I have a 17 month old and am finding it impossible to brush her teeth. She didn’t get her first tooth until 12 months and I struggled to clean it but still managed to do it. She has got a lot of teeth in the last couple months (she now has 12). In the last week or so it has been impossible to really clean them. I’ve tried using both a cloth and toothbrush. I’ve tried different methods of distraction. I’ve brushed my teeth at the same time in the mirror with her and none of this has worked. I’ve even tried a little bit of children’s toothpaste (I know she’s not supposed to use it until another month, but surely a month doesn’t make a difference). She just closes her mouth tight and chucks a tantrum. My husband works away during the week so he is unable to help. Does anyone have any suggestions? What has worked for you? Has anyone else had this problem?
Posted by Tegs11, 20th June 2020