Funny and joyful brushing teeth for toddlers!
While we are in the kindergarten, we learn how important is brushing teeth, but some of us start to understand the real importance of brushing teeth only after we get children.
Until then was OK to put a little of toothpaste on the tongue, and kiss parents for a good night, so they think that we brush our teeth. Later, it was OK to chew sugar-free Orbit when the advertisement says that helps prevent cavities. And then, when we got kids, and even more when our baby gets the first tooth, the brushing teeth becomes very important! No more clowning about brushing teeth! While we find further clowning unacceptable, our toddlers do not feel that brushing teeth is acceptable. So, what then? Here are real moms tips which will help to your toddler and make brushing teeth funny and joyful activity!
And again- it’s important. Children’s caries is the most common childhood disease in the United States which affects 9 out of 10 children. And yes, it is a disease, not just an esthetic problem! Caries is a chronic disease of hard tissue of the tooth which is progressive, centripetal and leads to the destruction of the tooth. At the development of caries is affected by numerous factors, hereditary quality of the teeth is not negligible, but the caries is a disease of the dirty teeth! And that’s the truth!
Do not forget the importance of prevention- the prevention is much better than cure later! Since toddlers love routine (it helps them to feel safe), it is important to love brushing their teeth, and so begin to adopt healthy habits. Great things start with small steps … and here’s how to create a “small steps”:
“Monkey sees, monkey does ” approach
The basic idea of this approach is that children learn by imitating. Because, take the children with you to the bathroom when you brush your teeth. Let him watch. It would be great to give them a toothbrush date only on request, but how many kids do not speak by the age of two, it isn’t always possible. In this case, offer them a toothbrush. Simply show them how you do it, brushing teeth is a simple hygienic habit.
A fun story and brushing teeth
While brushing your teeth, you can explain what you do or tell the entertaining story – Now mom elephant brushes her tusks … how she is brushing them and there is a lot of foam… then she took the water from the deep stream at the edge of the jungle…and all the bacteria are washed!… Kroka crocodile watches that while the birdie cleans his teeth… If a child refuses to open the mouth, you can play a game of the hippos family or even to say horrible Agrrrr like a lion (this is usually enough for the child to open his mouth).
Brushing teeth as a competition
The toddler brushes teeth with one parent while the other is the judge whose teeth are prettier, and better brushed. In this kind of game is important that the toddler does not win every time in brushing teeth, or he may be bored.
Brushing teeth with songs and applications
If your toddler loves to sing and does not like to brush his teeth try with songs from YouTube. You can choose from songs about brushing teeth and songs about personal hygiene when the emphasis is on personal hygiene and brushing is the only part of it.
Aquafresh provided the free two-minute application in tooth brushing with which children will have fun and brush their teeth (or allows you to do so), of course, if you allow children to use Android and tablets.
Back to the past
For all parents who are not thrilled with the idea of turning applications in all segments of life, think about an hourglass. My kids are still delighted with the use of miniature hourglass for brushing teeth. The sand runs out in about two minutes, and that is enough time for nice teeth brushing.
No matter which trick you decide to try, it is important to be persistent. Enjoy the bright smile of your toddler!