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Thursday, May 7, 2009

Hippo Face

Have you ever been at the doctor with your child and had difficulty getting your little one to open her mouth for the doctor to see her throat?

I have a solution.

Teach your child how to make a hippo face. Practice often with your child so she can make her wide mouthed hippo face without any trouble at all. Then, when her doctor wants to see her throat, all you have to do is instruct her to make her hippo face. The doctor can get a good view without a fight, and your child gets a good giggle from making her funny face for the doctor.

This works great for dentist visits, too. I should also add that your child's doctor or dentist will get a real kick out of your child's hippo face, and be thankful for how easy you make their job.


Sherrie said...

LOL! Never thought of that...thanks for sharing. I may have to use it. But -- once the dr puts that darn tongue depressor down the throat, then all heck breaks loose regardless of the face. :)

Karen (karooch from Scraps of Mind) said...

I've started practicing it myself for a visit to the dentist next week. I have a real problem with doctors and dentists looking down my throat, especially when they use tongue depressors to get a better look.