How To Set A Proper Daily Hygiene Routine For Your Kids
To get a proper daily routine going for your children try these recommendations- They should be brushing their teeth at least twice a day. Children might find flossing difficult, but with the right tools, it can be fun and easy for them! You should be encouraging your child when starting this routine so that they understand how important it is! Kids learn from what they see, so if they see you brushing your teeth in the morning and evening, they will be more likely to do it, too.
Did you know that “[Flossing is] really a way to stimulate the gums, reduce plaque, and help lower inflammation in the area.” (www.healthline.com)
Tips for daily routines:
- Using mouth-wash daily cleans those areas that are sometimes tricky for your child to brush.
- Replace their toothbrush every 3 or 4 months, or sooner if it shows signs of wear and tear.
- Floss your child’s teeth once a day. The use of floss sticks instead of regular string floss may be easier for both you and your child.
Does It Matter What Toothpaste My Child Uses?
Many children toothpastes are flavored with child favorable tastes to enhance their brushing. You should select your child’s favorite taste. Also, look for a toothpaste that carries the American Dental Association’s (ADA).
How to make brushing teeth fun!
Crank up your child’s favorite song and have a two-minute dance party. Try reading a 2-minute story using all your best voices. Let them watch their favorite video for 2 minutes.
Reward Good Brushing Behavior
If your child likes stickers, make a reward chart and let them add one every time they brush. If they are a reader, let them pick out the bedtime story. It’s also as simple as asking to see their smile and saying “ I’m so proud of you” following a hug or a high five.
Making ideal food choices is significant for your child’s daily routine habits! To help control the amount of sugar your child consumes, always try to read food labels and choose foods and beverages that are low in added sugars.
Should add: What to avoid:
Fruits and vegetables Candy
Lean proteins Cookies