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My four year old is going through a phase where she won’t let me brush her teeth, does anyone have any advice on how to get her brushing again? How can you get a 4 year old to brush their teeth?

Posted by Janine 12.03.2013

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  • Worse comes to worst, by ex brother in law offers money. Sometimes it works sometimes it doesn’t

  • try to encourage and reward her

  • I got tthe kids electric tooth brush for my 3 year old and make her decorate it with stickers.. she loves it and cant stop brushing now

  • make it a novelty, get him to pick out his own tooth brush from an online sit with heaps to choose from. Good luck!

  • Have you tried putting up a brushing chart? With sticker rewards.

  • I hope you got your little one brushing again

  • Brush your teeth together … you do yours and let her do hers … you may think she is not doing a good enough job but after she has had a turn then you can finish off

  • i would do it for her for a while

  • What did you end up doing for her to brush her teeth?

  • Bribe bribe bribe! Lol I had the same problem when my daughter was 4… I bribed with money! Cost me 5 cents every night to get her to brush her teeth lol

  • A rewards chart, with a prize after a week of brushing her teeth etc..also make sure her toothbrush isnt too hard..soft ones might be nicer for her

  • Brush it earlier. If my daughter gets too tired she won’t brush her teeth

  • Tell her if she doesn’t brush her teeth they will go yucky and fall out, worked for my son ;-)

  • Tell her if she brushes her teeth she will get a reward of her choice

  • Make it a game with a song and the brushing has to go until the song ends.

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