Saturday, August 16, 2008

any suggestions?

what do you do with a child who can't put his hands to his mouth very well yet, can't hold on to objects, doesn't do a very good job holding a pacifier in his mouth, and is cutting his very first tooth? so far ive been holding things in his mouth for him to let him chew, and that makes him happy, as he is miserable when not chewing on something, but its not allowing me to get much done since he wants to be chewing on something all the time...im guessing this is probably the only solution...but if anyone out there has any suggestions i would love to hear them.

4 comments:

Nelba said...

It is one of the things that we battled with most with Loren. He couldn't even chew properly. What gives relief is taking a baby toothbrush and softly brushing his gums. You get some of them that have nubs instead of bristles. If he doesn't like the bristles, try with those. Also helps with oral aversion. Keep trying with letting him hold something and trying to reach his mouth, though. Shop around for teethers that are easy to hold and experiment with them.

jamie said...

thanks for the advice!

Christi-Dawn said...

My kids loved damp wash cloths. See if he can bring one to his mouth. Other than that I would say orajel, but that really only lasts about a min. lol

therextras said...

Hi, I know your blog is new and I just read your first post. You probably haven't had time to share all you want. My brief experience in the blogosphere (not very old itself) is that you will find a lot of emotional support here. As for Milo's need for help to chew, do you have an occupational therapist working with you? Your closest OT would be a good resource on this issue, I hope. Barbara

 
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