Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Ebeanstalk toy testing

So my son received a cloth book in the mail that he gets to try out (and keep) which is perfect as he is read to at least 3 times a day. I like how the book is made of cloth since he puts everything in his mouth and bangs things around often hitting his own head so this book won't hurt him. I also like the peek-a-boo flaps inside that he can explore. I think this book could be made better by having different textures throughout for him to touch. He likes playing with the wool hair on the boy on the cover of the book so I'm sure he'd enjoy other textures.

With so many baby toys out there to choose from I'm glad that there's websites out there that have parent tested and approved toys. It helps eliminate some of the guess work. I can see how it might be hard for people without kids to find good toys for 1 year olds or 2 year olds that the parents would approve of too so it's nice that they can go on the internet for help.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

I just don't get babies......

I don't understand how it can take me 30 minutes to get him down for 1 nap and 2 minutes for another. I think I'm reading his sleepy signs as subtle as they are. I've learned that if it gets to the eye rubbing stage then sometimes I'm too late. I have to wait for the glassy stare and disinterest in toys which can be easy to miss if you're not paying attention.

It's taken time of writing down his sleep habits but at least now I have a timeframe I can follow when I know he's going to start getting tired then I can look for the signs. I'm so worried about him getting his sleep meanwhile my sleeping has been crap and I'm soooooo tired but I won't cry like he does, lol! I just deal with it........suck it up and move on......

Friday, June 18, 2010

Ebeanstalk toys

So I have come across this really neat website that offers baby toys and kids toys for newborn up to age 12. I like how the toys are set up by age and sex but when it comes to the baby toys section it might be more helpful to have it broken down even more such as toys for 3 month and 6 months etc. so you're not scrolling through so many that wouldn't suit your baby. The top seller section would be really great for those who really have no idea what to get a child as a gift. Since this website relies on opinions like yours and mine you're guaranteed to be satisified with whatever you buy for yourself or as a gift.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Win some yummy kraft dressing.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Bad mommy!

So I'm feeling like a bad mother today. I said I wouldn't do cry it out but after having so much trouble getting my son to nap today I let him scream himself to sleep for 40 min then felt terrible after! He's cutting a tooth so that's probably it. He does fuss himself to sleep sometimes but not scream! Thankfully the afternoon nap was a LOT easier and only a few minutes of fussing.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Baby troubles....

Well been a while since I blogged anything but I'm having a hard time getting my 7 month old to take a morning nap. He clearly needs one but this has become a daily battle for the last 3 weeks with him usually winning. When he doesn't nap he's a wreck by lunch and rubbing his eyes all morning then he'll have a long afternoon nap. I'd rather him get the short morning nap he needs so he can happily make it to the afternoon one. If the afternoon one isn't long enough then he's a mess by dinner and ends up in bed early!! Oh the joys of being mom!!