Toothbrushing by numbers

Before today's link, my son has a few words to share with you:

ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ
TEAM
ALL
BALL
CAKE

My work-life balance tip for the day: let your child write your blog content. He also picked today's photo. P/C: Pixabay

My work-life balance tip for the day: let your child write your blog content. He also picked today's photo. P/C: Pixabay

One of my everyday failures as a parent is brushing my resistant toddler's teeth. I'm up on Parent.co today with reassuring research and strategies to make those four minutes feel less like four hours: 

If you’re following the American Dental Association’s (ADA) guidelines, you’ll be fighting this fight until age six or seven – when children are thought to be sufficiently coordinated to brush solo. Assuming your child’s first teeth came in around six months, that’s about 4,700 brushing sessions.
As you rinse tonight’s flailed toothpaste off your neck, you start to wonder if it’s really so bad to only brush once a day, or every other day, or once baby teeth start falling out.

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