Parenting undoubtedly presents its own share of challenges but occasionally one of the more daunting tasks entails persuading your children to brush. Some parents have such a difficult time instilling the importance of brushing to their children that they’re hardly above groveling upon their hands & knees. Don’t count yourself among them! There is hope after all.
Teaching your kids to follow recommended brushing habits might seem impossible as a first time parent. There’s a few toothbrush tips you can try with your kids to make the task a bit more enticing. What’s the secret? Some experts suggest finding a unique way to engage your child and make the process seem fun.
The most obvious place to start is by purchasing a cheaper electronic toothbrush. You won’t need to purchase an expensive version, a simple electronic toothbrush will suffice here. A standard electronic toothbrush still provides enough buttons for your child to make the tedious brushing process feel more engaging. Positive reinforcement works better than cavity horror stories – it’s just another toy for many children.
Encourage your child to choose a favorite tune to hum with every brush. Humming a tune can be a lot of fun, removing some of the tedium of brushing. While it’s important to have your child brush his/her teeth, it’s important to teach them the proper amount of time to brush. Humming a tune can certainly help on that front. Pick a simple tune or advise your little Mozart to create their own tooth brushing tune.
Is your child less inclined to hum? Don’t sweat it. Utilizing a timer in your child’s bathroom can achieve similar effects. You can even purchase select timers specifically geared toward younger children that make the process more fun.