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  1. Judy Arnall
    Think of your child as a special flower in the garden. Remember the seeds given at the beginning of the year. You have been given a special seed that needs its own quantity of water, sun, and special soil conditions. Every seed is different and has different needs for amount and type of parent...
  2. Life with a Toddler
    I am a father of two little girls. My elder daughter is a little over 3, and a younger one is only 2 years old. In this short story, I would like to share with you my experience of getting a kid to bed correctly and easily. Almost every evening, I try to read fairy tales to my girls. It is...
  3. Baby
    "What about 2 pm?" my friend asks for a playdate we're setting up. "That's the end of naptime for us," I say. "I can do before 12 or after 3." "Really?" she responds surprised. "Can't they skip it? We do nap whenever and wherever." I sigh a bit inside because my children have never been like...
  4. Toddler & Child
    Bedtime: an evening period often dreaded by parents. Establishing a clear routine for bedtime can be quite helpful in sidestepping nighttime catastrophes. Check out these eight great tips for better bedtime routines. Whether your child worries about the next day, or just can't seem to let go of...
  5. Toddler & Child
    They may no longer fear monsters under the bed, but older kids have nighttime worries, too. Here's how you can help them combat nighttime anxiety. My daughter has always been my best sleeper. The kind of baby I could actually put to bed sleepy and she'd happily drift off, unlike my other two...
  6. New Member Introductions
    I have a 3 year old little boy and this opinion may come with come biases but he he is normally a well mannered kid. He never really throws tantrums and in almost any situation we can reason with him to get him to do what we need him to do and has always responded very well to the threat or...
  7. Single Parenting
    We have been in our own place for over a year, and he was so excited to have his own room but when it came time to sleep he was too scared. i figured it would take sometime to get used too (he was a co sleeper) but not this long! i let him sleep in the livingroom a lot of the time but usually...
  8. The Childhood Years
    Hey all! When you were a kid, would your mother read you stories to make you fall asleep? My mother did so, and boy was it FUN!:-D Nowadays kids have all sort of distractions (such a on-demand TV or super high tech videogames). Do you think parents still read bedtime stories to their kids in...
  9. Life with a Toddler
    I'm studying interior design and am working on my term paper. When I talked to one of my friends, I found a design problem I thought would be interesting to tackle, creating a design solution to help children stay in their own bedrooms at night. I'm collecting research for my thesis paper. If...
  10. Life With a Baby
    Hi mamas. I could really use some advice and/or support right now. I'm feeling pretty exasperated about my almost one-year-old and sleep. Until recently, he took all naps in the Ergo. About a month ago we transitioned to me nursing him to sleep in our family bed for naps. It was going pretty...
  11. Co-sleeping and the Family Bed
    <p>For reference, DD will be 3 in December and is no longer breastfeeding.  She has pretty much always slept in our bed.  We tried briefly when she was an infant to get her to sleep in her own bed, and were unsuccessful, so we just kept her with us.  She sleeps through the night pretty much...
  12. Co-sleeping and the Family Bed
    <p>Hi, I've been here before and I'll be here again!</p> <p> </p> <p>We are getting desperate to get our DS sleeping on his own. DH was actually tearing up today describing how he feels about having to stay in bed with our DS, aged 3. He feels like he is in an abusive relationship at night...
  13. Co-sleeping and the Family Bed
    Hello,<br> I don't know if I need advice or encouragement or what, but I'm losing it here. My son is almost 3. He has never been easy to get to sleep. When he was a baby, the acrobatics it took (walking swaying dancing swirling etc.) were so strenuous that my husband and I had to trade off...
  14. Co-sleeping and the Family Bed
    <p>I am a very gentle mommy and do not believe it CIO at all, just want to start by saying that.</p> <p>I have a 13 month old son, who has been very difficult to get to bed at night (latley). He gets overtired it seems. This is what has been happening...I watch for his tired cues and then I...
  15. Co-sleeping and the Family Bed
    <p>I have a beautiful almost 15 month old daughter who isn't tired until 9:30 pm on average.  She had a consistent bedtime before 8 months old but since that regression she has been all over the place.  She went to bed at 10:30 pm last night.  She isn't acting overtired (cranky, crying at the...
  16. Life with a Toddler
    <p>What would you do?  </p> <p>Ds (just turned 2) is bored by super simple bedtime books, but seems to be getting upset with the content of more advanced books.  For example his grandpa got him this 3D adaptation of the Jungle Book.  He loves it and requests to read it often, but he gets upset...
  17. Co-sleeping and the Family Bed
    <p>Our bedtime routine consists of bath, snack, brush teeth, books, lights out & mommy or daddy lays with our 2.5 yo DD in the dark until she falls asleep. We usually start the routine about an hour before lights out. But it is driving me crazy that one of us has to lay in the dark with DD for...
  18. Co-sleeping and the Family Bed
    <p>My Lil man Is climbing out of his crib so we are switching to a toddler bed my biggest concerns is how am I going to keep him in it when he goes to bed. He's very stubborn like his daddy and persistent as well so I know I'm in for some long nights ahead of me/us. Is there anything I can do...
  19. Co-sleeping and the Family Bed
    Our son is 4 1/2 and co slept until he was 2 when we moved him to his own bed. He's consistently woken us up nearly every night since then. Co-sleeping isn't working for our family anymore, and I usually get the brunt of the night time wakings. I don't mind beig the one that gets up with him...
  20. Co-sleeping and the Family Bed
    <p>My son is 3. He has never been a good sleeper. I will be honest with you here. We have tried to get him into a bedtime routine since he was a baby, but he has never gotten the sleeping aspect of the routine. Whether we put him to bed at 6 or 7 or 8 or 9, he does not fall asleep until about...
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