Mum has GENIUS idea to clean her toddler’s teeth without a tantrum

A mum has revealed how she set up a ‘dentist game’ at home to turn around the nightmare of cleaning her toddler’s teeth. Hannah Woodman, 31, from Wiltshire, said the ‘dreaded’ morning and evening routine would always result in tears and a tantrum with two-and-a-half-year-old Liberty. Hannah and her husband Andy, a builder, were at their wit’s end, so decided to turn teeth brushing into a game. The childminder revealed on Facebook how she told Liberty she was opening up a dental practice upstairs at home, the little girl had to wait her turn, and was called when the ‘dentist’ was ready.

 

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A mum has revealed how she set up a ‘dentist game’ at home to turn around the nightmare of cleaning her toddler’s teeth. Hannah Woodman, 31, from Wiltshire, said the ‘dreaded’ morning and evening routine would always result in tears and a tantrum with two-and-a-half-year-old Liberty. Hannah and her husband Andy, a builder, were at their wit’s end, so decided to turn teeth brushing into a game. The childminder revealed on Facebook how she told Liberty she was opening up a dental practice upstairs at home, the little girl had to wait her turn, and was called when the ‘dentist’ was ready.

Nobody said parenthood was easy.

And everyday chores which should be drama-free can turn into a full-on wrestling match with your little ones.

One mum took to a parenting Facebook page Gentle Parenting UK, to write about her experience with trying to get her toddler, Liberty, to clean her teeth.

Hannah Woodman said that her and her husband Andy, were desperate so they decided to turn teeth brushing into a game.

The 31-year-old revealed that she told Liberty she was opening up a dental practice at home, ands he had to wait her turn until the ''dentist'' was ready.

Liberty adored the game and now asks if the dentist can open early - how amazing is that?

Hannah's post went viral with parents loving the idea of making something the kids dreaded into a fun game.

Hannah wrote, ''I told her I was opening up a dentist upstairs. ‘I told her she had to wait in the “waiting room” I would come and get her when I had got the room ready (at this point I thought she would probably run off once she saw the brush).''

She continued, ''Anyway, I came out and said “Liberty Woodman would you like to come in”, she came walking in, I asked her to lay down and rest her head on my lap, I said I would count her teeth first.. and my assistant (dad) would write the numbers down.''

‘So I told her I was opening up a dentist upstairs. ‘I told her she had to wait in the “waiting room” I would come and get her when I had got the room ready (at this point I thought she would probably run off once she saw the brush). ‘Anyway, I came out and said “Liberty Woodman would you like to come in”, she came walking in, I asked her to lay down and rest her head on my lap, I said I would count her teeth first.. and my assistant (dad) would write the numbers down. ‘I said I would now make them sparkle… so I started brushing while talking to her saying “wow you must really look after your teeth they look amazing!! ‘”You must eat really well I can’t see any bad spots.” ‘I brushed her teeth more thoroughly than ever before! She got up, said thank you very much I will see you again tomorrow. She went out and ‘paid’ at the ‘reception’. ‘She even asked earlier if we can go and open the dentist.. it may not work for everyone but it’s literally transformed our evening routine, it’s totally stress free!!!!!’

 

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She added, ''I said I would now make them sparkle…so I started brushing while talking to her saying “wow you must really look after your teeth they look amazing!! ‘”You must eat really well I can’t see any bad spots.” ‘I brushed her teeth more thoroughly than ever before! She got up, said thank you very much I will see you again tomorrow. She went out and ‘paid’ at the ‘reception'.''

Parents were quick to thank Hannah for her story.

One said, '' This is genius. We’ve started Teethy Tickle Races where both boys have their teeth brushed at the same time and see who wins.''

While another wrote, ''We have a similar approach! I have to become the tooth brushing machine and have a funny voice!''

Do you have any hacks or tricks to help make boring chores for kids fun?

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