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I find it difficult to brush my 15 month old sons teeth (yes he nearly has all of them). I try singing him songs or play games and changed toothpastes as well. Any ideas to help me would be great. Is he to young for a reward chart?

Posted by Sonia, 24/06/2013

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  • Try humming instead of singing. It supresses the gag reflex.


  • Make a list of things to do on the fridge, and add the tooth brushing. Let Bubs stick a star on when he does it! Then a high five… No money, or wanky crap…


  • I’d suggest making it sound like fun and brushing your teeth as well so that your child copies.


  • Make it a game, who can brush he longest, flow the leader (so they have to copy you) or you brush mine and I will do yours. Worked in our house.


  • I’m going through this now! What worked? I use a little toothpaste on my finger and let her hold the brush, if I’m lucky she’ll chew it. I then use a soft cloth to rub on her teeth but I think she’ll take my finger off one day – their teeth are so sharp!


  • maybe try letting him do it first.


  • The Macleans Nurdle app is a great little tune. My 2 year old likes me to tickle her teeth and sing a little crazy song I make up as I do it to keep her smiling to get it done


  • We used Aussie Natural Toothpaste started with a baby toothbrush that bub chewed on first. After a while
    they just copied the actions. Bit hard for them to spit it out. All natural toothpaste is best as it they swallow it won’t hurt them,


  • sometimes you need bribing :P


  • What did you end up finding that worked?


  • I think cleaning them with a wet flannel while they are in the bath is OK at that age.


  • i hope its went well


  • Hope you found the answer you were looking for.


  • What did you end up doing?


  • I let my girls do them first then help later.


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