Elijah has been up really late the past 3 nights in a row. So exhausting! It might be some time before any teeth cut, but I know that that's what he is going through. The drooling is becoming excessive, the gnawing is a lot as usual, he's been rubbing his tongue against his top gum all the time. Fussy, cranky, sleepless! Oh how fun!
I just got Elijah Sophie the Giraffe. Hopefully that will help! Sophie is made out of 100% all natural rubber from the sap of the hevea tree and painted with non-toxic food grade paints. Finding 100% natural rubber and non-toxic toys is really hard these days, and now that everything is going into his mouth I certainly want toys and teethers that are free of chemicals, which means no plastic!
Sophie is really soft, slender (easy for babies to grasp!), and squeaks when you squeeze her!
As for sewing, I have been working on a bunch of different things! After using other peoples patterns to make some fitted diapers I finally drafted my own. All of the diapers I was trying to make were just too trim around the crotch area. I like a fuller yet trim diaper. After all, they are made to catch messes. I need to try the diapers I have made on Elijah and take some photos and get the sizing down, but they will be up for sale soon at Le Petit Owlet! I'm really excited for this! I am using all natural fibers, absolutely no synthetics. So far I have made some with a cotton print outer, french terry middle layer, and either cotton sherpa or bamboo and hemp fleece against baby. I am making these diapers with snap in soakers for quicker drying times. They are not waterproof, so you do need to use a cover with them, but they are all amazingly soft. I wanted to make natural fiber diapers because I have been running into a lot of problems with all of my synthetic diapers. They just get so stinky! They retain smells and stains, and it's a pain to get them out sometimes. I have stripped my pocket diapers way too many times, sometime I have even spent 4+ hours just running them through wash cycles with different stuff to try to get the stink out. I really don't want to spend that much time washing diapers, and I know there's a lot of people out there who agree! None of my prefolds have any stains OR stink! So natural fibers it is. Not only are they more breathable for baby, but much easier to wash for mom.
Here is a sneak peek!