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    schussschuss Registered User regular
    BlazeFire wrote: »
    I'm having a terrible time coping with various aspects of life now that we have two children. I don't remember it being this hard with one (duh).

    2 is roughly 4 times harder. As our kids approach 2 and 4, we're starting to see the benefits though, as they are playing together more and leaving us alone.
    Stay strong and believe that it will get better. I'll be honest though,the first year and a half or so of two sucks out loud.

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    ElbasunuElbasunu Registered User regular
    My son falls out of bed a lot. Is this normal? Any tips? He's 4.5 years old, and usually gets back in himself or cries and I help him back in and he goes immediately back to sleep.

    I'm not opposed to getting him a small rail, but I think it might be a blow to his self esteem...

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    ElvenshaeElvenshae Registered User regular
    edited July 2018
    Elbasunu wrote: »
    My son falls out of bed a lot. Is this normal? Any tips? He's 4.5 years old, and usually gets back in himself or cries and I help him back in and he goes immediately back to sleep.

    I'm not opposed to getting him a small rail, but I think it might be a blow to his self esteem...

    Yes, absolutely normal.

    They'll grow out of it eventually.

    EDIT: As for tips, just listen for the THUMP, then help them back in. Nothing wrong with a rail for a short time, either.

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    SyphonBlueSyphonBlue The studying beaver That beaver sure loves studying!Registered User regular
    Both my kids move so damn much in their sleep, we're not going to be getting rid of their rails for a long time (well, tbf one of them is still sleeping in a crib, so)

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    cursedkingcursedking Registered User regular
    we had 4 years between our first and second child, and I think that made things much easier. our oldest is almost 8 now and even with a third very small child he mitigates things a ton. It gives us more leeway than normal to get things done while he watches them/plays with them in a contained space like their room. Very handy.

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    Capt HowdyCapt Howdy Registered User regular
    Elbasunu wrote: »
    My son falls out of bed a lot. Is this normal? Any tips? He's 4.5 years old, and usually gets back in himself or cries and I help him back in and he goes immediately back to sleep.

    I'm not opposed to getting him a small rail, but I think it might be a blow to his self esteem...

    The rail just becomes another jungle gym type object for them to play with. I wouldn't worry about the ego too much. My wife put one on our youngest's bed the day we bought the bed. He immediately treated it as some sort of playground object meant to be leapt over.

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    ElvenshaeElvenshae Registered User regular
    Capt Howdy wrote: »
    Elbasunu wrote: »
    My son falls out of bed a lot. Is this normal? Any tips? He's 4.5 years old, and usually gets back in himself or cries and I help him back in and he goes immediately back to sleep.

    I'm not opposed to getting him a small rail, but I think it might be a blow to his self esteem...

    The rail just becomes another jungle gym type object for them to play with. I wouldn't worry about the ego too much. My wife put one on our youngest's bed the day we bought the bed. He immediately treated it as some sort of playground object meant to be leapt over.

    For my oldest, we got a bed rail that folds down and slides under the mattress. Less chance of playing with it and killing himself that way.

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    mrpakumrpaku Registered User regular
    cursedking wrote: »
    we had 4 years between our first and second child, and I think that made things much easier. our oldest is almost 8 now and even with a third very small child he mitigates things a ton. It gives us more leeway than normal to get things done while he watches them/plays with them in a contained space like their room. Very handy.

    Yeah, my six year old has been a tremendous help with the new one first thing in the morning, when I *need* thirty seconds to heat a bottle or use the bathroom. Plus I can send him to hunt down the (more or less) independent middle child if he's been too quiet for too long. It's very much been the solution to the question I had before the baby came, "what do I do when I have more children than I have arms to grab them with?"

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    SeptusSeptus Registered User regular
    I don't know how rare it is, but I definitely appreciate that our baby is totally chill with cold bottles.

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    MulysaSemproniusMulysaSempronius but also susie nyRegistered User regular
    Ada dgaf about her bottles or formula. Any brand, cold, warm, whatever.
    Marcus was very very particular, though. That was rough.

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    mrpakumrpaku Registered User regular
    I remember my last two didn't like a cold bottle, but would deal sadly with it if they had to without much issue. But the new one gets bubble-guts from cold milk so bad that you can physically feel them rolling around in there, and they definitely cause ongoing discomfort and premature wake-ups. Bottle warmer was an excellent investment this time around, even if sometimes the ninety seconds it takes to get up to proper heat is eighty-nine seconds too long for the baby

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    Capt HowdyCapt Howdy Registered User regular
    I tried giving my oldest son a cold bottle of breast milk when he was seven'ish months old. He slapped it out of my hand. I get it, I have the same reaction when someone tries to hand me warm tea.

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    MNC DoverMNC Dover Full-time Voice Actor Kirkland, WARegistered User regular
    Wait, I’m supposed to be heating the bottles? Oops!

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    joshofalltradesjoshofalltrades Class Traitor Smoke-filled roomRegistered User regular
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    Capt HowdyCapt Howdy Registered User regular
    MNC Dover wrote: »
    Wait, I’m supposed to be heating the bottles? Oops!

    Best I can tell the process varies from customer to customer.

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    MNC DoverMNC Dover Full-time Voice Actor Kirkland, WARegistered User regular
    Capt Howdy wrote: »
    MNC Dover wrote: »
    Wait, I’m supposed to be heating the bottles? Oops!

    Best I can tell the process varies from customer to customer.

    "My kids will get cold milk and like it! It's all I had growing up and I turned out fine!! Now excuse me while I climb up a hill in the snow with no shoes!"

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    SmrtnikSmrtnik job boli zub Registered User regular
    MNC Dover wrote: »
    Capt Howdy wrote: »
    MNC Dover wrote: »
    Wait, I’m supposed to be heating the bottles? Oops!

    Best I can tell the process varies from customer to customer.

    "My kids will get cold milk and like it! It's all I had growing up and I turned out fine!! Now excuse me while I climb up a hill in the snow with no shoes!"

    Growing up (in not-US), i never heard of cold milk, it was always heated up. Near boiled even. Now i suspect maybe it wasn't pasteurized.

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    ElvenshaeElvenshae Registered User regular
    Yeah, when we went to Sevilla for a vacation, we ordered "leche fria" at numerous places and people looked at us like we had grown a third set of heads.

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    100 and done!

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