DS is almost 3 and when he brushes his teeth, the first thing he does is swallow the toothpaste and then brush!! I try to explain to him, but he is stubborn. I'm assuming he'll get it in time? Anyone else have this problem?
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28-06-2012 19:54 #1
28-06-2012 19:57 #2
Yep, my 3yo does this too. She ends up just spitting spit into the sink and then is proud of herself. If I remember my oldest took a while to get the hang of it, just had to keep showing her and from the very second I put the toothpaste on the brush I was saying "remember we spit, we spit" and eventually she got it.
28-06-2012 20:00 #3Senior Member
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My 3yo went through this stage, probably just to annoy me. he stopped after a few months.
28-06-2012 20:20 #4Senior Member
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DD's went through a spreading toothpaste all over everything stage as well as eating it. We just put tiny dabs of it on their brush, got them to brush and then added a bit more.
They use it properly now.
29-06-2012 07:34 #5
I only let my ds have a tiny amount of toothpaste on his brush and he didn't get the whole spitting thing til nearly 4 from memory. Make sure you are using the little kids toothpaste - I think it's ok to swallow in slightly larger quantities than adult toothpaste
29-06-2012 08:25 #6
If he is swallowing it consistently I would buy a fluoride free toothpaste.
29-06-2012 12:04 #7
I would only buy fluoride free toothpaste for any child really as fluoride is toxic and not something you want them regularly swallowing
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29-06-2012 12:14 #8
Would the kids one be fluoride free or lower in?
29-06-2012 12:57 #9
Check the packet but the ones for kids aged 1-5 or so are usually fluoride free
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