Teething in the age of globalization

July 17th, 2008

Some time ago, Australian Friend gave me a box of Heinz Teething Rusks. Her youngest didn’t need them anymore, but at the time Little Boy C wasn’t ready for them. He wasn’t teething yet, and then his first two teeth came in quite early and he didn’t quite have a handle on holding on to the rusk and getting it into his mouth. By the time the next four teeth came in – and yes, the poor guy did get four top teeth all at once – he had pretty good aim and we handed him a rusk now and then. And then and now. And now. And again.

They. are. incredible.

They are as hard as a rock. Seriously. As a rock. LBC can gnaw away on one of those things for twenty minutes without breaking off anything he could possibly choke on. When he’s done chewing, I can put it in a baggie and give it to him again the next day. I love them. I cannot live without them. How did I possibly get Little Boy A through a whole set of baby teeth without knowing about these? I must have them.

I must have them so badly that we just ordered half-a-dozen boxes from Australia because we have not been able to find them anywhere else, including in the US (R looked when he was there on his trip). The postage doubles the cost of the order and I don’t care. We must have rusks in the house before the next teeth start moving.

I love the internet.


2 Responses to “Teething in the age of globalization”

  1. Trish on July 17, 2008 5:29 pm

    These are great, I completely agree. I always had a few in the nappy bag… don’t leave home without ’em.

    They get messier as the baby’s teeth start to gnaw off more. There’s this lovely sticky mushy goo that starts finding its way into the deepest crevices of the pram and dries into… you guessed it… rock 🙂

    When he’s a bit bigger, you can upgrade to the Cheeseymite Breadsticks. Yum Yum. Let me know if you can’t get those online – I’ll send you a box.

  2. Jennifer on July 18, 2008 9:21 am

    Trish – on the last few rusks he did actually start producing a bit of that goo. Now that he’s got six teeth I guess he can do a bit more damage. He’s had his finger in his mouth all day for the past few days – I can’t believe the poor thing might be getting teeth again. He just got four! (The top four came in in reverse order – the eye teeth before the middles so he looked like a little vampire)

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