Drew Arellano shares a daddy dilemma: Primo will not brush teeth without camera

by Myrna Fernando
Aug 17, 2018
Drew Arellano and Iya Villania's firstborn Primo is turning two this August 30, 2018.

Becoming parents seem to be easy breezy for Drew Arellano and Iya Villania.

The celebrity couple have their daily challenges, but over time, they have learned to take things in stride.

Before their son Primo turned one last year, among their most daunting tasks was bathing.

In a May 2017 interview with PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal), Iya said, "Ang likot! Gusto ko i-scrub yung likod niya, 'tapos haharap siya!

"Then you want him to stand up, so you can wash his bun, but he wants to sit down.

"I have to say mas mahirap pa pala itong age na ito kasi ang likot niya!"

But the bright side of it: "He really enjoys his bath time."

The host-actress added, "Sobrang nakakatuwa!"

READ Iya Villania-Arellano reveals Baby Primo's favorite daily ritual

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Meanwhile, Daddy Drew's dilemma is getting his toddler (he's turning two on August 30) brush his teeth.

Five months ago, Iya described her son's brushing routine as "medyo giyera."

Fast forward to today, August 17, Drew revealed in an Instagram post, "We need to move heaven and earth just to get near you with a toothbrush..."

The Kapuso host's recent discovery was that a camera phone could solve the problem.

Here's a photo of Primo smiling while brushing his teeth.

Drew's followers commented that the cutie boy is ready for a toothpaste commercial.

Kapamilya host Gretchen Ho had a hunch: "Wala, mag-aartista na yaaaaaaaaaannn"

To the parents whose have similar experience, most parenting websites cited that how the brushing is introduced to their routine matters.


Let it be a fun moment. See the suggestions below:

From Aha! Parenting:

Play "copycat". Since most kids this age enjoy learning by copying us but want to "do it themselves," brush together looking into the mirror. Have her copy you in the mirror as you brush.

From Today's Parent:

Sing songs. Make up rhymes.

From Kid Spot Australia:

Let your kids practice on you or others. If you are tired of trying to get your child to open their mouth, open yours! If you don’t feel comfortable with this, your child can practice on their favorite stuffed animal or doll.

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