our 4 month old daughter
A few months ago I got my hands on a
Tummy Tub. It kind of looks like a big punch bowl, except it is a baby bath which is supposedly good from birth to 3 years.
According to their site, “The Tummy Tub is designed to replicate the comfort of the mother’s womb and once in the Tummy Tub, babies naturally adopt the fetal position and instantly feel reassured and relaxed. Created in Holland, the Tummy Tub has been endorsed by maternity hospitals, physicians, midwives throughout Europe.”
I have to admit that I wasn’t so impressed with the looks of the Tub, and kept it in storage until our daughter seemed sturdy enough to use it. She is a real peanut, and only 11 lbs at 4 months. My whole opinion changed the minute I put our 4 month old in the tub. She was so… happy, calm and so… darn cute.
The other day, our daughter was so unhappy. She is teething and miserable, and nothing could calm her down. I decided to try the Tummy Tub again, and the minute we immersed her, she stopped crying and was comfortable.
This Tub is definitely worth the $40 it retails for.
Hyacinth, Narcissus, Daffodil
Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea. May be fatal.
Extremely poisonous. Affects the heart, produces severe digestive upset and has caused death.
Dieffenbachia (Dumb Cane), Elephant Ear
Intense burning and irritation of the mouth and tongue. Death can occur if base of the tongue swells enough to block the air passage of the throat.
Rosary Pea, Castor Bean
Fatal. A single Rosary Pea seed has caused death. One or two Castor Bean seeds are near the lethal dose for adults.
FLOWER GARDEN PLANTS
Young plant, seeds
Digestive upset, nervous excitement, depression. May be fatal.
Digestive upset and nervous excitement.
Autumn Crocus, Star of Bethlehem
Vomiting and nervous excitement.
Irregular heart beat and pulse, usually accompanied by digestive upset and mental confusion.
Severe-but not usually serious-digestive upset.
Large amounts cause dangerously irregular heartbeat and pulse, usually digestive upset and mental confusion. May be fatal.
May be poisonous in large amounts. Has proved fatal to cattle.
VEGETABLE GARDEN PLANTS
Fatal. Large amounts of raw or cooked leaves can cause convulsions, coma, followed rapidly by death.
Fatal. A few berries can kill a child.
Mild to severe digestive upset. Many children are poisoned by this plant.
Bean-like capsules in which the seeds are suspended
Severe poisoning. Excitement, staggering, convulsions and coma. May be fatal.
Laurels, Rhododendrons, Azaleas
Fatal. Produces nausea and vomiting, depression, difficult breathing, prostration and coma.
Fatal. Digestive disturbance and nervous symptoms.
Lantana Camara (Red Sage)
Fatal. Affects lungs, kidneys, heart and nervous system. Grows in the southern U.S. And in moderate climates.
Fatal. Foliage more toxic than berries. Death is usually sudden without warning symptoms.
TREES AND SHRUBS
Wild and cultivated cherries
Fatal. Contains a compound that releases cyanide when eaten. Gasping, excitement and prostration are common symptoms.
Affects kidneys gradually. Symptoms appear only after several days or weeks. Takes a large amount for poisoning.
All parts, especially roots
Children have been poisoned by using pieces of the pithy stems for blowguns. Nausea and digestive upset.
Bark, sprouts, foliage
Children have suffered nausea, weakness and depression after chewing the bark and seeds.
PLANTS IN WOODED AREAS
All parts, especially roots
Like Dumb Cane, contains small needle-like crystals of calcium oxalate that cause intense irritation and burning of the mouth and tongue.
Blue, purple color, resembling wild grapes. May be fatal.
Apple, foliage, roots
Contains at least 16 active toxic principles, primarily in the roots. Children often eat the apple with no ill effects, but several apples may cause diarrhea.
Fatal. Both children and adults have died from eating the berries.
PLANTS IN SWAMP OR MOIST AREAS
Fatal. Violent and painful convulsions. A number of people have died from hemlock.
PLANTS IN FIELDS
Irritant juices may severely injure the digestive system.
All parts, especially the unripened berry
Fatal. Intense digestive disturbance and nervous symptoms.
Fatal. Resembles a large wild carrot.
Jimson Weed (Thorn Apple)
Abnormal thirst, distorted sight, delirium, incoherence and coma. Common cause of poisoning. Has proved fatal.
Chart taken from materials provided by the Texas State Department of Health and the National Safety Council