DS and I have been passing pink eye back and forth for the last couple of months. We just got done with round four! The sure way to tell if it is pink eye is to pull out her bottom eyelid and see if the tissue inside is red and irritated.
Do either of you suffer from allergies? They can also cause a type of pink eye that's not bacterial or viral. I'm beginning to wonder if that's what DS's problem is (and mine!). We just can't seem to kick it even after lots of disinfecting and eye drops. And the discharge is always worse when allergens are high in the area.
If you think it's pink eye, I would certainly go in. You don't want to give it to your new LO's!View Thread
I've been potty training the two year old that I watch this week, and now my 21 month old is interested. He's showing lots of signs that he's ready. He's asking to sit on the potty, wanting to wear underwear, telling me when he's going, watching others when they go, etc. While I'm excited at the prospect of training him before my new baby comes in three months, I don't want to push him into it too early. I've just been casual about it so far. When he asks to sit, I let him. If we're just at home, and he wants to wear underwear, I let him. He has yet to actually go on the potty, but that's OK with me. It's still "his" idea and a novelty to sit on the potty.
I would love to get serious about it, especially since I'm already training another one. I'll just get the mess over all at the same time! My fear is, I'm going to go through the trouble of training him and then he's going to regress when the new baby comes. I don't want to train him twice! I just keep thinking that it's not worth the effort right now if he's just going to go back to diapers. But then the fantasy of having only one baby in diapers flashes, and I'm ready to start again
Has anyone gone through potty training right before a new baby? Did your LO regress to diapers or keep up with the potty? I'm looking for any advice or ideas!View Thread
OK Ladies, I need your help! And I'm sure this thread will help others, too.
I'm getting my "lesson plans" put together for this summer, and I need ideas! I've got quite a list going, but I'm sure all of you will have lots of ideas to add. I'm in need of mostly things to do from home. Most days I'll have too many children to actually go anywhere unless we walk. (And there's nothing within walking distance except a condemned pool, a rusty playground, and a cemetary).
To give you an idea of what I'm looking for, some things I already have are : water wars, picnic, bug hunt, building forts, making ice cream, playing school (don't want them to unlearn everything!), wacky week, science experiments...you get the idea
The ages I will have are: 10 yo girl; 6 yo boy; 2 yo boy; 1.5 yo boy; 7 month old girl; various neighborhood kids at any given time I will also have 9 yo DSS and 14 yo DSD every other week. DSD is a HUGE help, so activities involving more than one set of older hands are welcome.