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AWOOOOOOO fellow Dadsnetters.
Haven't really got anything to say but felt we needed a Dadsnet refresh.
Cabin, standard, mid sleeper?
I am looking to buy.
No idea, standard I guess. It's got sheep carved into the headboard if that helps.
It's the Kritter.
I was thinking of this:
Originally this but apparently a massive pain to make:
and first one is adding a potential hazard for no reason. Consider a hammock.
It's sturdy, looks reasonable and fits in the room nicely. A steal at £35.
NB - I think that IKEA single beds are slightly narrower than regular ones. We replaced our eldest's mattress and there's a small gap either side of it on her bed.
but it is for an L shaped room and a standard sized single would fill the space well...
something you'd get elsewhere.
Good for guests.
Don't bother buying a bed guard. If our 2 year old is anything to go by, he had one for 6 months. Then fell out of bed the day we removed it. Maybe thats our fault for removing to early though..
My girlfriend is pregnant, due 2 days ago. Looking forward to the clusterfuck of arrangements for babysitting and dealing with two kids at once.
not sure what the size is called, but it takes a cotbed mattress. Decent price actually.
Luckily, my eldest is more likely than me to remember if I've forgotten something.
nothing else to report.
*over and out*
What will the age gap be?
Should be a nice relaxing day.
who became a father last night, if he's reading this.
Don't want my daughter to get the piss ripped out of her at pre-school.
I think since she was just over 2. She's only fallen out once, but the bed is pretty low (balonz - it's one of these http://www.johnlewis.com/john-lewis-rachel-cotbed-dark-antique/p230592360) and we have pillows on the floor next to it too. It's cute when she makes beds for her toys out of blocks or whatever because she always puts something next to them as pillows.
but didn't remember anything about it the next morning, and had to ask my parents why I had an enormous graze on my forehead. The next time I went, my granddad had literally cut a sheet of MDF and screwed it to the bed, which made it impossible to fall out of, but also very difficult, and quite painful, to climb into.
younger than yours.
Parent A - When do children typically start writing?
Parent B - Mine wrote a book when it was 2 years old. Best seller.
Parent A - What age did your child first speak?
Parent B - Mine said "actually you are wrong, the later period Death Cab For Cutie records are better than you might imagine" at 3 months.
that her children potty trained THEMSELVES just after their first birthday.
Budget should get in on the whole baby thing. So many fads!
to a friend in glowing, idyllic terms - "yes, she makes a little coo-ing noise and I know she needs to go, so I hold her over the side of the bed - we co-sleep of course - and she just goes over the bowl we have there. Then it's a quick wipe and back to sleep with none of the usual disruptive nappy changing. She's so much more relaxed than other 6 month olds"
The friend then went to visit and their description of the reality of it was horrific - brown stains everywhere, stench like a badly kept cattery...
If anyone reads beyond this section in the wikipedia entry and still thinks it's a good idea then I guess they deserve all they get...
"The main components of EC are timing, signals, cueing, and intuition.
Timing refers to identifying the infant's natural timing of elimination. Newborns tend to urinate every 10–20 minutes, sometimes very regularly, which makes timing extremely useful..."
I had no idea about any of this
Am in a panic now.
The style of writing was enough to put me off considering it.
that our nephew is "exceptionally gifted"
like thinking "they're definitely going to fall out of that tree " (when they're climbing trees)? I think I could end up a paranoid wreck.
The sound of crying used to be so ear-piercing, now I can let him go for a bit before I attend to him. Like, not for ages, but I'll make sure I put the telly on first or get my phone before I pick him up or feed him etc. At first I'd just drop everything and come running.
"you're going to fall out of that tree if you aren't careful" and then when they fall you are absolved of all blame.
I went from following her everywhere round a playground, hovering if she was climbing up a ladder, to the situation now where I can actually sit down and watch from afar. Next stage is not to have a massive heart murmur when I can't see her for more than 5 seconds. I do see some kids climbing on the rooves of play areas while their parents have a pint in the beer garden and wonder if I could ever manage that.
I see how far I have come when we visit relatives and they panic when she walks quickly down the hallway, or slips even vaguely near a door.
kids do that in my house. But only because I'm worried about my house.
after seeing one pop up on a thread here. She's still a bit small for it. Her feet don't fully plant on the ground so she can't get maximum traction.
She keeps pointing at it and shouting bike, so I reckon she's still pretty pleased with it on the whole though.
Will look out for one of them.
Did I tell you all that I found an almost brand new Early Rider balance bike at Merton tip? Had two flat tyres so some Wimbledon posho chucked it out.
When did your offspring make the transition from 2 naps a day down to just 1?
We seem to have had a mini-rebellion on the second nap at just over one year old, which seems too early based on most advice, but she also seems quite happy with it at the moment so long as she goes to bed a little earlier in the evening.
Any thoughts? Probably just go with it, right?
and I can't remember at all.
I reckon it was just over a year... but I can't remember. And yeah, I would just go with it.
That would explain a lot.
Just one blissful three-hour mega-nap just after lunch.
Actually, my youngest (she's recently turned two) still does this. My eldest (now six) stopped napping completely at about three, but she was at nursery two days a week at that point and I think she stopped because she didn't sleep there - otherwise she might have carried on.
Think we've only ever made three hours after "swimming", which seems to tire her out an awful lot given I'm doing all the work.
just roll with it. the nursery seemed happy (in some ways, it was the nursery who started getting him through the afternoon without a nap) and so he'd come home at 6pm completely shattered and ready for bed time.
Was going to do a whole thread but now I'm here...
I remember (and secretly like) the Highwaymen because it was played a lot in my infancy. And Fever Tree. And Love ffs. Be careful, dadsnet.
Back to work this week after two month's paternity break following spawn II's arrival, the joys of being self-employed. Have definitely got past the early weeks chaos of having a new baby but am also pretty relieved to be getting out of the house regularly, even if it is only to go to work. Upping my DiS game accordingly.
I did 6 weeks paternity, but it was tricky as I sort of factored it in around contracts. I ended up spending two weeks of it sitting around the house waiting for labour to start, as he was 12 days late. In retrospect, I should have made more of it but I was too busy stressing.
In retrospect this worked out well as I had just finished a contract, but at the time was pretty fraught. Healthy though which is the main thing.
Big changes this month include learning the stairs and how the little individual floors lead to a bigger floor. That was heart stopping the first time we noticed she was halfway up. And the stairs are idiotically designed so a low level stair gate is impossible.
Walkingtalking and playing toddlers are amazing. I assume this is the 13 month honeymoon just before she properly learns tantrums and how to say No and Why.
We had to upgrade her car seat and plumped for the isize 2wayFix and 2wayPearl combo due to future proofing and the idea that we'll use the Familyfix and Cabriofix rear facing with any other kids when they come along. Seemed the logical idea.
her school made a big deal out of her sticking her tongue out at a teacher, right, but her teacher didn't let her go to the toilet and she wet herself. they're making her miss break tomorrow. >:(
she was four in July, ffs. she's too young to be in school by most of the world's standards.
I think my sister's going to ask them how they're planning on punishing the teacher who didn't let her go to the toilet. hope she sticks it to them.
Hopefully they'll do that thing where you can opt if your kid is ready to go to school or not if they are born between April and August, hold off until five if you like.
pretty fucking annoying, 'lonzy!
My son was born in December, that's my excuse for not knowing.
they've got this all figured out. as usual!
I don't think that they'll necessarily change the existing rules whereby you have to apply to your local council in a hurry...
my sister says it's definitely changed, at least where she's schooling my niece.
Hopefully it was a misunderstanding of some description - teacher trying to achieve some order in a manic class and misjudging it perhaps - rather than a sign of things to come.
can't see what making my niece miss her break-time will achieve, other than making her more tired/stressed/upset and thus more likely to horribly transgress again...
I was going to say my other two nieces will be spared having to start so early, but my other sister is home-schooling them. at least to begin with - can't be sure how long she'll stick with it.
Daughter is seven months old now and doing great - a lot of fun at the moment and loving actual food. Sleep is decent enough, just started teething but don't appear to be any adverse effects. On the verge of crawling, which will be a whole new world of fun.
Trying to work out nursery, work and finances a number of months ahead is pretty tricky though.
You're in the glory stage now for the next year or so where they're loads of fun and learn new things all the time. Then they develop a 'personality' and the battle begins...
yeah i'm quite tired
Are you still stuck at Shepherd's Bush tube station?
(no, but congratulations!)