Saturday, May 22, 2010

Dental Hygiene? Hah!

Lately getting Nick's teeth brushed has been quite an ordeal. When he was really little, we used a little finger toothbrush, and he didn't mind that too much. But now that Nick has a mouth full of teeth, we've been using a regular brush. (Mostly because he started biting us when we used the finger brush. Greg sometimes still tries the finger brush, but I'm not brave enough. . . Nick has very sharp teeth!)

We got one of those vibrating toothbrushes to make it more fun for him, and sometimes it works. However, Nick still hates when we use the toothbrush to brush his teeth. He fights and throws temper tantrums. This morning, when Greg tried to brush his teeth, it set off a tantrum that lasted a good 45 minutes.

We're not giving up, though. Tonight I made it into a game, and it worked, at least for 30 seconds or so. When I gave Nick the toothbrush, though, you can see what he did with it! He was expressing his opinion of dental hygiene in general when he chucked the toothbrush across the porch. We are determined, however, and will continue trying at least twice a day.

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