Ok. I tried going thru a few pages here but couldn't find a thread on this. I even did a search but for some reason what i was looking for didn't come up so I apologize if this is a redundant question.
What the hell do all you Mom's and Pop's do to get your kid to brush their teeth or atleast let you do it. Right now our 16 month old is just down right 'against' us brushing her teeth. For a long long time when she started getting teeth we used the soft rubber fingertip one and had no problem. Yes occasionally she would fight us but we tried to sing songs and be playful for her to let us do it.
Then we moved on to the extra soft 'regular' brush and for a little bit here she was letting us. Now...no freaking way. She kicks, screams, pretty much breaks down and cries. I have read some about people actually holding and wrestling their kid down, prying their mouth open to brush. I don't think we are even anywhere near that moment.
Currently I decided to try to get her to see me do it, but of course she wants to use MY brush and not hers...even if i give it to her to play with. If I give her mine, after rinsing, she'll put it in her mouth and move it around but not really 'brush'.
Me and my SO just need some advice...or some tricks....