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How long does it last?

Posted by on Feb. 11, 2013 at 4:41 PM
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When my daughter (week old) tries to latch, she's constantly clawing at her face and ears. This usually ends with her pulling her ear and hurting herself a little or sticking herself in the eye. I'm afraid she's going to hurt herself badly one day and I'll have to rush her to the hospital. How long does it last and is there anything I can do to keep her from hurting herself?
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rockabillybetty
by on Feb. 11, 2013 at 4:43 PM
Swaddle her my baby did that too and would frustrate herself until i wrapped her up in a blanket :))
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Mrsfarr
by on Feb. 11, 2013 at 4:45 PM
She's a breakout artist so swaddling usually only slows her down.


Quoting rockabillybetty:

Swaddle her my baby did that too and would frustrate herself until i wrapped her up in a blanket :))

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Ninjabubble
by Bronze Member on Feb. 11, 2013 at 4:48 PM
Have you tried putting socks over her hands? I didn't breast feed but when DS had a feeding tube, the only way he wouldn't pull it outta his nose was to put socks over his hands.
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Mrsfarr
by on Feb. 11, 2013 at 4:51 PM
... I did not. It hadn't even occurred to me. :|


Quoting Ninjabubble:

Have you tried putting socks over her hands? I didn't breast feed but when DS had a feeding tube, the only way he wouldn't pull it outta his nose was to put socks over his hands.

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sillymumof2
by on Feb. 11, 2013 at 4:52 PM
Try LiL mittens... I had them for DS when he was a baby. He would give himself monster scratches on his face, but because the mittens were elastic around His wrist he wasn't able to wriggle them off...therefore wasn't scratching his precious face anymore either
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Ninjabubble
by Bronze Member on Feb. 11, 2013 at 4:53 PM
Try it! Lol


Quoting Mrsfarr:

... I did not. It hadn't even occurred to me. :|




Quoting Ninjabubble:

Have you tried putting socks over her hands? I didn't breast feed but when DS had a feeding tube, the only way he wouldn't pull it outta his nose was to put socks over his hands.


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Mrsfarr
by on Feb. 11, 2013 at 4:55 PM
She's too tiny for mittens. They just slip off. She managed to lose all three of her hospital bracelets before we were discharged because her limbs are just little I guess. They had to make us duplicates and just keep them in her bassinet with her.


Quoting sillymumof2:

Try LiL mittens... I had them for DS when he was a baby. He would give himself monster scratches on his face, but because the mittens were elastic around His wrist he wasn't able to wriggle them off...therefore wasn't scratching his precious face anymore either

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kirstina
by on Feb. 11, 2013 at 4:57 PM
Mittens or sock on her hands.
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rockabillybetty
by on Feb. 11, 2013 at 5:16 PM
Lol ah ok. . Try mittens or socks :))


Quoting Mrsfarr:

She's a breakout artist so swaddling usually only slows her down.




Quoting rockabillybetty:

Swaddle her my baby did that too and would frustrate herself until i wrapped her up in a blanket :))


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Mrsfarr
by on Feb. 11, 2013 at 5:18 PM
Well, socks lasted longer than mittens but they still ended up on the floor. It was a good idea though. :/


Quoting Ninjabubble:

Try it! Lol




Quoting Mrsfarr:

... I did not. It hadn't even occurred to me. :|






Quoting Ninjabubble:

Have you tried putting socks over her hands? I didn't breast feed but when DS had a feeding tube, the only way he wouldn't pull it outta his nose was to put socks over his hands.



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