The Tooth Fairy for Toddlers

The Tooth Fairy is a magical creature, helping your child to form good associations around teeth and oral healthcare - but how can you get her to work better for you? Most parents use tales of the Tooth Fairy to encourage older children to celebrate the loss of their milk teeth at around 5-7 years old, but we’re here to tell you that she can help with teething and cutting new teeth, too! To find out how to make the most of the Tooth Fairy, read on!

Early Into

Though it’s best to keep the financial rewards to actual milk tooth loss, the Tooth Fairy can help with other oral health habits for your little ones, too! Try incorporating the Tooth Fairy into bedtime routines - for instance, telling your child that brushing their teeth properly means that their teeth will be worth more when she finally arrives! Adding her to established routines can be helpful across the board in teaching your infant about dental health, too. For instance, try telling your child that it’s both you and the Tooth Fairy who are insisting on eating veggies, as it will help them to build strong teeth and bones!

Get Into the Groove

You don’t need to start brushing your child’s teeth with a proper toothbrush until their teeth come through, but in the meantime you could (and should!) be brushing their gums with a silicone brush! This not only helps to get your child into a consistent routine, but also helps to clean away any food particles that get stuck in their gums and mouths, which can cause discomfort and oral hygiene issues.

Teething With Intent

As soon as your child starts teething, oral hygiene and care becomes a huge focus in your little one’s life. Set your intent early on to encourage your child to receive teething, with all its discomfort, as a positive experience overall. Remind them that cutting new teeth is just one step closer to getting rewarded by the Tooth Fairy!

Set Up Your Setup

The correct tools for oral healthcare are important for maintaining healthy teeth and gums. As your child gets older this becomes something to think about with toothbrushes and pastes, but when they are still in their infancy it’s more about teethers and finger brushes. The right teether can not only soothe your child’s teething symptoms, but also help them to get used to chewing and cleaning the surface of their teeth and gums. Make sure you get a good quality, soft silicone finger brush to clean their gums and early teeth. Check out our teething starter sets, which comprise two different types of teether as well as two silicone finger brushes, so you can try out different things and see what your child responds to best!