Brushing my toddler's teeth....

Maggie - posted on 01/19/2009 ( 5 moms have responded )




It's a painful process for us and I do a terrible job. I've tried singing and fancy toothbrushes with her favorite characters on it.....


Lindsay - posted on 01/23/2009




son that's 2 and i basically have a no pressure situation. he eats breakfast while i eat, i get dressed then dress him then i take him with me when i go to put on make up and brush my teeth and usually because he has done the rest at the same time he asks to brush his teeth, he knows i brush his teeth and then he gets to play with the tooth brush while i brush my own... hope this helps


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Aicha - posted on 01/22/2011




you could try letting her chew on a wash cloth , I don't have the problem of getting my daughter to brush her teeth it is a problem getting her to give me back the tooth brush she likes the way it feels on her teeth

Crystal - posted on 11/12/2010




My daughter is 16 months, and I use baby orajel tooth and gum cleaner and she loves the taste of it. I start out by letting her brush for a while and then I ask if I can help, and she lets me brush them when she is done. She likes to watch me and copy how I brush my teeth. If your daughter is like mine then maybe she is just independent and wants to be in charge. And if thats the case it is very hard to fight with a stubborn toddler. But try letting her brush by herself and then see if you can help, then they don't feel like they are being forced an it becomes more fun.

Ashley - posted on 01/23/2009




having the same problem , my daughter 19 months scream when we brush her teeth, she goes throguh phases though , we let her pick out her tooth brush, and she has a song that somtimes works but it's hit and miss, i usualyl let her try if shes willing first , and if she absolttly wont brush and wont let us use it, i then take a wet cloth , and wipe the teeth somtimes it's easier with the cloth especially if she is throwing a tantrum, we are just really persistant with it, and hope that it will egt easier , which i am sure it will for you 2

Liz - posted on 01/21/2009




I dont think there is an easy answer with teeth brushing. We have tried different toothbrushes, different toothpaste, letting our son pick who brushes his teeth and taking turns with him (he brushes and then we do or vice versa) some days its great and others its a never ending battle. I have heard of special mouth wash stuff that you rinse and it shows where their teeth still are dirty, maybe using that to show them might work.

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