I’m a member of the ARM & HAMMER Influencer Network and received complimentary product samples to facilitate my review, as well as compensation for my time, but all opinions are my own, as I’ve been a loyal ARM & HAMMER user for years.
The closer we get to the first day of school, the earlier I’ve been putting my girls down to bed, and the harder it’s been getting them to fall asleep… talk about frustrating!
I know it’s a combination of being overtired at the end of these busy end-of-summer days and anxious about school starting. I know it’ll pass and we’ll get back to our normal routine soon enough. I know.
For now, I’m coaxing them to bed with the promise of a cup of tea and a good book once they’re in their PJs. “Sweet Dreams,” “Sleepytime”… the tea is like a subliminal message telling them to get to sleep, and the book is the distraction they need to get there. They sip the tea out of these tiny little espresso cups that I bought just for that purpose. We don’t need any middle-of-the-night potty runs disrupting our sleep!
Book is read, tea is drank… then it’s teeth brushing time!
I find that if we do it together, it’s fun for all of us, and sets a good example for my girls, especially Maura, who can get a little cranky (and run and hide under a blanket) when it comes to brushing. It’s all about making it fun, and Maya does just that with her Tooth Tunes™ toothbrush that pumps two minutes of One Direction straight into her head! I have to admit, while I have a fantastic red, sparkly Spinbrush, I get a little jealous when I see her rocking out! You can read more about Tooth Tunes in a previous post.
My Spinbrush: ProClean Sonic is awesome, though. I love that you can extend the life of the toothbrush by buying replacement heads instead of a whole new product. The Color-Wear bristles that fade over time make it easy to know just when it’s time to make the change!
Maya’s finally at the age where she’s not repulsed by the taste of adult toothpaste, so we can even share the same tube – currently ARM & HAMMER™ Sensitive toothpaste, from the makers of Orajel™. It’s gentle and provides relief from painful tooth and nerve sensitivity, which many people experience. I may be strange, but I actually like the baking soda aftertaste. It makes my mouth feel fresh and clean, and is a unique flavor you don’t get from any other brand.
Look around my house, and you’ll likely find an ARM & HAMMER product in every room – from the toothpaste in the bathroom, to my husband’s Simply Saline mist on his nightstand, the liquid detergent in the laundry room, a box of baking soda in our fridge to keep things fresh and odor free, and a jumbo bag of the same under the sink, which I use for cleaning just about everything. It’s a brand that I trust and have used for years, thanks to its versatility, effectiveness, and reasonable prices, all of which make it a great value. With ARM & HAMMER, it’s all about keeping it simple and saving!
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I love the timed setting on electric toothbrushes, even as an adult it helps me to ensure that I brush the full 2 minutes.
Casey @ Veggies and Glitter says
How adorable that you send them to bed each night after a hot cup of soothing tea! 🙂 I have also used the SpinBrush and found it to work really well, especially for the low price.
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Oh can I relate to this post! Although I want to be positive about a new academic year (on Monday!). Shifting their bedtime back (and I suppose mine too) is really hard. Tea is a great idea! And my kiddos also get so excited about fun toothbrushes. 🙂
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Christine Luken says
I need to try one of these spin brushes!
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Andy Hayes says
My dentist was just telling me about this toothbrush – I’m definitely going to check it out. I already use this toothpaste – feels so great.
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Arm and Hammer is where it’s at. I use the toothpaste multiple times a day and it always provides me with a very fresh and squeaky clean feeling.
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We love the tooth tunes! My kids hear one direction and they shout “the toothbrush song!”
We are very long time arm and hammer users here
I’m in desperate need for a new toothbrush…and now I want an Arm and Hammer spin brush! What’s even better is I think I have a coupon for it! 🙂
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Laurie - Steals and Deals for Kids says
I love the Spinbrush! They are really great for kids!!
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OMG I had no idea a toothbrush like this existed. My oldest son is just getting to the age where he can brush his teeth by himself. But that means he does it for about 3 seconds and then says he’s done. This could be fun for him.
Dawn Lopez says
I love Arm & Hammer products.. the Tooth Tunes were a big hit over here! I still need to try the Spin Brush! I also didn’t realize they had a sensitive toothpaste.. I need to let my mom know about it! Thanks 😉
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The timer on these brushes are vital for us – my kids and I know when we can stop. The toothpaste is something to try!
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Victoria H (@funmom91) says
I have to check into these toothbrushes for my boys. We use arm & hammer laundry detergent so they are definitely a brand that I trust.
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Great tips for transitioning to bedtime.
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Lalitha Prakash says
I loved the products and also the way you handled, trained and guided the kids.
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Need to try this wiht my son. He has some sensory issues due to ASD and I think this would be great to try. Timed brushing sounds great.
**with my son
These are so cool!
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These tooth brushes sound really great. I’ll have to see if my local stores have them. Thanks
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Healy Harpster says
I liked Arm and hammer toothpaste, it really works! And for the spin brush, I have to get one! 🙂
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We brush teeth together too. Sadly, we don’t have any Arm and Hammer products here in Spain.
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Danielle @ We Have It All says
My older kids have this toothbrush, but I need to pick one up for my 4 year old.
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The Spinbrush is one of the best electric toothbrushes on the market for the money. I also think the tooth tunes should come in adult versions! Maybe more adults would brush their teeth the way they are supposed to if they had Jason Aldean singing into their mouths!
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christy karch says
Ive never tried the spinbrush but it looks pretty cool for kids 🙂
My kids both have toothbrushes that light up when they are brushing and go off when they’ve brushed enough. I love the tunes one, they can brush and dance around!
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Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell says
I like that the heads can be replaced as it really cuts down on the cost over time. Also, the timed brushing is brilliant!
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Amy Desrosiers says
I think it is so cute that you give your kids sleepy time tea!
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Janeane Davis says
I have been an Arm and Hammer user for years also. I am always amazed at how may jobs it makes easier, from dishwashing to clothes washing to carpet cleaning.
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Cindi Thornton says
I really like your bedtime routine for the children, and the fact that you join in with the teeth brushing time, because you are right, its setting a good example as well as spending time with them! I also love Arm and Hammer products, but had not seen these children’s toothbrushes yet, I will have to look for them because I think that is an awesome way to get them to spend the time needed on their teeth.
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I saw this on a commercial and was a bit skeptical. But it seems to be the real deal. It would be REALLY awesome if you can update your playlist
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That would be SUPER cool! A great way to reward kids for brushing their teeth regularly 🙂
Amy Qur says
Perfect timing I am looking for a spin brush and I have heard Arm and Hammer spin brush is amazing and very reasonably priced.
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valmg @ Mom Knows It All says
I’ve never seen that particular A&H toothpaste.
I have a toothache and would’ve gladly tried that the other day.
Francine @ Teresa's Family Cleaning says
My sons would love these toothbrushes and it would help them brush longer for sure!
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April Golightly says
I just had a baby…when do they start getting teeth. 😉
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Your daughter is adorable! I love how she drinks her tea. 🙂
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Carmen's Coupon Blog says
I have used electric toothbrushes all my life.. I never allow my kids to get any because I think their expensive and children see them as toys.. but my husband doesn’t listen to me and bought our 6 year old one.. Needless to say I was wrong.. My daughter now loves to brush her teeth and she has had one for a month.. every night with out fail she goes into the bathroom and gets her toothbrush and brushes until it turns off and then turns it back on to do it again.. double the recommended time.. I will always let her get one now its worth the money and if it gets your kid to brush their teeth with out fighting I would pay anything for that…
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My sis wanted the musical toothbrush but it seemed kinda silly… why does she need music to brush her teeth??
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I have this same toothbrush and really like it!
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Courtney Pies says
I LOVE that the bristles’ colors fade over time so you know when it’s time to get new brushes – such a genius idea!
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Melanie a/k/a CrazyMom says
We use these Spin brushes with the kids, too and love them.. our bedtime routine was easy this year, my princess started Kindergarten and my oldest is a senior in High School, somehow they all worked out well in a bed routine and I’m glad my evenings aren’t as stressful as the mornings, wish I could geta routine there, too
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Shannah @ Just Us Four says
We use spin brushes to get our kids interested in brushing their teeth. I have never tried the toothpaste though. I will have to add it to my list.
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Sophie S says
I’ve never used this brand, but I’ve been hearing some great things about their products. Going to have to watch for a sale.
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It’s cool that bristles fade so you know when to replace it!
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Elizabeth Towns says
I didn’t know Arm & Hammer had spin brushes! I use the toothpaste because I always remember when I was a little bitty girl my grandma used Arm & Hammer straight out of the box on her toothbrush. Her teeth were beautiful, white and strong. I know I can’t go wrong with their toothpaste.
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Linda Stewart says
My Mom taught me very early to use Arm & Hammer Baking Soda for brushing my teeth. I now add peroxide to the baking soda at least twice a week. The freshness left in my mouth after brushing is amazing.
I like the idea of the tea and the time limit on the toothbrush
Janet W. says
I’d love to try that toothbrush! Seems like it would clean a lot better than the manual brush I currently use.
I would love to try this
Heather Hayes Panjon says
Arm & Hammer Has So Many Great Products! The Kids Would Love The Tooth Tunes!
Kelly Nicholson says
i use the toothpaste all the time…it really does a good job
i wanna try A&H toothpaste
Cynthia R says
i haven’t had any a & H dental products yet, but need to give them a try, afterall i depend on arm and hammer for cleaning, laundry, and cat litter
Lisa Brown says
i want to try that toothbrush, looks nice.
Mya Murphy says
I love that they offer sensitive toothpaste. I have the world’s most sensitive teeth… I would love to try this!!! I have tried things with baking soda in the past and couldn’t get past the salty taste…
Lauren O. says
We love the tooth tunes brushes, I just wish they made them in a slightly smaller size for younger kids. The toothpaste is great too, use it all the time!
Rebecca Parsons says
I love the Arm & Hammer Sensitive. I can only use sensitive this is perfect.
Betsy Barnes says
I never knew they had a tooth brush like that, I really want to give it a try 🙂
Kim Henrichs says
I love book and tea time how fun! 🙂 They really do make great toothpaste.
judy gardner says
great idea using small tea cups to keep the kids from having to go to the bathroom during the night. and i love that the bristles on your toothbrush fade so you know when to replace it
Cheryl F. says
I love Arm & Hammer dental products too. They do the job well at a reasonable price.
Amy Orvin says
That’s so great that you can extend the life of products longer now. Back in the day, no body had refills and such. Arm & Hammer is super FAB! I love their products!
THE MONDO says
Realyy…Amy you are so smart.
Meagan BS says
I bet my daughter would love the tooth tunes tooth brush!
Allyson Bossie says
I use arm and hammer to clean with. I especially love their washing soda!
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I’ve tried Arm & Hammer toothpaste before… not that good. I’m a fan of other products, but just can’t get acclimated to the toothpaste.
kath g says
I use a lot of their products, but I didn’t know they made a saline mist….I’ll be looking for it now. I find arm and hammer to be a great company with great products and always feel like they are a better choice than their competitors.
Elizabeth Fitzmaurice says
I love your nightly routine with the kids! How cute is that? I like the little “tea treat” especially. The whole tea-thing, especially for little girls, they love that ~ at least I did.
Linda Meyers-Gabbard says
Cute routine. I have tried the spin brush and the Arm and Hammer tooth paste. I have to be honest those two things may be the only two arm and Hammer products I do not care for. I just can’t handle a tooth brush that moves on its own. Never could. And there is just something in the taste of the toothpaste that does not agree witj my palette.
I’ll have to try the sensitive toothpaste. I love the little cups for night time tea time…what a fun little ritual, and a great way to start winding down for bed.
laurie nykaza says
I had no idea they made these products and will look into trying them. My kids need new toothbrushes and I like their products so we will have to pick some up
Wendy T says
I remember a long and laborious bedtime routine with my daughter at the end of her life. I say laborious because it was – but it was something I loved being able to do. One of the things was indeed brushing her teeth – really hard. I think it was somehow connected with the tumor on her brainstem….I just know she’d really want me scrub and I only wish I could still do that.
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Mary D says
i think my kids would love those brushes. I think I’ll put them in their stockings this year.
I love your routine using tea as it’s so relaxing. We’ve had to go to sensitive teeth toothpaste since having teeth whitened.
Tammy S says
I love the Color Wear bristles. I think it’s one of the best ideas ever! I am always unsure how long it has been since we replaced toothbrushes. Plus you can tell if they are brush good enough. 🙂
Ayana Pendergrass says
Great tips! thanks
love their toothpaste. Never heard of the song playing toothbrush~ how cool!
That toothbrush may be the key to getting my boys to brush without a fight!
Susan Smith says
We use the Arm & Hammer Sensitive toothpaste and the Sonic toothbrushes.
they make everything i’m going to have to look more often
Jill Myrick says
We haven’t tried the toothbrushes as yet but definitely will. My children would love these. And if it gets them to brush more often and for longer it’s well worth it to me.
Angela Newsome says
Huge fan of the Spinbrush
Tanya White says
I ’ll have to try the sensitive toothpaste, my teeth are very sensitive and it makes teeth brushing time not so good. I also love the Tooth Tunes brush, I want to get them as stocking stuffers for my kids.
I have got to try the tooth tunes toothbrush. My son is pretty good about brushing his teeth, but this would make it more fun 🙂
Jennifer Marie says
We would love the tooth tunes brush!! So awesome!
Sarah Marshall says
I wasn’t aware of the Arm and Hammer Spinbrush ProClean Sonic! It looks awesome and I want to get one!
Richard Hicks says
I probably should give their sensitive toothpaste a try. The dentist told me last cleaning that I should use it instead of regular
I want to try the Sonic Spinbrush now…and I think the idea of having tea time at night is such a different and sweet idea for the kids.
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Michelle Spayde says
I wish that my toothbrush played tunes when I was a kid! I absolutely love their toothpaste for sensitive teeth. I honestly can’t live without it.
I love having a nice cup of tea before bedtime.
Mary Happymommy says
My kids would love to try tooth tunes…looks fun!
Sherri Lewis says
I love their toothpaste….. more inexpensive than several of the brands, and just as effective
Donna Cheatle says
Ours is an Arm & Hammer house too! Kitchen, bath, laundry room all have A & H products!
the spin brush looks fun! I would like to get one for my son
We love keeping it simple too! We love using their toothpaste!
rod jackson says
I can’t wait to try the toothpaste. What a great start to a new year getting back to the basics.
You can use a little baking soda on top of the toothpaste to make your mouth feel fresh and to help whiten your teeth.
Wendy Lindsey says
We haven’t tried the Arm and Hammer toothpaste yet, but I do use regular Arm and Hammer baking soda to help whiten my son’s teeth. He gets stains on his front teeth and they can be stubborn. We add a little A&H to the toothbrush and gently brush them once or twice a month. Makes a huge difference! We’ll have to try the toothpaste to see if perhaps we could keep the stains from appearing in the first place. Great post!
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Tammy S says
I need this toothbrush for my daughter! She is the one that can brush her teeth in record time. I keep telling her she needs to brush at least two minutes. But I swear I am lucky if she brushes one minute. Plus I love how the bristles change color when you need to replace the head. Awesome!
Laura J says
I am going to have to try their sensitive toothpaste! That looks like something that would really benefit my teeth!
i love the ARM & HAMMER™ Sensitive toothpaste
I hear you about finding Arm & Hammer products around the house! And reading this post is a good reminder that I need to replace the head on my toothbrush, too. Thanks.
ellen beck says
LOVE this bedtime ritual- it is soothing and seems like a good one!
Amanda Sakovitz says
Ive never tried their toothpaste but it sounds great.
Lisa Brown says
I have tried their toothpaste and it is good, abrasive but good.
Thomas Murphy says
I love the Spinbrush: ProClean Sonic!