How I Brush My One Year Old's Teeth

I was hesitant at first because I'm not yet sure if I'm going to change her toothbrush to a normal toothbrush already (she was using the infant toothbrush), even when she really has a lot of teeth for her age.

But yes, we did. I'm afraid of cavities and whatnots that could cause her teeth to weaken, so yeah.

At first it was still easy, I guess because it was new for her and she doesn't really know what it's for, or how it works so it was pretty easy to brush her teeth. She would even hold her own toothbrush and somehow brush her teeth. I was so happy! I was like "OMG my little girl loves brushing her teeth! Why do they say it's hard to brush a toddler's teeth?"

A couple of days after, I don't know what happened, but my little girl doesn't like to brush her teeth anymore! I was confused. Was it the toothpaste? The toothbrush? Was I too hard? I was not sure.

A few days passed that sometimes I wasn't able to brush her teeth properly or that the toothbrush would be inside her mouth for only 10 seconds and she doesn't like to brush her teeth anymore. I already tried to brush with her, but it just won't work, I ended up brushing my own teeth alone, and she ended up crying the whole time.

I noticed one time though that she wouldn't cry when we let her watch a Youtube video. And so that's what I did, I let her watch a Youtube video of a 'brushing your teeth' song. I don't really let her watch Youtube videos because I don't want her to get used to using gadgets. I just don't think it would be good for her as she's still too young for it.

So this is our routine on brushing her teeth

I clean her toothbrush with hot water. Don't worry, when I use it on her it's cooled off already!

I let her sit on my lap and use my phone so she could watch Youtube videos. I let her watch this 'This is the way we brush our teeth' song whenever we brush her teeth.

Sorry for the blurry photo! Hehe

I'll just do the same what the little boy on the video was doing. Yes, I'd say 'first, take your toothbrush, put a little amount of toothpaste' and then I'd sing along with the video. Kabisado ko na yung kanta talaga!

I brush her teeth until the video's done. Sometimes I even let her brush her own teeth, and voila, we're able to brush her teeth! I let her watch for a couple more minutes after I'm done brushing her teeth though as she enjoys watching nursery rhymes!

Anyway, I'm not sure if this would work on your child as it did on my little one, but trying wouldn't hurt, right? Or if you don't have problems brushing your kid's teeth, well then, good for you! :)


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