Friday, October 23, 2009

How to Keep Your Baby or Toddler Dry through the Night

I know I'm not the only one to deal with this. You go to get your baby or toddler out of the crib in the morning just to discover that he or she is completely soaked, and sometimes the blankets and sheet as well. Not fun. Especially when it becomes part of your daily routine.

I was determined to find a solution that did not involve restricting my son's liquids before bed. Having a bottle a milk was part of his nightly bedtime routine and I didn't want to take it away because
  • He needs the nutrition from the milk.
  • Without it he might wake up starving in the middle of the night
  • It's important that he stay hydrated and drinking milk helps him to do it.
Besides that, while trying to find a solution, I read about mothers who did try to restrict liquids, say the last couple of hours before bedtime, that did not find that it helped. So I turned to other solutions: I just knew there had to be a way.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Disney's Winnie the Pooh Toddler Costume

Along with the Alice in Wonderland costume, I bought a Winnie the Pooh costume for my son, who is 20 months old. I love Winnie the Pooh. My son has a whole bunch of Winnie the Pooh plush toys, a Winnie the Pooh mobile, Winnie the Pooh sheets, Winnie the Pooh blankets, etc. I love all the characters. And of course once Alex is older, he won't want to wear Winnie the Pooh, I'm sure, so I took the chance while I had it. Plus, the costume was on sale for only $15. What a deal.

What I liked about the costume is it was so soft. As you can see in the picture, it has this big round belly in front which is so cute. We had a little trouble getting the hood to fit so the strap was under Alex's chin, but for the most part it was really cute on and I didn't have much complaints.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Disney's Alice in Wonderland Costume

I'm not shy about the fact that I love Disney. Sure, I don't love everything about it, but there are a lot of good things. For one, I know that I can let my son watch Playhouse Disney without worrying about what he'll see and without commercials about all the latest toys or sugary cereals. And although I'm approaching 30 (only 13 more months!), I still enjoy watching the Disney Channel shows like Wizards of Waverly Place, Hannah Montana, and Jonas. They're just good clean fun and the writers must be awesome because the jokes and comedy on them are so good and multifaceted.

So it shouldn't surprise you that I decided to check out when looking for a Halloween costume. The idea of being a Disney princess or other Disney character sounded fun, and since the only other costume I really have is a Hermione Granger costume I put together (and have worn for the last two years), I figured it would be nice to expand my costume collection a little.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Review: Wordpress vs. Blogspot

When I decided to start this blog, I had to consider which blogging platform I would use to express my opinions. I have been blogging since 2005, so I'm not totally unfamiliar with blogging, but each platform has its own advantages and disadvantages. So far, I've used LiveJournal, WordPress, and now Blogspot. I first used LiveJournal because I had friends who used it and it was easy to add them as friends. Honestly, though, I don't feel it's the best program out there for blogging, so it's out of the race in my opinion. A few months ago, I heard about WordPress and was really excited with the prospect of using a new, more robust blogging platform. Since then, I have a better idea of what I like about WordPress and where I could see improvements.

And in the last couple of weeks, I've learned the joys and troubles of Blogspot, so I thought I would take a minute and talk about what is good and bad about each and why you might choose one or the other depending on what you want to use it for.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Review of Origins Microfiber Tablecloth

When my husband and I got married, we were in college and had nothing. For awhile, we lived in furnished apartments, and even when we moved to an unfurnished apartment, we couldn't afford furniture. All we had was a bed and a couple small bookcases.

My mother-in-law was ready to upgrade her furniture, which she had had for 20 years, and offered to give us her old furniture, which included a dining table, dresser, and chest of drawers. As you might imagine, the dining table was showing wear, and the leaves that went with the table were all different colors depending on the wear they had received.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

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