After the Candy: Colgate Review and Giveaway

kids toothbrush With Halloween just a little over a week away, my two girls are already having candy dreams!  They absolutely cannot wait to go trick or treating and dive into the treats they receive.  As a Mom, I am perfectly fine with indulging them on Halloween, but I have to set limits and be aware of any potential consequences.  One thing we make sure to do when Halloween night is over:  brush, brush and brush some more!

Halloween night is a perfect opportunity to teach your kids about proper brushing habits, so why not make it fun?  One thing you can do for your kids is to buy them a new toothbrush and toothpaste for Halloween night!  The Colgate Kids portfolio has a ton of options that will make brushing something your kids will look forward to!  From the press release, the portfolio includes:

  • Dora the Explorer, Spongebob and Bakugan brushes and paste – Reinforcing strong oral care habits is a breeze with the help of kids favorite characters.
  • Pop Stars 2in1 toothpaste for Tweens – This mild mint flavored toothpaste features star breath strips that dissolve inside the mouth for long lasting cool, fresh breath.
  • My First Colgate toothbrush and toothpaste for a toddler’s first Halloween – it’s never too young to start developing good oral care habits. My First Colgate toothpaste contains no artificial colors or preservatives, so parents can feel confident about the ingredients.

My five year old received a pink princess toothbrush and the Pop Stars toothpaste.  Saying that she went NUTS for the toothpaste is an understatement!  She was fascinated with the breath strips in the paste and continually asks to brush her teeth to see how many stars land on her toothbrush.  My two year old did not miss out on the action as she received a purple Dora the Explorer toothbrush and My First Colgate toothpaste.  She is just now learning the proper brushing habits.  I do allow her to brush her own teeth first and then I “finish up” by making sure no spots were missed.  If you are looking for other great tips for teaching your child about dental hygiene, check out the For Parents on Colgate’s site!


Are you ready to fight the sugary snacks of the season?  Colgate has generously offered TWO readers a Colgate Kids Licensed manual brush and toothpaste!

How to enter:

1. Visit Colgate Kids and tell me which product would make you child excited to brush!

Additional entries

1. Blog about this giveaway and link to The Not-So-Blog (10 extra entries).

2. Follow me (@BridgetteLA) on Twitter and Tweet this giveaway. Every time you tweet you get an additional entry! Unlimited! (You must have over 50 Twitter followers to qualify for unlimited entries!)

3. Subscribe to my blog.

4. Become a Fan of The Not-So-Blog and Colgate on Facebook.

5. Place my button on your sidebar.

Contest ends at 11:59pm CST on November 3rd. Prizes not claimed in 72 hours will be forfeited. Open to U.S. Residents only.

This review is the opinion of The Experimental Mommy. Other may have a different experience with the product. I received a product sample from Colgate to facilitate this review but all opinions remain 100% mine.



  2. She would def love one of the Dora battery brushes!

  3. My little one would be so excited with the Dora the Explorer® Fluoride Toothpaste.

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  5. Mary-Frances C./Soggy Cereal Mom says:

    My daughters would love the Spongebob toothbrushes.
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  7. beth shepherd says:

    I like the Dora battery toothbrush for my daughter
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  10. Nicole C. says:

    The Pop Stars Mild Mint® Toothpaste would make my daughter excited to brush!

  11. I think the Dora the Explorer Toothbrush might do the trick! Thanks for the review and giveaway!
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  13. Stephanie V. says:

    spongebob battery powered toothbrush in blue – little boy would get a kick out of that.
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  14. Julie Cutshaw says:

    spongebob would get my little 6yr old grandson to brushing with fun thanks
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  18. m son would love the dora battery powered toothbrush

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  20. My boys would love the 2in1 Strawberry Flavored Toothpaste

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  22. My son would love the Spongebob toothbrush!

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  24. My kids would like the pop stars strawberry flavor

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  27. Sarah Elyce says:

    Definately the strawberry and watermelon 2 in 1 kid’s toothpastes.

  28. Sarah Elyce says:

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  30. We love the Spongebob toothbrushes and STRAWBERRY toothpaste…we never have that flavor…


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  32. Really haven’t had much trouble getting my Grandson to brush but I think he’d really love the Dora the Explorer battery powered brush. He hasn’t had one of those yet.

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  34. Vickie Couturier says:

    Dora the Explorer battery operated toothbrush

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  50. Jennifer H says:

    The dora toothbrush for sure.

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  53. SpongeBob has my childrens’ attention. If Bob says brush they will brush.

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  57. My daughter loved the Dora ones, especially the Dora mermaid one.

  58. I think we’d like Colgate Kids Pop Stars toothpaste.

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  60. Amanda Starr says:

    Colgate® 2in1 Kids Strawberry

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  64. joanne major says:

    my granddaughter would love the dora toothbrush and paste

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  66. Karen Gonyea says:

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  67. A Spongebob toothbrush would be a big hit here!

  68. he’d love the battery operated dora the explorer toothbrush
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  70. Joanna @ FeedingThePrices says:

    I like the Colgate® My First® Toothbrush

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  75. my son would like the dora and diego toothbrush!

  76. my son loves the kids colgate toothpaste its all he uses

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  78. Karen Gonyea says:

    My son would LOVE this too – he loves brushing his teeth 🙂

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  80. My daughter would love to brush with the Dora toothbrushes.

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  84. I like the Dora the Explorer™ toothpaste and toothbrush

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  89. My son would love the sponge bob tooth paste

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  95. i like the pink My First Toothbrush, my girl is finally teething!

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  100. I think one of their battery powered toothbrushes would make my son giggle. His father and I have one and he loves to watch us brush with them – he’d love to have one of his very own 😀

  101. my girls would love the dora the explorer battery powered tooth brush

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    I love the battery powered toothbrushes

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  105. Sarah Matos says:

    My daughters are all about Spongebob and Dora. They would be excited just seeing their faces on a bottle of toothpaste or on a toothbrush

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  107. Kim Lessey says:

    My daughter loves the Dora’s toothbrush.

  108. Karen Gonyea says:

    My son would LOVE Spongebob 🙂 K

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  116. Amy Delong says:

    my sons would like the battery operated sponge bob tooth brush

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  119. the flavored toothpaste would help my daughter brush. suelee1998 @

  120. Felicia K. says:

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  125. As I was browsing the website my 2 year old saw the my first toothbrush in green with a train on it and starting saying “I want that toothbrush, the green one – with the train” so I guess that is what would make him excaited

  126. As I was browsing the website my 2 year old saw the my first toothbrush in green with a train on it and starting saying “I want that toothbrush, the green one – with the train” so I guess that is what would make him excaited

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