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Invent Boston designs and develops original products to add science + whimsy to  every day tasks at home.   Our first product is a Two Minute timer, Two Minute Turtle, a visual timer. The Two Minute Turtle helps children and adults focus on two minute tasks such as brushing teeth, physical therapy, taking a shower and speaking (practicing a presentation or learning a language).

Two Minute Turtle Toothbrush Timer

Two Minute Tasks, a visual timer, for people of all ages

two minute turtle timer

This Two Minute Turtle timer teaches children mindful toothbrushing.  The Two Minute Turtle timer shows children where to brush and for how long.  The 4 timed blinking flippers get your child (and you!) to want to brush the full 2 minutes.  

The Two Minute Turtle timer surprised me! I thought it was for my kid. But I like the Two Minute Turtle -I use it every day . I don’t have to press the button to start each time I brush but I do and it feels good, like I’ve taken a positive step to a healthier me.
— Dr. Maren Batalden

What if every morning one thing went just right for a child? How would that help the rest of the day? Two Minutes sets the day off right for kids and parents--brushing teeth well. Solving the perennial problem of getting kids to focus, the Two Minute Turtle Timer is designed and made by parents for visual learners of all ages.

My kids used multiple sand timers—they either broke or we lost them.
I googled and found the Two Minute Turtle timer. My kids received the Turtle Timer and have used it twice a day ever since.
I definitely recommend the Two Minute Turtle timer to parents.
— Adam L. Frisco TX, father of an infant, 4, 6, 8 year old

Dad loves the Two Minute Turtle timer for toothbrushing! 

The Two Minute Turtle Timer gets children to want to brush their teeth thoroughly and independently.  No worries about privacy.  No downloading. One less cell phone in the sink!  It's single purpose helps the toothbrusher to focus. No  distractions on phones. 

Two Minute Turtle Timer helps kids' morning routine
Do I think the Two Minute Turtle Timer is a good product? No. It’s an excellent product! Even using an electric toothbrush, this toothbrush timer gives a helpful visual guide.
— Dr. Patricia Chiu, Bay State Orthodontics

Dr. Fiore's dental office gives the Two Minute Turtle timer to patients who need a little help with their toothbrushing.

How to use the Two Minute Turtle timer?

  • Prepare to brush teeth
  • Push the button
  • Follow the blinking flippers. Each time a different light blinks first.  If the upper right light blinks, then brush the upper right part of the mouth, etc.
  • After 2 minutes, all 4 flippers blink. Then the victory lap-brush the tongue. 

A focused child. A happy parent. A healthy habit formed. 


Who benefits from the Two Minute Turtle timer? 

Children learning new habits & their parents

Visual learners of all ages

Pediatric dentists helping parents teach children to brush correctly

Children and Adults who hold hold poses for yoga or physical therapy

People who speak in meetings or in public 

Two Minute Turtle timer makes 2 minute tasks more fun

We are all enjoying the Two Minute Turtle timer! Our 8 year old uses it to brush teeth each evening and then I do a check. She sticks with it, follows the light prompts, and loves that it’s a turtle.
— Amy, mother of 8 year old, Roslindale MA

We were able to leave the house TEN MINUTES EARLIER because we didn’t have to do the usual brushing teeth battle thanks to the Two Minute Turtle
— Susan, preschool teacher, mother of 6 year old, Boston
The Two Minute Turtle is easy. It doesn’t need any sound. The timer makes it more fun to brush my teeth!
— Abby, age 8, Roslindale MA
My children use the Two Minute Turtle timer regularly. Now we don’t have to remind them to brush. It’s easier for all of us.”
— Andrew, Dad to 10 & 8 year old Roslindale, MA
My daughter, Hazel, is addicted to the Two Minute Turtle Timer.
— Matt, father of Hazel, age 7
I love the Two Minute Turtle timer. After a month using it, it exceeded my expectations. My 4 children are brushing better because of the Turtle Timer!! I’m very pleased with the results.
— Dr. Ian McLaughlin, McLaughlin Family Dentists
The Two Minute Turtle is magnificent.
It works like a charm.
My four year old loves the game of not knowing which teeth come next and it has turned brushing our teeth from something annoying and hard to do thoroughly to fun and easy to do thoroughly.
— Erik, V, Boston MA, dad to 4 year old boy