Monday, April 11, 2011

Brush, Brush, Brush

Brushing her teeth is almost like a treat for Abbi - ever since she got to start using toothpaste!  Seriously, before, when it was time to brush her teeth, she would cry and fight going to the bathroom.  Now, when I tell her it's time to brush her teeth, she is the first one into the bathroom!

It's amazing what a Dora toothbrush and some My Little Pony toothpaste will do!!  The only problem we have is with the spitting.  If any of you have any advice, I could use it - because Abbi doesn't know how to spit.  And I don't know how to teach her.  When I tell her it's time to spit, she swallows the toothpaste and then spits with her lips and with her mouth almost closed.  We tried practicing with water, but that didn't work either.  Any words of advice?


Cassie said...

I have no words of advice on the spitting. I just kept brushing my teeth along with Andrew and letting him watch me spit, and eventually he got it right. But usually he's not spitting the toothpaste out -- he swallows it, and then generates a mouthfull of saliva to spit. Oh, boys.

Abby said...

We can't get C. to spit, either. It makes me feel better to know that it's a common problem. I've tried giving him some water in a cup to spit, and he gets that, but he won't spit toothpaste. I guess it just tastes too good to let go!