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Guest875 

Having serious issues trying to succesfully brush my (almost) two year old's teeth - whenever I try to get to his back teeth he just chews on the brush/sucks the toothpaste off. Any advice/foolproof tactics? Thanks! Will

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Vanessa Christie (IBCLC, HV, RN) 
I played a traffic light game with my toddler with the idea of giving her a bit of control to increase her co-operation....it seemed to do the trick! She said red for stop (so she'd clamp her mouth shut), orange for get ready (she'd grit her teeth and make a kind of engine noise.....good for getting the front of the teeth done!) and green for go (wide open mouth to get to the back). Might have been a fluke but may be worth a try :)
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Dadah to one 
I'm amazed you got near the back teeth!
Dadah to one 
there was this previous question on the brain that answered many of the points . https://tantrum.xyz/parentingBrain/question/93
Vanessa Christie (IBCLC, HV, RN) 
I played a traffic light game with my toddler with the idea of giving her a bit of control to increase her co-operation....it seemed to do the trick! She said red for stop (so she'd clamp her mouth shut), orange for get ready (she'd grit her teeth and make a kind of engine noise.....good for getting the front of the teeth done!) and green for go (wide open mouth to get to the back). Might have been a fluke but may be worth a try :)
Guest875 
Thanks Dadah and Vanessa - moderate success with traffic light game so far!

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