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On 10/03/2021 at 14:42, thistledo said:

What's the going rate for a tooth these days? When I was younger used to get a £1, I've heard kids getting fivers now. Some inflation rate. 

We did a fiver for the first one, £1 thereafter.

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I'll be explaining to my daughter that we are entering a period of economic recovery and that if she wants more than a £1 for losing her tooth she can go and chat to an NHS nurse.

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Our young lad got the equivalent of  about 3 quid for the 1st couple of teeth.  A couple of days later he appeared with a tissue and the remnants of another tooth.   It was rice.  Had a wee chuckle at that. 

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I feel like the last tooth should be the one that goes up in monetary value. At this rate the tooth fairy will be writing IOUs for the wee one, haven't paid for anything in cash for about a year and all the pound coins have gone to delivery driver tips. 

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Tooth fairy went on furlough when teeth came out in first lockdown 🙈

She had her vaccine though as she’s key worker and was able to visit couple weeks ago.

 

 

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£1 a tooth. Was 50p for me.

Follows the inflating price of a panini sticker pack. Which is what my eldest uses his tooth fairy money on, as did I.

 

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My mate ended up giving his son a tenner for his first tooth, purely because he didn't have any change.

Obviously leading his son to expect this much every time.

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So bloody happy right now,we have been approached for a mutual exchange for our house,we are moving to a 3 bedroom semi detached house with a drive and huge back garden.It will be hard leaving our home for the last 11 years but the house is just too small for us and the kids come 1st.

 

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Just been at the Sick Kids with my youngest.  We noticed two weekends ago that she had a hair wrapped tightly around the middle toe of her left foot that was cutting into it and stopping the blood flow.  Took her to A&E and they thought that they had managed to cut it and get it all out.  Sent us home telling us to keep an eye on it and bring her back if we had any concerns.  Didn't think it was healing as well as it should and took her back to A&E at the weekend there and they made an appointment to come in to their Plastic Surgery Trauma team (no idea).

They had a look at it and discovered that the hair was still in there and have managed to dig it out now.  Felt like a monster whilst I'm trying to pin my 1 year old to the trolley whilst this poor lassie is going at her toe with an incredibly sharp looking pair of scissors.

Hopefully that's it sorted now, but they've said that if it's cut in deeply enough, it might have damaged the tendons meaning she may have trouble fully flexing her toe as she grows up, but that it's not something that will bother her.

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Sounds nasty, glad it's been fixed (more or less).

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aye that sounds awful. Hope all is well now. 

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My eldest has been getting assessed since age 3 for autism spectrum related disorders. He's super clever, laser focussed and has a lexicon that would embarass even me. They're now leaning towards a diagnosis of Asperger's / ADHD, which feels like the right fit for him as he gets fixated by topics that interest him, can be socially awkward (less so much "awkward", more over excited and intense in social situations) and can become hyper / emotional at a moment's notice as well as the aforementioned intelligence. He also can have sensory processing issues, like getting overloaded by loud noises or getting flustered and emotional if an item of clothing (for example) doesn't "feel" right to him. He's 7 now and his fine motor skills are behind his peers, but his language and numeracy skills are miles ahead, to the point he can be disruptive in class as he gets bored in lessons, plus he struggles to concentrate unless it's a topic he's interested in, then he's so engrossed he struggles to do anything other than that. Still some way to go before a final confirmed diagnosis, but I don't envisage Asperger's holding him back in life as he's very charming and witty as well as smart as a whip, so hopefully the hyper / emotional edges will round off with time and make him that bit happier overall.

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On regards to the sensory/fine motor, has an occupational therapist assessed him for dyspraxia? Often comes in hand with others mentioned but less diagnosed. 

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28 minutes ago, RH33 said:

On regards to the sensory/fine motor, has an occupational therapist assessed him for dyspraxia? Often comes in hand with others mentioned but less diagnosed. 

Not as yet, but he's been tested for balance, hearing and eyesight. Having a look at the NHS info on dyspraxia, I'm not mega concerned as though he can be a bit clumsy and isn't great at things like cutlery and shoelaces, he's perfectly good on roller skates and scooters and with a pen or pencil. I'll definitely keep an eye though and raise it at the next consultation. Thanks.

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2 hours ago, Sweet Pete said:

Not as yet, but he's been tested for balance, hearing and eyesight. Having a look at the NHS info on dyspraxia, I'm not mega concerned as though he can be a bit clumsy and isn't great at things like cutlery and shoelaces, he's perfectly good on roller skates and scooters and with a pen or pencil. I'll definitely keep an eye though and raise it at the next consultation. Thanks.

My son couldn't go his bike until.he was about 9 but his sister was earlier but is also about to be formally tested. Neither of them can do shoelaces and both write badly. 

Son has verbal dyspraxia too and some auditory processing issues, has ear defenders too. 

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1 hour ago, RH33 said:

My son couldn't go his bike until.he was about 9 but his sister was earlier but is also about to be formally tested. Neither of them can do shoelaces and both write badly. 

Son has verbal dyspraxia too and some auditory processing issues, has ear defenders too. 

Mine has the ear defenders too. No issues with my daughter.

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3 minutes ago, Sweet Pete said:

Mine has the ear defenders too. No issues with my daughter.

I've many many issues with my younger daughter 😅😂😂🙄🙄

Mainly her attitude....

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