Save time while folding laundry: fold it inside-out – While the OCD freak in me shudders at inside out clothing, this post deserves to be shared if only because it turns “Let the wookiee win” into a parenting philosophy. LOVE.
Infant Sleep “Rules” Don’t Work – The title’s a little misleading, since it’s not saying that techniques don’t do anything. It’s simply saying that your attitude towards the child matters most of all (which is advice you’ll find in most sleep books).
So, if you recall, one of my first posts on this blog was my version of the Baby Wise sleep method. I posted it first to help myself remember for the next time I go ’round the baby wagon, but also because I hate the tone and style of Baby Wise even though their techniques worked like a charm for both my kids.
Well, a few weeks ago, I found my new alternative to Baby Wise: Twelve Hours’ Sleep by Twelve Weeks Old by Suzy Giordano. (My husband looked at me funny when he saw I was reading a baby sleep book even though both our kids are done with all that. Yes, I have odd hobbies that include raiding the parenting section at the local library for fun.) This book has much less of a moral tone and focuses more on techniques and strategies for stretching a baby’s sleep schedule to fit yours.
In particular, I loved the daytime and nighttime “toolboxes” she includes for you to use in the transition from “eat whenever you want” to “stick to the schedule, kid.” Continue reading