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Bedtime Brews for Babes

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Got a child who needs a little calm-me-down at bedtime? Here are three great versions of the classic “Warm Milk” from The Caboodle Cookbook by Jay and Lisa Cestnik. Older kids can make them by themselves (with adult supervision of course). Moolasses 1/2 tablespoon molasses 3/4 to 1 cup 2% milk 1. Pour molasses into a mug. 2. Heat milk…


Swaddling Baby and Sleep

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Q – I have a 4.5 month old son, whom I swaddle for all naps and bedtime. He does not sleep for longer than 3 or 4 hour stretches – much to our fatigue/frustration and I am nervous about weaning him out of his swaddle as the lack of sleep is difficult to deal with let alone what it would be like to have him swaddle-free (He is able to free himself of the swaddle most times when he wakes up and is left for a bit in his crib). I tried going without the swaddle for 2 naps and he kept himself up and cranky by grinding his hands into his eyes. I am nervous that I might be affecting his development as he does not roll over yet etc. Is there a maximum recommended age for swaddling and if you are weaning from the swaddle, is there a recommended process? Any help would be much appreciated – thanks!