Thank you to Orajel™ Kids for giving me the opportunity to share ways to make tooth brushing for preschoolers more fun.
Some of the first words out of my daughter’s mouth each morning upon waking is “Can I brush my teeth now?”. There was a time when she wanted nothing to do with brushing her teeth or to even let me do it for her, so it makes this mama happy that she is finally enjoying it and actually wants to brush.
If you’re looking for ways to make tooth brushing for preschoolers more fun, here are a few suggestions.
Monkey See, Monkey Do
For us, this was one of the biggest keys to getting Bubbles to brush on her own. We started by brushing our teeth together. I’d brush a section of my mouth, then wait for her to copy me. There were lots of opportunities for sticking out our tongues and other silliness that kept her engaged in the process.
Telling kids to brush for two minutes doesn’t really mean much to them since most preschoolers don’t have a concrete sense of time. There are a number of brushing apps out there that will count down the time for your kiddos with music or other fun. Or head over to YouTube and pull up a fun 2-minute song for your kids to brush along to.
If your kids have a favorite character, look for a toothbrush and toothpaste that match their interests. Bubbles got very excited over Orajel Kids My Little Pony and Thomas the Train brushes and Fluoride-Free Training Toothpastes, and the Bubble Guppies Fluoride Toothpaste. I keep a couple of each on hand and let her pick which one she wants to use that day.
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How do you make brushing for preschoolers fun?
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Orajel™ Kids.