It’s been long time that your toddler has seen you wet the brush, squeeze out the toothpaste and ask him to open his mouth wide so that you can begin cleaning his teeth. Now he has become quite familiar with the initial process and you ought to take his learning to the next level. You can’t go on cleaning the teeth of your toddler forever. It is high times that you begin teaching your kid how to brush his own teeth. To help you do so we are here with a beginner’s guide. Here we are with some important tips to teach brushing to the toddler.
1. Buy fancy toothbrush
One of the most important things to teach your toddler to brush his own teeth is to primarily develop his interest in learning to do so. This is only possible f the equipment that he has to use is either of his choice or actually fancy. Hereby equipment we mean a brush. You can either buy him a toothbrush that contains the imprint of his favorite cartoon or take him to store to buy one for him. After buying him his favorite toothbrush, there are possibilities that you might forget to brush his teeth but in no case will he forget to put that brush to use.
2. Practical teaching
Toddlers learn and copy what they see around them and especially what they see their parents doing. So, to teach your toddler how to brush, it is important that you get them to brush their teeth while you do it simultaneously. Teach them the movements of the brush by doing it yourself and see how quickly the get habitual to this routine. Children learn quickly when they try to imitate their parents.
3. Taking turns
You might be worried throughout the process of teaching your toddler to brush if the teeth are actually getting cleaned properly or not. To avoid such a dilemma, it is better that you opt for taking turns. Let your child brush his teeth in the morning himself but before letting him go to bed, ensure that you brush the teeth of your toddler yourself.
All in all, these are the tips to teach brushing to the toddler that you ought to practice to boost the learning process. Using these tips you can let your child learn brushing his teeth within weeks if not days.