My four year old is going through a phase where she won’t let me brush her teeth, does anyone have any advice on how to get her brushing again? How can you get a 4 year old to brush their teeth?

Posted by Janine 12.03.2013


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  • Worse comes to worst, by ex brother in law offers money. Sometimes it works sometimes it doesn’t



  • try to encourage and reward her



  • I got tthe kids electric tooth brush for my 3 year old and make her decorate it with stickers.. she loves it and cant stop brushing now



  • make it a novelty, get him to pick out his own tooth brush from an online sit with heaps to choose from. Good luck!



  • Have you tried putting up a brushing chart? With sticker rewards.



  • I hope you got your little one brushing again



  • Brush your teeth together … you do yours and let her do hers … you may think she is not doing a good enough job but after she has had a turn then you can finish off



  • i would do it for her for a while



  • What did you end up doing for her to brush her teeth?



  • Bribe bribe bribe! Lol I had the same problem when my daughter was 4… I bribed with money! Cost me 5 cents every night to get her to brush her teeth lol



  • A rewards chart, with a prize after a week of brushing her teeth etc..also make sure her toothbrush isnt too hard..soft ones might be nicer for her



  • Brush it earlier. If my daughter gets too tired she won’t brush her teeth



  • Tell her if she doesn’t brush her teeth they will go yucky and fall out, worked for my son ;-)



  • Tell her if she brushes her teeth she will get a reward of her choice



  • Make it a game with a song and the brushing has to go until the song ends.


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