03-16-2014 08:58 PM
03-18-2014 09:36 AM
If you have a smartphone or tablet, there is a new Disney Magic Timer, which is free. It has them brush for a minute with their favorite Disney characters or Marvel characters. My son loves it! Plus it also allows you to scan you tooth bruch/tooth paste and if there is a character on the package it incorporates that into their brushing.
With it only being a minute timer I let him do it for that minute, then I do it again. : )
04-15-2014 11:19 AM
First, I want to remind you that kids under the age of 8 don't even have the skills to brush their teeth correctly. Our dentist told us we should be doing it for them.
Make her feel in control, take her to pick out all of her dental goodies. Lead by example. Not the best idea, but this worked: My husband has a friend that has no teeth because he never took care of them. My husband made sure the kids knew that and asked his friend to explain to the what happened. His friend was happy to do it because he didn't have anyone to teach him how important it was when he was a kid
05-31-2014 10:02 AM
05-31-2014 10:28 PM
I used to pin my daughter down to brush her teeth but then I found that it is much easier to brush her teeth in the tub. I get her in the tub and while the tub is filling up I brush her teeth. For some reason she is more comfortable in the tub. She is going to be 2 1/2 next month. I have brushed her gums and teeth from the day she was born and we still had issues for a couple weeks.