Protecting your child’s beautiful smile can often be a challenge when your child starts throwing a fuss, right? At the same time, it is very important to take care of milk teeth - they determine the health of your child’s permanent teeth too! To make brushing better, adapt it to make it fun for your child.
One of the first steps in this journey could be to adapt your child’s toothpaste to their liking. Here’s how you can choose the right toothpaste to keep your little one on track with the habit:
1. Fruity Flavours
Does your child refuse to use toothpaste? Spit it out too soon?
The toothpaste’s minty flavour could be the culprit. It can often feel spicy and too strong for a child, because children have a greater number of active tastebuds! Try to choose a milder toothpaste, or to make it fun, a toothpaste with fruity flavours. Try interesting fruity flavours like Strawberry and Bubble Fruit, which your child will not only like, but will also enjoy brushing with.
2. Fun Toys or Games
Often, your child prefers to spend time playing instead of brushing their teeth. So why not combine these two activities? Kids toothpaste often has fun toys and stickers in the packs, so make the best of these. The 2-minute timer in the Colgate Kids Toothpaste packs are a great addition if your little one likes challenges or competitive games.
If your child prefers colour, stories or videos, Colgate Kids Toothpaste packs also come with colourful magic water stickers, which your child can apply on the mirror, to see a comic-strip as they brush their teeth.
3. Fun Choices
Your child may be resisting all your efforts because they simply don’t like being told to do things. They’d rather do things on their own free will. So trick your child into choosing to brush, by giving them a variety of toothpastes to choose from. Whether it’s Motu Patlu, Barbie or Batman that your child likes, let them pick a toothpaste or a toothbrush with these characters on it. They should feel that they’re choosing to brush, not being told to do so.
4. Meant For Your Little One
Choose a toothpaste that’s age-appropriate and contains fluoride. Fluoride is a mineral that helps strengthen the teeth, reducing the risk of caries. At the same time, it's important to pick a toothpaste that is age-appropriate for your child, so that you can ensure that it contains the right amount of fluoride for your child's teeth. Colgate Kids Toothpaste is made with the expertise of pediatric dentists, to ensure that it has the fluoride content your child's teeth need based on their age.
Remember, your child’s toothpaste and the fun routines you create are really important for your child’s experience of brushing. Make sure you choose a toothpaste that is not just age-appropriate, but also kid-friendly and fun. It ensures that your child’s teeth are protected while helping them enjoy the process. Making brushing fun for your child helps brush your child’s teeth properly, and technique is key to keeping those milk teeth safe. So, protect your child’s precious smile the fun way with the fun and kid-friendly Colgate Kids Toothpaste!