Re: June Infants and Toddlers
posted at 6/2/2011 2:01 PM EDT
Fram, I think the conventional wisdom is that if the baby can roll onto its side, s/he is OK there. I remember doing the back and forth in my mind when DD started showing that she preferred side sleeping, but she was a lot older, if memory serves. I'd be far less worried about that at daycare than I would overnight, but if you're really stressed, ask your pedi. Mine always puts my mind at ease.
IPW, we have the same issue. Our solution has been to make sure the shades are down/shut during the day to keep some of the oven effect from building up, and we have a fan now that we run with the window open. I put her in one-layer to sleep, and on Monday when it was super-hot we rocked the "white-trash-baby" look and she hung out in just a diaper for her naps.
Our solution was to buy a stand-alone a/c unit for the upstairs room. That way we can run the central air at a more efficient temp (mid-70's) or shut it off and keep the windows open, but still keep her room climate-controlled. I figure over a couple of summers, it will pay for itself.
DD is awesome. So much fun, all smiles and laughter and bouncing. She has her two bottom teeth about halfway in, and lots of curls and seems to be keeping her blue eyes. She can sit up unassisted, but can't pull herself up into sitting, and she's trying hard to crawl. She also claps hands, waves and plays peek-a-boo, it's awesome.
Meals were getting a bit tough as she was more interested in controlling the spoon than eating, but wasn't getting a lot in her mouth if I let her do the whole tactile thing, so the mesh teether and puffs have been godsends. Some avocado in the former and a few puffs on the tray and she'll polish off almost anything I spoon into her mouth, even meat purees, which were not a hit on their own.
Today's been a fairly typical meal-day so far: I put her in the high-chair and gave her some cut-up blueberries on the tray, and a mesh teether with avocado. While she ate/played with that, I mashed up some banana and mixed in some baby cereal (rice, oatmeal & quinoa, I think) and a blueberry yo-baby in a Pyrex. I gave her about half and popped the rest in the fridge for tomorrow. Lunch is a cube of peas/green beans with a yo baby meal. For dinner, I'll do puffs & bits of cheese, frozen peas in the teether, then a cube each of lamb and apricots. Banana for "dessert" while I clean up.