I was contacted to review the new Oral B Disney Timer App. If you’re unfamiliar with the App it was designed by Oral B, Disney and Crest to help children brush for 2 minutes, which is the recommended time frame by most dentists. With a 2 and 5 year old I jumped at the chance. I thought this App could make brushing interesting. They may spend more time brushing rather than playing in the water. As parents I know you can relate.
The App features Disney and Marvel characters, which is perfect. Zarriah loves all things Disney and Xavier loves the Marvel characters. Another feature of the App was that it rewarded the children for brushing for 2 minutes with stars and stickers.
Our Oral B and crest products arrived, and they were adorable. I received age appropriate toothbrushes from Oral B (Winnie the Pooh and Cars) and Crest toothpaste featuring Disney Princesses in Bubble Gum and Cars in Fruit Burst. We’re off to a good start.
It’s time to download the App and get this party started. The App is available on Google Play and the App Store. I checked out the directions at the Oral B Disney Timer site and decided to download the App on both the ipad and my Android phone. The App is quite large and takes quite a bit of storage, so it is recommended that it be downloaded using Wi-Fi only.
I was unsuccessful downloading the App to my phone. It looked like it was installing, but it never downloaded. First time for this issue. We moved to the ipad and downloaded the App successfully. We were able to scan the products as instructed, however the App freezes before the timer starts. We have yet to use it successfully. The concept is great, but it needs some work. Thankfully the kids love the new toothbrushes and toothpaste, so it wasn’t a total disappointment.
I’m a big fan of Oral B, Crest and Disney, so I’m hoping they will work out the bugs and promote this App again. It could a vital tool for parents in getting their kids to brush appropriately. I think the idea is one of the best since sliced bread. They came up a little short on this endeavor. It’s like having an empty sandwich.