View Full Version : Brushing Baby's Teeth
02-02-2009, 03:57 PM
My little girl loves to chew on her tooth brush but its a no go on actually brushing her teeth. She's almost got a mouthful so what do I do?
02-03-2009, 05:04 PM
Until she knows how to spit you need to be using special toddler toothpaste that is okay for er to swallow. I think oralB makes that little bear toothpaste that we used. We had a little thing that I slipped over my finger with bristles on it that I used to brush my sons teeth.
02-08-2009, 08:18 AM
We used the fingertip tooth brush on our girls until they started to bite the finger that was in their mouth. After that we went and picked up a toddler sized tooth brush and toddler paste. It took a little work but we finally found a routine that worked for us so that they (especially Emilee) wouldn't just chew on the toothbrush. I sit on the toilet, hold her on my lap and gently hold her head against my shoulder. As I'm brushing I sing a silly song I made up about brushing teeth. When I'm all done, I put her down, rinse her tooth brush and let her do it herself for a little while. We are too the point now that I don't have to hold her head up and she's really enjoying it. It'll take a lot of persistence and ingenuity and you may have to try multiple things, but you'll be able to do it without difficulty soon enough. Good luck.
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