how to get my 3 yr old to brush his teeth? he just clams up n refuses to open his mouth when he sees the toothbrush. he wants to do it himself but he's not really doing it right, so what should i do??
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Connie - posted on 10/03/2011
you have to let him learn to do it himself. brush your teeth at the same time. they learn more by watching then they do when you do it for them. he may not get it perfect but with practice he will get better. Good luck and God bless
Lisa - posted on 10/03/2011
I let my 3 year old 'brush' his own teeth but then we play dentist, I have him sit on the couch and wait his turn then I call his name and have him lay on the couch with his head propped on pillows and have him open his mouth real wide. I pretend to look at his teeth a rave over how shiny they are and how good he does brushing his teeth then I 'clean' them for him.
He has been to the dentist and thinks this is the funnest thing ever. So it works out and he is learnig good hygiene I hope. This is a little time consuming though
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