Not too long ago, I found us going through a LOT of toothpaste. I’d buy a tube and not long after, sure enough, a child would come to me saying they’re out (cuz kids, for some reason, can’t report when something’s getting low— they wait and share only when something’s OUT– go fig– *insert eye roll*).
Couldn’t figure out why we kept running out. Are they squirting it into the trash or toilet? Dumping it down the drain? WHAT?!
Then one day I was actually in the bathroom when my kids were brushing their teeth. Found out what was happening. Caught them in the act. All (6) of my kids were using WAY too much toothpaste!!!
Here’s a pic of the amount all my kids WERE using! Two times a day!!!
Here are the proper amounts of toothpaste to use depending on age:
Children under 2, about a grain of rice amount.
Children 3-5, about a pea sized.
Children 5+ to adults:
Using any more than said above amounts prob doesn’t offer any more brushing benefit.
Now that all of our kids know how much to use, toothpaste around here lasts much longer. Yea.
So I know this isn’t a huge thing, but with a large family, every little thing like this adds up. We try to save everywhere we can.