5 tips to help kids brush their teeth!

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Orajel Kids.

Getting kids to brush their teeth can be a battle…. been there, done that! Once it turns in to a fight to get your children to brush their teeth, you’ve lost. Brushing their teeth and paying attention to oral care is now a chore and something to be avoided. It’s no fun! I’m that mom that says, “turn that frown upside down!” and even if it’s annoying, it makes them smile 😉 So here are my 5 tips to help kids

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do you brush your baby’s teeth?

So Ryan has two bottom teeth. We never brushed his gums prior to having teeth… maybe we should have? I know we didn’t need to… kinda like I know I didn’t need that ice cream after dinner. But I had it anyway. We should have brushed anyway.

Why? Ryan hates when we go near his mouth. He’s sees us coming with the brush and you’d think world war 3 was starting. How did all 18 pounds of him become stronger than all 115 lb of me?! I wonder if we had started this habit

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We have a biter.

I don’t know WHY I thought teething babies didn’t bite while nursing. I swear I heard it from people… or maybe I just HOPED. I thought there’s no way they bite or women wouldn’t breastfeed so long!


The first time Ryan bit me, I was so shocked. You’re not supposed to do that! What are you doing to mama?! Okay, okay, it was a fluke, I forgive you.


And again.

Okay, I don’t know if I forgive you anymore.

It HURTS. I’ve been complaining quite a bit on

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HUGE news in Ryan’s world!

Ryan …



I know you can’t really see it in the picture, but that was the best I could get with a wriggly little almost-6-month-old. SO EXCITING! When did he get to be such a big boy?! And no wonder he has been so grumpy and practically didn’t nap at all yesterday. But

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