Good golly, I am so regretting my twin-induced ADHD brain! We were not good about really teaching the girls how to brush their teeth. We didn't start them early enough and once we did, we forgot all the time. There is something about chasing mobile babies around and trying to get them dressed, whether it is in the morning or in their jammies at night, that just makes you so happy to move on to other things, like putting them to bed. So, I am now working with the girls on brushing their teeth. Of course, they both insist that they can do it themselves and mommy better not come near that toothbrush, or we are going to thrash about and scream like crazy. :shock: Any ideas? At this point, I feel like I have to talk to them and grab the stupid toothbrush, swipe it over their teeth as gently and quickly as possible, and shove it back into their little itty bitty hands to avoid a complete meltdown. Plus, once one sees that I have done that to the other, they are shrieking and waving their toothbrush around, clamping their mouth shut, and essentially trying to keep me from torturing them the same way.
Life with my singleton was so much easier. He knew how to brush, with supervision, and spit by now. My girls have no clue what spitting is, but they do try.