We are happy to partner with our friends at Tom’s of Maine on this post. All opinions are my own.
Being a mom to three kiddos I know the struggle when it comes to tooth brushing. The American Dental Association suggests that children brush twice a day for two whole minutes, which doesn’t seem so hard but actually getting kids to brush for that long can be a challenge. That’s why making brushing fun and exciting is the key to successfully building healthy habits.
My youngest kiddo is not a fan of brushing her teeth so we’ve started a challenge to help her have a little fun with it. Tom’s of Maine has a really fun “Silly Brushing Song” that they created in partnership with legendary children’s singer Laurie Berkner to help get kids like mine stay excited for brushing.
Check out the “Silly Brushing Song” –
To get our kindergartner excited about brushing and using the “Silly Brushing Song” I wanted to create a fun printable that she could really engage with. Every day she gets to add a sticker, which she loves — it’s like the ultimate reward! At the end of the week after she’s filled it out we do something fun. I like to find a new park or even just take her to the pool after school. I prefer to reward her with experiences – she loves being active and going out to do something together, which helps get her excited about creating healthy habits at home.
You can download your own Silly Brushing Chart to help to motivate your kiddos. I keep it close by so that she stays excited and motivated to complete the chart each week and listen to the “Silly Brushing Song through to the end.” I have already noticed her and our eight year old starting to brush longer.
It’s important to me that my kids are active and that they build healthy habits and that the products they use are the very best for them. I trust Tom’s of Maine products and their Silly Strawberry Natural Kid’s Toothpaste is something I have used with each of my girls. In fact, 2017 marks the 25th anniversary of Tom’s of Maine Silly Strawberry Toothpaste.
Silly Strawberry is made for kids ages 2-6 and it’s kid approved in our house – my youngest daughter likes the taste over others we have tried. It has 100% naturally-derived ingredients like real strawberry juice for a great tasting natural clean that my picky kiddo actually likes. In my experience, the best motivator for kids is to make things fun and make it easy for them. They will build on those healthy habits and it won’t be such a chore to get them to brush twice a day for two minutes.
You can learn more about Tom’s of Maine Silly Strawberry Natural Kid’s Toothpaste here.
How do you get your kids excited about brushing their teeth?