How to Encourage Kids to Brush

How to Encourage your Kids to Brush Playful Life with Kids 1

Do you have babies or toddlers who dislike brushing? How do you help them love brushing?

In our experience, Enzo loved brushing his teeth even when he was still very young. Now at his age of 6, he still loves to brush his teeth. We didn’t really have problems with him brushing so I thought of writing some tips on how we did it.

Choose a cute or interesting toothbrush

A cute brush can motivate our kids to brush their teeth. I remember using a spaceship toothbrush for Enzo when he was little. He was interested in space and planets so a spaceship brush made him want to brush every time. It can make brushing really interesting for our kids. I also saw some brush with lights and butterfly designs which are really perfect for our kids. TIP: Buy a toothbrush that has extra soft bristles, and has flexible handles.

Sing songs of brushing teeth

There are so many available brushing teeth songs available on youtube. Though I wouldn’t suggest screentime for 0-2 years old, you may make them listen to these songs before and during brushing. It would create an atmosphere of playing while brushing their teeth. Also, singing songs when they are anxious of brushing may calm them down and start brushing.ย TIP: Do action songs before brushing and it will be easier for them to do it while they brush.

Here’s a resource you can use:ย https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wCio_xVlgQ0&list=RDQMr04o8L12obo&start_radio=1

Bring a brushing buddy

It is a good technique to make use of their favorite toy in teaching them how to brush their teeth. Start a story using their toy and show them that even their toys are brushing their teeth. Then you can actually bring the toy with them while brushing so they would feel more comfortable. It can also be a good opportunity for you to ask your kid to teach their toy how to brush their teeth.

Use Natural, Fruit Flavored Toothpaste

Kids are more motivated to brush their teeth if they like how it tastes. So the flavor really matters a lot to motivate them to brush. Choose natural, fruit-flavored, and not-so-minty toothpaste so it will not be strong tasting when they brush.

Tip: Try Colgate Natural Fruit Flavor toothpaste for 1-2 years old, and 3-5 years old.

Brush as a Family

One good way of encouraging our children to brush is if they see us brushing. We are their role models and whatever we do makes them want to imitate us. Imitating our daily lives makes them feel like adults so it is somewhat a good motivation for them to brush. It is also a good bonding moment to brush with the entire family.

Teach them the importance of brushing

The best way to make our kids brush is to teach them its importance. We have to slowly explain to them the need to brush their teeth. Doing so makes the task purposeful making it easier for them to follow. We can never underestimate our child’s intellect and understanding when things are well explained to them. If it gets hard for you to explain, here are books you can check out:ย https://childrensdentalcentersf.com/five-books-about-brushing-teeth.

Encouraging our kids to brush their teeth regularly forms a habit as they grow old. They learn mostly by the experiences they have so make sure that brushing their teeth is one of the meaningful experiences they will have. Make sure that we don’t scare them of monsters but instead tell them the logic of brushing.

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30 thoughts on “How to Encourage Kids to Brush”

  1. Regina Libao says:

    I encourage my kids to brush their teeth by singing and we brush together and yung panonood ng video na nag bbrush na aadopt nila kung pano kaya malaking tulong din. now yung 1 year old baby ko he know na how to hold and alam na nya kung saan gagamitin ang toothbrush ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Joan Caponga says:

    I want to win this Toothbrush giveaway for my 19 months old daughter because until now She’s still using her silicone brush. Im hoping to win this giveaway! Everytime I brush her teeth, We always sing a Brushing songs for her to focus. So I really want this giveaway ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™

  3. karen joie mabolo says:

    . naeencourage mag brush ng kanilang teeth ang mga bata dahil sa ibat ibang flavor ng mga toothpaste .
    palagi ko ren silang ainasabayan mag toothbrush 3x a day para hindi agad masira ang kanilang mga ngipin ..

  4. Ini encourage ko mg toothbrush mga anak ko lagi ko cla sinasabihan na masakit mgpa bunot at masakit pag masira ung ngipin, at after meal pina pa toothbrush ko cla, 2 at 4 yrs. Old ๐Ÿ˜Š

  5. Grace Rogero says:

    I encourage my kids to brush teeth properly first by getting a new toothbrush. It may seem like a small thing but my kids really encourage to start brushing because of this. I also let him pick the flavor of toothpaste then we will brush teeth together. I also create a reward system if he follows proper routine of brushing teeth. I also reminds him the importance of having a healthy teeth and gums โค๏ธ

  6. Grace Rogero says:

    I encourage my kids to brush teeth properly first by getting a new toothbrush. It may seem like a small thing but my kids really encourage to start brushing because of this. I also let him pick the flavor of toothpaste then we will brush teeth together. I also create a reward system if he follows proper routine of brushing teeth. I also reminds him the importance of having healthy teeth and gums โค๏ธ

  7. Joan Caponga says:

    I really want this toothbrush giveaway for my 19months old daughter because until now She’s still using her silicone brush i bought when She was 3months old. We cant afford to buy this kind of stuff because of the pandemic. We need to focus in our daily needs. For brushing her teeth, We always sing a brushing songs from cocomelon. Hehe! Thats her favorite. Sometimes, I need to make her laugh and put the brush inside her mouth. When I won this brush, I will teach her to brush her teeth on her own. Hoping to win this ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™

  8. Dhel Manog says:

    My kids loves brushing thier teeth ,takot kasi silang mabulok at sumakit ngipin nila, lalo na si bunso ko i encourage him talaga like minsan sasabayan ko sya mag brush ng teeth then tuturuan ko sya kung paano ang tamang pag toothbrush,Kinakantahan ko din sya nong commercial ng colgate .enjoy sya !

  9. Famela Mendoza says:

    Ipinapakta q po sknla n mainam at masaya ang pg a brush ng teeth kya twing ng to tooth brush q snsbyn aq ng mga Bata kc nkkta nlng msaya ang magsipilyo.

  10. I encourage my toddler to brush his teeth while reminding him that germs will eat his teeth and it will turn yellow hehe

  11. Juliet G Cionelo says:

    Binibili ko sya ng toothbrush na may favo cartoons character nya, at binibili ko rin toothpaste ay yun favo nyan flavor.

  12. Julean Chiara Davantes says:

    Finally! Ito na po yung pinakahihintay ko. New Colgate Toothpaste. Makes it more joyful brushing experience for my daughter. ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘

  13. Maria Teresa Carmen says:

    I started the brushing habit to my eldest son when he was 6 months old so it was not hard for him to do it on his own when he turned 7. He also likes the video of Blippy showing how to properly brush his teeth. Also, whenever there’s a toothpaste commercial, I explain to him the importance of brushing his teeth and what will happen to his teeth for not doing so. Kaya I’m happy hindi siya nagkaroon ng bulok na ngipin.

  14. Ruby-ann Marpega says:

    I encourage my son to regularly brush his teeth by saying, look at my teeth. They aren’t pretty. I have false tooth. I have toothache sometimes, & my son knows about it. I said, take care of his teeth, so that his teeth won’t become like mine. ๐Ÿ˜

  15. kclyn Quitalig says:

    Para ma-encourage namin anak namin. Lagi namin sinasabi mag-asawa na Ang pagtoothbrush ng teeth ay makakatulong para tumibay at mapanatili na maputi ang teeth nya,atsaka para hindi mabaho. Isa din ginagawa namin is yung parang panakot namin sa knya na pag di sya nag-toothbrush magkakarun ng uod ang teeth nya,mabubulok . Simula nun Gusto nya na lagi mag-toothbrush ng teeth. ๐Ÿ˜Š

  16. Joana Frances B. Villareal says:

    When my daughter is growing up i always told her how important to brush her teeth so everyday brushing our teeth is also our bonding time ๐Ÿ™‚ And to make her motivate to brush her teeth everyday i bought her her favorite cartoon character toothbrush and colgate

  17. Joana Frances B. Villareal says:

    When my daughter is growing up i always told her how important to brush her teeth so everyday brushing our teeth is also our bonding time ๐Ÿ™‚ And to make her motivate to brush her teeth everyday i bought her her favorite cartoon character toothbrush and colgate

  18. romelie says:

    we do toothbrush together while watching video in youtube..

  19. Anna Rose Baguasan says:

    Yes I always encouge my son brushing his teeth..

  20. Catherine Silagan says:

    I always tell my kids the importance of brushing teeth every after meal, especially if they eat something sweet lime chocolates,I also buy them unique or cute design of toothbrushes so that they enjoy, brushing their teeth.

  21. Anarose Lucero says:

    sa kids ko naman po nung nag uumpisa pa lang ang pagtubo ng teeth nila ang binigay kong toothpaste is yung colgate for kids na may flavor, dahil dun lagi sila excited kapag brushing time na dahil sa flavor ng toothpaste,and also pinaliwanag ko sa kanila ang importance ng pag to toothbrush,hanggang sa maging habit na nila ito everyday

  22. Karen Kay Barro says:

    To encourage my kids to brush I bought them cute brushes and fruit-flavored toothpaste. I am glad that don’t give a hard time because the day after they are so excited and tells me “Mama let’s brush na” . ๐Ÿ˜Šโค

  23. Roxanne Alpapara says:

    We brush as a family๐Ÿ˜Š
    Sabay sabay po kaming mag iina nag sisipilyo.naka sanayan narin namin at mas maayos ang pag sipilyo pag may mga kasabay ang mga bata.at magagaling din mag linis ng ngipin mga bata at alam din nila kung ang kinakain nila nakaka sira ng ngipin๐Ÿ˜

  24. Roxanne says:

    Brush as a family๐Ÿ˜Š

  25. For me one of the hardest part of being parent to teach our kids how important brushing teeth. I’m doing all you’ve written above. But the struggle is real. Umiiyak pa din si lo pag nagtotoothbrush sya kaya madalas talaga need ko muna sya utuin para lang magtoothbrush like after nya magtoothbrush maglalaro kami. Effective naman. ๐Ÿ˜Š

  26. Jojie Viรฑas says:

    I bought a toothbrush with a design of his favorite cartoon character. We also sing “Brush brush brush 3x a day.”

  27. Twinmama Sarah says:

    Same Everyday Struggle Mommy i have twins turning 2 years old this coming month. I did every tips written here already but sometimes it just don’t work but i still do it anyway Kids need consistency to learn pretty much anything.They get used to it eventually โ˜บ๏ธ I bought them cute minion characters toothbrush from colgate too ,there are many with cute characters or bright colours that make brushing more fun. I also tried every toothgel that they might like ,and im just so happy that Colgate have this now, i have another one to try. I also brush my teeth with them to set a good example because as we all know they like copying others .โ˜บ๏ธ There’s a lot more ways to keep our kids brush their own teeth but every child is different as they say you just have to try everything what will work for them โ˜บ๏ธ

    1. Binibilihan ko sia ng Colgate for kids kc masarap dw kahit hindi na Sila Mag mumog ๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜
      At Sila ang pinamimili ko ng design ng tooth brush ba gagamitin nila most likely mga cartoon character ang kinukuha Nila mas naiingganyo Sila na mag brush ng teeth

  28. Lovely Dianne Villanueva says:

    Struggle is real talaga Mommy ๐Ÿ˜. I have a 22 months toddler, at eneengganyo ko sya sa pagtotoothbrush pag magtotoothbrush na rin ako .. Lagi kaming sabay magtoothnrush ng baby ko at minsan sya pa mismo magsasabi na “brush brush na daw ๐Ÿ˜” We used flavored toothpaste too para ndi sya manawang magtoothnrush ๐Ÿค— Tapos lagi kaming kakanta ng sabay kahit ndi nya pa mabigkas ng buo ang bawat salita yong ” brush brush brush 3 times a day ๐Ÿค— brush with colgate ….” Kaya happy syang haharap sa salamin tapos titingnan yong ngipin nya ๐Ÿ˜…

  29. Lenilyn Sibal says:

    Binibilihan ko sia ng Colgate for kids kc masarap dw kahit hindi na Sila Mag mumog ๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜
    At Sila ang pinamimili ko ng design ng tooth brush ba gagamitin nila most likely mga cartoon character ang kinukuha Nila mas naiingganyo Sila na mag brush ng teeth

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