Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Brush Teeth

We weren't sure how we were going to brush Sofi's teeth - she pulled away and resisted whenever we got a toothbrush close to her face.
Just handing her a toothbrush seems to work, though - she likes sucking on the bristly end. That's good enough, right? I mean, she's going to lose the teeth anyway.


misterorange said...

Hmm. I can't remember exactly when we began brushing teeth, but seeing you do it first always helps.

I would suggest one of the fingertip brushes until she's old enough to realize the brush isn't going to hurt her.

Basically, if she cries about it, don't sweat it. She'll learn soon that the kid's toothpaste is sweet and bubblegummy and that it's not that bad.

My main problem is keeping the toothpaste on the brush--my kids like to suck all of the toothpaste off...

Anne said...

misterorange is right -- John enjoyed gnawing on a real toothbrush, but preferred the fingertip brush for brushing.

Despite some real problems with his baby teeth (related to a skating-on-the-kitchen-tile-in-socks incident) which his dentist insisted would cause substantial long-term damage, his permanent teeth are coming in perfectly fine.