If there is one thing that is 100% guaranteed to cause no end of drama it is the simple phrase,
Olivia have you brushed your teeth?
OMG! You would think I had just told her she was never allowed to watch the Disney Channel ever again. Every day same words, same drama. You would think after 10 years the girl would now have accepted that teeth brushing is just something you have to do EVERY.SINGLE.DAY. But alas, no, my burden in life is to have an over dramatic meltdown everytime she is directed towards a toothbrush. Oh, the horror.
Needless to say we literally go through hundreds and hundreds (no exaggeration) of different types and styles of toothbrushes and toothpaste. I know I shouldn’t give in but if she will only use that type of toothpaste I will only buy her that one from now on (Colgate original in the red box fyi). A friend of mine recently commented on the ridiculous amount of toothbrushes in my bathroom. The reason I have enough toothbrushes for a small school? Well Olivia loves Monster High. Home Bargains had Monster High flashing toothbrushes in for 29p! 29p! For a toothbrush! Obviously I bought out every single one they had in stock.
Finding the right toothbrush is paramount to getting Olivia to even think about brushing her teeth and I have lost count of the amount of times I have wasted money on a new fancy schmancy state of the art, all singing, flashing toothbrush. Oh, the flashing part I keep mentioning. I prefer these as they are timers. The flashing indicates how long your child should brush their teeth for each time.
I wish I had some tips for you, to help you get your little ones to brush their teeth but alas, after 10 years, I still haven’t figured it out. Sorry.
So when I came across this little infographic I thought it would be a great help for Olivia. Now she is older she is able to read the information herself and take more responsibility in the care of her own teeth.