Re: July Infants and Toddlers
posted at 7/18/2013 1:26 PM EDT
Lissa - great news, on both counts (the murmur and the frappe)!
We don't use a monitor for DS because he woke up every 2 hours or so for the first 7 months of his life and is very loud. We use one for DD only because I *want* to hear that click of her door when she decides to get up in the night. It beats being startled awake by her standing next to my side of the bed, Paranormal Activity-style. As soon as this phase is over, I'm turning off the monitor. Last night I went in to see her sobbing standing next to her bed, confused. So I think there could be some bad dreams happening there.
I actually bought the good-night light but haven't opened it yet! I might do that soon. I didn't want to overwhelm her with changes and started the sticker chart first. I'm afraid she'll be so excited by the new light she'll be up all night. (Rama, good idea about upping the ante, by the way.)
Luv - with both kids (nursed until 9 months with both) I got AF back quickly, well before I stopped nursing. So I'm not much help.
Rama - sorry about the biting! I don't have much advice, except to try what Arcain suggested and walking away from her. I know my DS (11 months) thinks it's super funny when I say "no" to something. Not effective at all right now.
Arcain - that used to happen to us with DD anywhere but home. The only thing we found that worked was to have her go there enough for it to become familiar. That, and talking about it before she went (I can't recall how old your DS is).
IPW - talk about Paranormal Activity! That would have freaked me out. Was he completely awake? Sounds sort of like sleepwalking (or sleepsitting...)?
CLC - dont' think I haven't thought about drugging him! Both of them, for that matter. ;) But haven't done so... yet...