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Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Scratch, suck and more..

Snuggles has had long nails since the time she was born. And long nails on a baby are obviously harmful. That means, I literally get to see a new scratch on her face each day :-p. So one of the first things I did was to buy a file (wooden file which is safe for children I must add). But when filing got too tedious, I got a baby-safe nail cutter and started cutting away. But sadly the equation is {Cut = nails grow faster} :-p. So I started putting mittens on her hands.

But recently she has taken to sucking her fingers. Sometimes she tries to stuff her whole hand into her mouth, which is certainly not very good (thats putting it mildly - actually this usually results in a mock vomit :-p). So Sri and I have had to be quite innovative to come up with a way of preventing this.

1) The swaddler method:

This is a swaddler:

Here's Snuggles all swaddled:

But in a matter of minutes, her hands come up..

A wee bit out..

Now completely out..

She seems to be saying "Balle Balle! Victory to me" here :-D. Score - Snuggles 1, Sri and me 0.

2) The sleep sack method:

This is a sleep sack:

I put Snuggles in it, without putting her hands through..

But she's become very smart to my tactics, she slowly took up her hands..

and got them out of the hands of the sleep sack herself!

I was really stunned the first time she did it. I kept asking Sri whether he put them through :). Score - Snuggles 2, Sri and me 0.

3) The superbaby method:

Finally Sri came up with this one..

It seems to be working so far. So the score - Snuggles 2, Sri and me 1. But I'm sure she'll overcome this obstacle in no time..

Ah, the joys of parenthood :-D...


Timepass retorted...

Hahaha, she surely is a smart kid..

accidental diva retorted...

Lol..thats one smart baby u have there:):)

~nm retorted...

You sure are going to have tough times ahead!! :D

But must applaud you at idea no 3! *Clap* *Clap*

Chickoo retorted...

She is too smart to be fooled :). Love the look on her face, she is too cute.

Sid retorted...

Definitely a smart one there.
Very cute pictures of a very cute kid.

Swati retorted...

Such a cute little girl ..please give her some hugs from me. Snuggle suits her best

Archana retorted...

Snuggles is looking sooooooooooooooo cute! And you have a darn smart kid there (bet you will have exciting times ahead :-D)!

The_Girl_From_Ipanema retorted...

she's such a cutie!!!! HUGS to her. :)