Parents! Your thoughts please...

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  1. fuzzykitten99
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    I just started my daycare and have 2 kids already, a brother and sister. So far, these are the only two. Being is I am new at this, and this has been their first week, I don't want to get off to a bad start.

    The little boy just turned 2, and still has a paci. Not unusual, since Nathan used one every so often to bed but not during the daytime after he turned 1, continued until about 2 (he's 3 now).

    Anyway, the way he holds the thing in his mouth, is like a smoker holds a cigarette in their mouth-to the side.

    It looks like he has done that for quite some time, because his teeth and mouth shape that way when he talks. You can tell his teeth have kind of molded themselves around the nipple. When he talks without it, he talks only with half his mouth open, as if it is in his mouth.

    Basically, it is impacting his teeth and the way they are aligned. When he smiles, the ones that go around the paci are affected so much that you can't see them, and it looks like he only has half his teeth. I can tell this affects his eating and some of his speech. The thing is-do I say something to mom or leave it alone? This kid will have serious dental problems in the future if this doesn't get corrected.
     
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    Talk to the mom. Ask her questions and all that. She should be paying attention to her child's dental care.
     
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    His parents are failing him. :( I'd speak up - make your concerns known. You're a 'childcare' professional! :D
     
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    Fine line. She didn't take em to raise.
     
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    I'd tread very carefully here. Moms especially can get defensive if they feel their parenting skills are in question.

    On a side note: Will there be lasting effects on the teeth, since these baby teeth will be falling out anyway? Just wondering.
     
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    It's not a health or safety issue and you're reliant on the parent being comfortable having her kids with you (unlike a public school class, they can go elsewhere). Plus, the parents and the child's doctor have already seen it. I wouldn't say anything unless asked.

    Just my two cents.
     
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    could not pass this one by...maybe the kidd is looking for momies real boobie...ya could share or not! Thats up to you...then again ya did pass the state test for those who are in day care...no?...Never mind everyone will say I am Drunk!...not tho just making some fun outta this "Help Me" thread!:teeth:
     
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    I always thought adult teeth sort of followed baby teeth in? It's not like all the teeth fall out at once.

    I have no idea if that's true or not, but I have been told sucking your thumb as a kid will contribute to needing braces later on.
     
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    Telling her to give the kid a breast of HERS? classless.

    :-/
     
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    Good points.
     

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