9mth old teeth brushing?

(5 Posts)
MileyWiley Thu 22-Sep-16 20:43:54

Any tips please? She's never been great but always at least had a chomp on a toothbrush with a smear of paste on it after her bath.

She's currently cutting a top tooth and I assume this is the reason she won't allow a brush anywhere near her mouth.

Her too bottom teeth haven't been brushed for over a week now properly and I'm starting to worry about how to push forward with this.

Thanks in advance.

MileyWiley Thu 22-Sep-16 20:44:38

Two bottom teeth even blush

papertown Thu 22-Sep-16 20:49:21

My 1yo hated his teeth being brushed until I tried my electric one on him and he loved it so I got him his own one! Good luck

TeaBelle Thu 22-Sep-16 20:51:16

Sing!! Anything silly so they can't help but laugh. And let them do yours too. We sing 'if you're happy and you know it brush your teeth!

TheHubblesWindscreenWipers Mon 26-Sep-16 21:23:42

We try positive reinforcement- 'good boy! Ds brushing teeth! Good boy! Clapping/making a big fuss' etc.

That works about one day a month. Ds has a bit of a thing about anything going near his fingers/nose /mouth and tends to have a meltdown if anything does.
The other 29 days it takes two of us. Dh holds him and his arms and i pop a finger between his jaws to open them and go in with the brush. Ds hates it but he needs his teeth doing

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