View Full Version : Brushing Teeth-My 8 month old refuses to let me!

02-02-2004, 07:11 PM
I was wondering if anyone had some good tips on brushing my baby's teeth. He got his bottom 2 teeth about 2 months ago and we brushed with the Gerber Infant Toothpaste and finger brush. He LOVED it. 3 weeks or so ago he got all 4 tops and the bottom side teeth all in at once. Now he won't even let me close to his mouth other than to feed him. They've grown in quite a bit now so I can't imagine that they're still sore. (I figured that was why in the beginning) We also tried a regular infant toothbrush from Oral B and just plain gauze. No luck.
Any advice?

02-05-2004, 11:33 AM
Nevermind! I asked a mom from our Gymboree class. She's got a 4 year old that had the same problem. She got him one of those kids Crest spinbrushes and he loved it. I went out yesterday and got one and my son loved it too. Now I can brush his teeth after every meal without a problem.

Mommy to Kieran, born 5/9/03