I’ll be the first to admit it, I couldn’t get Red to brush his teeth until he turned two. I know, I know. Horrible Parenting 101. He had a teether with bristles that the dentist gave us to get him used to having bristles in his mouth, but when I came anywhere near him with a toothbrush (characters be damned), he could start screaming bloody murder. Suddenly, when he was two, I decided to implement the monkey see, monkey do method. I brush my teeth in front of Red, so does Hubs. But not just when it’s time for us… when it’s time for HIM. We showed Red hot to brush his stuffed animal’s teeth. That was key. Suddenly, with a little fruity baby toothpaste and the re-emerged character toothbrush, he was brushing! Now, each night, I set up our tooth brushing “center” while Red bathes and as soon as he is dry, we break out our Disney timer and start brushing.
Do you have to urge your kids to brush for the proper amount of time? OralB has made it even easier to get your kids brushing. The new and FREE OralB Disney Timer App features over 10 Disney Characters and 4 Marvel Superheroes to personalize as well as fabulous music and an interactive timer to brush away suds and show reveal a Disney picture. The app looks like this in the app store:
How do you encourage good teeth brushing habits? Red LOVES his new app – he’s been asking for “Dusty Crophopper” every night after bathtime. And let’s be honest… the app’s not just for the kids… Now what are you waiting for? Get in there and start brushing!