Laura is away for the week so today Caitlin talks to guest co-host Toni about fast beauty for moms (or anyone, really) who are tired, running after littles, or just in need of quick tips for putting themselves together in the morning. Enjoy! (We apologize for the banging about in the audio, the babies really wanted our attention today!)
We answer a listener question about sleep training and talk about the method we use, what our experience was, other sleep training methods, and general sleep training thoughts. As usual, we talk about our #igotthis and #idontgotthis moments of the week, which are starting to revolve around the fact that we now have TODDLERS.
Disclaimer: We are not doctors or experts. We are moms who had a positive experience with sleep training. Please consult with your pediatrician about the specific needs of your child before beginning any sleep training program.
Sleep! A much discussed topic among moms and people talking to moms. One of the most common questions I am asked when strangers find out that I have a baby is, “Does he sleep through the night?” The insanity caused from bad or lack of sleep is unlike anything I have experienced before or since. Parents seem to be memorably scarred by those early weeks and months when they walked through life in a half-awake daze. So much so that people with grown kids still immediately think of the sleep question when they think about babies.
In this post, we will cover the basics of preparing to sleep train, including the specific book we recommend.
**In this episode we mention a potential website redesign. Through the magic of time travel (and recording episodes ahead of time), here is the updated website! Enjoy!
Laura talks about feeding issues she’s having with Charlie and how much to correct bad behavior. Caitlin gets her segments confused and talks about feeling productive. Charlie learns a new trick in an #igotthis while David is still sippy cup-challenged in and #idontgotthis.
We open the show by discussing the latest status on our son’s walking abilities, and cover a baby poop experience Caitlin had recently. We also talk about depressing after weaning from breastfeeding and our experience with depression in general.
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We bring in our friend, professional chef Selvia (@mixingbowl on Facebook and Instagram), and talk to her about cooking for babies, toddlers and ourselves. We ask for her ideas on quick or easy meal ideas for the family, what are the most essential items for a busy parent’s kitchen, and what are the most useless things people buy for cooking. She gives great advice for busy parents on how to meal prep and cook holistically. We all go through our #igotthis and #idontgotthis moments of the week, and generally spend a lot of time geeking out about food.
We open the show by with an email from a listener – an expecting, first time mom grapples with whether or not to breastfeed. Laura and Caitlin offer their viewpoints on breastfeeding and what led to their decision to do so. We commiserate with a listener who lost 12oz of breastmilk (this is A LOT) in her #idontgotthis moment for the week. As usual, we cover our own #igotthis and #idontgotthis moments, and Caitlin offers her new favorite swaddle brand as a #ilikethis.