The mention of cutting fingernails reminded me of the battle DH and I are currently dealing with. Our 21 month old does not, ever, in ANY way, cooperate with having her teeth brushed.
She used to think it was fun to open up and say "Ahhh!" while we brushed her teeth, but one day it stopped. Now she will clamp her mouth shut, and if you try to weasel in there to brush her teeth, she will scream bloody murder. Even for a very brief rubdown of the teeth, we have to basically hold her down and let her scream for a minute.
We've tried playing games, using toothpaste, not using toothpaste, letting her 3yr old sister be an example, showing her how Mommy and Daddy brush their teeth, too...it's all futile!
Do you think she's teething, or just being difficult? Any ideas what might help?
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