Esther - posted on 03/05/2009 ( 21 moms have responded )
My latest challenge is how to teach my son to brush his teeth (or let me do it). He loves his toothbrush and he really likes the kids toothpaste, but he doesn't quite grasp the concept. He just chews on the brush.
I've been trying to show him and to model it but I don't think he gets it. We have taught him some signs (sign language) and I think that when I show him the brushing motion he just thinks that's the sign for brushing his teeth but that the actual action associated with that is for him to chew on his toothbrush (he'll make the brushing motion with his finger the way I do when he wants his toothbrush).
He bites down on the brush so firmly that I can't move it around anymore either and he mostly chews on the sides but the teeth he has are all in the front.