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Stocking Stuffer Ideas

17 Dec

stocking stuffers

The World of Eric Carle Chunky Colored Pencils and Starter Stencil Set:  Perfect for little ones who love art.  Draw shapes from the beloved book The Hungry Caterpillar!

Snowman Nail Polish:  For the girly girls!  Adorable! Available at Rite Aid

Holiday Peeps:  Definitely try the Chocolate Mouse Reindeer, the chocolate dipped peppermint peeps, and the Gingerbread men! YUM.

Mr Frost Melting Snowman by Two’s Company:  Contains all the materials to make a snowman. Once he’s built, watch him melt!

Super Duper Reindeer Pooper:  Add a little humor to your stocking.  My girls saw this at a store last year and couldn’t stop laughing.  I went to go back and buy it but it was sold out.  Can’t wait to give it to them this year.

Brush Pets:  Make dental care fun.  Brush Pets, from the makers of Pillow Pets, are the perfect stuffer to encourage good dental habits, especially after all the candy canes and desserts from the Holidays

Cake That Individual Serve Cake From Old World Gourmet: Easy for kids to mix together and make for a delicious treat after school. Just add milk (let your child measure it out) and microwave for about 90 seconds.  We love the Cinnamon Caramel!

 

Disclaimer:  I did not receive compensation for this post.  All opinions expressed are my own.  I received samples of Cake That, The World of Eric Carle, and Brush Pets but they did not alter my opinions!

 

GUM: Naughty or Nice Dental Habits?

26 Nov

With Thanksgiving over and Holiday parties starting, it’s hard to avoid a sugar overload. It is important to keep up with positive dental habits, especially when it comes to young children. Will your child’s dental habits put them on Santa’s Naughty or Nice Dental Habits List this Holiday Season?

Naughty:

  • Eating sticky and sugary snacks like candy
  • Not brushing teeth before bed
  • Only brushing for a few seconds
  • Brushing without adult supervision
  • Using the same toothbrush all year-long
  • Using an adult-sized toothbrush
  • Ignoring any white spots on teeth
  • Waiting until a child is in school to visit the dentist

Nice:

  • Eating healthy snacks like cheese and fruit
  • Brushing at least twice per day, most importantly at night
  • Brushing for two minutes: one minute for the top teeth, and one minute for the bottom teeth
  • Parents helping kids brush their teeth by showing proper techniques and ensuring they are brushing long enough
  • Replacing toothbrush every three months
  • Using a child-sized toothbrush designed to effectively clean small teeth
  • Going to the dentist as soon as a white spot appears, since it is the first sign of a dental cavity
  • Making a child’s first dental appointment when s/he turns one or gets his/her first tooth

Last year the girls received GUM Crayola timer light toothbrushes in their stockings. They love brushing their teeth but they are never good about brushing for the suggested amount of time. The toothbrush made brushing their teeth fun and knew they were done when the light went off. This year Santa will be bringing the girls GUM toothbrushes again. GUM Brand has many fun types of toothbrushes for kids whether it is motorized, has a cool design, or lights up. Some of our favorites for this holiday season (click each image to find out the features of the brush):

Suggested Retail Price: $2.99

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Suggested Retail Price: $5.99

Have a happy holiday season with lots of bright smiles!

Disclaimer: I was not compensated for this post. I received samples for the purpose of this post. All opinions expressed are my own. All information about dental hygiene and the selected toothbrushes came from GUM.