Anyone else have this problem? DD is 2.5yo and she's just decided this week that she HATES toothpaste. She had been quite happily using it for a month or two (I think she liked the 'big girl' aspect of it) but now she screams blue murder and flat-out refuses to brush her teeth with it. I tried buying some Wiggles toothpaste and while she was super excited to take it home, when it came to actually using it, she refused all the same.
It's not like I'm using much at all - the recommended amount is pea-sized, they say, but I've been using the itty-bittiest little smear...and she still inspects the toothbrush to make sure I've washed it off before she puts it in her mouth. So frustrating... I'm worried her beautiful little baby teeth will rot if she doesn't use the damned stuff (even though she's got a good diet)!
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24-04-2012 19:08 #1
Can't get 2yo to use toothpaste anymore
24-04-2012 19:11 #2
Have you tried the gel? The wiggles toothpaste has recently changed and DD doesn't like it anymore so we now buy the Dora gel (it also has sparkles!!)
25-04-2012 09:03 #3
don't worry. my son refused to use toothpaste until recently and every dentist i spoke to said it wasn't a problem, brushing (and flossing) is the impt thing.
i tried every type of toothpaste and character toothbrush to bribe him but it just wouldn't work! he is now 9yo and perfectly fine
25-04-2012 09:23 #4
yeah I wouldn't worry the toothpaste isn't that important for kids it's more making sure they are brushed well
25-04-2012 09:27 #5
Another one who thinks that it's really not necessary, as long as you're brushing
25-04-2012 10:26 #6-
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I don't use normal toothpaste with my girls because of the horrible chemicals in them but we do use this http://www.naturalhealthorganics.com...te-pr-629.html and as an added bonus they are fruit flavoured so i have no problems with my girls using it because it isn't spicy like some comercial toothpaste
25-04-2012 11:22 #7
26-04-2012 14:39 #8-
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i just posted the link so u could see what it looks like i just buy it from a health food shop near me its about $6 a tube but i have 2 little ones using it and the tube has so far lasted about 8months i only use a tiny bit
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