Mom and Boys

Figuring it out one day at a time.

Battle of the Brush…Okay, it’s not a battle (that just sounded good) but it does seem unproductive

1 Comment

toddler brushing teeth


Those tiny teeth.

That little tiny tooth-brush.

The Thomas the Train toothpaste.

And my sweet little boy.

It really doesn’t sound too menacing, and it’s not.

So I don’t know why it bothers me.

Probably because I feel like nothing is really being accomplished.

First I let him try.

Silly, he just puts it in his mouth takes it out, repeat.

Then I help.

Also silly, I struggle to get him to open, I try to brush his little pearly whites, but it really just seems like the toothbrush barely makes contact.


I am hoping that forming the habit is really the purpose of toddler tooth brushing.

They do, after all, lose these teeth eventually.

And he does look pretty cute trying.



toddler brushing teeth


One thought on “Battle of the Brush…Okay, it’s not a battle (that just sounded good) but it does seem unproductive

  1. The first toothbrush we used on Jaydon was a finger toothbrush for babies. Like a soft thimble you slip it onto your finger then brush his teeth. Now I did get bit a few times. I learned to be quick but I also did not put my finger all the way into the toothbrush.
    Of course now that my son is older we use a toddler toothbrush. And it can be a challenge. This time I learned not to let Jaydon play with the brush or let him brush his own teeth. He thinks it’s a toy and wants to play with it. Instead we tell Jaydon every night, “it’s time to brush your teeth.” And then we brush them. Some days it’s quick because Jaydon is not cooperating and others he sits still and we give his teeth a good scrubbing. Either way brushing his teeth is a nighttime routine and Jaydon knows it.

    Good luck.

    Chris Hall
    The Adventures of Jaydon and Daddy

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s