Re: Bottle before bed - almost 21 month old
toothbrushing has never been up for debate here, so I don't know.
I have had to brush her teeth while she's been screaming bloody murder a few times here recently when she was overtired and didn't want them brushed. but it's not an option - the teeth get brushed.
she does have her own toothbrush that she can hold and chew on and 'brush' with. and she has had blinking light toothbrushes and singing toothbrushes and toothbrushes with kitties (she loves kitties). Sometimes we brush her bear's teeth or another animal she has with her. She pretends to brush our teeth and she asks to help me brush my teeth, which means she yanks on the brush a few times and feels proud of herself.
SAHM to Magnolia May (09/10), Luke Russett (04/13) and expecting 11/16. Wife and best friend to my airman.