Thursday, February 17, 2011

Got Diaper Rash?

Gabe has had some horrible diaper rashes (that seem to be related to food) and just recently I have found an awesome cure! Seriously!!! The. Best. Ever! A + D Ointment. Better than Desitin by far! Within one diaper change (from morning until lunch time change) it starts to help. If it is used over night, usually the rash will be gone in the morning.

Just thought I would pass it on...


Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Nap or nap, I think not!?

OK. Carson has been a great sleeper during naps and night time...until last week...

I was at a friends house last week and she said, "So, Carson turned 4 in December and he is still taking daily multi-hour naps?"

He was until about that day. :) Since then he hasn't been into it too much. I have loved my down time while the boys nap. For a while now we have been having to exercise Carson (ya know, like Cesar Millan says to exercise your dog) during the mornings. A walk to the Ashland Library, the Post Office, park, or we go ice skating. At any rate, I have put pressure on myself and the boys to make sure we plan to get that done. Since he hasn't been napping on a regular basis these last couple of days, I have been trying to let it (the regular program of morning exercising and afternoon napping) go and not be so set in my past ways of Carson taking a nap.

Yesterday we walked to the Library and I heard "I'm tired" almost the whole way there and back. I thought he would have napped, but he didn't?! So, we put him to bed earlier than normal last night, about 7:15 or 7:30.

This is my question to you! Should he sleep longer in the morning without taking a nap??? Ya, not so much! He was up at 5:15am this morning!!!

Maybe it will take a little time for him to get into the normal program of not napping, going to bed earlier, and sleeping in longer in the morning. I don't know? I haven't done this age before, so I gotta learn too.

Any tips would be appreciated!