I recently purchased a lovely antique wool blanket, but even after washing it with special wool-friendly soap, I cannot seem to rid it of a very strong perfume-y smell. I would normally hang it outside for a few days but we are buried under snow and ice here, so that’s not really an option at the moment. What are your tips and tricks for getting rid of stubborn smells trapped in fabrics? ... More
I know it’s a toddler thing to get upset about everything, but when my son doesn’t get his way, can’t do something (like open a marker) or doesn’t like something, he will screech/scream. I’m trying to teach him not to, but he doesn’t talk yet so it’s challenging. Any ideas on steps to take to help combat this? Thank you!
So I am a mom or a one year old and another in the oven- due in October! Super excited! But for fellow moms out there, I have a question. How did you introduce baby to an already existing routine with your first child who is coming into toddler hood rapidly?! How does your schedule work with a newborn and toddler?! I’m sure I’ll get the grove pretty quick, but I’m a little anxious about it at ... More
I am evaluating changing jobs after my leave, and I’d be starting a new job 5-6 months after my daughter is born. I’d like to try to breastfeed until she’s one, but I’m worried about how to make it work. At that point, how many times a day should I expect to be pumping, and how long does each session take? I’ll have a Spectra S1 (and possibly a Willow, a gift from a friend). The company I h... More
My son is a sensitive little boy. We been co-sleeping for 3 years and recently started him on his own room. The start was not bad. Yes he would come into our room sometime in the night, but quietly and we do not discourage it. Lately however he stopped coming to our room quietly and is crying loud in his bed most of the time also wet with pee. When asking what is wrong that moment or during day... More
I have a daughter who is 5 and potty training her was so easy but my son is a completely different story. My son just turned 3 in December but I started potty training him when he turned 2 and his daycare was doing it as well when he was there. I am having a lot of trouble with getting him completely used to not peeing or pooping on himself but nothing has worked 100% yet. He tells me sometimes... More
FYI, he also hates it when I try to wipe his face and his hands 😖
My son is 2 1/2.. he goes on the potty when I tell him to (only pee) He wears pull ups When I tell him no more poo/pee in his diaper he says ok and comprehends but he still does it! I tried putting him on the toilet with a potty seat but he doesn’t like it so we stick to the kids potty toilet where he sits and pees when told to When should he start standing to pee? How do I help him aim? H... More
From the time my daughter get up to the time she goes to bed, she is go go go. There are certain times when I feel she needs to calm down instead of being wild. I do not want to just sit her in front of the tv as I feels she watches enough. Does anyone know of any techniques or maybe even a calming drink/vitamins that’s safe for kids. Any ideas will be greatly appreciated.
So many of my little ones beautiful clothes ruined by stains 😩 She got orange juice on one of her tops and stain remover and a hot wash won’t get rid of it! It’s happening to me with a lot of stains ☹️
My little one has curls that are just unmanageable. The more we brush it to help get rid of the tangles the frizzier it gets. Poor little one looks like they just rolled out of bed every time.
So my almost 2 year old daughter has been getting up around 2 am the past few nights. Only for around 30 minutes or so. She’s not fussy she just is awake. I check her diaper and give her some water then I put her back in her room and to bed. (We have a baby gate on her door) but after that she will get up and wander the room. Maybe play with a stuffed animal then pass out again. I told a friend... More
Hello!! My husband and I will take our son on his first Disneyland trip next month! We both haven’t been there in about 8 years so we do t know what to expect especially now that we have a toddler. Any suggestions, tips, tricks, or hacks to make this as fun and easy as possible? I’ve heard about apps and fast passes but have no clue what it’s all about. Any advice is appreciated!!! Thanks ... More
I have 11 months baby girl. First time, I followed every step including breakfast on time, 2 day time naps, snacks, dinner, bath and finally in bed at 7. But she woke up after 1 n half and I struggled to put her back to sleep. Is there something that I missed to do? What can I do if she refuse to sleep? Should I keep her awake, and then she will sleep at 11 or 12. Please suggest.
My nephew is going to be 2 years old in a month. He has been sleeping during the day and is up all night which is taxing for my sister (his mom) and me. We have put him on a sleep schedule, but he got off them. Whether it was daylight savings time or he fought sleep. I have looked up how it can be sleep regression, but right now he is sleeping. He was up all night. He went to bed at 10:40am and... More