Have those pearly whites of your toddler been a topic of concern for you as a parent? Then this article might just be for you at the right time. Let’s talk about oral hygiene and how you can make brushing a fun and engaging activity. Like all new moms, I was equally concerned and did some research on my end. While I was on a lookout for brushes, toothpastes for my son’s first teeth, I was dazzled by the wide range of products available for tiny tots on Flipkart. They definitely give that helping hand to parents to make informed decisions through their product reviews and recommendations.
It doesn't matter how many weeks or months old your baby is, the moment your baby starts feeding, it is about time to take care of their oral hygiene. We don't forget to wipe or bathe them daily then why skip oral cleaning! Remember a baby is more susceptible to infection than a grown up kid (above 5 years of age). I follow what Dentists across the world have suggested and that is - clean your baby's mouth even before they start teething.
With toddlers, it’s easier said than done; sooner the routine, the better will be the practice. You can make a routine gradually and make it fun by introducing a “Brush Song”.
When my son didn’t have any teeth, I used to sing this song “I want to be clean so I brush my teeth... up and down and underneath, I want to be clean so I brush my teeth because it’s good for me, brush, brush, brush”! and then clean his gums using a soft specially designed cleaning cloth during his bath time. Just wear it on finger and clean your baby’s gums gently.
Brushing the right way is the key to oral hygiene. Here are some important tips to keep in mind when brushing your little one’s teeth:
Remember, it is not easy to get your child to open his/her mouth willingly at first, but as a parent it is up to us how easily and quickly we can make it a habit for them. Children under 6 years of age, will still need help brushing. So to make it fun, try to sing a song every time you take your baby for a brushing session. Brushing your teeth while they brush theirs is an excellent way of teaching them the art of brushing. Children are excellent observers and they learn fast when they mirror you. So time to shine those pearly teeth. Happy Brushing.