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5 Teeth brushing training tips for toddlers


5 Teeth brushing training tips for toddlers

First comes teething and then comes brushing! Do not fret, here is a survival guide for getting your little ones to brush their teeth!

teeth brushing training tips for toddlers

Teeth brushing training tips for toddlers.

Aren’t we glad that the whole teething phase has passed!

The turmoil and discomfort your little one suffered as his first teeth cut through the gums are now out the window. But here’s the next step: Making sure those teeth are kept in tip top condition. You should start brushing your child’s teeth as soon as they appear. You can start out using a wet washcloth and gently rub it along the gums and tongue, then slowly progress to a soft infant toothbrush. This will help them get used to the feeling of having his gums cleaned, which can be an uncomfortable and shocking experience at first.

  1. Play Copycat

At this age, you find your child copying the things you say and you do, so the same goes with brushing your teeth. With the both of you standing in front of a mirror, let your toddler watch you brush your teeth, as he brushes his own teeth, too.

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  1. Make It A Part Of A Routine

Offer him repeated reminders that he needs to brush his teeth before bed. Always brushing his teeth during bathtime also lets him understand when he needs to have his teeth brushed. Brushing his teeth in the bath is a good idea because he is not only confined, but also having loads of fun so your toddler will be more relaxed and in a playful mood.

teeth brushing training tips for toddlers

Make brushing a part of their bedtime routine.

  1. His Choice

Give your toddler the freedom of choice of picking his own toothbrush with his favourite character on it. It might not mean much to you, but it will make teeth brushing a more enjoyable process for your child. Even better yet, sing along to the theme song every time you use that toothbrush to brush his teeth.

  1. Sing

One thing I’ve realised is that singing sure helped me make brushing teeth a fun routine. Singing “This is the way we brush our teeth, before we go to bed” or “The toothbrush in the mouth goes round and round” can be very helpful because singing both increases the fun level and reinforces the routine. They can also count on it ending when the song ends.

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  1. Encourage

Encourage your toddler to get involved in the brushing process. Allow him to squeeze the toothpaste on the brush, put away the brush, and shower him with praise when he does it right.

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