Take a stroll with me, down memory lane, to one of my finer stories of parenthood.
Anyone know how to get a Lego head off a tooth? Cause I'm in sudden need of that answer.
That is how it all started. While visiting an aunt (RE: 5 hours away from my sensory kiddo's trusted pediatric dentist) my child did something very unlike himself. Very out of character. He put a toy in his mouth. That's all I've got. I do not know exactly how the lego head got one his tooth (as his father asked me "Did he put in on his tooth then bite down? I don't see how it could be that far on?" and my speedy response was "Do you really think I watched him do this?"). But I do know it would not come off. It wouldn't even wiggle. In loose terms, we were up a creek without a paddle.
I turned to my trusted source of all knowledge, BabyCenter. The responses I got were as follows;
"Lego brick separator?"
"Is it really stuck? You can't just pull it off"
"Drink a hot beverage to expand the plastic?"
"Very carefully squeeze the Lego head with pliers so as the Lego hole gets squashed, it also gets wider. It should come off easier. But I don't know. If you're not comfortable using pliers in his mouth (don't know if I could do it) call a dentist."
Followed by panicked remorse 5 minutes later when the same poster said
"Seriously though, you can just ignore what I just said. It's making me panicky thinking about it. Call the dentist."
And possibly my favorite
"I'd go with dentist. My husband said pliers. My husband is not allowed to deal with this situation if it ever comes up"
This is the part where I've line up an appointment with the pediatric dentist my aunt uses for her young daughter, and they're willing to see me right away. Success! Once we get there? Well, here is the story of the Turk and his Lego head, as recounted to many onlookers from babycenter.