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how do brush your little ones teeth?

Posted by on Apr. 29, 2013 at 10:38 AM
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He's only 16 months but I'm having a difficult time brushing his teeth because he won't keep his mouth open any suggestions?
by on Apr. 29, 2013 at 10:38 AM
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cherylmoore
by on Apr. 29, 2013 at 11:10 AM
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I used to lay Nathan on his back on my bed and i would get over him and start laughing like i was tickling his teeth. He laughed the whole time and that kept his mouth open
PEEK05
by on Apr. 29, 2013 at 11:16 AM

I've never had that problem, sorry.

mumii17
by on Apr. 29, 2013 at 11:35 AM
I'll try that next time thank you :)


Quoting cherylmoore:

I used to lay Nathan on his back on my bed and i would get over him and start laughing like i was tickling his teeth. He laughed the whole time and that kept his mouth open

othermom
by Silver Member on Apr. 29, 2013 at 11:49 AM

It is tough, just keep brushing as well as you can a few times a day

mumii17
by on Apr. 29, 2013 at 12:10 PM
Sounds good :)


Quoting othermom:

It is tough, just keep brushing as well as you can a few times a day


storkradio193
by on Apr. 29, 2013 at 1:09 PM

Different things worked at different times.  You can try and hold him on your lap laying down on his back. 

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mumii17
by on Apr. 29, 2013 at 1:11 PM
I'm going to try all suggestions and see what works better for us :) thank you


Quoting storkradio193:

Different things worked at different times.  You can try and hold him on your lap laying down on his back. 


WillVon
by Member on Apr. 29, 2013 at 1:25 PM
My dd keeps biting as hard as she can when I try.
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LML1
by Bronze Member on Apr. 29, 2013 at 1:29 PM
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 Since my daughter got her teeth so early we used a tooth brush for her to chomp on. Another method I use is to place my thumb on her cheek by her lips and my index finger on the other side. We do fish face then in goes the toothbrush. Works everytime for me. She loves it.

hollydaze1974
by on Apr. 29, 2013 at 1:41 PM
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I sit him on the the count and we work on vowels ahhhh, aaaaa, eeeeee, oooooohh, iiiiiiiiii
With every vowel I get a different set of teeth. He sing them and giggles while I do it. But, it work awesome for us. I have the vowels written in lipstick on the mirror so he learned then while teeth brushing.
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