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Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   11-03-2006, 06:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 235
Posted By beth568
Oh, you poor thing. You have my sympathy - my...

Oh, you poor thing. You have my sympathy - my DD1 was exactly like that. I can't tell you how many nights I spent trying to settle her down to sleep while I lay next to her on her bed, staring at...
Forum: Parenting   02-04-2006, 11:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,470
Posted By beth568
I vacillate between being heartbroken that my...

I vacillate between being heartbroken that my babies aren't babies any more, and noticing something interesting and independent that my 4 year old does and thinking, "Wow! What a privilege to watch...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   02-01-2006, 01:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 460
Posted By beth568
Quote: I just tell her that I highly doubt my...

Quote:
I just tell her that I highly doubt my 40 year old son will be nursing to sleep in my bed....
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   02-01-2006, 01:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 286
Posted By beth568
I'm willing to bet that she will handle it...

I'm willing to bet that she will handle it beautifully and will be fine. I left my DD overnight for the first time when she was a couple of weeks short of 2. I didn't sleep at all that night away,...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   10-05-2005, 11:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 280
Posted By beth568
My DD2 did that for a while as a newborn...don't...

My DD2 did that for a while as a newborn...don't worry, though, she now gets up several times a night! http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif

Seriously, it's not all that...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   10-05-2005, 07:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 299
Posted By beth568
I sleep in another room with the sick kid, as my...

I sleep in another room with the sick kid, as my DD won't stand for sleeping alone any time, especially when she's not feeling well. I figure I'm going to be exposed to whatever she has anyway.
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   10-05-2005, 07:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 341
Posted By beth568
I lurk on another SID parenting board and lots...

I lurk on another SID parenting board and lots of people there are talking about melatonin helping their "difficult" sleepers.

My 4 year old DD takes a LONG time to settle down to sleep most...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   09-21-2005, 05:42 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 998
Posted By beth568
Yes and no. I agree that many people have...

Yes and no.

I agree that many people have separate rooms/beds for their kids, but allow the children to sneak into the parents' bed if they wake at night. I don't think those people would...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   09-21-2005, 05:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 812
Posted By beth568
My 10 month old now starts out the night in her...

My 10 month old now starts out the night in her crib. She took two bad falls off the bed despite all kinds of barriers and a baby monitor...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   09-19-2005, 11:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 608
Posted By beth568
For dinner time, etc, I'd either sling him or...

For dinner time, etc, I'd either sling him or gate off a baby-safe area on the floor.

For bed time, I've started putting my 10 month old in her crib to start out the night. She goes to sleep at...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   09-19-2005, 10:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 300
Posted By beth568
Eek, I wish I had a good answer for you. My 10...

Eek, I wish I had a good answer for you. My 10 month old slept some good 6-7 hour stretches when she was a couple of months old, and hasn't since then. She goes maybe 4-5 hours on a really good...
Forum: Parenting   09-19-2005, 10:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,118
Posted By beth568
I wouldn't have been comfortable leaving my DD...

I wouldn't have been comfortable leaving my DD that long at that age. Are you ready for him to wean? Weaning - or at least a significant decrease in nursing - might well be one of the effects of...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   09-16-2005, 12:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 430
Posted By beth568
My kids are 3 years, 2 months apart. It was...

My kids are 3 years, 2 months apart. It was really, really hard at first, and it DOES get better. Hang in there.

For the first few months, I just couldn't leave them alone together, no matter...
Forum: Life With a Baby   09-13-2005, 02:36 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 918
Posted By beth568
Well, I firmly believe that it makes no sense to...

Well, I firmly believe that it makes no sense to wake a sleeping baby unless you're talking about a tiny newborn who's been asleep for 8 hours and needs to be fed.

There are plenty of people who...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   09-13-2005, 02:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 579
Posted By beth568
Yep, that's one of the joys of living with a 3...

Yep, that's one of the joys of living with a 3 year old. rolleyes

The only thing that really works for us is for me to do what's suggested above - to ask, "What would be a nice way to ask for X?"...
Forum: Life With a Baby   08-04-2005, 11:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 440
Posted By beth568
Just take her anywhere you'd like to go. Zoo,...

Just take her anywhere you'd like to go. Zoo, park, museum, anyplace - she gets to see new things! I took my first DD to all kinds of art museums (found lots of quiet corners to nurse, and also...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   08-02-2005, 10:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 349
Posted By beth568
It will get better. Your baby is still tiny...

It will get better. Your baby is still tiny tiny, and hasn't developed a real sleep pattern yet. I had some really rough nights alone with my two girls when the baby was little, and it's much easier...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   08-02-2005, 10:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 306
Posted By beth568
I often sleep with my two girls, though there's...

I often sleep with my two girls, though there's a 3 year difference in their ages.

I just make sure that I'm in between them to prevent the bed from turning into a WWF match - my older DD is a...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   08-02-2005, 05:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 504
Posted By beth568
Sigh...maybe I just need to live with it for a...

Sigh...maybe I just need to live with it for a while longer. Yes, my DD does try to wiggle around. I try to gently discourage it by doing things like rubbing her back and telling her it's time to be...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   08-01-2005, 10:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 504
Posted By beth568
just bumping this up...

just bumping this up...
Forum: The Childhood Years   07-31-2005, 11:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 653
Posted By beth568
Yep, as several PPs have said, it's all about...

Yep, as several PPs have said, it's all about establishing a habit. Of course my DD didn't really need her helmet when she was just riding her little trike around the garage, but she learned from...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   07-31-2005, 11:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 273
Posted By beth568
Waking up in the morning to see my 8 month old...

Waking up in the morning to see my 8 month old DD smiling and waving at me (her latest trick). So nice to have a little person right there to say, "Hi Mommy" first thing!...
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   07-31-2005, 09:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 504
Posted By beth568
OK, after no responses, I'm editing what perhaps...

OK, after no responses, I'm editing what perhaps seemed like a completely negative, non-AP post written the other night in the middle of a very frustrating, exhausting evening....
Forum: Co-sleeping and the Family Bed   07-29-2005, 09:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 457
Posted By beth568
I've read several things that suggested waiting...

I've read several things that suggested waiting until the baby is at least 18 months before establishing a sibling bed, primarily because a toddler that age is likely strong enough to move out from...
Forum: Stay at Home Parents   07-09-2005, 10:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,254
Posted By beth568
Interesting question. My older DD is very...

Interesting question. My older DD is very bright, very verbal, but NOT very good at playing by herself. I was a solitary child, and she's so different from me that I sometimes find it hard to...
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