We just got back from taking the kids to their very first dentist
appointment. It went exactly as I thought it would go.
was 1st up in the chair and had a great time. He even let the dentist
clean his teeth all the while laughing and smiling as it vibrated and
tickled his teeth.
was 2nd up in the chair and was off to a great start smiling and
laughing at the dentist. Then she read my mind (It's weird she's not
crying) and then was like `oh yeah I think I'm supposed to cry now' and
released the drama tears. Thankfully her teeth were in excellent
condition and a cleaning wasn't necessary so it was a relatively quick
trip in the purple dentist chair. And then of course she was super
excited that she was allowed to pick a prize from the toy box despite
the crying drama act.
So that said.I was thinking this new baby we're expecting might be a
girl and now I'm hoping I'm wrong and it's a boy! hehe I guess we'll
find out for sure in a couple of weeks.
I wasn't expecting to learn anything new at this dentist appointment,
but I did. The dentist suggests using Infant/Children's Motrin instead
of Tylenol for teething pain. because he doesn't feel that Tylenol does
very much to help teething pain. I pretty much fell the same way, but
then he told me something I hadn't heard before.
He said that Infant Tylenol is so extremely concentrated that a child
can be easily overdosed if given 4 times the correct amount by mistake
causing damage to the liver. Then he said, however, that to overdose on
Motrin you would have to give your child 100 times over the correct
amount and then it would cause damage to a kidney which would be better
than the liver since you have 2 of them. Not that I plan on overdosing
my kids with either, but I thought it was pretty interesting
information. I'm not saying out dentist is an expert on children's
medication or anything, but I think until I hear differently I'm going
to only stock Motrin.especially with my adventurous 2 year old who has
now learned how to push chairs up to the counters and can get into
pretty much ANYTHING she wants to.