These tips to make brushing teeth fun are part of a shop that has been compensated by Collective Bias and its advertiser. However, all opinions are 100% mine. #NaturalGoodness #CollectiveBias
Brushing teeth is one of our girls’ favorite parts of the night — it’s right up there with bedtime story. They really look forward to it and are bummed when we’re done!
It’s actually much easier than you would think to get your kids to not only cooperate, but LOVE to brush their teeth. There are three simple things we do in our house to make brushing teeth fun.
Here’s how we make brushing teeth fun in the Rodriguez House:
1. Everyone has their own special toothpaste — Mom and Dad use Tom’s of Maine® Simply White® Clean Mint Cavity Protection Toothpaste. (With as much coffee as I drink I really need the extra whitening!) Lilu is not crazy about mint, but her favorite fruit is strawberry, so Tom’s of Maine® Silly Strawberry® Anticavity Toothpaste is absolutely perfect! Even Annabelle has her own little tube of Tom’s of Maine® Toddler Training Toothpaste — it’s fluoride free, as our dentist friend recommended until she is two years old. By having their own unique toothpastes we’ve personalized the brushing experience for the girls.
Why do we all use Tom’s of Maine® toothpastes? It was my mom who actually got us started, as she has been a loyal Tom’s of Maine® fan for years. Their products do not contain artificial colors, flavors, fragrances, or preservatives, and as a parent, it makes me happy to keep things as simple and natural as possible for my girls. (Especially since Annabelle probably ends up eating most of her toothpaste!)
2. We have a “soundtrack” — As with many other activities like chores or getting ready in the morning, we love to brush our teeth to music! We have a “brush your teeth” song with ten different, silly verses that we have practiced and perfected over the past couple years. Singing, dancing, laughing, and of course brushing have made this a treasured part of our evening.
3. We taught them to brush on their own as early as possible — Since she was old enough to move around, Annabelle has wanted to do everything herself! She wants to be just like her sister and brush her teeth like a “big girl.” I can usually guide her for about 20-30 seconds to make sure that we get her teeth clean, but then it’s “hands off mom!” Both girls love brushing their teeth because it allows them to feel independent.
The great thing about Tom’s of Maine® products is that even though they are all-natural, you don’t have to go to a special store to find them. They’re in the regular toothpaste aisle at your local Walmart! On September 19th, there were demos at select Walmart Neighborhood Markets with samples and coupons to spread the word about these awesome Tom’s of Maine® natural products.
I shared how we make #NaturalGoodness a part of our daily routine and make brushing teeth fun! For more inspiration, be sure to visit Tom’s of Maine® and check out more great tips from other moms and dads!
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