Surrounded by bearded men (my brother Solos is the only clean-shaven guy in our clan), it’s safe to that this family is 100% #TeamTickly.

Furry, giggly kisses are the best and both my sons love nothing more than showing their Grandad (aka Papa G) or their Dad, Peter, affection through tickly kisses.

How heart-meltingly gorgeous are these pics! My kids sure love my Papa G!

kissing grandad cute grandkids family

Shockingly (to us), it turns out tickly kisses can be a little bit marmite and the #TeamTickly vs #TeamSoft debate has divided the nation! Forget Brexit – ‘beard or no beard’ is the big debate of the summer!

So which side is your family on?

If you and your kids love nothing more than puckering up against Daddy or Grandad’s smooth, clean shaven skin then you’re #TeamSoft. However, if like us, you like kisses prickly for extra laugh-factor, then you’re #TeamTickly.

tickling the beard

Surprisingly to us beard-lovers, #TeamTickly is the minority- as new research by Braun reveals that 73% of kids prefer dad clean shaven! 

BUT in favour of #TeamTickly, 73% of kids’ favourite thing about dad’s kisses is that they’re tickly and make them laugh! 

Kissing is such a wonderful way to show sweet love and nearly 40% of kids give dad a kiss or a hug as a way of showing affection.

And we all love cuddling and kissing in this family!

To ensure Papa G’s stubbly chin is perfect for his Grandkid’s kisses, he’s ‘on it’ with the Braun Beard Trimmer.

Braun beard trimmer

I love these shots of the kids kisses her Papu (Grandad). Seeing how close they are melts the heart!

Hilariously,  I distinctly remember the time my brother and I begged my Dad to shave his beard, as young children and seeing him clean shaven for the first time, sent us both crying, We thought he was a beardless burglar who’d invaded our home!

Safe to say he’s not shaved since!

Seriously though, we all know how important facial hair is to men (quite possibly even more important than the hair on their head) so gifting your bearded-wonders the Braun Beard Trimmer is undoubtedly the ultimate Father’s Day gift this year-and the perfect way to show how much you care.

Braun is renowned for its innovative, high quality products.

German engineering is behind each and every product so you can feel assured that by gifting your loved ones Braun, you’re gifting them the best.

Made with the latest grooming technology, the Braun Beard Trimmer (RRP £39.99) offers maximum precision, ensuring papas can sculpt the beard they desire with agility and ease.

The trimmer offers up to 25 different length options, ranging from 1mm to 20mm for extra ticklish fun. This means men can have the length of beard they want and even use the different settings of this feature to create eye-catching gradients.

Braun beard trimmer precision dial

Other benefits include:

  • 1800 hours of trimming over the lifetime of the product
  • Offers 4x more precision styling with easy Click&Lock trimming attachments
  • The two comb attachments don’t flex meaning they deliver even and exact repeatable results.
  • The precision comb cuts hair to 0.5mm steps.
  • The long beard comb trims hair in 2mm steps

beard trimmer

Braun beard trimmer Braun Beard trimmer

You can pick yours up in Boots or on Amazon.

Watch our film too-it’s the cutest!

I’m working with the BritMums and Braun on the #TeamSoft v #TeamTickly campaign about how Braun ensures that nothing gets in the way of kids enjoying Daddy’s kisses this Father’s Day. See the products that work for you whether you’re #TeamSoft or #TeamTickly.

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12 Responses

  1. Jennifer Howze

    Lovely post – I’m on the side of #TeamTickly when it comes to my dad. Love that y’all are a predominantly beard-friendly family!

  2. Jacqui Paterson (@Jax2000)

    Your dad is sooooooooo adorbs!!! OH has a stubbly beard, so it’s not really tickly – more ‘stabs like a thousand needles into your skin’. The girls much prefer smooth, but he’s way too lazy to shave every day, haha! xx

  3. Ebabee

    Aww… how adorable are those shots of Papa G with your boys. So much love bursting through the screen. I’d say we’re definitely #teamsoft here. Richard didn’t shave for a few days while on holiday in Thailand and Anya was not happy! Although growing up I always got tickly kisses from my dad who always had a moustache and the one time he shaved it off, my brother and I were petrified just like you. I think even my mother was a little scared! ? He never did it again. That video is so lovely and this is such a lovely campaign xx

    • Honest Mum

      Aw so cute that we all got scared when our Dads shaved, thanks for your comment hun-we had a lot of fun making the film together x

  4. JuggleMum, Nadine Hill

    haha I love ‘Forget Brexit – beard or no beard is the big debate of the summer’! The boys and their grandad are so cute together – we are Team Tickly in our house too. Hubby does shave but he has this ‘designer stubble’ thing going on most of the time so we are #TeamTickly by default!

  5. Babes about Town

    You guys are adorbs. Seriously. I must say I love when my man gets a bit of that rough and rugged, unshaven for a few days look. So mostly we’re #TeamSoft but don’t mind a bit of Tickly too 😉 Great campaign!

  6. Michelle Reeves (The Joy Chaser)

    Well now, I’d say we’re definitely #teamsoft in our house but when we used to go skiing back in the day I loved it when my hubby grew a goatee – he looked so cool! I bet the Braun Beard Trimmer would be great for keeping a goatee under control actually… hmmmm I wonder if he’d like to grow one again next time we go on holiday? 😉 Great post Vicki and love the video of you all together plus the photos are super cute. x


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