~ new toothbrush ~
I started using a toothbrush to brush CE's teeth today. Not using toothpaste coz he doesn't know how to spit it out. Before this, I was using the finger toothbrush. But recently, he doesn't like to brush his teeth. So we're quite slack in his dental care for quite some time now.
I bought the Kodomo toothbrush (for age 6 months - 3 years) for CE. XY's also using the same brand but for different age group. So they look very similar, just of different colours - pink for XY (obviously) and blue for didi.
He was quite happy to brush his teeth when I gave him the toothbrush. I suppose he likes to imitate us. He didn't want me to help and wants to brush on his own. Well, he was playing more than brushing - biting, sucking and tasting it. And he didn't want to give it back. It was difficult to help him coz he was holding it too tightly and he didn't follow my movement. When we're done brushing, I doubt his teeth are very clean, but better than not brushing at all, right?
Then I tried to let him gargle. Gave him a cup of tap water, he took a sip but swallowed it when I asked him to 'phooi!'. So I demonstrated for him. And I let him try again. And he swallowed the water again! I think I'd better let him try with cooked water next time. Let's see how long his fascination with the new toothbrush will last.