Molly Mathews

My name is Molly. I have been married for 5 years and have two children. A 10 year old step-son, a 2 year old daughter and I am currently 26 weeks pregnant with a boy! I live in the town I grew up in and have a large family that I see often. We all live close to each other right now and I hope it stays that way as we draw a lot of support from one another. I have been a nurse for 6 years, mostly in the emergency department, and I love my job. Since young childhood I dreamed of being a nurse and a mom and here I am both! I couldn't have imagined how difficult the journey would be but neither could I have fathomed the Joy that would come from both. Becoming a mom has made me into a better person in many ways and a bit of a crazy worry wart in other ways! Having support from other moms who have been there before or are there with you makes all the difference in the world!

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A Mouthful of Teeth

So I’ve blogged many a times about teething but nothing about what to do once the teeth are in! Caelum has most of his teeth- he is only missing the ‘eye teeth’ up front. With my first I was wiping her gums with a wash cloth very early and brushed regularly twice a day once her teeth came in.

Now my life is a bit more hectic and Caelum’s very lucky to have gotten his teeth brushed even once. So because of that he absolutely will not let me brush them. He throws such a fit that if I want to actually brush them I would have to have someone hold him down!  Coincidentally my daughter loves brushing her teeth so I suggest starting early even if you think it un-necessary!

Some other recommendations include: not drinking juice from a bottle, not drinking too much juice (cutting it with water helps), not putting to bed with a bottle (whether milk or juice), not too much candy or sugar, no soda, brushing twice a day, and (flossing when age appropriate).

As far as how to get Caelum to let me brush his teeth i’m at a loss. Any suggestions?

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One Comment on “A Mouthful of Teeth”

  • Sharon Knosky September 2nd, 2014 4:18 pm

    Let him do it on his own. Maybe even in the bathroom while your daughter is brushing her teeth, he can go in there and do it with her while you supervise. Then he might be more willing for you to have a turn doing it when he is satisfied. The tasty floride-free toothpaste might help too if you don’t already use that!

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