Philips Sonicare For Kids
Transform brushing time into fun time! Watch as your kids engage and learn with Sparkly. No more asking them if they have brushed or for how long.
98% of parents surveyed say it's easier to get their kids to brush better and for longer
Meet Sparkly! A furry, friendly creature with a big smile who needs your help battling bacteria bugs! Brush your Sparkly's teeth using the Sonicare for Kids Bluetooth-connected toothbrush and you'll win presents and new features. Along the way you'll learn better brushing techniques, get healthy food tips and receive rewards for consistent brushing.
¥ Gets kids excited about brushing
¥ Establishes healthy brushing habits for life
¥ Teaches correct brushing techniques, as recommended by dentists
¥ Allows you to monitor and track your kids' brushing habits via the parent dashboard
¥ Lets you set brushing reminders for your kids
¥ Learn healthy habits alongside Sparkly!
¥ Toothbrush syncs with the app for real-time fun
¥ Receive presents and rewards for continuous brushing
¥ Brushing time = fun time!
¥ Compatible with the use of any toothbrush
¥ Some features are only accessible with the use of the Philips Sonicare for Kids rechargeable toothbrush enabled with Bluetooth® 4.0 or higher wireless technology.
*vs. using a toothbrush alone
This latest version contains technical improvements, including bug fixes.
Ratings and ReviewsSee All
Prone to crashing, but a possible solution
I'm in the UK, and when running this on an iPad Air 2 using iOS 10 I found the app crashed instantly after tapping "Play". The problem turned out to be language pack related. When you first open the app it downloads a language pack and says it'll use it next time the app re-starts. It was after that download that all the crashes began.
Working on a hunch that the language pack had caused the problem, I changed the system language of the iPad to "English (US)" rather than "English (British)", and the crashes stopped and I was able to use the app. So whilst this is definitely a bug that needs fixing, hopefully this workaround will help someone else in the same situation.
Kids love the app but can't access the parent dashboard
My four kids, aged 5-11, love this app and it's made them eager to brush their teeth to get rewards for their Sparklies. However, when I've been out at bedtime, and the kids have brushed their teeth without the app, I have been unable to approve their brushing on the Parent Dashboard so that they still get rewarded for it. I now have over 120 instances to approve!!
Customer Service UK seems to be useless, it must be said! For a start, it's difficult to find them, with the Philips website and App support sending you through the US process. When trying to access the Parent Dashboard, I continue to get the message "failed to connect to the server, please try again later", but I've been trying for 4 months. Customer services have asked me all manner of questions but have still not given me an answer. It would get 5 stars if the support was there, but it's such a shame that their app support is letting them down.
Could be so much better
At first this is great. Our child loved brushing his teeth and achieving the different levels. Unfortunately they stop at 18. There are only 4 backgrounds to play with which gets boring. Sometimes the brush does not sync or if you have used a different toothbrush you can’t always select to say that you have brushed and get the reward for it. As a parent, you can approve the brushing requests but we have 7 outstanding apparently but these are not showing on the daily brushing section for me to approve. I have contacted customer services from the app which turns out is a US number. They just panic and give you a UK number which is either unanswered or results in customer services who have not got a clue and don’t get back to you. In theory, this is a great idea. In practice, there is not the back up to successfully run this program. Philips is a global company in many industries. They need to invest in their products.
- Philips Consumer Lifestyle, B.V.
- 511 MB
- Health & Fitness
Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
English, Belarusian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian Bokmål, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese, Ukrainian
- Age Rating
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Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.