Creating #EasterSmiles with Colgate!

This year, since Shane is finally old enough to get excited about the Easter Bunny’s visit, we’re going all-out for Easter. So when I got the chance to set up a BONUS egg hunt? I “hopped” {sorry, couldn’t help myself} on that for sure!

Our “trial” egg hunt included lots of toy dinosaurs & a few other cute items, but the main event items were the Colgate Dora the Explorer toothbrushes & toothpaste! Shane used to love brushing his teeth, but lately it’s become a bit of a battle. I know that incorporating characters he loves helps him get more excited about it, so I thought it was worth a shot!

We headed to Walmart & picked up a set of Dora items for him. As a bonus, the toothbrush was even green- his favorite color!

I also picked up some “fun” items to put in the eggs.

The eggs I got ended up being too small though so I just hid the items behind the eggs. He’s 2 & a half- he didn’t mind.

Shane loved finding the eggs & once he found his toothbrush, he didn’t waste a second before using it!

I’m proud to say that so far, we haven’t had any toothbrush battles since we did our egg hunt. He actually lets me sit him on the counter and help him brush his teeth without any fussing, which has been a huge relief! I think the combination of using Dora to get him excited and also him having to find it in an egg hunt made him really excited to be able to use it. So, if you’re struggling to get your toddler to let you brush their teeth I’d recommend a similar approach!

You can see the rest of my shopping trip by reading my G+ album, and you can find out more about Colgate on their website, on Twitter or on Facebook!

Susie’s Note: This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias. #CBias All experiences are authentic & all opinions are my own.

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  1. It’s so fun when the kids get old enough to enjoy holidays and activities like this! Love that you added a toothbrush to all the goodies he’s going to eat! =)
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  2. Shane is so cute & I’m glad he enjoyed his Easter egg hunt. Here’s to no more brushing battles and super awesome toothbrushes!
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  3. How cute! My eggs were too small for the toys I bought as well, so I just stuck them in the kid’s easter baskets! :)
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  4. thats so great. I love the double toothbrush pack!
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  5. How cute, we always put toothbrushes in their Easter basket.
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  6. He is so cute! And I’m sure that toothbrush will be put to good use with all the candy he’ll probably get on Easter! :)
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  7. Maureen @ Wisconsin Mommy says:

    Great pictures! I hope the fun toothbrush helps with the battle!
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  8. I let my older twins pick out their own toothbrushes~ even if they cost $10 each~ because it is worth it to not have them fight at brushing time! I think you found what works for your little one to get excited about brushing, too!!
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  1. [...] Michelle at Not Quite Susie Homemaker needed a way to get her little boy to start brushing his teeth. She decided that by creating a fun Easter egg hunt with a Colgate Dora the Explorer toothbrush, she could start some excitement around oral care with the characters her son loves. [...]

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