Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Tooth-Brushing Tips For Toddlers

Teaching your toddler to take care of their teeth is just one way you can show your child how to take responsibility of their body. This can be challenging because kids are motivated by fun things not health necessities.

Here are a few tricks to help guide you through the "learning to brush stage":
  • Let them pick their own toothbrush and toothpaste: If you let kids pick out their own toothbrush and toothpaste it will be easier to get them motivated to brush. Thankfully kids brushes come in all sorts of designs, colors and even movie characters.
  • Play copy cat: Kids love to copy their parents so brush together looking in the mirror. have them copy you as you brush. Remember they wont do a thorough job, buts a great start.
  • Make it fun: Have a race to see who can brush the longest and keep score!
  • Sing: "the toothbrush in the mouth goes round and round" can be a very helpful because singing increase the fun level.
If you want to end the resistance to brush, you need to make this a routine everyday.

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