How do you teach your toddler how to brush their teeth?

i give my daughter tooth brush just few months ago
she been putting the tooth brush into her mouth and chew on it. so i have to see what i can do so she can brush her front tooth she has 8 teeth already

we use use finger tooth brush before and we got her tooth brush


Asked by mommytobe24 at 3:51 PM on Dec. 8, 2008 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • what i do with my dd is first i brush her teeth and then i let her move the brush around in her mouth and last i let her rinse her mouth out and rinse her tooth brush.She has been trying to brush her teeth but really she cant do a good job so i assist.oh DD is almost 18 months.hope this helps.


    Answer by ilovemylilymae at 3:55 PM on Dec. 8, 2008

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  • My DD is 2-1/2 and still needs help brushing her teeth. I usually brush them first, talking to her about what I'm doing ("Ok, we're going to brush the top teeth now" etc). Then, once I'm done, I give her the toothbrush and let her brush for a little while. She's getting the hang of it now, but it will still be a while before I let her do it completely on her own.

    Answer by purvislets at 4:14 PM on Dec. 8, 2008

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  • You let her try to brush hers. You sometimes let her try to brush yours. But either before or after, you brush hers properly. You will need to help her until she's 3 or 4 and you will need to keep doing inspections until she's 8.

    Answer by kaycee14 at 4:32 PM on Dec. 8, 2008

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  • we started using an electric toothbrush for my daughter at around 2 years. now she can brush her own teeth but i still help her to make sure she's getting them clean enough.
    prior to that i would just brush them for her myself.

    Answer by heatherama at 4:54 PM on Dec. 8, 2008

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  • you just brush her teeth and when your done let her play with it for a while. I usually brushed my kids teeth till they were 4ish and even then I still a few times a week brushed them for them becuase they never do a good enough job.

    Answer by babyfat5 at 6:42 PM on Dec. 8, 2008

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  • my son is 27 months and does a pretty good job brushing his teeth. he watched me and says mommy brusha teef lol so i put toothpaste on his toothbrush and he turns on the cold water and wets his toothpaste and then brushes his front teeth...he doesnt brush the back by hisself yet so i have to do that.

    Answer by proudmama_2boys at 9:18 PM on Dec. 8, 2008

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