The past year has shown me how quickly children do grow. My son turned 8 years old a couple months ago and will be heading to the 3rd grade, while my daughter will be turning 2 years old in a couple of months! My children haven’t grown so quickly as to not take a moment to capture and cherish those fleeting milestones over the years. The first coo. Smile. Giggle. Rolling over. Tooth. Crawling. Sitting up. Word. Step. All of these “magical” moments that parents look forward to, cherish, and celebrate.
My high-spirited toddler hasn’t quite mastered potty training, mostly refuses to wear any hair accessories, and shrieks in horror if a hairbrush is anywhere near her head. However, she takes great interest and pride in brushing her teeth regularly. Anytime I’m near the sink, whether I’m brushing my teeth or styling my hair; my daughter insists on having the faucet turned on (if it isn’t already on), and then pointing to the medicine cabinet, indicating that she wants her “toothpaste” and toothbrush. No bribing required! My son, on the other hand, didn’t want anyone near his teeth at that age!
Orajel generously sent a bevvy of their oral care products that are age appropriate for my daughter. This includes their Anti-cavity Fluoride Toothpaste (Fin-tastic Fruit), Training Toothpaste, Tooth & Gum Cleanser (Bright Banana Apple), a couple of toothbrushes, and Baby Orajel Naturals that comes in two different forms: gel and tablet form. I love that Orajel covers all of those developmental oral care milestones (teething, training, and brushing).
I’m not a stranger to Orajel’s Fluoride-Free Training Toothpaste since I have been buying it for my daughter for awhile. In addition to it being fluoride-free, it is sugar-free, yet has a flavor (Tooty Fruity) that most toddlers will love; doesn’t contain artificial colors, and is safe if swallowed. Even though my daughter’s 2nd birthday will be here before long, I’m saving the Anti-cavity Fluoride Toothpaste for then since it’s more suitable for ages 2 and up. Also, the teething products couldn’t have come in more of a perfect time. As of lately, she has been a crabby patty and has been gnawing at everything in sight. Although not a total cure-all, the teething products help soothe her sore gums. She has also been less fussy and has been able to sleep better throughout the night.
Celebrate Those “Smilestones”
From your baby’s first word to their first day at school, Orajel wants to see those “smilestones” with their photo contest on Facebook. The grand prize winner will receive a trip for a family of four to Beaches Resorts. The contest will conclude on June 18th at noon PST. The voting process will take place between June 30th – July 1st.
On May 28th, they’ll be hosting an Orajel #Smilestones Twitter Party at 10:30 – 11:30 PST. Prizes will be valued at $100-$200. Use hashtags #Orajel & #Smilestones during the duration of the party.
That’s wonderful! Hopefully she will keep it up. My children would love to skip brushing their teeth!
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My kids would never brush if I didn’t tell them to!!
I see some healthy habits starting here!
My oldest stepped out on a limb and offered to play the piano at the hymn sing at church – she hasn’t played in front of people in a while – but it makes me smile that she took a chance and tried without any practice. It’s hard to play hymns for a group of singing people!
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My Lola just got her first bottom two teeth. Those chicklets are too sweet!
Every little milestone makes me so happy. I know how hard my daughter struggles to achieve them
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How sweet! I remember those years 🙂
We are now in the waiting, praying, begging for more loose teeth stage. Apparently, it is a big deal to lose as many teeth as your classmates. Who knew?
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Brushing her teeth definitely in the WIN column!
My son only uses Orajel, we love them!
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Those #smilestones are so precious. My girls are 5 and 8 and have been brushing their teeth on their own for years. I can tell they need a refresher course every so often though. They get careless and don’t brush behind their teeth or brush only in front which leads to build up and dragon breath and eventually cavities if I don’t reinforce good habits. My five year old is the worst culprit about not brushing well, but then again she is only 5.
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Too funny that she’s so into brushing her teeth. That’s really pretty darn cute!
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I remember using Orajel products when my kids were younger, all the way back to their teething days! I think it’s especially great that their Training Toothpaste is fluoride free.
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Since our daughter is graduating this weekend we’ve spent the past couple of days looking through old photos to put together a board for her…So many many smile worthy moments have taken place the last 18 years – we’ve been blessed so much!
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