The next several days will be filled with a lot of prep for the end of the year . Our program is Saturday morning the 20th at First Baptist Church at 9:00am. Dallas and I are working on costumes choices for the kids and ourselves. In the meantime we are continuing our normals days. Kids seek routine and when it cant be found many times chaos ensues. Routines give children a sense of safety and security.
So, we played. Ms Dallas took out a new box of toys from upstairs and the kids enjoyed exploring them.
And BIG NEWS ! The first of one of our friends lost a tooth. There was a bit of concern about the blood but Julia was such a trooper and didnt shed a tear. I had several after that that complained of wiggly teeth and wanted me to try to pull their out. It is all a little confusing for little guys to understand why perfectly good teeth would just fall out of your head. I f a child is frightened by the idea of teeth coming out, there are some ways to help ease their fears. One thing that might help is to explain that all children have baby teeth, and when their bodies grow so big that they need grown up teeth the baby teeth come out so that the grown up teeth can grow in. Try to identify exactly what frightens the child about losing a tooth. Are they afraid it will hurt? Reassure them that it likely will not hurt at all. To some children, the mere thought of “losing” a part of their body is understandably upsetting. Being as matter-of-fact about the whole situation will likely be your best bet.
From Dr. Carr ” A child’s baby teeth (primary teeth) begin to loosen and fall out on their own to make room for permanent teeth at about age 6. Timing can vary, though, and girls generally lose baby teeth earlier than do boys. The last baby teeth typically fall out by age 12 or 13.
Baby teeth usually fall out in the order in which they erupted — first the two bottom front teeth (lower central incisors), followed by the two top front teeth (upper central incisors), the lateral incisors, first molars, canines and second molars. If a child loses a baby tooth early as a result of tooth decay or an accident, a permanent tooth may erupt early and potentially come in crooked due to limited space. “