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He will wake up a day older

While I am sitting around taking in a little me-time, catching up on some blog reading and Pinterest browsing, I came across this post from Simple Simon And Company with a quote by J.M. Barrie, author of Peter Pan. “Young boys should never be sent to bed. They always wake up a day older.” – J.M. Barrie I have started to seriously make some effort to wean Lil Mochi off nursing to sleep at night starting several nights ago. It took him an average of an hour longer to fall asleep. The first two nights were pretty rough, with...

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How do you get your baby to sleep at 6 months?

Today, I was asked for advice on baby sleep. I felt surprised and honored, because I do not think I am very “successful” with baby sleep, which is usually defined as baby-falling-asleep-on-his-own-and-parents-get plenty-of-freetime-to-rest/sleep/[insert any other fun activity]. My method is to wait it out*, doing what the baby needs (rocking, nursing, singing, etc) and knowing (and hoping) that it will get better soon. I know that he will eventually learn to sleep independently as he gets older though, so I am not too worried. My husband was the one relaying the questions to me. The mommy wants to know what we...

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New Toddler Trick: Hitting

At 20 odd months old, Lil Mochi is now picking up new tricks like a pro. Unfortunately, the ones that are most interesting to him are almost always the most inappropriate ones. Just because they will solicit attention from anyone. His latest trick? Hitting. Most of the time out of frustration, but some times just for the heck of it. He will say “hit” while doing it too. Needless to say, I am not happy about this new trick, so I have been thinking about how to counteract it. DEFLECT THE ATTACK The reflex reaction — gently holding his...

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Molars are Devil’s Teeth

The little white buds that are beginning to cut through my little one’s gums are the devil in disguise. First all the corners cut through, and there are FOUR of those on EACH TOOTH. And there are EIGHT molars in total? Eruption is the perfect word for them bursting through our lives. Obviously, I had a bad night. Probably not as bad as Lil Mochi though. We slept on and off, but he woke up here and there crying out in pain, then realizing I was next to him, he nurses back to sleep. Being able to still nurse...

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