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It's the end of the year! I highly suggest tossing out a lot of stuff so you have a fresh stock of new products for 2015. Then you have a good idea of when to replace things because you know when you started using them.
For example, I'm replacing all our toothbrushes tomorrow. You're only supposed to use your toothbrush for 3 months. So now that I know that we started using our toothbrushes on January 1, I know I should replace all of them on April 1. Great tip, right???
Speaking of toothbrushing, check out my toddler Iñigo:
Unlike Vito, Iñigo didn't like brushing his teeth. As in pahirapan. Akala mo talaga torture sessions ang toothbrushing sessions with how he screams! So, unlike his older brother who has perfect white teeth, Iñigo has, well, let me just say his teeth are not blackened stumps naman but we saw two cavities na. Soooo upsetting!
So these past few months have been a quest to make Iñigo LOVE brushing his teeth. And we have finally succeeded!!!
Here's what worked:
1. Use a mirror. My kids can see exactly what they're doing so they're more meticulous and involved. Brushing is always supervised. You really have to make sure they're brushing kasi si Iñigo kinakain niya yung toothpaste!
2. Choose dental products that have their favorite characters. To see their friends join them at every toothbrush appointment is a treat for kids.
3. Use a toothpaste designed for kids. When kids hit 2 years old, they need to have fluoride in their toothpaste (dental products for below 2 years old have Xylitol). But you can't use regular toothpaste because there's too much fluoride in it and the menthol stings young mouths.