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DAY 16: Why We’re Still Co-Sleeping at Nearly 2 Years Of Age (30-Day Personal Blog Challenge)

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Highly Superior Autobiographical Memory (HSAM) is a condition where a person is able to effortlessly recall their life experiences in extreme detail, even from the time they were infants. This condition provides interesting insight into life through the eyes of a baby or toddler, since the rest of us mere mortals cannot usually remember much before the age of 4. I…

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Parenting

Ear Muffs for Babies

Ear muffs

If like me you're constantly babywearing your little ones for naps, consider getting baby ear muffs so you don't have to always creep around like a mouse! We use Em's 4 Bubs ear muffs which you can get online. The band on these ear muffs comes in a range of colours and fashionable patterns. We got this pair before having our first daughter Miss A…

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Parenting

Sleep Training a 4-Month-Old Baby: Day 6-7

Day 6-7

DAY 6 Wake: 5.50am Nap 1: Put down 7.10am. Pick up/put down a couple times. Talked to herself for ages too. Finally fell asleep with a couple minutes grizzling at 7.30am. Slept 35 minutes. Woke without crying at 8.05am. Nap 2: Put down 9.25am. Picked up/put down 10 minutes. Slept 35 min. Up 10.10am. Nap 3: Put down 11.40am. Hysterical…

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Sleep Training a 4-Month-Old Baby: Day 5

Day 5

Note: Miss E was unwell this day. DAY 5 Wake: 7.30am Nap 1: Put down 8.55am. Picked up, bounced, put down drowsy. Slept 20 minutes. Up 9.30am. Nap 2: Went to see the doctor to check out the weepy rash on her cheek. Got antibiotics and steroid cream. Put down about 11.20am or so when we got back. Slept 20 minutes.…

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Parenting

Sleeping Training a 4-Month-Old Baby: Day 2 to 4

Day 2-4

Some things to note: Due to Miss E's age I do feed her before sleeps and when she wakes at night. Our end goal is not for her to sleep through the night but just for her to learn to sleep in her bassinette. She used to go down for the night around 6pm but since we started sleep training, she…

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Sleep Training a 4-Month-Old Baby: Day 1

Day 1

I haven't written anything substantial this week because I've just been exhausted and sleep-deprived. Our household has just recovered from the flu/bronchiolitis and it was a very rough two weeks of just holding my 4-month-old day and night for her to sleep. And I don't mean putting her on me and sleeping! I mean holding her while standing and swaying! I had to take shifts with my…

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Parenting

Sleep Training Babies: Why it is not for me

For Shar

The early days with a very bald baby What is sleep training? Sleep training- the term you will become very familiar with when you enter parenthood. It involves teaching your child to "self soothe" and to have the ability to put themselves to sleep without your help. If they wake up in the middle of the night, you would expect…

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