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  • Stacy Brown
    Stacy Brown
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Brush Those Teeth

Teaching your children how to brush their teeth -- and care about brushing -- is an endless battle. And it’s easy to give in and give up. But you’ll hate yourself when your child is sitting in the dentist’s chair getting a cavity filled! Try these tips to turn your kids on to brushing their teeth.

Kids Brushing Teeth

Finding ways to make brushing fun is the key to making it part of their everyday schedule, and if you care they will to. They want to make you happy! I recently revitalized our brushing routine and have been pleasantly surprised by the excitement my kids have for brushing now - they even remind me. Haha

STOCK UP ON SUPPLIES

In our house, we tend to brush our teeth downstairs before we leave for school, and at night we brush upstairs. So we need enough toothbrushes and toothpaste in both areas so we aren’t carrying them (and losing them) all over the house.

You can find these supplies at any local store, but if you’re busy like me Amazon can save the day quickly!

How To Brush Children's Teeth

SETUP YOUR STATION

Put the toothbrush holders on the wall at a height that your children can reach their own toothbrushes. Make it special and more personal by letting your children pick their own colors and put their names on the cups or above the wall.

Create or buy a star chart and place above the toothbrush holder in all brushing areas of the house. Fill the weekly chart for mornings and nights to win a prize. There’s just something about those gold stars that is so motivating for kids!

MAKE IT FUN WITH ELMO


We put on Elmo’s “Brushy Brush” song on YouTube: https://youtu.be/wxMrtK-kYnE. It’s a really fun song and it’s filled with celebrities like Bruno Mars and Nicole Kidman.

We play the song 2-3 times to make sure that they’re brushing long enough (about 2 minutes for little kids), and they seriously love listening to it and want to follow along.


There is another song by Super Simple Songs that is pretty great too: https://youtu.be/wCio_xVlgQ0

How to Encourage Kids To Brush Their Teeth

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

For more arts and crafts ideas for kids, visit Stacy’s blog TheSquirmyWormy.com or check out her children’s books on Amazon - counting, coloring and drawing tips for kids!

  • Stacy Brown
    Stacy Brown
  • Parenting Zone

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