First of all, thank you for all of the encouraging comments on the last post. They came on a day when I very much needed them! I have found that whenever I photograph something and then quickly look through what I have, I’m always disappointed. That was where I was on Tuesday when I posted the picture. Since then I’ve had more time to sort slowly through most of the pictures and the anxiety is easing and your encouragement was very appreciated. Thank you! I will post a few more pictures in the coming weeks.
Now, on to teeth! No, we’re not teething right now. We’re just trying to get these 16 teeth brushed! Seriously…how do you get an 18 month old to allow you to brush their teeth? I would love ALL suggestions and advice. Lya loves to hold her tooth brush and fights us when we try to “help” her brush her teeth. The problem is (obviously) she doesn’t brush her teeth, she just sucks on the brush. Whenever one of us “helps” her she is stubborn and yells, “Mommy!” in aggravation–whether it is Nick or me helping her. It definitely sounds like she is swearing when she grunts out “mommy”!
What are your tricks? How did you convince your toddler to open up and let you help them brush while they learned the technique? At this point we both hate brushing her teeth b/c its such a losing battle…and yet these 16 little pearls need to be cleaned. Help!!