Saturday, May 30, 2015

DIY Handwash

I remember once seeing an interview with a doctor where he stated that professionals in his hospital were required to wash their hands a ridiculous number of times. When they walk into a room, when they're leaving, right after drawing blood, etc. I'm not sure an actual number is that helpful but guidelines outlining when you're most likely to have come into contact with infectious contagions.

That being said, I worked in two settings, before I became a stay-at-home-mom, where washing my hands frequently was a requirement. I hated it - mostly because my hands would get so dry.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

The High Needs Child

I have a high needs baby, and that's one of the big reasons it's been so long since I've written. It's stressful. Some of you know exactly what I mean. Here are some of the signs you have a high needs child:

  • No one gets consistent sleep
  • It's nearly impossible to have a set routine
  • People frequently say your baby is “so alert!” or “takes in everything!”
  • Your baby is much more interested in adult things than baby toys
  • Your baby nurses a lot – and may not sleep through the night until well after being a year old
  • Your baby wants to be held and have face-to-face interaction constantly
  • Your baby is slow to warm up to unfamiliar people