needs advice on a few things hehe

Beckie - posted on 09/17/2009 ( 5 moms have responded )

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hi im beckie and my son will be 15 months on sept 26.. well i was wondering if you guys can help me on a couple of thigns? .. the first problem is sipp cups iv tryed every single sippy cup, i have tryed not giving him a drink for a gfew hours or longer causei heard that from family and friends and i eventually gave in because i felt bad cause well we get thirsty too lol.i also tryed letting him play with the sippy cup and kept saying wow look at teh big boy cup u drinnk out of it like this lol ..i have no idea what to try next lol.. and then there is brushing the teeth lol i can not bursh is teeth i tryed everything with that i made it in to a game, i showed him that mommy adn daddy does it.. if i try to brush his teeth he clinches is lips together were i cant even get the toothbrush in his mouth lol so im ru nning out fo ideas on what to do so plz can some one give me advice that helped with your kids?... thank you very much

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Tanya - posted on 09/17/2009

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When my 6yr old daughter and 3yr old daughter were babies they didn't ever want sippy cups they only wanted the straw ones I bet he'll like thoes now my youngest daughter she is a year now but my mom gave her her first sippy cup at 6 months she loved it she'll still drink from it but she likes straw cups mostly now that she is getting bigger....



For brushing teeth my kids dentist and dr. say that you don't need to use a tooth brush until they are 2 years old all you need to do is wipe down the teeth with a damp rag/washcloth ... I did that for all my children untill they were 2, I do it for my 1 year old still.... I use one of the baby washcloths (the tiny ones) they are just for that reason I hand wash them in very warm water with a little bit of dish soap to clean them..

Crystal - posted on 09/17/2009

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Maybe skip sippy cups and move on to the ones with straws. My son loved those. They have a few different kind and he might like that he doesn't have to hold it up to drink. My first son had lazy arms. He would drink if someone else was holding it but alone would drop it. Take him with you and brush your teeth together. Let him play with the tooth brush while you brush your teeth. When you get done brushing your teeth take the tooth brush away from him and try to take a couple of swipes at his teeth. Eventually he will get in the habit just be persistent. If you are more stubborn than him you will win. Good luck

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Beckie - posted on 09/19/2009

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thank you all so much you guyz were very helpful and i will try all of the things u suggested!!!!

Amy - posted on 09/17/2009

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I agree with everyone that you should try the cups with straws. my daughter was breast fed and refused any bottle or cup. Eventually I got her a sippy bottle with a straw and with a lot of perserverance managed to get her to drink out of that. She'll drink out of anything now. Good luck!

Theresa - posted on 09/17/2009

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try the straw cups or just start giving him a regular cup with little in it dont worry he will get it. and give him his tooth brush let him do it then sneek in and help at times. its better than nothing

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