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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


This Two Minute Turtle teaches children mindful toothbrushing.  The two minute turtle shows children where to brush and for how long.  The 4 timed LED lights get your child (and you too!) to want to brush teeth for the full 2 minutes.  

It 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 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. My kids received the Turtle Timer and have used it twice a day ever since.
I definitely recommend the Two Minute Turtle to parents.
— Adam L. Frisco TX, father of an infant, 4, 6, 8 year old


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 brusher to focus and no worries about distractions on phones. 

Two Minute Turtle Timer helps kids' morning routine
Do I think the Two Minute Turtle 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, Orthodontist Bay State Orthodontics

How to use the Two Minute Turtle timer?

  • Prepare to brush teeth
  • Push the button
  • Follow the blinking lights. Each time it's a different light to blink first.  If the upper right light blinks, then brush the upper right zone of the mouth, followed by the 2nd, 3rd, 4th lights.
  • After 2 minutes, all 4 LEDs blink for the victory lap. Brush the tongue. 

A focused child. A happy mom. 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

Anyone who takes a shower and wants to stay in for 2 minutes (or 4 if you press the Two Minute Turtle twice)

Two Minute Turtle Timer with LEDs
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
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