Mother Hens

Discussion in 'The Hens' Nest' started by user63, Apr 3, 2014.

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  1. hellohelloagain

    hellohelloagain Chicken

    @MagnificentCat There's a baby gym around here that's been doing limited classes. Is there something like that around you you can maybe do?
     
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  2. Comet

    Comet Instigator

    Do you have any friends with kids that you could widen your circle to include? Even if the ages don't quite line up, it would be free and you guys would get some interaction out of it too.
     
  3. megatron

    megatron Wordsmith Staff Member

    What about a day home instead of a day care? They have smaller numbers of kids typically, and many will do drop in if they have space.
     
  4. megatron

    megatron Wordsmith Staff Member

    Double post, oh well lol.

    We’ve started S on solids as of a couple weeks ago and will be doing a hybrid of purées and BLW like we did with A. S LOVES baby cereal with peanut butter. He gets upset when I don’t spoon it fast enough and cries when he eats it all :lol:
     
  5. moose

    moose RINGWORM GIRL :(

    Crowd sourcing birthday party themes. It will be more of a tiny celebration since COVID but I still want a theme for food, decorations, and activities for E.
     
  6. Honey

    Honey Historian Staff Member

    Rainbows. Narwhals. Dinosaurs.
     
  7. moose

    moose RINGWORM GIRL :(

    I considered strawberry patch because that’s her favorite food. Cute or not so much?
     
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  8. Zoomzoom

    Zoomzoom Old Curmudgeon

    Cute.

    Minnie Mouse, giraffes, flamingoes.
     
  9. moose

    moose RINGWORM GIRL :(

    I am definitely considering giraffes because of her Sophie obsession
     
  10. scotchbutter

    scotchbutter Chicken

    Strawberries are adorable!!!
     
  11. hellohelloagain

    hellohelloagain Chicken

    In your strawberry patch idea vein, Strawberry Shortcake?

    Or maybe like a safari theme? For an activity you can hide stuffed animals around for her to find/spot?
     
  12. Fitz

    Fitz Leslie Knope Monster

    What about Strawberries AND giraffes?
     
  13. Afishwish

    Afishwish Bramblebutt

    Giraffes with strawberry spots.
     
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  14. scotchbutter

    scotchbutter Chicken

    This is the cutest thing I’ve ever heard.
     
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  15. CoolWife

    CoolWife Chicken

    Help. C1 fell asleep on the couch before dinner. Woke him up and he won’t stop sobbing. C2 was also screaming but D took him to another room. Wtf kid, I woke you up for tacos (which obvs he refused).

    eta OMJG he finally let me give him some applesauce and a hug and stopped crying.
     
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  16. user63

    user63 Chicken

    Uugh. Waking napping children is always a disaster, at least over here. Damned if you do, damned if you dont. Sorry :sad: I'm glad D was home to help at least!
     
  17. Fitz

    Fitz Leslie Knope Monster

    They're seriously like little fault lines when they wake up. One wrong move and the entire morning/afternoon/evening is ruined (until they finally eat something like you've been trying to get them to do for the past 45 minutes).
     
  18. CoolWife

    CoolWife Chicken

    For real. I wake him up in the morning and I get a huge hug and kisses. From a nap? Caution. Usually he gets it together after a few minutes but last night even after he went back to the couch to wake up and calm down he just kept crying more and more.
     
  19. Honey

    Honey Historian Staff Member

    Same for me tho
     
  20. Afishwish

    Afishwish Bramblebutt

    This morning rooster came in and said to me, “would you like to know what you look like when you wake up?”.

    It was a video of Fry waking up from his nap. I...did see some parallels.
     
  21. Fitz

    Fitz Leslie Knope Monster

    Ok but why the shade RoosterFish?
     
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  22. Afishwish

    Afishwish Bramblebutt

    Apparently I was demonstrating a bit of sleepy bear syndrome
     
  23. Doom&Sparkles

    Doom&Sparkles Chicken

    I'm coming here to whine. And maybe get some advice.

    Ever since coming back from our social distanced vacay, M has been HORRIBLE about going to sleep. She's been requesting "rocks!" every night, so I'll rock her for about 10-20 minutes, no big deal, I like the snuggle time. We play her favorite sleep music, I sing our sleep song, I do the rocks, I put her down, we do our good night ritual. But its after that that everything goes downhill fast. She just...refuses....to go to sleep. She's up. She wants more rocks, She wants to talk about her blankie, etc.. Things will get quiet for 10 minutes and then "mama? mama?! MAMAAAAAAAAAA". I'm trying to talk her down, but most nights if I want any sleep, I have to go back in 1-3 more times to re-lay her down. She used to be so good about sleeping. And I feel the vacation threw her off. She is 2. Is this a two thing? I want my golden sleeper child back.

    ~signed, cranky pants mama
     
  24. Afishwish

    Afishwish Bramblebutt

    I’m sorry. Nobody likes sleep deprivation.

    I am in no way qualified here, but this is the internet, so I have a couple thoughts.

    I don’t think it would be terrible to explain to her as you put her to bed that this is it, you will snuggle, and then 100% bedtime. She won’t like it, but she was a good sleeper before, she can do it again!

    Another thought might be some sort of soother that holds her interest before bed that doesn’t require you to be there?
     
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  25. scotchbutter

    scotchbutter Chicken

    @Doom&Sparkles this same thing happened to E in like March, Right at about 2.5 years old right at the beginning of the pandemic. I think our “new normal” threw her off even though her bedtime and night routine stayed the same. It was hell on Earth for a while and I did the same as you—going back in, telling her it’s night night time, we have to close eyes and go to sleep. Sometimes I would rock her again. I got desperate and eventually told her no cry no yell, we have to go to bed. I would ask her okay what’re we going to do now? And she would say no cry mama dada which sounds sad but I was like okay she’s at least understanding.

    Sometimes she would cry it out, usually I would go back in and offer water and retuck in but keep her in the crib. Eventually she got it but I have no clue what worked.

    I think your M will get back on track, but it’s an awful time. Sorry lady.
     
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