What About Starting Potty Training Early with Elimination Communication?

What About Starting Potty Training Early with Elimination Communication?

A child can be put on the toilet even as infant, and in some cultures this is routinely done.  A small percentage of American and Canadian parents have adopted this practice, called elimination communication (EC). Before you sign up thinking your life just got a whole lot easier, you need to know that EC is not potty training. This is a way to manage a child’s waste, that is a long-lasting, gentle, gradual system that is used instead of diapers. This will replace the frequent diaper changes with frequent visits to the potty.

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Car Seat Crying

Car Seat Crying

If your baby falls asleep almost before you’re out of the driveway, consider yourself lucky. Many parents struggle with kids who won’t spend five happy minutes in their car seats, which turns “running a quick errand” into a dreaded daily task.

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Middle-of-the-Night Visitor in your Bed? Here are Solutions! Part 2

Middle-of-the-Night Visitor in your Bed?  Here are Solutions!   Part 2

If you read my last post you likely now understand more about why your child won’t stay in bed all night. That is s a great place to start! Depending on what you’ve uncovered, there are a few ways to keep your little one in his own bed all night. Since every child is different, and every situation is different, each family will approach this is a unique way.

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Middle-of-the-Night Visitor in your Bed? Part 1

Middle-of-the-Night Visitor in your Bed?   Part 1

Does your child fall asleep in his own bed, but climb into your bed in the middle of the night? What should you do? Let’s first take a closer look at what’s happening.

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Why don’t my kids want to go to bed?!

Why don’t my kids want to go to bed?!

As an adult who treasures that moment at the end of a long day—when you can finally fall into your bed and close your eyes to welcome sleep—you may have a hard time understanding why your little one resists bedtime with such vehemence. So, let’s discuss the typical reasons children doesn’t want to go to bed, and you can determine which affects your children.

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What to do about Interrupting

What to do about Interrupting

Whether you’re on the phone, busy on your computer, or talking to another adult, it can be frustrating when your children constantly interrupt you. Children are so focused on their own needs that they don’t realize that you have needs, too. They can learn how to pay more attention to other people’s needs as well as their own, which will help control these endless interruptions. Try these ideas: 

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Babies and Music

Babies and Music

 

Mothers have always crooned their babies to sleep with lullabies, fathers have sung nursery rhymes to their toddlers, and families have made folk music a part of everyday life. Why? Because music is calming, music facilitates language development, and most of all, music is enjoyable for both parents and children.

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