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At What Age????????????

Did your children brush their own teeth, completly by themselves? My son is 4 1/2. Is he too young?

 
BrandonsMom1000

Asked by BrandonsMom1000 at 10:52 AM on Jan. 26, 2010 in General Parenting

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  • My kids brush their own but we always supervise them and often times, they have to brush more.

    I recommend (as do many dentists) to get a toothbrush with some kind of timer. You can find Zooth ones with a light for around a dollar. Tell them they have to keep brushing until that light goes off. You can also buy more expensive ones with music but we use the lighted ones and they work well.
    Cafe Jenn

    Answer by Cafe Jenn at 11:10 AM on Jan. 26, 2010

  • My daughter was brushing her own teeth by 3 without assistance.
    Comfycozy77

    Answer by Comfycozy77 at 10:52 AM on Jan. 26, 2010

  • Age 3 for all of ours...
    MrsLeftlane

    Answer by MrsLeftlane at 10:53 AM on Jan. 26, 2010

  • mine started at 4 but i still have to supervise most times bc she will fudge on how good she brushed!
    secondtyme520

    Answer by secondtyme520 at 10:54 AM on Jan. 26, 2010

  • Did you still go back and make sure she got them really clean? I still do this with my little boy.
    BrandonsMom1000

    Answer by BrandonsMom1000 at 10:54 AM on Jan. 26, 2010

  • I brush mine when my children brush their's. I set the example and I make sure they all do it correctly. They are older than your child. But if you don't watch them then at least have them use the rinse that shows them where they missed.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:55 AM on Jan. 26, 2010

  • Heck, my son is 13 and I feel like I have to supervise sometimes. He was 5 before I could kind of trust him to do it properly. He is a great kid, very responsible and mature.....unless it is brushing teeth. He missed the boat on that one. LOL
    BradenIsMySon

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 10:55 AM on Jan. 26, 2010

  • Oh and my kids are 4 and 6 :)
    Cafe Jenn

    Answer by Cafe Jenn at 11:10 AM on Jan. 26, 2010

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