This post and party was sponsored by ACT Kids Toothpaste but all thoughts and opinions are my own.
Teaching my kids about healthy habits is a top priority for me. It’s not always easy…but when you make it fun and have great products, it gets easier! Thanks to MomSelect and ACT Kids Toothpaste for allowing me to host a fun MommyParty for my kids and friends.
- An ACT Kids Toothpaste Fact Sheet
- An infographic about caring for kids teeth
- A tooth brushing chart to help kids track their progress
- Samples of ACT Kids Toothpaste and ACT Kids Anticavity Rinse
- Party decor and craft supplies
- Themed activities and easy-to-make recipes
- 10 gift bags for my party guests
Okay moms and dads…let’s get real. Do your kids eat their vegetables? Mine tend to only like certain things…like broccoli and carrots. But really, it’s a struggle. Lately, we have allowed our kids to make us dinner. Luckily, they decided making a salad was what they wanted to do! YES PLEASE! We have encouraged this healthy habit and now our kids will make us salad ever Sunday night. What do you do to get your kids to eat their vegetables?
Question is…do your kids know what’s healthy and what’s not? We did a little matching game called Happy Tooth, Sad Tooth to see if our kids knew healthy foods from unhealthy foods. Our kids quickly cut out the items and glued them in onto the appropriate tooth.
I’m proud to say our kids know healthy from unhealthy…but they still LOVE the unhealthy (don’t we all). Now as parents it’s our job to give the unhealthy in moderation.
So what can we do to help our kids make healthy choices? Why not teach them how to make a healthy snack? We had a great time making monster mouths.
- apple slices
- peanut or almond butter
- Spread peanut butter or almond butter on two apple slices.
- Use mini-marshmallows as teeth and place along the buttery gums near the skin of the apple.
- Place the second apple slice with peanut butter or almond butter on top of the mini-marshmallows.
- Eat and enjoy!
What’s your child’s favorite healthy snack to make?
Brushing teeth is another battle that I don’t always win. I can almost guarantee that both brush their teeth before bed…but before school??? I’m just happy to get out the door on time. So what can I do to make things interesting for the kids? I love the tooth brushing chart ACT Kids gave me. I’m going to implement that and see if they want to earn a prize at the end. My kids are very PRIZE motivated…but who isn’t?
According to a recent survey, nearly 4 in 10 moms (35%) say getting their kid(s) to brush their teeth is one of the most frustrating daily battles, in line with convincing their kid(s) to eat their vegetables (38%) and putting their kid(s) to bed at night (40%).
*This survey was sponsored by Sanofi Consumer Healthcare and conducted online using Toluna’s QuickSurveys methodology between February 13, 2017 and February 14, 2107 among 1,150 moms with children between the ages of two and 12 in the USA. Respondents for Toluna QuickSurveys are selected from among those who have agreed to participate in Toluna surveys. Toluna’s SmartSelectTM methodology was used to promote sample representativeness. SmartSelect relies on statistical matching rather than probability sampling to select survey respondents, based on demographic, attitudinal and behavioral characteristics that match those of the target population. Figures for age, gender, region, race/ethnicity, education and income are also weighted to bring them into line with their actual proportions within the population. Because the sample is based on those who agreed to participate in Toluna surveys, no estimates of theoretical sampling error can be calculated.
Here are a few things suggested on the handout I gave the kids:
- Eat healthy + drink fluoridated water
- Brush 2x a day
- Add rinse when kids turn 6
- Floss daily
- Visit the dentist regularly
ACT Kids Toothpaste is now available for kids ages 2 years and older in both bubble gum and fruit punch flavors. They also offer ACT Kids Anticavity Rinse, but please not that this rinse is intended for kids ages 6 years and older. You can find these products in select Walmart, Walgreens, and Target locations.