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My kid loves making it a game. Use a lighting toothbrush. Have a pack of two, one is his toy and the other you use. He only get his toy toothbrush while you are actually brushing his teeth. Tell him you are going to count to ten while you brush the bottom, then you will switch to the top and count to ten, then switch back and fourth between the top and bottom every 10 seconds with plenty of breaks inbetween. I usually brush vigorously for 4 seconds then break. Get him a teething toothbrush and put toothpaste on it randomly throughout the day to play with. My 9 month old and 2.5 year old love chewing on teethers still. And it does help brush their teeth to a certain degree. [link]
Also remember they don’t have to brush their teeth at the sink, since there is no fluoride in baby tooth paste they can swallow it. Alternatively though if your kids love water let them play with the running sink water while you brush their teeth. Introduce them to floss, you get bit a lot but my kids love it. And finally start a sticker chart with their favourite stickers (my kids are obsessed with dinosaur stickers). Everything they brush their teeth, go potty, do their chores (clean up toys) ect. They get a sticker. Good luck and good on you for teaching proper dental hygiene at an early age.
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Also - with fluoride toothpaste for a kid under 2 yrs old - tiny, tiny, tiny amount. They aren't spitting any of it out so it all goes down the hatch eventually. Grain of rice is the commonly quoted amount.
We had the same thing happen around 13 months. It involved molars and was miserable. You don't use tooth paste until around 3 years old, at least, according to our pediatrician and google. We use this toothbrush. Kiddo loves it. We brush her teeth every night before bed. Then we either give her a clean binkie, or wipe off her current one with a butt wipe.
My son is 6 months old and these are some things I was given that I really love, maybe you could do up a little basket?
Nose Frida for sure, so so amazing and a billion times better than a bulb sucker thing.
My son is absolutely crazy for this teething banana [link]
Burp cloths, you can literally never have too many
OBall rattle toy, it can be used from a really young age and my son loves his
Zip up footed onesies in multiple sizes, very practical and way better than ones with buttons.
Those necklaces with the silicone beads that mum wears and baby can play with when mum is cuddling them, I have like four and I love them!
Otherwise something that no one bought was stuff to use when baby starts solids, they start solids at 6 months and it goes by so fast! Things like baby spoons with soft tips, small plastic bowls, little freezer tub trays for purée food, the bowl with masher that is used for mashing avocado and banana, silicone feeders that you put bits of food into and even beginner dippy cups.
This could be it. My 12 week old started wanting to put everything in his mouth about a week or two ago. He's only just now able to hold things in his hands and get them to his mouth himself, but before he could do that, he would try to suck on his clothes if they came too close to his mouth, or my shoulder, or my fingers. Anything. I think it's developmentally normal at this time to just start putting everything in the mouth.
If she wants to chew and not suck, you might try a baby banana Probably not good after she has teeth, but my little guy loves gumming on it and can hold the handles himself.
I mean everyone needs to brush their teeth right? Why not with this bad boy! Not only is it banana themed, but you will also show that you care about their dental hygiene! Sorry u/orcprincess32 but I don’t think you’re winning this war
Baby Banana Infant Training Toothbrush and Teether [link]
This is the one we have. Our baby doesn't have any teeth yet di we're haven't used it but it has great reviews on Amazon.
My baby started similar behavior around the same time. He’s 4.5mo now and no teeth yet, so 🤷🏻♀️
He doesn’t like regular teething rings, but he does like the baby banana toothbrush and this comotomo teether
He’s definitely been a crank since about a week before his 4 month bday. I posted about it too and somebody said that 4 months is a cranky time.
I can suggest a few toys that you maybe haven't tried! So, if you don't have a cat tower, I recommend getting on for him for the "alone w/ company" thing, because they can play, hang, and sleep on it. Just make sure he doesn't try to eat the carpet. Teether toys are what my ferrets enjoy. here are a few links to toys that don't have a sound tie-in
https://www.amazon.com/Baby-Banana-Training-Toothbrush-Teether/dp/B002QYW8LW/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=banana%2Bteether&qid=1559410866&s=gateway&sr=8-3&th=1 - banana teether, my ferrets love this
https://www.amazon.com/Catry-Cradle-Natural-Scratching-Teasing/dp/B07P97SNVN/ref=sr_1_9?keywords=cat+tower&qid=1559410906&s=gateway&sr=8-9 - cheap cat tower
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07B93HYVH/?ref=idea_lv_dp_ov_d - plastic baby links
My son's favorites right now are the banana and the elephant.
From my August babe, here are the things that we use the most and absolutely love:
Lillebaby Airflow carrier - out of all the carriers, this one has the best support for you and baby. I could wear my squishy newborn in it, and I'm able to wear my active 7 month old for several hours/day with no back or neck pain. I'm quite sensitive to carrying things - weight seems to always pull a muscle or throw something out, but that's not been the case with the Lille. It's appropriate for proper hip development, and has an adjustable seat so that it's wide enough to keep the M shape all the way through ~45" tall.
Muslin swaddle blankets - check out Sam's, Amazon, or clearance for these. They are so pricey, but we never use any other blankets for baby. They're huge and thin enough to be cool or be layered when needed. I use them for a nursing cover, a window shade, to stay warm between the car and indoors, etc.
Halo swaddle - I was able to use the muslin blankets for swaddling until ~6 months, but there's something about the ease of the velcro. My baby loves to be swaddled, and I can use this to keep her comfortable, even at her height/weight. Just watch them once they can start rolling.
Piano kick mat - a favorite toy from ~3 months to today!
Jumparoo - also a favorite toy!
Various teethers! Our favorites are: LINK or LINK
The $20 IKEA high chair (so easy to clean!)
A swing - LO took nearly all of her naps in there for quite some time.
Rock n' Play - I was so dead-set against this, but it turned out to be a dream come true. We used it until ~5.5 months for night time sleep.