Debbie - posted on 08/15/2009 ( 22 moms have responded )
I have a 3 year old daughter who I fight with daily to brush her teeth. She will take the toothbrush with toothpaste on it and then suck the toothpaste off and hold the toothbrush in her mouth. I encourage her to brush her teeth and I am usually brushing my teeth at the same time so she can observe and follow what I am doing. I end up having to brush her teeth at least once a day in order for them to get clean. This in turn causes her to cry and fight against me. Any suggestions on how I can make this process less traumatic for her?