How do I explain loosing teeth to a autistic child?

Stacy - posted on 09/04/2009 ( 1 mom has responded )

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My son is 6 and should be losing his first tooth any day now,He gets really upset if I ask to touch it or look at it,and he keeps saying It needs a bandaid ,cute but puzzling,anyone have any suggestions?

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Tamara - posted on 09/04/2009

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Um have you tried to explain that the baby teeth have to make room for the grown up teeth to come in so they fall out. To him his tooth is hurt and that means it needs a bandaid. and if that doesn't help any well it'll come out on it's own regardless of whether he understands or not.

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