We have been very lucky this winter (so far) that we haven’t had a lot of snow. But there are parts of the country that haven’t finished digging out from the last storm and they are getting hit with another. Our home of Nova Scotia in fact are getting hit yet again today. Snow bound and bored children are enough to drive even the sanest and calmest mother running for the hills. Here are some ways to deal with them:
Our bedtime routine has changed many times over the last four and a half years, since Austin was born. The one constant is that we all always get hugs and kisses.
Bedtime has gone from cuddles and rocking in a chair with Momma till little bodies relaxed in sleep as newborns and infants, to snuggles on the couch with Dadda, to into bed, lights off, sweet dreams my beautiful baby girl.
Bedtime routines have changed as our family has grown and each of our girls have grown and developed their own, very different personalities.
Austin has always been a snuggle-er, spending more time in bed with us or snuggling on the couch as a infant. There came a time when she would fall straight to sleep in her crib, but she always went for snuggles and cuddles first. When it came time to switch to a “big girl” bed she took to it without a problem… until it was time to get up. She would yell for someone to get her out of her bed. A bed she could easily get out of on her own. It took a couple weeks of waking up from naps and in the morning to convince her that she was able to get out on her own.
Bath time in our house has never really been a dreaded part of the routine. We all love it now. If the water starts running in the tub/shower both Austin and Brookland come running to see if it’s a bath for them, and if not, Brookland especially, leaves the bathroom pouting if not crying.
Austin didn’t always, in fact she was probably close to four months old before she accepted it. At about eight months, in a hotel tub, laying on the bottom with only an inch or so of water, was the first time she laughed in the tub. She soaked me and that bathroom with such a small amount of water, but boy did she have fun.
Brookland has loved the bath since her first bath at home, even her first bath in the hospital wasn’t that bad. She has never had a fear of water, and has never, never, cried in the tub. [Read more…] about We Love Bath Time – #JohnsonsNatural