I don’t want to freak you out, but your bathroom is filthy.
It’s not that you don’t do a great job cleaning it, it’s just that bathrooms are gross. Think about all that happens in there. Wait, scratch that. Let’s not think about it, because really? Yuck. We’ve discussed before how yucky bathtub toys are, but today let’s focus on an item that is also exposed to disgusting germs AND THEN GOES INTO YOUR MOUTH. Uh huh. Your toothbrush.
Where do you keep your toothbrush? Do you leave it sitting out on your counter or maybe in one of those nice little toothbrush holders? Um, did you know that fecal matter is found on toothbrushes if they’re kept in a bathroom? Yeah…And even Mythbusters investigated this and confirmed it. (And if you’re really curious about this “poop germs on your toothbrush” thing, here’s an article from The Straight Dope about it.) Basically, your toilet is spewing filth around your bathroom and surrounding areas every time you flush.
So what can you do? Short of locking yourself in a clean room and never seeing the light of day, you need to of course clean your bathroom (and the rest of your house) regularly, but now there’s a simple product that will help shield your toothbrush from everyday germs and general yuckiness.
The Flipper toothbrush holder attaches to your bathroom mirror and holds your toothbrush inside! It easily opens when you pull the toothbrush handle toward you when it’s time to brush and when you push the toothbrush back into the Flipper, it closes around it. (Click here to see a quick video demo of how the product works!) I picked one up at the ABC Kids Expo this year and we’ve been using it for several weeks — We love it!
It’s super simple to use, is dishwasher safe, and solves a problem! Flipper toothbrush holders also meet every guideline for toothbrush care that has been established by the Center for Disease Control and the American Dental Association! They even can be used as a travel toothbrush holder.
Flipper toothbrush holders come in a variety of styles: animals, dinosaurs, puppies, Hello Kitty, NFL teams, and the modern-looking but not cutesy-cute Bean. Flipper also makes razor holders! They are all about $7.00 or less and can be purchased at MyFlipperUSA.com or you can search their website’s store locator for a retailer near you. You can also purchase them at Amazon.com (if you use the affiliate link box below, a % of the sales goes to keep PlaydateCrashers.com going!), all Babies R Us stores and select Toys R Us and Giant Eagle stores.
These functional and cute toothbrush holders would be a perfect stocking stuffer for Christmas this year!