Max has started to suck his thumb (and index finger). We tried soothers but they were never popular. Artemis on the other hand, LOVES her soother. Once (and only once) I left the house without one, not smart…We got the results of the nitrate test back. Out of a “safe” 10 mg/L (you wouldn’t want young children to drink anything with more than 4), we got a rating of 0.