Thursday, 19 January 2012

We appear to have a thumb sucker!

Henry is 15 weeks (in this picture) and he has definitely found his thumb.


He appears to be teething quite a lot so I'm starting a search for the perfect teething toy / food item but I have to say that at the moment I think that the amber necklace is working really well.

I have only taken it off Henry on two occasions and both times he had a few really upset moments when his scream seemed to indicate pain.  That's the amazing thing about Henry you see;  he is so happy and calm normally that it is really easy to spot when something is wrong because the moment you fix it he is back to happy again.

Do you have any natural teething relief suggestions I can try?

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  1. My daughter also found her thumb when she was a baby. Eventually, she suddenly "lost" her thumb around the age Henry is now.
    I made a necklace for her with pieces of an elderberry thin branch. The branch of this small tree is quite soft under its bark, so it's easy to pass a needle transversally through it. I used a golden fastener and natural cotton thread. The person who told me about it said to me that I should use an odd number of pieces of branch, preferrably nine.
    I tried to make the necklace long enough to be safe and comfortable for my baby, but short enough for her not to put it in her mouth.

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  2. Cris that sounds wonderful! Do you have any pictures, I'd love to try it. Is the theory the same as that of the amber necklaces? x

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    1. Oh and I hope it worked for your daughter?

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  3. Yes, it worked. Well, I couldn't tell you what it was, maybe her thumb soothed her, maybe my breast (breastfeeding), ... I don't know, but the thing is that I noticed she was teething because she had diaper rash, or because I actually saw the teeth, not because she was crying. She is also a very happy and calm child.
    I'm going to take a picture of the necklace. How can I send it to you?

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  4. Thank you! can you emmail it to me rachael @ mjolkig .com

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  5. We swear by our amber necklaces - they worked wonders on my little guy during teething and beyond. He still wears his all the time, and I do too (it helps me with my frequent headaches). The other thing we did was to use a mesh feeder with some frozen melon pieces in it (Not sure if you have those there? It's one of these: http://pinterest.com/pin/82612974384176374/). He loved to chew on the cold fruit and it really seemed to soothe his gums.

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    1. Hi Heidi!
      With us all being sick at the moment Henry's teething trouble seemed to be magnified a hundredfold. I bought a new amber necklace and when I compared it to the one he already had I could see such a difference in quality (and size!) so I hope that this new one will improve things. I'm also searching out an elderberry branch for the necklace that Cris mentioned.
      I tried frozen fruit and it was a really big hit with him! He sucked like a madman for a few minutes and then seemed to have a short bit of relief.
      That frozen bag thing is funny - first time I've seen one.

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  6. My guy's Amber has worked wonders for him! He was a thumb sucker till his teeth came in and he bit his thumb.

    I made a knot necklace with wooden beads inside the fabric for my guy to chew on. He loves it .... Its now in one of his exploring baskets. Also just simple wooden rings has worked well.

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    1. You read you mind!!!
      I actually make those necklaces to sell here in France (shhhh...) and I can't believe I haven't offered it to him yet.
      I'm really glad the amber worked for your little guy, I have only heard good things about it.
      I'm really looking forward to putting those baskets together!!

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