Sunday, November 6, 2011
I'm told you're supposed to start brushing your kid's teeth pretty much as soon as they come in. So, well, we're about 3-4 months behind, but... whatever. Nora still only has four teeth, so I'm not really sweating it.
But recently, Nora's been showing a lot of interest in what we're doing when she sees us brushing our teeth. Within the last few days, she has even gone so far as to open her mouth when she sees us with our toothbrushes.
We decided to take advantage of her interest and pick up a toothbrush for her while we were out today. I stood in the toothbrush aisle for about five minutes, overwhelmed by the choices for toddler/children's toothbrushes and toothpaste. I narrowed it down to three choices, held them out for Nora, and let her choose. She picked Elmo. I grabbed the "matching" toothpaste and we were on our way.
Of course, it was only after she had eaten two "pea-sized" portions of toothpaste that I actually looked at the back of the tube (I was trying to figure out the flavor). Come to find out, this particular brand of toothpaste (Crest Kids) is for children and adults aged 2 and up, and is not supposed to be swallowed.
I'm so glad I spent five minutes in the toothbrush/toothpaste aisle, only to come home with the WRONG KIND OF TOOTHPASTE anyway. *sigh* What the heck! I guess I fell for the marketing on the tube, which featured Elmo and Abby Cadabby. That crap was expensive, too. Damn it. So now we'll have to go back and get her a tube of the
How old were your kids when you started brushing their teeth? Are they good about it? How many times a day do you brush them?