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    Quote Originally Posted by Cue View Post
    DD (almost 22mo) is a nightmare when it comes to brushing her teeth. She loves watching me do it and will run to the bathroom when I say it's time to brush her teeth, but fights like crazy when I try to brush them. I always offer her the brush first and sometimes she'll put it in her mouth and kind of chew on it/suck off the toothpaste but thats it. I always end up pinning her down and brushing them - she won't let me even touch the toothbrush let alone brush her teeth standing in front of the mirror.

    I hate it but bad teeth would be worse so I persist. DH is a lot more lax and my mum tells me I'm cruel but I think looking after their teeth is important.
    This is actually what it is like for us. I will be pinning down tonight!

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    Quote Originally Posted by babyla View Post
    This is actually what it is like for us. I will be pinning down tonight!
    Good luck! I'm a tiny bit glad you're finding it hard too because I thought it was just me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cue View Post
    Good luck! I'm a tiny bit glad you're finding it hard too because I thought it was just me!
    Me too

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cue View Post
    Good luck! I'm a tiny bit glad you're finding it hard too because I thought it was just me!
    Back at ya

    Good luck for tonight!

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    Probably no awesome advice, as DD has never really resisted it. However, I normally let her do it herself first, and then I have a go afterwards. I try to turn it into a game, and make her laugh - e.g., by getting her to make funny noises while I'm brushing. When she was a bit younger we used to say "Does that tickle?" when we did it, and she'd giggle about her teeth tickling.

    Another thing that helps is that she LOVES spitting out water after we've done them. We do it in the bathroom, and again make a bit of a game about where she's going to spit out ("Oh no! You're not going to spit that out IN THE BATH, are you?!") and she thinks she's being very cheeky by doing it in the bath, or in the shower. (Obviously the floor/ somewhere inappropriate is off limits!)

    Good luck!!

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    Well some success.. sort of... I bought him an electric tooth brush - he prefers to rub it across his forehead and lips. We went back to his original tooth brush and we tried taking turns, tiny success but didn't reach his molars and he let me do it for about 5 seconds. He play with his toothbrush in the bath. After he was dressed I thought I'll try the "force" method - with DH not home it was not going to happen, he is so strong and wriggly and won't open his mouth unless it's to scream and then slam shut again. So again fairly big fail on the tooth brushing

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    Bugger! I wasn't home for it tonight (I work Thursdays and don't get home until she's in bed) but DH said she was her usual defiant self!

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    DS used to be really bad. I couldn't force it because he'd just bite down on the brush and not open his mouth. I asked my boss who was a former dental nurse - she said not to stress, it wa a more about good habits and trying to get them used to the brush. She said more concentrate on mummy's turn then toddler's turn and just get the molars.

    Recently I started making a big thing about brushing away the sugar monsters, seems to be working well however most of my friends say it gets heaps easier around 2yo anyway

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    Quote Originally Posted by duckduckgoose View Post
    DS used to be really bad. I couldn't force it because he'd just bite down on the brush and not open his mouth. I asked my boss who was a former dental nurse - she said not to stress, it wa a more about good habits and trying to get them used to the brush. She said more concentrate on mummy's turn then toddler's turn and just get the molars.

    Recently I started making a big thing about brushing away the sugar monsters, seems to be working well however most of my friends say it gets heaps easier around 2yo anyway
    Thanks - we've been doing this the past few days and although it's not the most thorough brushing, it's a start and I think we just continue making it part of his evening routine.

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    Thanks babyla for this thread ive been going through the exact same thing. :thumbup:

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