooDad of the Day: If Tron had a toothbrush

On a recent cross-country-in-a-plane family trip (what were we thinking?) — after having our flights delayed multiple times, two trips to the airport, an inordinate amount of airport/airplane food, we finally arrived at our destination to discover our luggage had (shocker!) not made it. We had to wait a full 24 hours for it to be delivered, somewhat safe and sound. The one bright light in all this (aside from our gracious hosts and an impromptu shopping trip to Target) was the fun toothbrush said gracious hosts gave JJ to use.

The GUM Crayola Timer Light Toothbrush has been around for several years it seems, but as I keep saying — none of this stuff was on my radar before, so indulge me. And not only is it a hoot to use, but it achieves what it promises! Kids (at least ours) will brush longer as they are entranced by the flashing crayon protruding from their maw. For older kids (it’s officially for ages 4-11) the light serves as a timer to let them know to brush until the flashing stops (60 seconds). For my little rug rat, it’s just plain entertainment.

Plus, it’s got a suction-cup base, which is great since no toothbrush that’s been sold since 1970 (or that costs more than 50 cents) fits in a standard toothbrush holder. (And yes, it sticks up horizontally, too…)

One question I have though… does this not inhibit kids from kicking actual crayon eating?

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