Toddler Teeth Brushing 101

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Orajel™ Kids

As Brooks approaches the 2 year make {in January – CRAZINESS!} we’ve been focusing a lot the past few months on his oral health. He didn’t get many teeth in right away, only recently did he really get a mouthful of pearly whites. And now that he’s at the age where he is really starting to understand things, wants to do everything on his own and loves to imitate what Charles & I are doing – because of all those things we’ve gotten into a good routine of brushing his teeth!


Today I wanted to share with you a few of our favorite tips for how we make brushing teeth fun for Brooks!

  1. Turn off the lights – I have this random timer that does a fun light flashing sequence for a few minutes. That’s the timer we go by to make sure we are brushing for long enough. It lights up the bathroom for a few minutes, just long enough to keep his attention and get a good brush in -> Brooks loves it and it makes it fun!
  2. Turn on some tunes – When we are in the bathroom in the morning, we are washing our face, brushing our teeth, getting Brooks together – and a little pandora action always makes everything better. He loves music and it is just a great way to start or end the day, with some awesome jams. brush
  3. Brooks starts + I finish – I love giving Brooks the freedom to brush his own teeth. It’s great to let him learn what it’s supposed to feel like, but at the same time, it’s important that we actually get the job done right. So I let him brush his way, and then I get in there and make sure he gets everything!
  4. Fun toothbrush & toothpaste– Being able to have an fun toothbrush and some Thomas & Friends™ toothpaste makes a big difference in our world. Little man loves Thomas so having him enhance our toothbrushing experience is a plus.skeptical
  5. Do it Together – Little man loves to do everything Charles & I do. So it’s fun for all of us when we are able to lead by example and do something, like brushing our teeth, together. Brooks gets a kick out of it and its something we can do with him and show him how to do it the right way.


What are your tips for getting your toddler to enjoy brushing his teeth?

Please share!


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I was excited when I had the opportunity to partner with Orajel Kids so Brooks {and eventually Graham} could try out some of their new products. We were sent to try:  Baby Orajel™ Nighttime teething gel, Orajel™ Thomas & Friends™ Fluoride-Free Training Toothpaste and Orajel™ Bubble Guppies™ Brush and Fluoride Toothpaste. They’ve all been great and I am excited to have some extra teething paste in my back pocket when Graham starts to need it soon!


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The contest launches on 10/19 allowing consumers to vote on the best and funniest photos, encouraging others to upload their photos and vote! Moms can upload photo via CaféMom’s App. Up for grabs is a $1,000 gift card and an Orajel Kids product prize pack and two runners up will receive a $500 gift card and an Orajel Kids prize pack.

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Orajel™ Kids

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  • Reply Shawna November 9, 2015 at 10:50 am

    We had to start super early since he had 16 teeth by 14 months. He hated the regular toothbrush but once we switched to a battery powered one he’s much less resistant! At 18mo we still don’t use toothpaste but I’m aiming to have it in use by 2years!

  • Reply Katie D. November 9, 2015 at 3:47 pm

    Eleanor has a full mouth full of teeth (including 2 year molars!) at 16 months. I start the brushing and let her finish the job. She really likes it and takes it very seriously.

  • Reply Patty O November 10, 2015 at 8:07 pm

    Brooks does a great job of brushing his teeth – it’s never to early to start good oral hygiene!

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