Kids & Brushing Teeth
Make Brushing Teeth More Fun!
- Learn About Brushing Teeth – Kids might be more enthusiastic about brushing their teeth if they understand WHY it’s important. Try this fun egg toothbrushing experiment from Life with Moore Babies.
- Brush Around the House – Ariadne of Positive Parenting Connection shares one of her fun tricks to keep her kids brushing longer: “We walked around the house looking for the silliest places to brush teeth, looking out the window, on top of the slide, in the Tupperware drawer, under the covers. Any place to make toothbrushing a fun, non-threatening activity. At each location we brushed teeth for a second or too, or we pretended to brushed some other object just to have fun and laugh.”
- Buy A New Toothbrush – Erin of Royal Baloo explains: “We buy new toothbrushes every time the season changes, since ‘they’ recommend changing them every 4 months. This keeps the interest high since we let them choose their own!”
- Sing a Song – Katie of Gift of Curiosity explains how she used song to encourage her little brusher: “My daughter loves music and she loves it when I sing. When she didn’t want to keep her mouth open to brush teeth, I began to sing to her. However, if she closed her mouth, the music stopped. She quickly learned to keep her mouth open so the music would continue.”
- Dance to the MUSIC – Play some music on and dance while you brush!
- Try an ARM & HAMMER™ Tooth Tunes™ Toothbrush!
If you’re not up for singing like Katie, try the new ARM & HAMMER™ Tooth Tunes™ Toothbrush that plays hit music from popular One Direction. We were sent an ARM & HAMMER™ Tooth Tunes™ toothbrush to try and I was actually pleasantly surprised by how much the kids love it. While they are a bit young to know specific musicians, they recognized the One Direction song, “What Makes You Beautiful,” that it played right away from hearing it on the radio. ARM & HAMMER Tooth Tunes featuring One Direction is the only toothbrushes that plays One Direction in North America. The toothbrush has this fancy-pantsy technology that plays music right through the vibrations in the child’s mouth and plays for exactly 2 minutes to encourage suggested brushing time. Two minutes is a long time to my little ones. But Priscilla danced right along to the music and brushed away for the entire time! And Sawyer enjoyed her toothbrush’s music just as much while he used his old standard brush.
You can find the ARM & HAMMER™ Tooth Tunes™ Toothbrush at major retailers nationwide for the suggested retail price of $9.99. Well worth it to make brushing teeth more fun for the kids and easier on mom, too!
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How do you make brushing teeth more fun for your kids? Any tips or tricks to get them brushing longer and better?
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Silas Knight says
You have some good tips for making kids enjoy brushing their teeth more. I have a young son, and he isn’t exactly a fan of brushing. I am not much of a singer, but I still think my son might like it if I try singing to him. Thanks for the tip!
Sorry about the double post but I have one more point:
I think it’s important to let your kids see YOU brush your teeth and show them that we all need to do it. Most days, that means I brush an extra time but I think it’s worth it.
I sing and stop whenever E pulls out the toothbrush or tries to close her mouth.
Lately, my husband has started dancing to the song I sing, and she just thinks it’s HILARIOUS. With my husband dancing, she probably wouldn’t mind brushing her teeth all night long 😉