Monday, March 9, 2009

Binky Help

So Kaili was an avid binky sucker day 1 and 2 of her hospital stay, but since then we have had issues. We blamed it on the cold/stuffy nose she has had since week 2, but things are starting to clear up in that area and we can't figure out why she can't figure it out. We have made several binky purchases and have little success. Here's a typical attempt:

1. I find opportune time to insert binky.
2. I insert binky slowly
3. She starts pushing it out with her tongue
4. I keep inserting binky and try to touch the roof of her mouth with it
5. She continues to push it out with her tongue
6. She chokes or gags
7. It initiates a mini-tantrum or elevates it.

Here is a video of one of these attempts. She was in a pretty good mood for this one, and never gagged... Granted she has the hiccups and it is probably not the best time for this, but you get the idea.

If you have any advice on what we can do, please let me know. So far she is not taking a bottle either...