Kora was not a fan of having her teeth brushed. To make this weekly task more desirable, we made toothbrush time into a reward. How does that work?
Every night Kora is asked to go in her bed and she gets a bedtime treat there. On toothbrushing nights:
- She gets in her bed
- We prepare her toothbrush
- We do a short brushing - don't forget the gums and front teeth
- She gets her first treat, licking the toothbrush
- We praise her and then she gets her bedtime treat.
By making the experience like a trick, the process is not as bad as it could be.
Additional note: The toothbrush bristles are hard when they are dry. So we first wet the brush and loosen the bristles with our finger before we put the new toothpaste on.