any tips for brushing teeth?

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  1. bibswy

    bibswy MUMMY OF 2!

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    Billie doesn't like having her teeth brushed and often throws a hissy fit! I was using a finger brush but she started biting me (not on purpose) so we are now using a soft baby brush. I manage to get 2 or 3 strokes before she either tries to grab it off me, puts the whole thing in her mouth, clamps shut or has a tantrum! I let her chew it for a bit so at least a bit of cleaning might occur! She has 8 teeth so they really do need a clean at least once a day, lol. Anyone else experiencing the same?
     
  2. rach321

    rach321 Well-Known Member

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    I'm in the same boat so I'm interested to hear if anyone has any ideas!
     
  3. sapphire20

    sapphire20 Olivia & Alex <3

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    Sorry I have no advice, Olivia loves hvaing her teeth brushed at the mo, its really awkward tho as you say she often chews on it and puts her tongue in the way!
     
  4. Arcanegirl

    Arcanegirl Bazinga!!

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    No advice really :/ I do it at bathtimes and let Alex hold it and chew whilst i try and move it about. He didnt seem so keen on it tonight though :lol:
     
  5. mommyof3co

    mommyof3co Mommy of 4 amazing boys!

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    We would let the boys do it themselves first then we would take it and sing a song and do it really quick. Or you could let her chew on a wet washcloth that helps clean them too, then if you can get your finger in there with the wash cloth wipe them all down quick
     
  6. candeur

    candeur Well-Known Member

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    I have the same problem with Seren. She creates such a fuss when I try and brush her teeth, always batting the brush away, biting it and whining. She's all hands at the moment lol. I don't think theres much to do apart from stick with it and hope they learn to love it! I do let Seren hold the brush at the end of it though and then I guide her hand while brushing, which helps a little x
     

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