Toddler Milestone – Norton’s First Dental Visit

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For a while now, I’d been trying to get this toddler milestone done.  The Northern Health Authority had said that the first dental visit should happen around one year.  The American Academy of Pediatrics had said two years.  My own dentist had said three years.  Ugh.  After some talking and doing, Norton had his first toddler dental visit today.

I’d had visions in my head of how this particular toddler milestone would work out.  Norton would be his sweetest and most charming self.  He’d sit in my lap in the chair while the husband surreptitiously snapped shots on my iPhone.  He’d smile and be fascinated when R, our hygienist, showed him the instruments.  Everything would be blissful, and we’d follow it up with a fun visit to the park.

Then there was how it really went.

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Toddler Milestone – Norton’s First Sleepover!

Norton will be two years old in two weeks.  I know that the first sleepover at Grandma’s is a toddler milestone that a lot of children have already had by this point… but it’s a toddler milestone that I sort of put off.  Not because my in-laws are anything other than awesome, but because he’s my baby and stays home with me.

But since Eudora is due soon and my in-laws are the ones who will be keeping Norton during the birth, logic says that it’s a good idea that we make sure that he’s okay with having sleepovers now instead of when there’s no choice and nothing to be done but suffer through it.  We’re out to make it as non-traumatic as possible for him.

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