Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Home Remedies

I love home remedies--you know like honey for a cough and soy sauce for a burn. Lately though I have found the following to be true:

1) Sleep--If you have a baby that is sleeping you can do the following to ensure they will awake:
  • a) try and go to sleep yourself--the ultra-high frequency sound of a mommy's eyelids closing seems to wake all three of our children
  • b) pour a bowl of cereal and add milk--something about the crunching is loud enough to wake even the soundest slumber, even if you are all the way downstairs in the kitchen

2) Bowel Movements--If your kid hasn't pooped you can try the following

  • a) Nurse the baby--this worked much better a few months ago but I am still wiping tushies at least twice a day while there is a baby on my nipple
  • b) Put them down for a nap or to bed--this is a guaranteed stall tactic for both older kiddos

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