teething schmeething

It seems like my 16 1/2 month old never catches a break when it comes to teething. One pops in and another is tagging along shortly behind. The poor kid is always irritable and that makes for an irritable mommy.

Ever since she was a tiny tot, we have been giving her Hyland's Teething Tablets.

They are homeopathic which, in a nutshell, means they are "natural". I can't say these tablets were the answer to all of our irritability prayers but they seemed to offer a little bit of relief for her from about 3 months to about 11 months. After that, we've generally just used Baby Orajel or good old Infant Tylenol. I have to say, I'd rather stick with the natural route but in times of extreme crankiness, I must go with what I know works for at least 4-6 hours.

I just discovered that Hyland's makes an array of different homeopathic products, not just for children but for adults as well. I think I may stroll on over to the local pharmacy and pick me up a little "pick me up".

You can pick up Hyland's Teething Tablets at your local pharmacy from anywhere between $4 and $6. I've even seen them sold online at amazon.com for under $4.

So, I probably wouldn't rely fully on the teething tabs at this point. I will plan on giving them another go but it seems like she's cutting some pretty painful ones right now and not much is going to ease the pain but a lot of patience and TLC.

oh, that zaney dan!

this guy is by FAR the best children's musician out there...he rocks.  paste magazine even did an article on him, so you know he's legit!  we've got the all around the kitchen dvd, which features a live show and some videos, as well as the family dance cd...and yes, the whole family WILL dance to it (you may even find yourself doing the hokey pokey to a super fun version of the song!!!).  i found both on ebay, and i think the grand total was maybe $20. 

i plan to purchase more cds & the ukulele for noel in the future, and we're also planning attend a show, should he ever show up in our neck of the woods...we'd even travel to see him (we've done it before & we'd do it again!). 

buy a cd for a good cause!

I have been following a story about a little boy who was born with "spinal muscular atrophy". Callum is the son of J. Robbins, who is a producer and a former member of an underground band name Jawbox.

A 2-CD benefit compilation will be released and all proceeds will go directly to the Robbins family to help get Callum the treatment that he needs. The compilation
primarily consists of indie rock bands. Even if you don't recognize these bands, purchasing this cd (I just bought mine) is for a good cause and you might find that you even like the music!

I have one mp3 posted below, so you can hear what one of the bands on the comp sounds like. Maritime happens to be one of my favorite bands. This mp3 will only stay up for a short time so listen to it now while it's up! =)

1. All the Way Rider - Luxembourg
2. Arcwelder - The Hope (demo)
3. Careers In Modeling - Acorn
4. Chad - English Girl
5. Channels - Cast Away
6. E. Fowlkes Sextet - Rory Corrigan
7. Engine 88 - Get Off
8. Engine Down - Your Suit
9. Eternals - Rawar Style
10. Gordonovich - Au Revoir (Char's Garden)
11. David Grubbs - A Dream to Help Me Sleep
12. Halloween, Alaska - Halloween (remix)
13. The Icy Shores - Backseat
14. Imaginary Johnny - Little Dimes
15. Jawbreaker - I Love You So Much It’s Killing Us Both (demo)
16. Kingfield - Penny
17. Bryan Knisley - Madeline
18. Joe Lally - Mistaken Identity
19. Life and Times - Catching Crumbs
20. Maritime - Tearing up the Oxygen
21. Medications - Domestic Animals
22. Bill Mike - Secure
23. The Million - Waterfront (demo)
24. Mission of Burma - N.S.U.
25. Travis Morrison - Represent
26. Drew O’Doherty - You’ll Believe A Man Can Fly
27. The Oranges Band - Operator
28. Pilot to Gunner - All the Lights
29. Roh Delikat - Ant Overthrow
30. Self-Evident - World As a Verb
31. The Spectaculars - Dopasetic
32. Story of the Sea - West Bank

For more information and to purchase the compilation, click HERE.

For more information on Callum, click HERE and HERE.

*be sure to tell them that "MumsTheWurd" sent ya!