Monday, April 11, 2011
From the time my little “Bug‘s” teeth started coming in, I have been very involved with keeping them brushed and in great shape. Now that he is 3, we have decided that it was time for him to have his own big boy toothbrush and to bet him started on a oral care routine that he can basically do on his own and that will keep his teeth and gums healthy. Recently our family was introduced to a fantastic product from me4kidz called SMILEBUDDY and when I was offered the chance to have “Bug” review it, I was very excited and I had a sneaky feeling “Bug” would be too!
About me4kidz (taken from website):
me4kidz™, LLC is a family-owned & operated business. Our core focus is designing purpose-driven & modern day solutions to everyday necessities in life. To keep jobs in our Country, our products are manufactured in the USA. We donate product each year to various educational fundraisers and children’s organizations to better the lives of others that can't afford first aid products. me4kidz is very conscious of the environment. We do our part in keeping the earth green by using recycled, lead-free plastic. me4kidz™ is also proudly partnered with non-profit organizations to humbly provide consistent work for those of various disabilities; allowing them the opportunity to feel a sense of need in the community & increased self esteem. In doing so, all of our products are proudly put together by loving, caring and capable disabled individuals. These are all the little ways that our family is making a difference. We truly love what we do and we strive for you to love it too!
As Ghandi so famously said..."You must be the change you wish to see in the world."
We call our team the “little bees”, as that is how it all got started! Our oldest son was stung by a bee in 2002 and was the inspiration for us to dream up the concept of me4kidz™, which stands for “medical emergencies for kids" along with our first product; the medibag. In 2005, we had our second son, who was the inspiration behind the medibuddy. Our third blessing later joined our team in 2009 and was the motivation behind the diaper bag buddy. Although no more children are on the way...me4kidz recently launched the smilebuddy in 2011with more products to follow in the future. Our family of five is driven by our faith in the Lord and we are completely committed to our business in all aspects.
“Bug” was sent a SMILEBUDDY from me4kidz to review and he was very excited when he found out that today’s package was just for him! We always brush our teeth once in the morning and before bed but when the SMILEBUDDY arrived “Bug” wanted to use it immediately so we decided to go ahead and check it out even thought we had just finished brushing an hour or so earlier.
Just so you all know the SMILEBUDDY is an kids oral care kit that contains 24 items. This Kit Includes: (1) Kid- friendly Suction Cup Toothbrush (1) Crest Toothpaste with fluoride (12) Dentek Fun Flossers (1) 2+ minute kid friendly brushing sand timer (8) Kid friendly fun stickers (1) Reusable and Recyclable carry anywhere case.
“Bug” was extremely happy with his cute new toothbrush that comes with the kit and said it was now his big boy toothbrush..LOL. What I love most about this kit is how kid-friendly it actually is. I also love that the toothbrush is just the right size for “Bug’s” little hand. Another awesome thing about the it is that it includes a minute sand hourglass shaped timer that makes it easy for my little man to see how much longer he is expected to brush and has really made it more fun for him vs. me having to tell him he still had x amount of time left to brush. I think his favorite part of the kit is the stickers, since if he brushes the correct amount of time he gets rewarded with a sticker he can add to his chore chart!
Since receiving the SMILEBUDDY “Bug” has been happily using his new toothbrush and since the kit includes a reusable; case he is able to put it in his overnight bag and take it with him to Nanny and Papa’s without me having to worry about his toothbrush falling out of the ziplock bag and getting dirty, I know in the case it stays clean and sanitary!
I have to say that SMILEBUDDY is one of the best ideas EVER and that it makes keeping a toddler on track when learning to brush their teeth. Not only does this kit help the kiddo know how long to brush and teach them how to floss but it does so in a super fun way where they are rewarded for their hard work with super cute little stickers. Also being able to take the SMILEBUDDY with us on trips and overnight stays keeps “Bug” on track and keeps my mind at ease about his toothbrush and such staying safe and clean in their own little case.
If you have a little one just learning how to brush his/her teeth on their own, or if you just want the piece of mind that your little one’s oral care products are kept safe and clean while traveling I have to totally recommend the SMILEBUDDY!
To purchase the SMILEBUDDY for only $5.95 and many more fun kits visit the me4kidz website!
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This review is based strictly my opinion. Others may have a different opinion with the product listed above. I did receive the SMILEBUDDY mentioned above complementary for this review. No monetary compensation was received.
Posted by Stephanie Grant at 10:04 AM