Checkup: The First Years

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Baby's First Dental Checkup

My work just finished open enrollment for insurance. While it was still going on I called my dentist to see if I should add my son to my dental insurance. He said that he wouldn't need his first cleaning/check-up until 4 years old. Last week my son had his 18 month checkup and the pediatrician seemed appalled that I hadn't brought him to the dentist yet. When did you first take your children to the dentist. Both the dentist and pediatrician seem like reliable sources in the matter, so I'm not sure who to believe/follow. What do you think mamas?

Normal Height & Weight

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Weight in the Lower Percentile....

Hi Moms! My 10 1/2 month son has not been gaining much weight. He's about 20lbs and 32 inches long. This puts him in the 20-50th percentile weight-wise (dropped from the solid 50th percentile before). In weight, he's above the 95th percentile. As for milestones, he's been hitting all of them fine. He drinks about 24-30 oz of breast milk a day (pumped & thru nursing) and has 2 meals of solids (lunch & dinner). For breakfast he takes milk, but on weekends I try to give him rice cereal & fruit in addition to it. Solids usually consist of...