Naughty babies

Henry: “Baby, you are in major, major twouble. Major, major twouble!”

Me: “Why is the baby in trouble?”

“Because her eated a apple!”

“She has an apple?”


Note to my older offspring who tantalize your baby sister by leaving juicy apple quarters on the floor, which your mother has to take away from her as a choking hazard, even though the baby is very neatly biting off tiny chunks and gumming them: You are in major, major trouble.

Hazel puttered in the Discovery Museum garden last week, where no one took away her vegetables

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7 Responses to Naughty babies

  1. Kristina P. says:

    I didn’t even think she had teeth yet!

    • zstitches says:

      I think she has about 8 now, give or take. About four on the top and four on the bottom. (Yes, after giving birth five times one can become a little vague about how many of a baby’s teeth have come in at a given time.)

  2. Hannah says:

    Ah Discovery Gateway! I think Ethan teethed on that very cob Hazel is holding.

  3. Nicole says:

    Eeep! It’s been a while since I had babies of choking age. It’s a bit of a hair raising time! This is my first visit to your blog, it’s lovely!

  4. mary says:

    If my kids were there they would have swiped those veggies from her, yep they’re the mean kids.

  5. Virginia Wood says:

    A woman in our ward carefully put her baby in a baby seat and took the baby with her into the bathroom. She didn’t want to expose the baby to the possibility of accidental hijinks by the older children while she was showering. The door opened and a child popped in. The mother thought it would be a good idea to peer out to see that all was in order. Older child left, baby seemed OK. A minute later she heard the baby gagging. She peered out again and the baby was blue.

    Mother, baby, and kids threw themselves into the car and headed to the nearby emergency room. Nurse opened the car door, extracted the baby, thumped it hard on the back and out popped (guess what) a jawbreaker! Older sister had shared a jaw-breaker with her baby brother. All kids are OK–even the naughty sharer.

    Oh dear! Kids! Be sure to tell your kids not to share their candy (or apples) with the baby! Sharing is dangerous with babies! Moms–don’t buy jawbreakers!

    • zstitches says:

      Yikes. I’m so glad the baby was fine. Hazel gagged on a piece of soft white bread today. Usually she does fine with white bread–well, and in fact she was fine; she gagged it up, chewed it some more, and swallowed it. What distresses me is that, although I heard her gagging, if she’d really been choking I wouldn’t have heard it.

      Really it’s amazing that anyone survives childhood. Or adolescence. Or adulthood.

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