Friday, December 14, 2007

Flossing

Ahhh flossing...

G took an interest in our flossing around 6 mo and just a few weeks ago we started giving his own peice to him (he is nearly 16mo now). He is a great flossing mimic. He also has his own toothbrush, toddler style with a big chunky handle, and no toothpaste yet. He loves getting ready for bed and flossing with mommy and daddy.

He mostly gums the toothbrush but lets me do a quick one two on top then bottom. I feel really good about it for now.

He also has started signaling with his hands that he needs the potty by pointing to his underwear. Right now it is hit or miss... he signals just after he has wet and just before he needs to go. This morning he played in bed a bit then signaled he needed to go. Since he was dry I really moved fast... and we had a success. This is just a great developement and has me thinking that definately by 2 he will be fully trained.

He is reading/saying the word "Clock" now. He is also taking small electronics apart and seeing how they go together, like the flashlight, remote control(now broken) and computer mouse.

At the dinner table - no kidding - he will sometime ask for a napkin, put it in his lap, and at times reach for it to wipe his mouth and then tuck it back in his lap!!! Too cute! Then there are the many times he throws the napkin and the rest of his uneaten dinner on the floor for Bluew :-(

1 comment:

Gardener Gary said...

Flossing is perhaps the most overlooked tooth maintenance and needs more attention than generally given. The problem develops early for most people who find the old tech just too difficult to work with. Often the only time many people think to floss arises when a hard food particle become stuck uncomfortably between the teeth. Fortunately, there has been recent improvements in the tools necessary to be comfortable with the task. No longer should anyone have to twist a floss thread around the fingers of two hands and then try to shove in all into the mouth. No, you don't need water jets nor vibrating tools. I have found the best is a product made by 'Reach' which employs a snap in segment of floss which is cheaply disposable after two days use. Take a look around here: www.flossing.org and find the best ways to handle this important service for the tooth fairy.