I’m not sure which is worse: trying to get my kids to brush their teeth for a length of time that will actually remove the plaque or trying to get my kids to clean up after brushing their teeth. It’s a toss up really.
I bought an “easy pump, no mess” toothpaste for the twins. This is what they’ve done to it:
Seriously, it’s as though they were shooting silly string out of the container. Based on a sample size of 2 kids, I’m going to give the pump design a big ol’ thumbs down on the “no mess” criteria. Don’t feel bad for it. It scores really high on the “so easy to use, I can waste a ton of it decorating the sink,” category. And bonus points for making toothpaste that doesn’t come off easily once it’s dried and affixed itself permanently to the sink.
I know there’s not a lot that people agree on these days, but making a better toothpaste tube for kids? That’s a no brainer.