Any tips to make brushing teeth fun?

Gena - posted on 02/20/2013 ( 9 moms have responded )

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My 2 year old doesnt like brushing his teeth. Does someone have tips how we could make brushing teeth fun?

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Sarah - posted on 02/23/2013

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That is how my kids were....would only let you brush for a few seconds. That is when we started doing the songs. I do the ABC song through once for the top teeth and then again once for the bottom teeth. This has actually worked pretty well and amazes me that it was that easy. I am sure we are not getting the full 2 mins. that one should have for brushing teeth, but it is longer then a few seconds and I figure as they become older we can make the songs go longer with either slowing down the ABC song or exchanging that song for a song that is a bit longer, or combining the ABC song with another song...maybe a 1 -2 buckle my shoe :)

Gina - posted on 02/22/2013

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My kids love thier firefly toothbrush that lights up and when it stops flashing they are done sometimes we sing songs while brushing teeth its silly and the spin ones are.great I have four kids and I change up the routine and new toothbrushes when they start losing interest. Fun colrful toothpaste let them pick thier flavor

Lisa - posted on 02/20/2013

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There is a toothbrush that is automatic. Its My Way spin brush. She can decorate it with stickers and make it just Hers. Plus its automatic so if she doesn't do very good that helps. Also me and my daughter sing " you are my sunshine" 2x

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Lynda Kymberly - posted on 02/24/2013

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do it with him!! and sing a song while yous are doing it... my boys are 7 and 8 and i still brush with them in the morning and the night.

Gina - posted on 02/24/2013

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Try to brush at least in the morning and before bed at lunch time too if you can

Gena - posted on 02/23/2013

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Do they sing along while you brush the teeth? I am going to try the ABC tonight =) I have tried to tell him to make "aah" or smile that i can brush better...but nothing has helped yet. How many times a day do you brush their teeth? thanks for helping and snowy regards from switzerland!!

Gena - posted on 02/23/2013

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thank you all for the tips=) We got him a mickey mouse automatic childrens toothbrush. Now he is more interested in looking at it and pressing the button. I also bought a strawberry flavour toothpaste...He likes it a little too much!He then wants to have more and more and more. The problem is he wont let me brush his teeth.I can brush his teeth ,but only for always for a a couple of seconds...

Sarah - posted on 02/21/2013

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We sing songs when we brush their teeth. Right now it is the ABC song, but we have also done their favorite cartoon songs.

Gena - posted on 02/21/2013

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Thank you, we dont get this toothbrush in Switzerland, but i am going to try order it online.

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