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my 11 month old has 10 teeth but wont let me brush!

every night it is a sturggle to get him to brush his teeth. he locks his jaw and scrunches his lips and will not let me brush them! he has so many and i dont want them to rot! the only way i can get the toothbrush in is if he is screaming and then he will bite it so i cant move it! how do i clean his teeth? the finger brushes are worse.... he bites me! lol


Asked by Anonymous at 3:24 PM on May. 3, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • I let my 12 month old brush her own teeth... she just chews on it mainly.. but it's better than the struggle.. sometimes she lets me do it.. and I figure if I have her brush her teeth twice a day.. then I'm prolly getting to brush them at least twice a week... which is better than I did when I was a kid.. and my teeth never rotted :)

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:27 PM on May. 3, 2010

  • Get him a character toothbrush, maybe an electric one and let him do it himself. Do yours at the same time so that it is fun.

    Answer by mompam at 3:28 PM on May. 3, 2010

  • have you tried the spinning toothbrushes, or the ones that play music?

    Answer by happy2bmom25 at 3:30 PM on May. 3, 2010

  • try doing it when he is in the tub

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:44 PM on May. 3, 2010

  • There are these silicon chew toothbrushes you can get. Basically them chewing it brushes their teeth. You can also get a silcon finger toothbrush too.

    Answer by keyaziz at 4:14 PM on May. 3, 2010

  • This is a link to one on amazon:

    Answer by keyaziz at 4:15 PM on May. 3, 2010