My LO still wakes at night, and she's 20 months. Her blocks of sleep vary from maybe 4-5 hours to 7-8 hours. She'll typically awaken once or twice a night in a sort of twilight state (not fully awake, not fully asleep), and I'll pat or nurse her back to sleep. Last night she went to bed at 10 p.m. and woke once at 5 a.m. She nursed and then went back to sleep until 7:45.View Thread
I feel your pain! I have a business trip coming up from Monday through Wednesday, and I'm bringing LO and my mom along with me. For now, I'm going to continue doing that as much as I can. Although, I have another trip next month that's just an overnight - it's too short for me to bring LO with me, so she'll be home with DH.
Good luck - I hope the time goes by quickly!!View Thread
I'm still BFing a 20-month-old. I'm curious about what MontanaMama asked. If she's doing it for comfort, perhaps you could just keep going? Obviously it's up to you.
My LO nursed to sleep for her first 18 months, but she recently changed her habits. Now, I nurse her for a bit at night and then lie down with her while she falls asleep. It was a painless transition because she did it on her own. I'm a big fan of allowing LO to progress at her own pace for things like this because it makes for fewer battles and less stress.View Thread
I liked it as well. Don't know if anyone has read the book The Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollan (he was one of the people interviewed in the movie), but it goes more in-depth on many of the subjects that Food Inc. covers. Both the book and the movie really made me think about the foods I put in my body and in my LO's body. It's unfortunate that healthy foods are more expensive than junk food - hopefully that will change!View Thread
In the end, it's really up to you. As your doc said, there's no overt danger.
But I'm part of the group that avoids artificial sweeteners as much as possible - ditto for artificial colors, which I'm assuming Crystal Light contains. It just doesn't feel right to me - it's food that's been "messed with," not natural food.View Thread
Perhaps you could research daycares / pre-schools that would take your LO for a partial day? I'm in LA, and the daycares here are expensive as well. Not to mention, very few take infants. But there's one I was able to find that has rates that vary depending on your schedule. Perhaps you could afford for LO to go to daycare for half of the day and then have your mom pick him up and handle the afternoon?View Thread