Teeth brushing

Cat - posted on 12/05/2008 ( 58 moms have responded )

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Anyone tried to brush their little ones teeth yet? Because I have been trying and i think I am going to need mild sedative to get my daughter to do it!

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Stacey - posted on 12/11/2008

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To really clean the teeth, I just use a washcloth and wipe them down with my finger in the washcloth. And then I let her chomp around on the baby/toddler toothbrush so she gets used to having it in her mouth.

Andrea - posted on 12/09/2008

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I let my son watch when I brush my teeth, then I brush his. Sometime we actually get some brushing done, sometimes not. I think as long as you are tring, they will get the hang of it....

Cat - posted on 12/07/2008

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I got the finger swipe from Orajel for doing a survey...But the problem is that Audri is a very combative baby. I've been letting her chew on the tooth brush to get her used to it and i got her the tutti fruti pratice paste. Hopefully it works. Thanks for all your input!

Abbigale - posted on 12/06/2008

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My daughter LOVES to brush her teeth. Every time she's in the bathroom she points to her toothbrush like she wants it. I do the first initial brush of her 2 teeth, then I let her do it. She mostly chews on it, but alteast she is getting used to the idea of having the brush in her mouth. I bought some baby toothpaste which probably helps. It smells super fruity.

Sarah - posted on 12/06/2008

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I purchased an infant toothbrush which fits over my finger and I move move back and forth to clean my daughter's teeth. This toothbrush kinda resembles a thimble and is the best thing I've found to use on cleaning the teeth of little ones. I used this very same product on my son when he was younger.

Jodie - posted on 12/06/2008

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yeah Tamsyn good advice. my daughter used to love to chew on my viberating toothbrush. she was teething at the time but now its a game to her. and wont put even mine in her mouth

Tamsyn - posted on 12/06/2008

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I just let my 14 month old chew on her tooth brush, she only has 4 teeth, I did this with my other 3 children also and then once they were used to the idea I started to brush there teeth without paste and then introduced the toothpaste afterwards it has worked for me so far!

Jodie - posted on 12/06/2008

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lol my daughter will be 14 months on the 19th she was born at 33 weeks emergency c- section ive just started introducing the toothbrush to her. she hates it and sticks out her tongue everytime. wiggles out of my hold and runs away.

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