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Betty Crotchitt’s New Parent Guide

Bumbo Time

Whenever I hear about someone I know having a baby, I immediately want to swoop in and tell them everything I’ve learned!  I mean, I’ve successfully raised my child for almost 2 years.  Of course that makes me qualified to … Continue reading

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Betty Crotchitt’s New Parent Guide – All The Stuff

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This post is about all that stuff you need.  Or don’t need.  Or might need.  Or want.  Or… well, you’ll see. A Place for Sleeping A place for your baby to sleep is a good thing to have ready in … Continue reading

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Betty Crotchitt’s New Parent Guide – Resources

Sleep

As the saying goes, it takes a village.  These days, most of us don’t have that kind of support in our lives.  Maybe your family lives too far away or you don’t know many other parents.  Maybe you and your … Continue reading

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Betty Crotchitt’s New Parent Guide – Cloth Diapering

I think a lot of people still think that cloth diapering is hard.  The truth is it’s pretty easy and much less expensive than disposables. I think I’ve spent at most $500.00 in two years on diapers and accessories.  Even … Continue reading

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Almost Two

Helping

It is quite an adventure, wrangling an almost-two-year-old.  Okay, he’s 19 months old, but close enough.  He’s sometimes a baby and sometimes a little boy, the two states occasionally at odds with each other.  The little boy wants to play … Continue reading

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Has it really been a year?

Look at my feet!

Wow – almost a full year since my last post! A lot has changed around here – someone’s been growing up! Sometime after that last post, Gus started moving around, and that put an end to my “playing on the … Continue reading

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EC Update

Look at my feet!

One month later, and we’re seeing some definite progress.  Gus now pees on cue most of the time.  Instead of waiting for him to go potty, I make a brief cue sound, and usually he goes potty right away.  If … Continue reading

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Poop

Gus enjoys his diaper-free time

Remember everything I said about poop last week?  Well, it was luck – all luck!  This week, we haven’t caught a single poop.  In fact, the first poop of the week was a silent explosion in the Bumbo.  The prefold … Continue reading

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Infant Potty Training – Week One

Diaper free hour for Gus

Infant Potty Training.  Elimination Communication.  Whatever you call it, it seems to be the latest new thing for babies.  I had never heard of it until late in my pregnancy.  While the idea was intriguing, I didn’t think EC was … Continue reading

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The First Four Months

4 months old and playing with Summer.

  Here we are, four months later!  These first months of motherhood have been a roller coaster of highs and lows, trials and triumphs.  I’m thankful that we started out on a high, with such a wonderful birth.  Being a … Continue reading

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