As I mentioned the other day, we have a lot in our Christmas Stockings but it isn't all toys and treats, a lot of what we have is also something which could be thought of as something rather sensible. One of my favourite things to include are toothbrushes!
I was lucky enough to be sent some Firefly toothbrushes to test and both Top Ender and Baby Boy love them. The Toothbrushes can be brought from Lloyds and other leading independent stockists and cost between £1.49 and £2.49 and come with a flashing light that lasts for one minute.
Now one minute is the right amount of time (as recommended by dentists) for brushing either the lower or upper set of teeth and breaks up the longer time so that children don't feel so overwhelmed with having to make sure that everything is brushed before the flashing stops.
I did find that I had to turn the flashing on for both Top Ender and Baby Boy, but they have been using them for a couple of weeks now and they love it! Baby Boy has always been one to love brushing his teeth, but he has started to make sure that he brushes constantly for a minute top and bottom instead of his usual round and in and out quickie!
I like to include toothbrushes as a Stocking filler because, as I am sure you know, you should replace them every three to four months and that can cost a fair bit over a year. If you include them in the stocking, then they come out of the Christmas budget and not my toiletries budget!
I do think that I am going to have to buy the character range of the Firefly toothbrushes though as I think that Top Ender and Baby Boy would love the Hello Kitty and Spiderman ones!