Help! I'm about to give up! DS 24 months is not capable of really brushing his own teeth. He sucks all the toothpaste off the brush and chews on it a little. I tell him how to do it, show him how, brush my teeth with him, let him brush my teeth, but I end up having to brush his teeth for him to accomplish anything. This ends in a horrible screaming struggle while I restrain his arms. I've tried singing, tickling him to get him to open his mouth, telling him stories about how I'm getting all the germs and sticky food off his teeth - he hates it all. I can do a better job with the finger brush, but he bites my finger soooooo hard!!!! I tried with his toothbrush yesterday and he struggled, bit his lip which made him cry and bleed.
Should I just let him chew on the toothbrush and demonstrate the brushing motion until he gets it? Will his teeth rot out of his head before they fall out naturally if I don't try harder? Anyone tried an electric toothbrush for a 2 year old? Any other ideas?