Brushing teeth on orally defensiv 20 mo?
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|Fri, 02-11-2005 - 1:44am|
My oldest son has is the one who I am usually concerned about SID, but my younger son has a totally different sensory issue, his oral defensiveness. Since birth, we've had extreme difficulties getting ANYTHING in his mouth(terrible nurser (brother was great), almost no spoon feeding and would not let us hold his bottle, ever. The only one who puts anything in his mouth, is him, since birth, no change. He is a good eater, so that is no worry, but how do I brush the child's teeth? I really have no idea how to handle this. Does this sound sensory or behavioral? I need to be able to get in his mouth. Any suggestions on things I can do to help with this situation would be greatly appreciated! TIA!