A Mom’s Guide To Coaxing Your Toddler To Brush Their Teeth

“Once upon a time, a well – behaved, still sitting, agreeable toddler loved to brush his teeth and never had issues with brushing”.

If this story looks nothing like yours, then come here dear, let me give you a hug!

Even if they set out to be obedient and pretty much co-operate (D’oh!) with brushing, they eventually realize that they’ve made our lives undeserving-ly easy. Hence, conveniently they give up, and start the non-cooperation movement, leading us to a pile of everyday struggles.

But worry not – Managing my twinadoes sometimes gives me an upper hand, because I get to try more tips & tricks (Two kids, dude!!) So my hit and Miss ratio turns out better on some days – rest of the days I’m worse than devastated!

Sharing with you today is A Mom’s Guide To Coaxing Your Toddler To Brush Their Teeth

  1. Get colorful toothbrushes

Stores are flooded with amazing toothbrushes – Talk about favorite cartoon characters, toy-like brushes and what not. It adds to the fun quotient of brushing. It may also make sense to keep a few of them, so baby can pick and choose the ‘BOTD’ (Brush of the Day 😉 )

Here are some of my favorite brushes:-

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2. Make Sure the Tooth Paste is Yummy!!

Even if that means that you may need to take a pea-sized drop and taste it! If the toothpaste is yummy, kids may want to put some of that in their mouths. You may need to tr a few before you find your perfect toothpaste.

Here are some of my favorites:

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3. The Play Way

Use Games that explain the reasons we brush nd the consequences. This one below is our favorite:

Simply take a print out of a jaw with teeth (or draw it on a sheet of paper). Laminate the sheet. Then draw some germs on the teeth with a sketch pen and let your toddler clean them with his spare tooth-brush.

4. Use Screen Time for better reasons

We all spare some screen time to our kids – so might as well play some interesting songs that help them learn as well. Once your toddler (& You) have those rhymes by heart, you can sing them in the morning and motivate your little one to brush their teeth!

Here are some songs my twinadoes love:

 

5. Appreciate their efforts

Compliments (even the fake ones) go a long way!! Compliment them on their achievement – lap your hands and scream – make it a big deal! (even though you still struggle to figure out how he got that toothpaste on his bumms!)

6. Join Them

It adds on to the fun and excitement if Mumma and Papa join in too! So grab your brush, make your baby apply some toothpaste on it and you’re good to go! (Err, be careful and don’t end up like this:-)

 

Do try these tips and let me know how they worked out for you. If you have a tip to share, please write to me in the comments section below.

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About the Author: mummasaurus

Wife to one, Mom to two and a friend to a hundred. Good, bad, awesome and horrible, all in one! Been through depression myself, I value the power of Entertainment and HUmor in our everyday life. That is why i choose to write about lighter, fun topics more than all the difficulties I went through! I'm Crazy Mom of Twin Boys, my TWINADOES - Chirag and Chitransh ...! Together we learn new things and explore new meltdown points of each other... I don't look for friends anymore, for I have personally given birth to my monster partners of Crime!!! A trained Counseling Psychologist by qualification, I am now a Quirky SAHM and a Creative Content Writer, whose world revolves around an awesome husband and 2 ruckus makers.

17 Comments

  1. Haha now we know how much parents struggle even with the little things with their children. I hope this becomes the solution for as many parents as possible.

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