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Old 03-07-2013, 04:55 PM   #11
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My DD will put up quite a fight with a little kid style toothbrush, but if I brush her teeth with one that looks just like mama's she will happily allow me to brush her teeth (well...for about 10 seconds).

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Old 03-07-2013, 06:17 PM   #12
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I have opposite problem. DD 16mo loves not so much that she throws a tantrum when I take the toothbrush away.
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Old 03-07-2013, 07:27 PM   #13
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Thanks, we'll be trying some/all of these! And yes my dd throws a fit when take toothbrush away- she likes it just not necessarily for its intended purpose!
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My DD gets "pinned down" every time, I guess. I lay her on her back, head between my legs and I pin down her arms with my thighs. Sometimes she fights me, but usually I'll say, "Time to brush your teeth!" and she'll lay right down.

I floss and brush her teeth this way and am usually able to do a pretty good job if she doesn't feel like chewing on the toothbrush. I kind of hold her mouth open if I need to
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My DD gets "pinned down" every time, I guess. I lay her on her back, head between my legs and I pin down her arms with my thighs. Sometimes she fights me, but usually I'll say, "Time to brush your teeth!" and she'll lay right down.

I floss and brush her teeth this way and am usually able to do a pretty good job if she doesn't feel like chewing on the toothbrush. I kind of hold her mouth open if I need to
This is what I used to do with ds and he would put up a fight almost every time, but now at three he opens up nicely and lets me brush almost eveytime. No harm done, it seems.
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I usually don't have a problem brushing teeth to my 3yo but when I do, I take a hand puppet (glove style puppet) and I tell her "tiger wants to brush your teeth today" or any other animal. She happily opens her mouth. And then her little sister 15mo loves to do the same of course!
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