They love their toothbrushes BUT they just suck on them and really play with them. Trying to actually brush their teeth is such an ordeal. They scream and cry like we're torturing them. We use Elmo toothpaste which they love and they like the idea of using the toothbrush but the main thing is that when we try to actually brush their teeth for them they block us with their tongue and lips (and the crying etc). Any ideas? We just want to make contact with those teeth!Answer Question
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Answer by EmilySusan at 10:07 PM on Mar. 12, 2009
My son (17 months old) does the same thing. I make a game of it. He holds his TB and I guide his hands to brush the back of his teeth. A quick tickle will show the top front teeth and a quick brush takes care of those. A couple more tickles will usually take care of the front bottom teeth. If he brushes his teeth well he gets to brush Ducky's teeth and brush his teeth on his own (play with the tooth brush). If that hasn't worked then I have to be mean and use my finger to hold his lip away from his teeth and brush. He doesn't get to play with his brush then.
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