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    What toothpaste is good? She doesn't understand spitting it out yet.

    DD hates getting her teeth brushed. She screams and squirms and it's a massive battle. Getting DH to do it is like pulling teeth because he hates doing it to her but it's really important that we look after her teeth! I'm hoping toothpaste makes her less resistant...

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    I still just use water with DD at 15 months. When I do start using it I'll just use my herbal one that I got at a health food shop (brand is 'Red Seal Herbal Fresh', made in New Zealand).

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    Weleda - get it from most health food shops - fluoride free

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    I just looked up Milk Toothy Pegs as I know woolies has it (no health food shops around here) - do you think that would be ok? Just worried about her swallowing it.

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    Yep that looks fine - its chemical free and organic , I might try some for DS!

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    Thanks! It looked good to me but just wasn't sure - I'll get some today and give it a go.

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    Our dentist advised an electric toothbrush. That way even if you can do minimal brushing, it will clean a lot better. Despite my DD loving having her teeth brushed, and a great diet, we took her to the dentist at 3 and she had heaps of plaque. Now with the electric toothbrush she has none, and it even removed what the dentist didn't (it was her first visit he didn't want to scare her). Toothpaste isn't overly important at this stage but a little bit makes it a bit nicer for them.

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    Well we tried it tonight and while she seemed to like the flavour she still hated brushing her teeth! It's such a battle!!

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    Cue, my DS is nearly 17mths and I've found making it a game helps him be more receptive. I also get him to brush in the bath.

    I first lean over the bath and ask him to brush mummy's teeth, which he loves because of the silly faces & noises I make! Then I ask him to do his own and it usually works, he tries to mimic my antics and he finds that hysterical! Might help you too?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pesca77 View Post
    Cue, my DS is nearly 17mths and I've found making it a game helps him be more receptive. I also get him to brush in the bath.

    I first lean over the bath and ask him to brush mummy's teeth, which he loves because of the silly faces & noises I make! Then I ask him to do his own and it usually works, he tries to mimic my antics and he finds that hysterical! Might help you too?
    Thanks Pesca! I've tried this and it does have some success, although she only puts the brush in her mouth for a few seconds and then either throws it away or keeps pointing it at me/shoving it in my face. She's very interested in me brushing my teeth so I do it in front of her a lot and give her her toothbrush in case she wants to mimic me. Again, she much prefers to brush mummy's teeth!


 

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