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Cotton Doubler Nighttime Solutions

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Sleep. As parents, we’re all experts on it, or at least have tons of experience with it – coercing it, missing it, having it interrupted, and generally going without it. Just call us a sleep-obsessed lot.

We read endless books and articles about getting kiddos to sleep. There are a zillion opinions about what to (or NOT to) do when it comes to sleep training, bedtime routines, crying it out, co-sleeping… I’ve recently come to the realization that no matter what you do, it’s all a phase…and you’re bound to encounter  new one just around the corner. In our older son’s case, just when you think it’s safe to call it a success, there comes regressive nightmares and a sudden fear of the dark.

But, about those interruptions. There are a lot of reasons for a good night’s sleep to be interrupted, of course. Simply being a newborn (in which … Read More

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