Brushing Teeth

Ever Tried Brushing the Teeth of a Lion?

Posted on

Take your best shot!

Brushing Maddie’s teeth started off in style several months ago. She was always happy to get her teeth brushed. After bath time every night, the brush would come out and she would start giggling with anticipation.


At one point, Maddie was holding the brush and making a quick pass or two at her own teeth. All was well in the land of tooth brushing until something changed.


Somehow, the beloved toothbrush became public enemy number one. Where once Maddie considered tooth brushing a highlight, it has now become a federal offense. Now either Mom or Dad struggles every night for the honor of trying to brush those pearly whites.


There’s no screaming involved, Maddie just wants to grab the toothbrush and spike it into the sink or the toilet. She has decided that there is no need to brush her teeth and she will not stand for it.


Maddie also has no interest in opening her mouth. This makes the whole thing kind of funny because each pass with the brush ends up on her lips or on her tongue. Hopefully this is just a stage or our baby is going to have a mouthful of cavities some day!