A Smiling Milestone: Introducing Your Little One To Oral Care.

A Smiling Milestone: Introducing Your Little One To Oral Care.

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Orajel Kids.
Now that our little one has grown his little pearly whites, eight for a cute smile and mischievous toothy grin and four more to help him chew on the apples, pears and other foods that he is newly discovering and enjoying so much, especially baby wheat and oatmeal cookies. Simply rubbing his gums with a washcloth no longer works as well and we had to start considering better options for oral care.

The biggest question in our minds was how do we get a still teething toddler to enjoy brushing his teeth? How do you convince a toddler that placing this plastic object (a toothbrush) in his mouth, which he could not take a bite out off and would not taste delicious like the foods he's been sampling is actually a good thing for him? Ahhhh the dilemmas of new parents.

We did a little research on the internet, browsed through some other parent friendly blogs and even asked for a little advice from our family and friends who were parents as well. At the end of it all we realized that it was much easier than we had expected and all our fussing was much-a-do about nothing.

We introduced him to brushing his teeth by simply having him join us in the bathroom while we brushed our teeth in the mornings and evenings before bed. Since he is in the curious stage, where he mimics almost everything we do, he was more than receptive to getting his own toothbrush just like Mom and Dad!

Orajel was our go-to pick in fact their sample package filled with oral care products for babies and kids arrived just in time. It included a 123, ABC toothbrush, a Tooth & Gum Cleanser with Elmo design, as well a Thomas the train Fluroide-free Training Toothpaste, a Baby Orajel Naturals Teething Pain Relief and more.

Orajel Kids Oral Care products

The cool images of his favorite toy, book and tv show characters made the whole process even more fun for him. And we especially liked that the Orajel children's oral care products were perfectly suited to take him through every stage of oral development. From teething, to getting used to having mom and dad brush his teeth every day, twice a day, to gradually entering the training stage where he can learn to properly brush his teeth all by himself. Which will be another successful smiling milestone to celebrate, once we get there.

In the mean time we are enjoying every smilestone moment with our little one as he shows off his very healthy pearly whites! To learn more about the oral care products that are available for your little one, visit the Orajel Kids website. 

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Orajel Kids.

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  1. Leann Khomie6/17/2014

    Cool I play this brushing game with my daughter and on most days it works.

  2. He's a cutie and the pics on the packages do make it fun

  3. nena adams6/18/2014

    Wow what a cutie!


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