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Teaching Kids Healthy Habits Teaching Kids Healthy Habits

What's a cool way to encourage your child to brush for a full 2-3 minutes?

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Hi Everyone,

Here's an interesting question about healthy teeth habits:

What's a cool way to encourage your child to brush for a full 2-3 minutes?  Share your stories with us!

Come on moms... show us how creative you can be :)

>< The CafeMom Team


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by on Aug. 3, 2011 at 2:58 PM
Replies (171-180):
HavensMommyLOVE
by on Aug. 17, 2011 at 8:26 PM
sing songs
aquarianmom69
by on Aug. 17, 2011 at 8:47 PM
Make a game out of it. Our 3 year old DS loves to brush his teeth because we made it a game :)
Fallaya
by on Aug. 17, 2011 at 8:47 PM
Work on counting skills. My three year old can count up to 20 because we count while she is brushing.
daina82
by on Aug. 17, 2011 at 8:50 PM
For every full minute my kids brush they earn a star, if on Sunday night their star charts are full they get a treat whether its staying up 30 extra mins, or a secret treat they dont know about...
SassySue123
by on Aug. 17, 2011 at 8:58 PM
we used a sand timer
WINLPHZTLOML
by on Aug. 17, 2011 at 8:58 PM
We sing a song its fun and it takes 2 minutes to finish....
mommyto3bees
by on Aug. 17, 2011 at 9:03 PM
they love doing it, but let them pick the tooth brush and toothpasete and put it all on themselves
MLozano
by New Member on Aug. 17, 2011 at 9:04 PM
my kids have electric toothbrushes and it makes it fun for them to brush their teeth.
sondamom0828
by on Aug. 17, 2011 at 9:11 PM
I put on a song my dd loves and I will brush her teeth. Afterwards I will let her chew on the toothbrush. She has Down Syndrome and this is what works for us.
lifeisajoy
by on Aug. 17, 2011 at 9:11 PM
put on a cool song they like
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