The way to dispense the toothpaste is not so kid-friendly for a younger child. It requires a large hand to push the trigger and allow toothpaste to come out. It is a good idea but I think younger kids with smaller hands would not be able to manage. My younger child has a hard time with it and often times squeeze out more than necessary. It is harder to control than other regular toothpastes. However, we do like how it stands up versus being laid down on its side. It keeps the counter looking less cluttered.