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How do I get my (almost) two year old to brush his teeth? We've tried everything, and generally new things work for a few days, then he goes back to refusing. I hate having to brush his teeth while he's restrained and crying, and my husband feels like he's always the one who has to be the bad guy because I tend to persevere longer than he thinks I should.

Hi, why don’t you try give him the toothbrush a few times in the day with nothing on it. Let him ‘play with it’ while you watch him. Maybe get a few that can be used as 'toys' and let him just play and get use to them so that it’s not something he hates. Maybe just worth a try.

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