Annalyn loves – LOVES – the dentist. For a while I thought maybe she wanted to be a dentist when she grows up, but no, she just loves the dentist. This is a good thing considering her teeth are a hot mess and she’ll be seeing a lot of the dentist over the next few years.
Unfortunately, her love of the dentist (and her love of, ironically considering my dislike, flossing) has not translated into the best tooth brushing habits. Again with the irony, that has not stopped her excitement for teaching her baby sister to brush her teeth!
And so I found myself in the bathroom with my two toothy girls, introducing Adrienne to the joys of dental care. (I had a little help with Orajel™ Kids, who sponsored this post.)
(Don’t worry. I brushed her tiny teeth before handing over the toothbrush, which she [obviously] calls “M’Elmo.”)
Because my baby girl has had a mouthful of teeth for a while, our pediatrician has been urging me to get on the tooth brushing bandwagon for a few months now. In my horribly cliched, laidback second child approach, however, I’d been putting it off. Thankfully, I received a box full of Orajel™ Kids products just a couple weeks after her most recent check-up!
The funny thing was that after I opened my box of Orajel Kids goodies, I looked in our bathroom cabinet and realized I already had several Orajel products! Adrienne now has a little Thomas Train toothbrush as a back up for her beloved “M’Elmo” brush. And the Orajel™ Bubble Guppies™ Fluoride Toothpaste? Well, Annalyn couldn’t wait to open it up and try it out. Because BUBBLE GUPPIES.
Well played, Orajel. The dentist will be pleased.
As the parent (and tooth brushing enforcer), I love that Orajel Kids products make caring for their teeth more appealing. From the familiar characters on all the products to the sweet toothpaste, it’s almost fun to keep their teeth clean! And there’s something for both my girls, despite their age gap. Whether kids are teething, learning to brush, or brushing on their own, Orajel Kids has you covered during every stage.
It’s also reassuring that the training toothpaste for Adrienne (and any kiddo ages 3 months to 2 years) is fluoride-free and totally safe. Which is a good thing because she may have treated that toothbrush like a sucker after my initial brushing…
Orajel Kids also offers teething gel for babies four months and older. Adrienne isn’t teething right now, but I’m armed with both Baby Orajel™ Naturals Teething Gel and Baby Orajel™ Naturals Nighttime Teething Gel when it starts again! Both products offer safe and effective pain relief with the soothing power of chamomilla (and the nighttime gel has passionflower to help babies sleep more comfortably – COUNT ME IN).
Now for the fun part (aside from these ridiculously cute pictures of my girls…). Orajel™ Kids wants to celebrate your child’s smiling milestones – or “Smilestones” – from their birthday celebrations! The Smilestones Birthday Sweepstakes will award one lucky winner an Orajel Kids gift pack plus the chance to win a $2,000 gift card for the ultimate birthday party. Simply share your favorite birthday memory with Orajel to enter. Good luck – and Happy Smilestones!
Anything that makes keeping my kids’ teeth healthy and clean easier works for me!
How do you encourage your kids to brush?
(Anyone else tempted to sing the “Brusha Brusha” song from Grease to their kids? No? Just me? Right. Moving on…)
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Orajel™ Kids. All opinions and adorable children are my own.
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