Giveaway open to Canada.

Quick: what are your wishes for your children? I asked this question once in another post, and got many thoughtful responses. Of course I want my girls to be healthy and happy (and in fact, that is like a mantra that I tack on to the end of every prayer: “Healthy, happy children. Healthy, happy children.”) I want them to grow up and find love, be fulfilled in the way they spend their days, and have a warm home with plenty of food. Doesn’t that all sound lovely and blog-worthy?

Yeah, well, those are my selfless hopes, but I happen to have some selfish ones too. For example, I’ve been a mother for four years, and I already know I want grandchildren. Is that weird? I also secretly hope that my girls won’t move too far away. A few hours’ drive would be acceptable, but my family (and my husband’s) are all so close geographically that we can’t even fathom the idea of having to fly to see relatives. I mean, I don’t want my daughters to feel stuck in our little rural community, but we’re only an hour and a half from the biggest city in Canada…surely they can find work there? Work may not be the problem, though, as many a woman (myself included) has relocated for love. Junior Kindergarten is probably too early to try to set up a local arranged marriage, right?

Now that you know my oh-so-noble aspirations for my girls, go and share your wishes for your child at http://www.aquafresh.ca/contest for a chance to win a $10,000 RESP, courtesy of new Aquafresh Advanced!! (Yes, that says TEN THOUSAND DOLLARS!) You have until November 30th to get yourself entered…imagine the impact that prize would have on your child’s future!

Though not quite as exciting at $10,000, I do have a Philips Sonicare for Kids toothbrush (valued at $70) and a sample of Aquafresh Advanced Toothpaste to give away to one lucky This Mom Loves reader!

Philips Sonicare for Kids HX6311/02 Rechargeable Toothbrush
This toothbrush has a KidTimer which increases brushing time slowly over 90 days, building towards the dentist-recommended two minutes. There is a low-mode for smaller children, and a high-mode for the 7 and up crowd, and two separate brush sizes. It’s also designed to be held comfortably by the child, or by an adult doing the brushing, and comes with interchangeable panels. Plus, it has its own charger. No more toothbrush batteries!
While I’m not ready to shell out 70 bucks for a kids’ toothbrush myself, I would LOVE to win one, as I am certain it would help with the whole brushing drama routine. Don’t worry, I’m not entering my own giveaway. But you can!
All you have to do to enter is leave a comment below sharing a toothbrushing tip, trick, story…anything related to cleaning those little pearly whites!

For additional entries, leave a separate comment letting me know that:

  • you follow This Mom Loves publicly through Google Friend Connect
  • you subscribe to This Mom Loves through email (activated subscription)
  • you follow @thismomloves on Twitter
  • you brush twice a day. Just checking if you’re paying attention! I’ll let you use that as a bonus!

Contest will end on Saturday, November 20th at 11:59 p.m., after which time a winner will be chosen by random number generation. Good luck! Happy wishing and brushing!

Disclaimer: I am participating in the Aquafresh Advanced Futures program by Mom Central on behalf of GSK. I received a sample of Aquafresh and a gift card as a thank you for my participation. Opinions are, as always, my own. This contest is running on multiple blogs. You may enter on as many as you like, but can win only once.

57 comments on “Aquafresh Futures: Kids’ Electric Toothbrush Giveaway…and a $10 000 RESP”

  1. Do you know that you can use your shower as a water pick? I learned this oh so strange fact from Vanna White of all people. I was watching an interview with her and she said to keep a white smile, she lets the shower water hit her teeth for awhile each time. It acts as a gentle water pick. Weird. But hey, her teeth are very good! So I try it every now and then when I remember.

    My kids are too young for showers yet, but I'll share this little trick with them once they are old enough not to want to spit all over the shower hehehe.

  2. We have a sand timer that lets us know how long to brush for. Our timer is 3 min (and apparently 2 min is the actual time you're supposed to brush). I let the kids brush their own teeth for a minute and then I "double brush" for the next 2 minutes.

    Thanks for the giveaway. mybabyappleseed(at)yahoo(dot)ca

  3. Every time I put $ into an RESP, I always wonder if it would be better to be buying some plots of land nearby so that my kids never grow up and move far away 🙂

    Tip: We use a kids flouride rinse that lets them see what they left behind after they brushed.

  4. I have given into commercialism and have the Deigo and Lightening McQueen toothbrush as well as the blueberry flavoured Lightening McQueen toothpaste. The boys like to eat the toothpaste more than they actually brush with it though.

  5. To brush my just-turned-two-years-old daughter's teeth, we modified a tip from Today's Parent: we pretend the tootbrush is an airplane and "Captain Rielle" has to find seats for everyone she knows, with the "seats" being her teeth. Ie: here's a seat for Grandma, Grandpa, Mommy, Daddy, and so on. Works like a charm!

  6. What a great giveaway! We're just getting started on brushing our little guy's teeth. He doesn't much like it but maybe a new toothbrush would help!

  7. I make up little songs as I brush to help time it out. I also tell them Aaaah or Eeeeee, for open mouth to brush the backs, or closed teeth to brush the front.

  8. My 3 yr old doesn't love having his teeth brushed but sometimes we play "dentist chair" and he lies back and opens his mouth and we pretend he is at the dentist. This makes it fun and much easier to complete the task!!

    jenny456@rogers.com

  9. Whenever teethbrushing starts to seem like a chore we make up a song about everything we are burshing out of their teeth. It always extends the toothbrushing time.
    ajabax at gmail dot com

  10. I brush a million times a day because my teeth are ruined from years of no insurance when i was younger. 🙁

    i hope i win. my son needs braces so bad and they wanted him to have a automatic toothbrush. i had to put it off because they'd have to remove a lot of teeth from his mouth first (it's so crowded) and it's a lot of money to remove that many teeth and THEN put a downpayment on braces. UGH. Anyways… I know that's not what we put to enter. just was thinking… i really am crossing my fingers so his teeth will be a lot better than mine. i only have 21 left. 🙁

    a tip for teeth! BRUSH. and always, no matter how much you hate it, go to the dentist.

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