02-16-2014 07:50 PM - edited 02-16-2014 07:53 PM
My daughter will be 3 in June she refuses to brush her teeth. I have tried videos about brushing, songs, brushing my teeth in front of her, I have even tried letting her brush my teeth (with my toothbrush of course not hers). I don't know what to do. HELP!
02-16-2014 11:04 PM
YOU need to be brushing her teeth still. Even at three she isn't big enough to do it by herself.
DD1 was HORRIBLE for the longest time about getting her teeth brushed. The only way we were able to get her teeth brushed for a long time was to practically sit on her since she was too big to get pinned in our lap. After a short time though she started to let us brush her teeth while sitting in our lap and as long as she was polite about it, we would let her just sit there while we did it and then she could finish up once we had her teeth brushed well. After lots of perseverance and not budging on it (hygiene matters are non-negotiable in our house) she is super great about having her teeth brushed and was even a super star at the dentist.
03-10-2014 01:59 PM
With our daughter we used the TV shows she loves to watch. We bought her a Dora the Explorer toothbrush and tell her its time to brush with Dora. We also downloaded the Daniel Tiger Day/Night app, which lets you brush Daniel Tiger's teeth.
Even with these tactics, dd is good about getting the front teeth, but we have to help her brush the teeth in the back of her mouth. I'm hoping as she gets older she'll get better at it, but for now we just let her brush on her own for a few seconds, then take over and finish the job.
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