Thursday, November 10, 2011

Today I Put a Sock on Britt's Hand.

I already filled you in on how much Britt loooooves to suck her fingers.  Tony is worried about her teeth.  I'm not.  But three days ago she came to me, held out her beloved fingers and said, "owie."  I looked at them and got a huge shock!  They were red, swollen, hard and the skin was all cracked!  It reminded me of when I first started nursing each of the girls. 

So I've been putting lanolin on her fingers and then putting a sock over her hand.  She'll only wear it for a little while, but it must be enough because her fingers have been getting gradually better.  **happy**  Ash thinks the sock-on-hand look is totally cool, so she's been copy-catting and wearing one too.  Hahaha! 

Sock Hand 1

I'm am a little bit puzzled though.  I can't imagine what happened to make this occur now.  Maybe the onset of the cold weather and using a heater at night?  Poor, little bum.

Sock Hand 2


Charmaine Poulin said...

Awwwww, yep, this is the season that I usually have to stop wearing my wedding rings for a while b/c they become chapped and cracked underneath! And painful! Poor dear! At least she's letting you help!

alissa4illustration said...

That's so funny that Ash is copying her!

Poor little Britt!

I remember my fingers getting like that once in awhile. Yes, I suck them long enough to remember. It got to the point where I only sucked them at bedtime.

Anonymous said...

She's such a cutie.

Heidi said...

Aww, poor beeb. I'm glad her fingers are getting better. Such a a cutie pie.

Charlotte (Life's a Charm!) said...

i hope her fingers are all better now. hopefully, from now on she will stop sucking on her finger. hopefully now, you have broken the habit.

Amy said...

Maybe it'll help her get over the habit! I mean, I agree with you, it's not essential that she give it up so early, but hey, great to kill two birds with one stone.
Poor thing. Sock idea was a good one.

mun said...

The cracked skin must be very painful. Poor Britt. Hope it gets better soon.

Myrnie said...

Owie! Mimi was red and cracked around her wrists- I think part of it was the frequent hand washing with potty training, and not getting all the soap off?? Hope her fingers are recovering!

Faith said...

def. is the changing of the season ... as soon as it gets cold everything gets dry so i can only imagine what sucking does to it!

glad she has the sock to help heal her little fingers!