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Having Fun With Diapers
May 24, 2008 10:28 pm | by

Colors, styles, hook and loop and snaps, basic or fancy, cloth diapering is more than just a way to catch the pee and poop.

 
Sleep Troubleshooting part 2
May 24, 2008 10:20 pm | by

This is part 3 in my series on baby sleep. (Part 1, Part 2) Here are some more ideas for troubleshooting your baby’s sleep. Short Naps: Those 15-20 minute naps are killers! Just when you think you FINALLY get a break the baby is up before you have fully formed a thought about how relieved you are. This takes a little work on your part but it can help to stretch out naptimes. Put your baby down for a nap as usual, but don’t go anywhere. Sit nearby where you can hear when baby starts to stir. (This is where

 
Sleep Troubleshooting
May 24, 2008 12:14 pm | by

In my last post I wrote about setting up good sleep habits. But while setting up good habits gives you a general framework of good sleep, there are always still problems to be had. Here are the basics of a few: Days and Nights Mixed Up: A lot of babies start out their life like this. When you are newly postpartum and exhausted it can be hard to handle. Keeping the baby in bright rooms during the day and dark rooms at night help baby’s circadian rhythm to get sorted out better. Time itself is the only other cure. Startling/Fussy

 
Sleep, Sweet Sleep
May 21, 2008 11:34 am | by

Almost the first thing out of anyone’s mouth when they start asking questions about someone’s baby is, “Are they sleeping through the night?” or “Is he a good sleeper?” No matter what the actual answer is, I usually just say yes and move on, I don’t really want to give everyone the play-by-play of how things are going with regards to our nighttime routines and how they may or may not be working right now. There are some people I know who have fabulous sleepers. Their children seem to sleep well from the day of birth and are easy to

 
Yo-yo Baby
May 16, 2008 10:30 am | by

You might have noticed that I have not been around to post much lately. I place the entire blame on my now- eight month old who is going through a few new developmental stages that make using a computer fairly difficult. And even now she is trying her best to climb all over my laptop. A couple of weeks ago she hit what we call around here the Yo-yo Stage. She had mastered crawling and sitting and was enjoying playing with toys much more. She was a much happier baby now that she could choose what to do and where

 
Kissaluvs Size Comparison
May 9, 2008 6:09 pm | by

Picking a kind of diaper can be a little befuddling, and once you do that you have to figure out which size to buy. Unless you buy one size diapers like bumGenius, but then you still need to experiment with the right settings. Well I am here to clear up a little confusion on that! Lily is a mildly chubby 15-16ish pounds right now. I tried on all the sizes of Kissaluvs, and was pleasantly surprised at how flexible the sizing options really are. I haven’t used the size zero on her in a couple of months, but low and

 
Laundry in a Minute
May 3, 2008 10:32 pm | by

I deal with a mind boggling amount of laundry each week. Having nine people in the house will do that to a family, especially when those nine people include a spitty baby, a daddy who gets really dirty in his work, a three year old who loves to play in the sand, and a little princess who loves to wear multiple outfits each day. Adding in the multiple washes suggested for cloth diapers can make me feel like I am getting backed up even further. Here are some ways that I stay on top of things, maybe they can help

 
Creating a Yes Environment
April 29, 2008 10:29 pm | by

We’ve all heard it. The child yelling “No!” at the top of their lungs. It often seems like that is the first word that children learn to use on a regular basis. I hear it in restaurants, in stores, in church, and at the park. Children love to use that word to separate themselves as individuals. But it doesn’t have to be something you hear day in and day out in your own home, from your own child. By creating a Yes Environment in your home you really can minimize the amount of obstinate No’s that you hear. So what

 
Baby Food Comparison
April 24, 2008 10:00 pm | by

I wish I could give you scratch and sniff internet for this post because the difference would just blow you away! This is a little experiment you may just have to try at home to really get the full effect. I purchased a jar of baby food peas and a bag of frozen peas. When I got home I microwaved a bowl of the frozen peas and then whirled it in the blender for a moment or two. Then I put the two kinds of peas side by side so you could see the difference. Oh how I wish you

 
The new retail store is open!!
April 19, 2008 12:27 pm | by

We opened on Saturday at 12:30pm. YAY!! The new address is 9916 Kennerly Plaza. You’ll find us next to Walgreens across the street from St. Anthony’s Hospital on Tesson Ferry Road. Directions:Take I-270 to Tesson Ferry Road. Turn West.Look for Walgreens on your Left.That stoplight is Kennerly.Turn left on Kennerly.You’ll see Cotton Babies on your left. We look forward to seeing you soon!