Try This Tuesday

29 Jul

Try This Tuesday

When Jenna was an infant and we were still using an NG tube (from her nose to her stomach), we struggled with her pulling the tube out of her nose in her sleep.  When we were holding her and feeding her, we could redirect those cute little hands when they started reaching, but when she was sleeping and hooked to a feeding pump, we couldn’t be there every minute.  We simply took baby socks and placed them over her hands like mittens.  It seems like she would still be able to grab and pull, but somehow it deterred her.  Maybe she was more concerned about those funny things on her hands than the funny thing in her nose, or maybe she simply couldn’t get a good enough grip.  We were just glad to minimize the number of times we had to reinsert that tube – a stressful procedure for everyone.  We’ve never had trouble with her pulling on her g-tube since it was placed, but it seems like this might work for that too.  At least until they figure out how to get the “mittens” off…


4 responses to “Try This Tuesday

  1. Trish

    July 29, 2008 at 9:46 pm

    What a great alternative use for baby mittens – thank you so much for participating!!

  2. terri

    July 29, 2008 at 10:56 pm

    What a great idea–and socks are way easier to find than mitts for babies.

  3. Tammy and Parker

    July 30, 2008 at 2:10 am

    Hey! Great minds must really think alike. Go over to Parker’s TTT and you’ll totally see what I mean! hee,hee

  4. psychmamma

    July 30, 2008 at 3:58 am

    Trish & Terri –

    Thanks for visiting my TTT and for your comments! Come see me often. I’ll make brownies…

    Tammy –

    Loved your post and left a comment there! We are geniuses, no doubt about it. 🙂


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