Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Tips on Brushing Your Baby's Teeth

We have had a hard time getting Brody to brush his teeth.
He fought it hard for a long time.
Now he loves brushing his teeth. I thought I would share what we did to help Brody love his toothbrush.
Feel free to add your thoughts or tips.

1) We made sure he saw us brushing our teeth

2) When I caught him watching me brushing my teeth I pulled out his toothbrush to let him try

3) I let him play with his toothbrush so it wasn't such a scary thing

4) I make sure to put lots of water on his toothbrush
He loves to slurp up the water

5) Brody loves to clap his hands and say yay when he does something good. We made sure to always clap our hands and say yay after brushing his teeth.

*Our doctor also suggested getting a mechanical tooth brush, I guess kids like the way they feel.
*Our dentist told us we don't have to worry about using tooth paste just yet.

What tips do you have to share?


  1. I did the same things you did. He doesn't really brush his teeth now, but he enjoys putting it in his mouth.

  2. thanks for these tips Dee Dee! i love it!
    I have a finger brush that my son loves. When I move it around in his mouth he giggles:)

  3. I thought you were going to say you dipped it in chocolate. That would have worked for me, haha

  4. no tips....but, oh, how i love that red hair!

  5. What an adorable baby boy you have!

    I know you may not need toothpaste yet but I just posted last week about my twins and their love for brushing their teeth- I really think it has a everything to do with the baby toothpaste, that stuff is magic, you should definitely try it:)


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