Teeth brushing?

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Registered: 03-27-2013
Teeth brushing?
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Thu, 03-28-2013 - 2:46am

I watch my 3 year nephew sometimes, often overnight. He behaves pretty well for me...except for tooth brushing time. He fights me tooth and nail (haha pun not intended) on it and I don't want to just hold him down and force the issues so I usually just give up. Any tips?

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Registered: 04-07-2008
Thu, 03-28-2013 - 7:36am

You'd have to check the ages on the brush, but what about getting a "special" musical and/or light-up toothbrush that he keeps at your place? I know I've seen smaller kids ones, aside from the big kid musical ones. That may help.

Good luck!

 

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Registered: 03-27-2013
Fri, 04-05-2013 - 8:57am

I had to come back and say thank you!! Oh my goodness, he freaking loves his new musical toothbrush!!! His mom is thinking about getting him one for at home but I secretly home that she doesn't so that the novelty won't wear off and it will be something special he has just for my house.

Thanks for the idea!

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Registered: 01-23-2012
Fri, 04-12-2013 - 2:02am

Well, I was about to ditto the idea of the musical toothbrush but I see that you've already tried it and had success. Yay!