Toddler Teeth Brushing
Here are some ideas for making the daunting task of brushing teeth a little better.
*Get a little tooth brush and take turns brushing each others teeth. You brush his a little and then open your mouth and let him brush yours a little.
*Keep a tooth brush at the kitchen sink. Do a quick brush when they are in the high chair… not being able to run away offers you an advantage.
*Don’t use tooth paste, at least to start anyway, having a gob of something in her mouth might be gross for her and she won’t want to open again. I just start with a plain tooth brush.
*Boys get a kick out of spitting. So when you do use tooth paste really lather it up and let them spit away.
*Have a cup filled with 3-4 tooth brushes and let them pick the one they want each time they brush.
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Leah, mom of 6, blogs at socks & shoes NOT required