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    My son, who will be 2 next month, will not let me brush his teeth. I'd been letting him "brush" them himself (ie, have a good 5 minute chew on the toothbrush) but I've noticed his teeth are starting to look a little discoloured

    I've tried rubber head toothbrushes, bristle heads (the one he currently chews on), the rubber thing on the end if my finger, flannel on my finger, and even just rubbing my bare finger in his teeth and gums! All result in a struggle and tanty.

    I do use kiddie toothpaste which he sucks off the toothbrush, so he must like the taste if it. He was even sucking it out of the tube today!

    Any tips/suggestions on what else I can try? Ones that don't include a straight jacket?

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    Dd was the same I made a game of it getting her to brush her teeth the same time I did mine, sit down on the floor with him and hopefully it will work for you I found sitting I front of a mirror helped her see what I did too. Good luck!

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    Thanks bpac, I might spend more time showing him how I brush mine. It's weird - he gets excited when its time to "busshh teep" but doesn't want to do the motions. Will def try to make more of a copycat game out of it

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    DS is the same :-/

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    DS was the same till very recently. We let him have his chew on the toothbrush then it's "mummy's/daddy's turn". We say "show us your molars" or "show us your choppers" and he will open up and let us brush. It just took persistence - and lots of praise when he did let us brush them.

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    My DD is the same, loves chewing her brush but never actually brushes them. I have to hold her down while she screams and brush them. It's not the nicest thing to do but it needs to be done!

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    I also have to frequently hold my 2 year old down to brush her teeth. It's better than the alternative.

    Is he teething? my daughter used to be good with brushing her teeth and then she started screaming and I had a look in her mouth and she's cutting 3 molars

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    My dd was exactly the same and then we bought her an "electric" Dora the explorer toothbrush for Xmas along with the macleans milk teeth tooth paste. Completely different child! It's such a novelty she brushes her teeth many times a day. Only problem is they are cheaply made and ours has just run out of battery and its not replaceable. She still uses like a normal toothbrush though. I think I paid $5.50 on half price sale at woolies. Wish I had of stocked up now! I found she preferred the macleans toothpaste rather than Colgate.

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