This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Orajel Kids. All thoughts and opinions are my own, as always.
Isn’t it just the cruelest thing about parenting that the days are so long and the years are so short? I’m constantly having to say goodbye to one little person as a new little person evolves. I’m exhausted at the end of every day, and to varying degrees feel desperate for a bit of time to myself. And yet, I can hardly keep up with all the milestones these two little girls of mine are hitting!
Different Kids, Different (S)milestones
One of the things I have learned about having two kids is that in some important ways, life is actually is a bit easier. Now that they are a bit older, they can entertain themselves and play together for longer stretches. I can often feed them the same things, too, instead of having to make two completely separate meals or snacks like I had to this time last year.
But they are still quite different, and they certainly have different needs. One of the areas where I have to remember to provide different levels of guidance and even different products is with oral care. Orajel Kids has an awesome line of products for every stage of development with your little ones.
My oldest has been brushing her teeth for long enough now that she can use a toothpaste with fluoride in it. This is what she selected as her very own toothpaste. The kid looks like I just gave her an ice cream dispenser, or something. Knowing that she didn’t have to share something with her sister was a BIG FREAKIN’ DEAL!
Layah has some different needs since she just recently turned 2. She has actually had some teething pain (those 2 year molars are intense!) and she will actually go get her Orajel Naturals teething tabs and bring them to me because they help her so much.
Layah also REALLY likes to brush her teeth, but she hasn’t gotten the hang of the whole “spit out your toothpaste” routine, so she needs something fluoride-free. Orajel Kids has got her covered with the Training Toothpaste, and the sight of Thomas the Train doesn’t make it hard for her to be content with her own toothpaste, either!
#Smilestones Photo Contest
Orajel is hosting a super awesome contest RIGHT NOW and the voting period is just about to get underway (starts June 27th). Be sure to head back over to the Orajel Smilestones Photo Contest on the BabyCenter Facebook page to vote for your favorite photo. Someone is going to win a trip for 4 to Beaches Resorts!
Your Turn: Favorite #Smilestones?
I’d love to hear one of your favorite Smilestones that has happened recently with one of your kids! I’ll share two: Darah is getting quite excellent at making up her own songs (that actually rhyme!) and Layah just yesterday transitioned from a crib to a toddler bed!
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Orajel Kids.