Thursday, March 27, 2008

If Necessity is the Mother of Invention...

...then I'd like to thank the guy who invented this: Seriously. Ok, for those of you who are wondering what the heck I've posted a picture of, stay with me. It's a contraption that you can put things in (ice cubes, bananas, whatever) to give a baby. They can chew on it and you don't have to worry about them choking on anything. Comes in VERY HANDY when your poor little baby is teething! When Edwin and I got home tonight, he was acting just fine...and had been the whole way home. But in a span of about 10 minutes, things went south fast. Suddenly Edwin is screaming and Ed & I can't figure out what the heck is wrong. Our sweet boy is happy about 95% of the time, and even the other 5% is manageable. We tried bathtime, because that usually makes any of his tears go away. No sir, not tonight! It just made him scream and cry even harder. So after exhausting all of our tricks, including Tylenol, teething gel, a bottle...I remembered this contraption. And that's all I can call it because the name of it escapes me right now. But it was heaven-sent. I popped a few ice cubes in there, let Edwin chew for a few seconds, and suddenly it was as if he had never cried. For the next 45 minutes, he played and laughed and giggled. Better yet, he even went to sleep without a struggle!! So take my advice, buy one of these "things". I think we got it at Walmart when he first started teething months ago. He never used it back then, but it certainly saved us a few bits of sanity tonight!!!

6 comments:

Fenridal said...

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Life Glimpsed: The Denglers said...

remind me of this contraption when loralai starts teething. by the way, we've started a new sleep routine. it's been SO hard the past few days but she's starting to go to sleep at night without being rocked or crying. please pray for my sanity when she does cry. wheew, this mama stuff is no joke :)

Gigi said...

Yay contraptions!!

ktinnc07 said...

Anthony had one of those...we didn't use it often..but when we did....it was good!

Healthy Grandma said...

1 more day to the big
FIRST BIRTHDAY!!!

YEAH!

Healthy Grandma said...

1 more day to the big
FIRST BIRTHDAY!!!

YEAH!