Saturday, April 10, 2010

22 month old chews on everything

Questioner: anou

Subject: Brushing teeth

Question: Hi Kay,

My daughter is 22 months old.I introduced small,chewable brushes to her from the time she was able to hold n chew things.i even used to clean her tounge with it. Now slowly i intoduced the normal bristle brush(baby brush) but she stopped opening her mouth. She loves to play with my brush so i got a baby brush similar to mine but to no use. Once i put some baby paste on her brush also.She moves around with the brush in her hand but does not open her mouth.what can be done?

Answer: Dear Anou,

Just give her some more time. She is only 2 years old. Don't force the issue and continue to let her watch you brush your teeth whenever you can so she will think it is a game.

Best Wishes!

M Kay Keller

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