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Sleep Training and Different Strokes for Different Folks

The blog I posted last week about potty training led to some interesting discussions, especially on whether or not the fact that toddlers are training later today means we are doing things better or worse than we did 100 years ago. To be honest, I don’t have strong opinions on the matter. My kids did not potty train especially early and at four, Cooper still has accidents at school when he is distracted or too shy to tell a teacher that he needs to go. I am just as busy and on-the-go as any mom is today so the observations I made were based on my own experiences as well as those of my parent-friends who are also busy and potty-training. However, one of the reasons why children may have been trained earlier a century ago is because all children were cloth diapered and all diapers had to Read More

Nighttime Cloth Diapering: Diagnostics and the Solutions

nighttime cloth diapering solutionsIt dawned on me the other day as I was talking with my sister about nighttime cloth diapering that the tell-all problem leaks do have very easy solutions, however, it comes with trial and error. The more experience you have with something the more of anĀ expert per se you become. I’ve cloth diapered two children and while that doesn’t make me an expert it does give me experience.

Problem #1 : The diaper is leaking up my baby’s back.

In my experience this means you need to use a larger setting/size on your baby and possibly add more absorbency. It’s amazing but with both of my kids at three months of age it was like their urine output doubled overnight! More often than not it took me about a week to figure out that the leaks I was seeing up my child’s back was because their diaper didn’t … Read More