Hi all -
I have 4 kids. My first 3 kids never gave me problems when I started brushing their teeth as babies, but with my youngest Jeremiah (14 months old) it is a constant battle. He clamps his mouth shut, chomps down on the toothbrush, turns away, pushes my hand away. It gets to the point where I have to use my other arm to try to pin his arms and keep his head still but I really hate to do that. Then even still I barely get the toothbrush in there. He is strong and I don't want to wrestle him and hurt him and make it a traumatic experience. Aside from toothbrushing, he is a loving, smart, sweet-natured boy. I really don't know what to do....has anyone dealt with this kind of thing and found a solution?