DS is soon 13 months.
For the past few weeks he turns his head away when i hold the toothbrush infront of his mouth.
He didn't used to mind but now he doesn't like it. What could be the problem and how can I get him to brush again?
And I can see his 2 front teeth are a little stained.
Any advice would be great!! Thanks
I think all kids can go through phases like this but for me tooth brushing is not negotiable and if necessary I will hold them down in order to get it done. I only ever had to do that in the early days of teeth brushing and only ever a few times.
If his front teeth appear stained that could be tartar build up, I'd be telling him you are brushing his teeth and that's that, lay him across your lap - if he cries then that helps as his mouth will be open. Brush them then say brightly "all finished" and go about your business, they soon learn you are going to do it regardless and that its part of your day.
You cannot leave it till they want to do it, it just has to be done.
You could try an electric toothbrush, that way its very quick to clean their teeth.