When we first started brushing his teeth months ago, he was fine with it. Didn't mind a bit. Actually enjoyed it, I think.
Then, he started throwing fits when it was time to brush his teeth and would refuse to open his mouth. So, like any good clown parents, we started doing dances, playing games, and singing songs to get him to open his mouth.
It worked for a few weeks.
But now that he is the wise old age of 17 months, nothing works. The old song and dance doesn't work. Pleading doesn't work. Having him help and do it himself doesn't work.
Every toothbrush session ends in tears. And our son cries, too.
We are at a loss. Just because we are from Arkansas doesn't mean we want our son to have rotten, missing, snaggly teeth.
Has anyone else had this problem and what did you do?