No matter how old I was, I could always count on one thing on Christmas morning: my stocking stuffed with the Lifesavers Storybook. How I couldn’t wait to savor the flavor of all those rolls of Spearomint, Five Flavors and butterscotch (well, maybe the butterscotch I could live without). Now as a mom, my annual tradition is to fill my kids’ stockings and Easter baskets with new toothbrushes (I know, I’m a real killjoy). Seriously though, it doesn’t hurt to balance out all those sugary sweets we’ve been indulging in since Halloween. And the dentist does recommend replacing your toothbrush every few months or so. My 4-year-old has her heart set on a Yo Gabba Gabba brush that sings to her as she brushes, but I’m guessing the 8-year-old won’t be as mesmerized by that colorful cast. A group like One Direction might be more her speed. If you happen to know any fans of the famous boy band, you’ll surely want to get your hands on the One Direction toothbrush, joining the ranks of Justin Bieber and Lady Gaga. At the touch of a button, The One Direction toothbrush will play two songs, “What Makes You Beautiful” and “One Thing,” for dentist-recommended 2 minutes of brushing. Now your resident 1 D fan will have all the incentive she needs to brush morning and night. When the Talking Walnut got wind of this new product, we could hardly contain our excitement. Even though it won’t be available until January, you can pre-order it now at Brush Buddies.com. Just consider it a New Year’s gift from the boys.
In a Nutshell: Light up your tween’s world like nobody else, and check out her mega-watt smile with this rockin’ toothbrush. ‘Nuff said.