I have always struggled with remembering when it is you are supposed to get a new toothbrush. I’m sure there is a rule of thumb, I’m just unclear what it is.
Once a month?
Every six months?
When the bristles squish out?
I’m sure there are “rules” about this, but my squeamishness of all things tooth related makes me unwilling to google it. (Sort of like how someone with arachnophobia would be unwilling to google “Black Widow” no matter how much they love their Marvel universe). I suspect it doesn’t matter. In our house a toothbrush would never make it that long anyway.
Because a new toothbrush is probably warranted when they fall in the garbage.
Or when you lose it.
Or when you forget to pack one on vacation.
Or when a dog chews on it.
Or when the kids use it to scrub the sink and mirrors.
But one thing I know for certain.
When Jane explains to me that she had to use her toothbrush to push the used toilet paper off the seat into the toilet because otherwise her hand would get dirty. Then it is, for sure, time for a new toothbrush.
Afterwards, when the horror had left my face, and I was done explaining why that was a bad idea as well as why she no longer had a toothbrush. I thought about the matter of fact way she used her toothbrush to do her dirty work while I was watching and wondered what else I hadn’t seen…
New toothbrushes – all around!
Gross! And new toothbrushes are in order, absolutely! I think the general rule of thumb is to replace them once every six to nine months. Not that I know of anyone who follows that rule…
Six to Nine months sounds good. Something totally disgusting probably happens to our toothbrushes before that kind of time frame for sure!
With three younglings? It’s almost a guarantee. 😉
Don’t forget to add mischievous cats and naughty dogs!
Oh no! Time to break out the Hazmat suits!
😀 John can smuggle one home from work! 🙂
Even after 40 years of me shrieking, my husband (from very large family) still wanders into bathroom and picks up nearest toothbrush to hand!
My husband does that as well. I’m pretty sure he just does it to gross me out. It totally works. Blech!
LOL! I hate to think what germs my sons came into contact with when they were little. Yes, I think new toothbrushes are in order.
Cute, cute kitty.
It’s probably something best not thought about too much… 🙂
My issue was always with the tube of tooth paste! My kids (6) wanted to toss out the tube when there was so much left in it. I’m the kind of person that wanted to squeeze it until it cried ouch!! Agree cute kitty.
Yeah, I’m not sure I can even talk about the toothpaste waste that goes on… it’s horrifying and blue, and sticky…
that is simply too hilarious!
Only once you are unwrapping the new toothbrushes! 😉