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Teeth Brushing! Mama On The Run 3 kids; 781 posts
6th Feb '13

I have always brushed my kids teeth. I let them brush their own but then I always brush them again because I have a fear they miss their teeth, and well, I want them to have nice teeth even if they are just baby teeth.



When do you stop brushing their teeth and trust them to do it themselves? My girls are 5 and 3 (almost 6 and 4).



TIA!

I Stab People 3 kids; Zambia 6604 posts
6th Feb '13

at like 5 i stopped. maybe 4 i dont remember. i stand there and watch them tho

Mama On The Run 3 kids; 781 posts
6th Feb '13
Quoting Ailey+Lennon+Renner's Mom:" at like 5 i stopped. maybe 4 i dont remember. i stand there and watch them tho"


Thank you! I just worry they won't get them good.

Booger & Bubba's Mommy 18 kids; Illinois 8136 posts
6th Feb '13

I brush both the 6yo & 3yos teeth. The 6yo doesn't even try, the 3yo loves brushing his teeth.

Mama On The Run 3 kids; 781 posts
6th Feb '13
Quoting Booger & Bubba's Mommy:" I brush both the 6yo & 3yos teeth. The 6yo doesn't even try, the 3yo loves brushing his teeth."


Oh good! I really thought I was the only woman that STILL brushes their kids teeth :-)

JGordon2007 Due May 14 (girl); Olympia, Washington 12 posts
6th Feb '13

I dont blame you for wanting to do it for them. You can always brush yours with them they will wanna copy how you brush yours.

meggymama Due July 30; 97 kids; United Kingdom 510 posts
6th Feb '13
Quoting JennB987:" I have always brushed my kids teeth. I let them brush their own but then I always brush them again because ... [snip!] ... teeth. When do you stop brushing their teeth and trust them to do it themselves? My girls are 5 and 3 (almost 6 and 4). TIA!"


I do this with DD, I think you keep doing it until you know they know what they're doing really, Its not worth the risk to their teeth, baby teeth help the adult teeth come in properly so its just as important to look after them IMO