Friday, August 27, 2010

Is it easy to brush your kids' teeth?

It's not as easy as 1-2-3 for us although there was a time that it wasn't a problem at all. And that was history, when she was younger, when we still can control her. But recently, this has been a daily challenge.

Few months ago teeth brushing became an every day/night drama. There came a point that we have to hold her hands really tight, try to make her head still and make sure that she doesn't kick us with her feet - just for us to have few seconds of cleaning her teeth. We will win but as expected she'll cry with frustration and hate! She would even push herself to vomit because she knows we'll get mad, as it is very difficult for us to feed her with milk, and she'll think we won't brush her teeth again because we don't want her to do that of course.We face the dilemma hoping and praying that this is just a stage and she'll get over this soon.

On the weekends, as she loves to swim, we prepare her mini-pool and brush her teeth first before she can enjoy the waters. We saw it was effective. She would just sit and let us clean her little teeth. 

She uses 2 brushes, 1) Braun Electric toothbrush - Snow White, 2) Oral B Stages.

She has 3 variety of toothpaste, Oral B Stages (apple), Colgate Kids (strawberry) and Pigeon (orange)

And since last last week although we have to get her attention first, at least she lets us do it. :) We can brush her teeth now without crying and yelling. We are so happy.

Thank you Hershey for listening to mommy. Thank you for still being a good girl. I'm sure you don't mean to test mommy and daddy's patience, I forgive you. :) I'll show you this post soon so you get updated of your being a terrible cute 2!


  1. They do test our patience :) pero eventually susunod din. Ang cute brushing her teeth in the second pic :)

  2. i can only imagine how difficult this must be. but at least you found a way to get her to let you brush her teeth. is the toothpaste bubblegum flavored? :)

    oh, and my booties were very difficult to wear the first couple of days (prob because i'm used to wearing wedges). but they are surprisingly comfortable now.

  3. Nakakagigil mag brush ng teeth nila, no? Lalo na kung ayaw nila magpa brush. Let her copy you everytime you brush your teeth they like copying us kasi.

  4. It's always a battle for us as well. He doesn't want to let me brush his upper teeth at times. He has two brushes as well. One for him to brush his teeth and one for me to brush his teeth. I learned that brushing his teeth first before I put any toothpaste on his toothbrush works. He wants "brushing" his teeth on his own but he only dabbles the toothpaste on his teeth and eat the toothpaste.


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