How to teach rinsing and spitting to a toddler?
We’re trying to teach our son (a little over 2yo) to rinse and spit after brushing. He just takes gulps of water and swallows them (and we've been trying for a couple months). Any ideas for teaching this skill? When did your kids get it?
We've said it's like spitting out food when a bite is too big or too warm--something he can do. Amusingly, he can repeat our explanations of what to do and enjoys teaching his toys. (“The trick is, DON’T send it down to your tummy! Make it come back out in the sink!”) But words are one thing and practical knowledge another, it seems... Any suggestions?