Brush, Brush, Brush Your Teeth…

by Christine - From Dates to Diapers on September 4, 2012

Getting your kiddos to brush their teeth can be a challenge, especially when you have lots of little ones. However, over the years I have learned some great ways to make dental hygiene a part of our regular routine without the fuss and fight. I’ve discovered that key to making sure your kiddos have good dental hygiene is to make it fun!

How do we Youngs make it fun? Well, here are just a couple of the ways we get those teeth and gums brushed, from the moment their first teeth begin to pop through…

  • Hand Baby a massaging brush to suck on and play with while you brush your teeth. You know that Baby just wants to do whatever you are doing, right along side of you.
  • Brush your growing baby’s teeth as you peek in to his mouth looking for his favorite farm animal. Make the animal sounds as you search around each tooth. And make sure you don’t miss any.
  • Sing songs to your toddler as he brushes his teeth on his own. This is not only fun, but it’s a great way to time the tooth brushing session. The Toothbrush Song will take you about two minutes to sing and it’s fun!

The Toothbrush Song
(sing to the tune of “Row, Row, Row Your Boat”)

Brush, brush, brush your teeth
Brush them everyday.
We put toothpaste on our brush
To help stop tooth decay.

Floss, floss, floss your teeth.
Floss them every day!
Using the string to clean between
Keeps the plaque away!

Clean, clean, clean your teeth.
Clean them every day!
Your teeth will shine for years to come
In the most beautiful way!

Brush, brush, brush your teeth.
Brush them every day!
Happy, healthy teeth you’ll have
If it’s done this way.

How have YOU made brushing teeth a normal part of your routine with your little ones? I’d love more ideas!

This post has been sponsored by MAM. MAM offers ideal products for oral care for infants without teeth (Oral Care Rabbit), teething babies (massaging brush and training brush) and toddlers (first brush). A toddler who grows up taking care of his/her teeth is less likely to throw a tantrum, or refuse to brush, than a toddler who only learns about oral care when mom starts introducing the concept after the first dentist appointment or a recommendation from the pediatrician. MAM Oral Care products “grow up” with babies and help moms practice good oral care from birth.

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