What the bloody hell am I supposed to do with a 2.7yo who HATES having her teeth brushed?
So far I have tried: Singing Counting teeth Seeking out all the animals hiding in there (don't ask) Having her brush mine/teddy's while I brush hers Explaining why we can't let food stay in our teeth Stickers Fruity toothpaste Different tooth brushes Brute force
Sometimes it works, most of the time it doesn't. She'll run away when she knows it's time to brush them, kick, scream, hit, the works. I'm really at a loss. I don't want to make it a long lasting problem by making her hate it even more (if that's possible) but I need her to know it's something that really needs to be done.
DD was the same until very recently. After fb post and various sugfestions what seems to have worked is talking about everything she's eaten through the day & that I can still see banana, yogurt, pasta, biscuit etc on various teeth.
she has a go first then we have to check all the food remains have gone. It is now no longer a chore at all, in fact she reminds me if I forget to do her teeth!
There is a company called brush baby that makes a chewable toothbrush which is great, its shaped to fit a childs mouth and has rubbery bristles on all sides so cant miss top or bottom, so cleans gums and teeth as they chew, also goes in the fridge to use as a teether!