Getting my kids to brush their teeth hasn’t always been easy. In fact, when they were little, it was a battle. As they have gotten older, getting them to brush their teeth has gotten easier. I know I’m not the only parent out there who has struggled to get their kids to brush their teeth, which is why I wanted to share these tips.
Tips On Brushing Your Teeth For Kids
Start brushing early
When my kids were little, I used to start brushing their teeth at around 1 with a toothbrush. I figured the earlier I introduced the toothbrush, the better. Each kid was different, but for the most part, early introduction did work.
Brush your teeth around your child
Most kids watch what their parents do, very carefully. Set a good example for your kids, by brushing in front of them. In fact, you can make it a whole family affair! Brushing teeth is a healthy habit the whole family can do together.
Use toothbrushes they will love
Around our house, we use Firefly products! They create oral hygiene products for kids. Whether it’s a toothbrush you need or rinse, they have you covered. They have created fun characters for your kids to enjoy as they brush! Check out the characters they offer: Hello Kitty, Star Wars, Marvel Heroes, Spider-Man, Superman, Batman, Secret Life of Pets and Finding Dory. My kids personally love the The Star Wars Lightsaber Toothbrush and the 3D Sculpted Handle Stormtrooper Toothbrush because they look like toys! There are also other Star Wars characters ( Darth Vader, Yoda, Obi-Wan, Kylo Ren and Rey) that light up and have voice commands.
Get your kids excited about brushing their teeth
I have noticed that my excitement rubs off on my kids. If I am excited to brush my teeth, they are excited to do so! You can encourage your kids to be lifelong brushers by encouraging them to be independent with their tooth brushing. When they feel independent, they want to continue to do it. Firefly has created products like, Firefly Fun Pump Rinses, to help kids be able to “do it themselves.”
Find Firefly products near you
Are you interested in helping your kids brush their teeth? Firefly products can be found all across the country at major retailers. The prices of these products range from $2-$5!
How do you plan on helping your kids get excited about brushing?