AS IF my toddler is going to let me Lie her down,
stick a brush smeared with tooth paste in her mouth,
brush her teeth for TWO MINUTES STRAIGHT,
TWICE a day!
what planet are you living on? Seriously?
I also hear you expect me to wipe any excess tooth paste out of her mouth, with a washer, Untill shes able to spit.
but we have enough tantrums in a day without adding this to the mix.
Further more, I believe putting my 19 month old through this, twice a day, Will only make her reject her tooth brush and refuse to brush her teeth untill shes school aged.
The only way i can brush her teeth is by:
a. letting her watch me, and giving it a go herself.
b. encouraging her to do it herself
c. Giving them a quick once over, when she lets me
d. gentally teaching her to spit afterwards.
Maybe you should include that in your notes.
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11-01-2012 20:59 #1Bubhub Ambassador - tongue in cheek
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Ahh.. yeah right 'toddler teeth brushing tips'
11-01-2012 21:01 #2
i hear ya. its BADDDDDD here. real bad.
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11-01-2012 21:05 #3
I just give him the toothbrush to chew on. Yea yea I know your not supposed to..
Toothpaste? Is that a joke?
11-01-2012 21:12 #4
DS is at the age now where he wants to do everything himself so I say 'Mummy's turn first, then your turn' he says 'Noooo way!!!!!' and clamps his mouth shut. I say 'Ok no turn for DS' he goes 'Noooo, MY TURN!!!' I say 'Ok DS's turn but mummy goes first' then he lets me do it. This happens everyday, I dunno why we have to go through the routine every time
11-01-2012 21:15 #5
Omg brushing for 2 mins
My DS used to act like I was trying to murder him while brushing his teeth, no matter how many songs, books, games we played during the process. Than one day it just clicked in Now he just sits down and opens his mouth while I brush! (he has a go after). It's so weird. But definitely not for 2 mins, he would NEVER allow that!!!
11-01-2012 21:16 #6
Oh i so hear you on this one.
i just put a tiny smidge of toothpaste on and let him play with it in the bath. sometimes he does other times he tries to clean the tiles with it either way i try not to stress too much. as long as he hasnt had heaps of sweet things what can you do...
11-01-2012 21:20 #7
hahahaha so true, i was stresssing about the bit that says Do not swallow excess toothpaste, as if my 17 mth DD understands rinse and spit...
11-01-2012 21:23 #8Senior Member
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we have two toothbrushes (well actually about 6 becuase we keep losing them lol) i give one to ds with toothpaste and i have one with toothpaste. he has a turn i have a turn and when its my turn i count to five each section i do so he know its done. if hes getting restless i say poke out your tongue and brush that he loves getting his tongue brushed so that normally gets done a couple of times. when i am fisinshed i just let him play with his toothbrush till hes had enough
11-01-2012 21:35 #9Senior Member
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Where did those crazy ideas in op come from? My 17 mo only brushes (and very superficially) with water. I won't use paste until he can spit. My 3 yo uses paste.
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11-01-2012 22:52 #10Senior Member
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Amen to that.
Daily struggle for us here.
I've tried electric Dora toothbrush, electric Diego toothbrush, Dora toothpaste, bribery, making a game out of spitting the water out ... And my latest 'but your teeth might fall out' - he doesn't care!
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