As the school holidays come to an end, getting your children back into a routine becomes essential for a smooth transition. One crucial aspect of this routine is maintaining proper oral hygiene, including a consistent teeth-brushing routine. In this blog post, we’ll explore effective strategies to help you establish a balanced routine for your kids after the break, with a special focus on maintaining their dental health. We’ll also introduce you to the Icy Bear Dental Cubs free kids dental app, Cubby Buddy, and the new bubblegum polarpaste, a dentist-formulated toothpaste designed to make brushing fun and effective.
- Ease into a Consistent Schedule
After weeks of a relaxed holiday routine, abruptly transitioning back to the school schedule can be overwhelming for both parents and children. To avoid meltdowns and stress, start easing into a consistent routine a week before school starts. Gradually adjust your children’s sleep and wake times, mealtimes, and activity schedules. This gradual transition will help them adapt smoothly to the new routine.
- Prioritise Sleep Hygiene
Adequate sleep is crucial for your children’s overall well-being and their ability to focus in school. Ensure that your kids are getting the recommended amount of sleep for their age group. Create a calming bedtime routine that includes activities like reading a book, dimming the lights, and avoiding electronic devices before bedtime. A well-rested child is more likely to be cooperative and focused during their daily activities.
- Introduce a Structured Morning Routine
A structured morning routine sets a positive tone for the rest of the day. Encourage your children to start their day with activities like stretching, eating a nutritious breakfast, and completing any necessary tasks. Incorporate teeth brushing into this routine to establish a healthy oral hygiene habit.
- Teeth Brushing Routine
Teaching your kids proper teeth-brushing habits is essential for their dental health. Make teeth brushing a fun and engaging activity. Here’s a step-by-step guide to creating an effective teeth-brushing routine:
A. Cubby Buddy App: Make brushing enjoyable with the Icy Bear Dental Cubs’ free kids dental app, Cubby Buddy. The app uses interactive games and rewards to motivate kids to brush their teeth regularly. Your children can brush away to a fun, catchy song which guides them to brush their teeth for the recommended 2 minutes.
B. Bubblegum Polarpaste: Introduce your children to the new bubblegum polarpaste, a toothpaste formulated by a dentist with the right level of fluoride. The appealing flavour and effective formula will make brushing a delightful experience.
- Healthy Eating Habits
A balanced diet contributes to both physical health and mental focus. Pack nutritious lunches and snacks that your kids can enjoy at school. Encourage them to drink water throughout the day to stay hydrated and support their oral health.
- After-School Activities
Incorporate after-school activities that encourage physical activity, creativity, and social interaction. Whether it’s participating in sports, engaging in art projects, or spending time with friends, these activities help children stay engaged and excited about their routine.
- Establish a Relaxing Bedtime Routine
Just as a structured morning routine is important, a calming bedtime routine helps your children wind down after a busy day. Dim the lights, read a bedtime story, and encourage your kids to reflect on their day. This routine will help them relax and prepare for a restful night’s sleep.
Getting your children back into a routine after the school holidays doesn’t have to be a daunting task. By gradually transitioning, prioritising sleep, and incorporating healthy habits like a teeth-brushing routine, you can ensure a successful return to the school routine. Make teeth brushing enjoyable with the Cubby Buddy app and the new bubblegum polarpaste, ensuring that your children’s dental health is in top shape as they embark on this new phase. With a well-balanced routine in place, your kids will be set up for a successful and fulfilling school year ahead.