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Teething

انزل فضلاً لقراءة النسخة العربية
* It was the night of horror!! My baby literally screamed all the night until 3 am. When he finally got tired and went to sleep.
I knew he’s having those symptoms of teething.. He’s eight months now, and he started drooling a lot, his cheek became red and swollen, as he’s putting some kinda blushes, I don’t deny that he looked so adorable, but it hurts me seeing him suffering 😔
He refused all kinda food, and his gums were so swelling and sensitive, not to mention the biting behavior.. he just wanted to drink his milk bottle so he can bite it’s nipple. And I gave him a cold teething ring to chew in, which made him a little bit more relieved..
I was up all that night just trying to console him while he waits for a tooth to break through. I tried to soothe his gums by Massaging them gently but firmly with my finger, and that was a welcome balance to the pressure coming from the buried teeth below.
He kept on sucking his thumb, actually my baby was the kind of thumb sucker since he was born. This is how he was comforting himself.. He also always used his thumb to help him fall asleep at bedtime.
Now after that non-stop crying night, next day there was a tooth there.
My baby’s teeth then sprout one after another, at first the two bottom front teeth, then the top two middle ones, then the teeth along the sides and back.
We celebrated his first tooth by taking so many photos, and noted it’s arrival date in his baby book.. And to honor the occasion we make a special party between the family, the closest relatives are invited to share the happiness of the day.. Making Sleeqa or Snayniyeh, this dessert  made of boiled wheat, sugar, nuts.. It’s traditional and served to guests when a baby gets his first tooth.
Well, at first you may think there’s nothing to rejoice about. After all, there can be a bit of pain for your child when his/her teeth start breaking through. And as a parent you will have to endure bouts of inconsolable crying on your baby’s part.
Despite such concerns, a first tooth can still be a cause for celebration. And in fact, many cultures throughout history have had traditions associated with the event.
You can see the video of how to prepare Snayniyeh on my YouTube channel
This’s the link for the video:
– 200g pealed wheat, hulled wheat, washed and rinsed
– 2 liter water
– 1 Tsp. Rose blossom water
– Sugar
– grated coconut
– pealed almonds, pistachio
– walnut
– healthy nuts
Soak the wheat in cold water for 24hours
Drain the soaked wheat, place in a pot with 2 liters of water and bring to boil. Let it simmer for about 1.5 hours adding more water if needed, to keep the mixture loose.
When the wheat are soft and chewy, add the rose water and let it simmer for just about 5 minutes. The mixture should be on the soupy side, not like a porridge
Serve hot, cold or at room temp.
And garnish with the nuts
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سنينية / تسنين طفلي
،،،انها الساعة الثالثة صباحا، حيث الان ينام طفلي من التعب، بعد صراخ وبكاء استمر لمدة تزيد عن الاربع ساعات متواصلة
بدأ يعاني من أعراض ظهور الأسنان منذ بداية شهره السادس، الا أنها كانت خفيفة، باسهال طفيف، واستفراغ متكرر، ولعاب يسيل كثيرا، واحمرار وجنتيه، ومحاولة تدليك أسنانه باصبعه، وألمه وبكاءه ليلا
لكن مع نهاية ليلة الأربعاء تلك، ومع قرب نهاية شهره الثامن، أصبح الوضع شديدا، واستمر الألم بطريقة لم يكن بمقدور طفل رضيع احتماله، فها هو يبكي ويصرخ ويتألم، مع بروز طرف ابيض صغير متلألأ شاقا اللثة السفلى، مبرزا جمالا وروعة لا مثيل لها
.بدأت أسنان طفلي بالظهور تدريجيا، الواحد تلو الاخر، حيث القواطع السفلية، فالعلوية، انتهاءا بالأضراس الخلفية العلوية
احتفلنا جميعا ببروز أول أسنانه، بأخذ العديد من الصور له، وتدوين هذا التاريخ في دفتر مذكراته، بالاضافة الى صنع الحلوى الخاصة بهذه المناسبة، والتي تسمى (سليقة، أو سنينية، أو سنونية
هذه الحلوى خاصة لاحتفال العائلة والأقارب والمعارف ببروز الأسنان الأولى للطفل، رغم اعتقاد البعض بأن مثل المرحلة لاتحتاج لاحتفال، فهي لاتسبب غير الألم للطفل، وعلى أهله تحمل عناء بكاءه
.الا أنها مناسبة سعيدة جدا للعائلة، كما أن مثل هذه الاحتفالات موجودة لدى العديد من الشعوب والثقافات المختلفة
:ولمعرفة كيف يمكن تحضير هذه الحلوى الشهية يمكنك متابعة الفيديو على قناتي
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