05 May 2008

Bibs worn during morning toothbrushing keep clothes clean and dry

Here's how Jill keeps weekday mornings moving along:

I’ve found a use for the nice, big, plastic bibs that my daughters (3 YO & 1.5 YO) no longer use while eating. I store a couple of bibs in the bathroom and my girls wear them when they brush their teeth! Toothbrushing is typically the last thing that happens in the morning before we leave for daycare/work. I used to fight them for control of the toothbrush for fear of ruining their outfits with water and toothpaste stains. Now in the morning, I can let them be more independent (and messy) and do it themselves (nighttime is when mommy & daddy give their teeth a good brushing).

Related: Brush toddlers' teeth with two toothbrushes

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Very clever - I wish I hadn't given away our bibs already!

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