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My middle son started suffering badly from nightmares back in the Fall. I would awake to him screaming in his sleep, to him gently shaking me awake, or to him curled up at the foot of our bed — I shudder to think of the number of times I might have kicked at him, thinking he was the cat!

At first I tried talking to him about them — attempting to see if there was any link between them and something else going on in his life — but I eventually realized they’re likely a resurgence of the nightmares he had as a toddler, so I started focusing on teaching him coping strategies.

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I maintain cloth diapering is easy, good for the wallet, great for the environment and the best choice for babies. If you start out cloth diapering with good quality diapers and covers, treat them well, and develop a solid wash routine, cloth diapering should be a breeze! However, the best of intentions can go astray and, having done some troubleshooting in recent days, I thought I’d share a list of what I see as the most common cloth diapering mistakes.

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#3 is 8 days old today. Thus far, he’s the “easiest” baby we’ve had yet. He doesn’t sleep as long at night as #2 did, but his sleep is much more organized. He has regular 3.5hr stretches at night and a super alert period in the evening. He’s still teeny (to me) — weighing in at his birth weight on his Day 5 home visit from our midwife. The boys are still thrilled with him — #1 showing more PDA for him than I expected. #2 has to be cautioned about loving on him too much!

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This post now lives at: http://melissadimock.com/blog/2010/05/20/the-perfect-birth

 

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