300th Post - Aria MacDonald

300th Post

Did you know that this is the 300th post on Aria’s website?  You would think then that it would contain something huge and inspiring, not really actually.  I was going to post about teeth brushing and didn’t realise it was going to be the 300th post until I logged in.

Anyway.  We finally have had some teeth brushing success with Miss Aria.  I can imagine what you are all thinking- your (nearly) 3 year old doesn’t brush her teeth!?  Aria has always been very very reluctant to have things put in her mouth for her.  So as a baby we didn’t push it.  Why?  Because we didn’t want to create something called ‘oral aversion’.  This is where kids come to associate only negative experiences with something going into their mouths.  And given Aria doesn’t eat and doesn’t have pleasurable experiences (munching on chocolate for example) BUT she will one day post transplant we didn’t want to risk her not wanting to try food.

Today after a long time of playing with her tooth brush and putting toothpaste on it and not much else, she finally got some brushing action happening.  Thank goodness, her teeth got a decent clean and I am confident she will continue given my clapping and jumping up and down like an idiot which she seemed to enjoy.  She wouldn’t let me help her, unlike Asher who is quite fine for me to brush his teeth for him.  So finally she is doing it herself! 

Not much else to report around here really.  We are all good and looking forward to celebrating Aria’s birthday soon 🙂

8 Responses to “300th Post”

  1. Anna says:

    Lovely… what a great update! Left me with a smile.

    Sophie’s all planning her birthday too.. she’s demanded fairies!

  2. Jodee Reid says:

    That is so funny Miss M decided yesterday to brush her teeth – with tooth paste!!!!! And she did a great job. It only took us 8 years…..

  3. Lori Hollingsworth says:

    Yea!!!!!!! Such a simple act…..but a HUGE milestone!

  4. Kit says:

    Yay for Aria!

    We had some issues getting Braedyn to alow us to brush his teeth for a while but the day was won by a Tigger ‘buzzy’ brush (battery operated circular ones) which he adored. Maybe if Aria got to pick her own special one as a reward it mgiht keep her interested?

    Now if I can just find a weay to get certain TEENAGERS to brush regularly!

  5. Lisa Robertson says:

    If only we really knew what they think we we are jumping around and clapping!!!! Sometimes I wonder if behind the smiles my kids think I am completely nuts!
    Hope Aria is happy to keep up the teeth brushing!!! Lovely post! Hope you have had a fantastic weekend!

  6. Samantha Sutherland says:

    Great news – I have to admit I am not strong with Lara either even though she sits with the toothbrush in her mouth to be like Jake. I did get her a battery toothbrush because I figured all that movement would clean something but we still have some days she just holds it at the front of her mouth – at least her front teeth will be perfect!

    Happy 300th post! And I was thinking you don’t post enought any more!

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