If your child is anything like mine, they can’t stay still. Especially when they’re doing something as mundane as brushing their teeth.
I’ve finally found the trick to get Mila to brush her teeth and do it right.
All it took was Pizza and his friends.
Okay, I know everyone loves Pizza updates. You’d never imagine how central he is in our everyday life. This time, it was finally for my advantage though.
Mila has had issues with brushing her teeth since the beginning. I would have to hold her down to get them cleaned
I did different tricks like making her laugh, having her brush mine then me hers, and changing her tooth paste and brushes. For a few months, I even told her they’d fall out if we didn’t brush them. Some things worked… for a little while.
This time though, I’ve found the golden ticket
Since Mila has started dance class, she’s become this little performer. All eyes have to be on her and she loves when she gets to teach dance moves.
One morning, when it was time to brush her teeth, she did her usual refusal.
She was playing with Pizza and his friends and a light bulb went off. I asked her if Pizza knew how to brush his teeth. She said no and I asked her if she wanted to teach him.
Weirdly, she said yes.
For the extended weekend, she had to have an audience while brushing her teeth. I set them up in the morning and she did her lesson.
Now that it’s routine, she doesn’t give any complaints when I ask her to brush her teeth.
All it took was the power of teaching, Pizza, and a few toys.
Does your child have any issues with teeth brushing? What are some tricks you’d share that made the journey easier?