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Ice Age: Collision Course was recently in theaters and most children are familiar with the film and characters. The Phillips Sonicare for Kids Ice Age Electric Toothbrush has Bluetooth® technology that connects the toothbrush directly to its free interactive Ice Age coaching app. With the help of their fun personal brushing coach, “Sparkly”, kids develop a lifetime of healthy oral care habits and get rewards for doing a thorough job each time they brush. Parents can even monitor their child’s routine by reviewing their brushing habits on the separate, parent dashboard and set up milestones and rewards to motivate their child to brush their teeth twice a day.
Included with the toothbrush are several interchangeable stickers. Kids can decorate the toothbrush with stickers that have Ice Age characters, Sparkly characters, or both. Also included is a charger.
interchangeable stickers that are included
The toothbrush is fun in and of itself. It is not required to use the brushing app if your child is not interested or you don't have the proper equipment. In order to use the app, you will need to download the Sonicare Kids app from the store, then enable Bluetooth on your smart phone or tablet and connect your toothbrush to the app. The app is free to download.
There is an on/off power button on the toothbrush, and a battery charge indicator that shows when battery needs recharged. One brush head is included, and replacements can be purchased separately. There are two modes of brushing - Gentle and Extra Gentle. Another neat feature is the KidPacer, which uses a series of tunes to alert kids when it's time to move to the next section of the mouth and brush. The toothbrush moves at up to 31,000 brush strokes per minute, getting teeth good and clean.
If this toothbrush doesn't get kids excited about brushing their teeth, I'm not sure what will.