Andrew lost his first tooth on Sunday, January 29th. I had been warning him that I would pull it if he didn't wiggle it out himself, so Sunday night rolls around and it is still in his mouth.
I looked at it and it was pretty wiggly and his adult tooth was growing in behind it so I decided that it HAD to come out. It was his bottom, middle right tooth.
So, I got some floss--had Backaw tie a slip know (I didn't know how to do that) and then put it around his tooth.
Then we went to the door between the toy room and the kitchen (that was the only door that would swing quickly and shut), tied the other end to the door knob and told Andrew to back up.
Lala was there to witness everything. I told Andrew that I was going to slam the door and hopefully the tooth would pop out.
I slammed the door and heard a little tinkle and we celebrated that the tooth came out. The tooth had come out and was still tied to the floss.
Andrew's mouth was bloody and he kept saying he could taste the blood. Cesar got him a glass of water and told him to swish with it.
He swished out the blood and was fine. I washed off the tooth and put it in a Ziploc baggie.
We put the tooth under his pillow and the next morning the Tooth Fairy had given him a dollar.
Andrew later told me he would be willing to do that 5 more times.
He has no more loose teeth, but I am ready for any future loose teeth that don't want to come out!