My LO is 15 months old and absolutely hates having her teeth brushed, and always has. It had not gotten any better, even with letting her hold the brush, pretending to brush my own, singing a song or just bearing through the crying. There has got to be something else i can try. Any suggestions???
I started teaching my kid about brushing her teeth. We started with just water on the brush and then i guess i made the mistake of jumping to real toothpaste but the kids type. I dont why she didnt like it at all. Eventhough was a bubble fruit flavor type 🙄. I went back to doing just water and she was fine. I then bought a training tootpaste which is floruide free and is also clear. She tried i... More
He's 1. Pediatric wisdom says that he shouldn't be using pacifiers anymore at his age, yes, but I dare you to tell him that. He's attached to a non orthodontic pacifier that he's had since he was in the NICU. So if he's going to keep using that thing, I figure he should at least transition to one built for kids his age, and one that won't be a detriment to his emerging t... More
I would do the cloth to the gums thing when he was a baby, to get him used to the feeling of brushing early on. He was cooperative back then. Now he's 1. He won't even let me near his mouth with a cloth or napkin. Now he has 6 baby teeth and his meals aren't all milk anymore. How do I get him to like brushing?
My three year old still sucks on a pacifier at night and during nap time. We are having the hardest time breaking the habit. We have tried cold turkey but he just finds his little brother’s pacifier and uses that. Really looking for anything that worked with anyone else. We would like to kick this habit as soon as possible.
So this has been working!! Lately I grab one of the stuffed animals and pretend to brush its teeth while my toddler brushes theirs. Then I switch...have my toddler brush the bears teeth while I brush the toddlers:). Nothing else was really working (not even brushing mine or letting my toddler brush mine while I brush theirs). This has been the most effective way. Just thought I’d share.
So my 19 month old has suddenly decided he hates brushing teeth... He was doing fine with it, and one day he wanted to do it himself so I let him and I helped. Now he won't brush himself and battles me, he won't go along with me brushing his teeth at all. Any one been through this? It's never been an issue until this last week.
My daughter just turned 1 last week — she has 6 teeth total, 4 top and 2 bottom, but has 2 more coming in on top! She DESPISES me coming anywhere near her with the brush, and she’s not really there as far as doing it herself. I tried the “finger” brushes, a soft rubber texture brush that slips over my finger to see if she’d simply chew so I could get a bit of brushing in but she fuuuusses. A... More
My mom thinks I’m silly for wanting to get my LO a tooth brush at 12 months, but she has 9 teeth already and is eating a lot of different food. I don’t normally give her too much processed sugar, but for her first birthday party this past Saturday she did manage to get her hands on quite a bit throughout the day from multiple family members and her smash cake. aI know some of my babysitters fee... More
FYI, he also hates it when I try to wipe his face and his hands 😖
I have a question about space maintainers. My daughter just got her baby molar removed and the dentist offered a space maintainer. The dentist was not very cathegoric about it, because my daughter's permanent molars are in alreasy. But since insurance covers it 100%, she said why not. So I don't know. Do we really need it? If your kid has it, how does it feel? Any problems related to i... More