Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas celebrating with their loved ones! We are in Seattle as it’s our yearly tradition to spend it with our dad who lives here. The weather here is such a nice change where we can bundle up, drink hot cocoa, and eat tons of delicious baked goodies. It’s so fun to see Kaia being so interactive this year and boy, she loves all the baked treats she’s been getting to eat. You should see her belly! Haha.
With her eating more sweet treats than normal, it’s really important for us to make sure she’s brushing her teeth a little more extra morning and night. I’m so glad that we started her early on good brushing habits at such a young age. Whenever she would see me brushing my teeth, she would want to do exactly what I was doing and it’s started a great habit. Now all I have to say is, “Ok, let’s brush our teeth”, and she’s in there right away wanting her tooth brush.
Every morning and night, we have a daily ritual routine which helps. After we eat breakfast in the morning, we brush our teeth and get ready for our day. At night, we eat dinner, bath time, nightly reading and then brush our teeth and get ready for bed.
We use the Dr. Brown’s pink infant-to-toddler toothbrush and it’s a great training toothbrush. It’s super easy to hold with the double-sided grip handle for tiny hands. When we first started Kaia brushing her teeth at a few months old, we used the toothbrush with the Dr. Brown’s all natural toothpaste. It’s safe to swallow, no fluoride and artificial colors or preservatives. It even has a real pear and apple flavor to it.
I think it’s key to start them young, make it fun and to always keep it as a daily routine. Kids always want to copy their parents, so if you’re having a tough time, maybe you can brush your teeth with them so they don’t think it’s a chore. Also, I think having a flavored toothpaste helps like the one Kaia uses from Dr. Brown’s.
Would love to hear some of your daily rituals!
Cheers to the New Year! We are off to San Francisco and Park City to kick-off 2017!
*Thanks to Dr. Brown’s for sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own.