To mitt or not to mitt?

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  1. hodbert

    hodbert Well-Known Member

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    Holly seems to be constantly pulling her hands up to her face and draggin her fingers down it, inevitably scratching herself. She seems to do it a lot on her eyes too, which worries me that she is going to scratch her eyes. I use mitts and babygrows with the sleeves that fold over at the end to cover her hands, but I dont want her hands constantly restrained. I know she is still young and will grow out of it, but for the time being does anyone have any advice, or should I just wait it out? :shrug:
     
  2. bathbabe

    bathbabe Mum to 3 boys

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    Id mitt x
     
  3. Kimmer

    Kimmer Mummy to a beautiful baby

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    I'd put something over her hands! My LO used to do this, still does at night time. She sleeps with socks on her hands now :haha:
     
  4. lanaross

    lanaross Mom to Bella and Greyson

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    I put mitts on Bella till about two months, you'd want these out as soon as possible as they start exploring their hands, finding their thumbs, self-settling etc :)
     
  5. RinnaRoo

    RinnaRoo Momma to a Monster

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    I never put any mitts on Gabriel. I just didnt like it. He was all about his hands even when he was in the womb, so I couldnt cover them. I would go nuts. I just kept his nails trimmed, filed. He was fine.
     
  6. hodbert

    hodbert Well-Known Member

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    I re-read my post and realised how stupid I sound saying she might scratch her eyes should I cover her hands :dohh: !! But I want her to use her hands/explore etc which is what I meant with my post!
     
  7. MustangGTgirl

    MustangGTgirl #3 Due in April 2012!

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    I'd mitt too. They have plenty of time to explore with their hands after they get past the point of scratching their faces bloody.
     
  8. bky

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    I'd mitt as well. Mine didn't really get into hands or grabbing toys until later. Now, I wish I could mitt her as she's discovered pinching and is leaving bloody marks on me (I cut and file her nails every day, I don't know how she manages). However, she needs her hands far more and pinching sadly is part of proper development...
     
  9. minties

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    Yes, mitt! Had to with Thomas and now he doesn't do that so much.

    P.S scratching face is a sign of being tired.
     
  10. hodbert

    hodbert Well-Known Member

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    Ooh thank you I didnt know that! :thumbup:
     
  11. aurora

    aurora Well-Known Member

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    I still have to put mitts on Autumn, shes horrible! Not all day though, but if shes tired or gassy its a must, shes killer on the left side of her head.
     
  12. Noodlejuice

    Noodlejuice Mum to 3, expecting #4!

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    Jasper is mitted constantly as he goes for his eyes at every opportunity! I had to do the same with Heather until she was about two and a half months and she developed normally, so I'm not worrying about it :hugs:
     
  13. kmac625

    kmac625 Mom to baby Clara

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    That's how Clara is too! She was never a scratcher, but now she pinches and scratches me constantly. My chest is covered in scratches lol.
     
  14. Farie

    Farie Well-Known Member

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    I use socks on Nims hands!
     
  15. Fraggles

    Fraggles Well-Known Member

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    I dont mitt, my first used to suck them off.
     
  16. MiissMuffet

    MiissMuffet Well-Known Member

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    yea i would put wee mittens on hun xx
     

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