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9 month old won't let me brush his teeth how do ypu do it

(15 Posts)
Fennecfoxmummy Tue 18-Apr-17 09:22:02

He used to like it but kicks screams and fights now it's impossible. How do you brush a baby's teeth?!

Foreverhopeful22 Tue 18-Apr-17 09:23:45

There are some good videos the one I have been using is laying them on a bed and you kind of pin them with your legs. It took three or four goes but now I've cracked it

She also now knows and doesn't fight. Just lays there .

Foreverhopeful22 Tue 18-Apr-17 09:29:13

I should add mine is 22 months so much more wrigglier and kicking than a 9 month old. You just need to find the right technique.

Plus I would give her a toothbrush as well when I clean my teeth so she copies

farfarawayfromhome Tue 18-Apr-17 09:31:11

best tips ever which changed my life - these two videos on the ipad.

the elmo one has various celebs in smile

Camomila Tue 18-Apr-17 10:02:44

Do you use toothpaste/what type? I have teetha 'apple mint' flavour and DS (1) goes mad for the stuff. I also let him brush his own teeth then once he's happy do a bit myself.

Twinnypops Tue 18-Apr-17 10:41:05

I have a toothbrushing song.

peaceloveandbiscuits Tue 18-Apr-17 13:55:54

Get the expensive Brush Baby Apple mint flavour toothpaste, and pin them down, and get it done. Teeth brushing is non-negotiable and she will learn that it happens every day regardless. When she gets older she can help choose a new toothbrush and have a go herself once you've done them properly. We got DS to say "cheese" and called it "cheese time" when he was younger.

Heirhelp Tue 18-Apr-17 17:22:55

My 11 month old is much better at in the bath than after breakfast. DD has a tooth brush and I have a tooth brush, we sing a song about brushing teeth and we both brush her teeth. Sometimes she wants to brush my teeth.

Does you lo watch you brush your teeth?

peaceloveandbiscuits Tue 18-Apr-17 18:39:28

Oops I said she and meant he.

CharlieandLolaCat Tue 18-Apr-17 18:45:06

I use an app called 'Magic Timer'. My son watches a picture reveal itself over the two minutes and it is literally the only solution I've found that works without both of us wanting to kill ourselves/each other!

archersfan22 Tue 18-Apr-17 19:16:09

I had to pin my toddler down every time for ages (months if not a year), then he just stopped fighting me at some point and since then it's been fine (can't remember exactly when, maybe about age 2?).
As a pp said, I saw it as non-negotiable (like strapping into car seat or buggy) so just did what it took.
I was really worried I wasn't being thorough enough because he wriggled so much, but the dentist is happy with his teeth.

ODog Tue 18-Apr-17 21:32:00

Pin them down. My 11mo doesn't like it. I don't like pinning her down. But I like her teeth so I do it. Ime YouTube videos are great but don't work until much older (DS was about 2 when they started working for him). We pinned DS down for 2yrs. He's nearly 3 and it's still a battle sometimes.

Racheyg Tue 18-Apr-17 21:35:22

When they were babies/small toddlers wrapped them in a towel so they couldn't wave their arms about.

No we sing songs and have a reward chart

Beansprout30 Wed 19-Apr-17 21:45:04

I'm having the same problem with my lg, I can't even get the brush in her mouth I've been really slack. I've ordered a finger brush from Amazon and hope this might help a little

peaceloveandbiscuits Wed 19-Apr-17 22:35:46

Let them watch you brush your teeth and give them their own brush to play with in the bath. Sometimes if they resist that much, just letting them chew the bristles is better than nothing.

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