NewbieCranky when brushing teeth
Anyone has good tips on how to encourage the little one to get his teeth brushed? Mine's 18 months old and recently dislikes it
My wife and i turned it into a gamr for the kids.
It's more fun when they are able to gurgle and spit.
last edited by meowington
2 tricks that worked for my child:
- I make him brush my teeth while I brush his. He feels like he's helping me so he's more inclined to let me help him
- The "copy me" game! We brush our teeth together and I challenge him to copy me!
Also, instead of asking or telling him to brush his teeth, I now ask him how much toothpaste he wants on is brush. He gets a thrill out of squeezing the tube but i gotta control that part otherwise the entire tube is wasted. Lol
Maybe your son haven't used it, It needs time, but keep trying. Last time I let my kids held their own brush to brush the side which they didn't let me touch it, maybe it was pain if I brushed. I wore finger brush and brushed another side which they let me touched. Day by day, they started to let me brush their whole teeth. Be patient, keep trying.