Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Gravity helps

Little Elvis is on a 3 day cycle. He typically goes every three days. This means that he usually seems really uncomfortable on the end of the second day and into the third. Last week he ended up not going for four days.

I drank prune juice, we fed him applesauce, he even had his first taste of apple juice, (which he LOVED!) but none of these worked. He seemed so uncomfortable by the fourth day that he would occasionally cry out.

I ended up putting him in his doorway jumper on the fourth day, just hoping that the fun would distract him. It did a whole lot more than distract him -- it helped him go! After about five minutes of jumping, he was in a much, much better mood! We went through two diapers in about 10 minutes.

We were so thrilled, but I didn't really credit the doorway jumper with his accomplishment. The next day, I put him back in his jumper, and again he went! This happened three days in a row, each time he was in his doorway jumper.

I can't just credit the doorway jumper, I think the applesauce also helped him, but the doorway jumper definitely helped him jump out his troubles.

Even more reasons to love the doorway jumper!


Blogger Rose Rivera said...

Wow, I feel you (um, his) pain with this one! My daughter used to have trouble going all the time - when ever she tried a new food or a different routine. Luckily now that she's 10 months she seems a bit better. Thank goodness for the jumper. :)

12:07 PM  
Anonymous Dawn @ Coming to a Nursery Near You said...

We don't have a bouncy thingie - maybe we should get one lol

And it sounds like a lot better option than what our pediatrician has suggested. LOL

Hey, I tagged you today.

9:17 PM  

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