Happy Festivus and Thanks!

December 23, 2011 |  by  |  fun links

To all my baby loving peeps out there,

I hope you have a wonderful holiday full of baby smiles and long naps. I hope you are surrounded by friends and family who will shower your children with love while you sneak off to have a well-deserved date. I hope your favorite holiday dress makes it through dinner sans spitup. And I hope your night is long and uninterrupted!

To everybody who stopped by to say hi or sent me a lovely email, cheers to you! It honestly makes my day every single time. Really.

And while I will likely continue my woefully infrequent posting schedule in 2012 here are some things you can look forward to seeing. Eventually.

Baby dressed up in santa suit.

  • My beloved pediatrician explains why diagnosing reflux in babies is so challenging. Even for beloved pediatricians.
  • Sleeping Through the Night Part 3 – No-fail night weaning strategies.
  • Downloadable sleep log – diagnose your baby’s sleep habits!
  • Living with Infant Reflux – what can you do about it?
  • CIO – How to do it and what to expect?

Merry Christmas!

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  1. Thanks for the holiday wishes and the compliments on my site! And I can’t wait for these reflux posts. My son’s speech therapist and physical therapist have both been saying they think he has it, and my pediatrician thinks what he’s doing is normal. Who to believe? My gut says maybe I should pressure the pediatrician to consider it again. Hope you have a fantastic Christmas, and if I don’t get over here or to you on Twitter before New Year’s, a happy New Year as well!
    Laura recently posted..Holiday Mishaps and Memorable MomentsMy Profile

    • I emailed you (because emailing enables me to mouth off on topics such as these more efficiently than the comment form does 😉 but reflux meds are pretty benign so my general advice is when in doubt do a 7 day drug trial. If the dosage is decent (read: not ridiculously tiny) you’ll learn a lot from it. Good luck with that!
      Alexis recently posted..Don’t Have a CIO Panic AttackMy Profile

  2. I wish the same for you, Alexis! I hope you have a blessed Holiday season, plenty of down time spent with family and friends, and yes, more dates with the hubb :)

    Here’s to a new, exciting year ahead. Cheers!
    Sweaty recently posted..ThankfulMy Profile

  3. I can’t wait for the updates! I LOVE LOVE LOVE your site!

  4. HAPPY NEW YEAR wonderfulest guru of sleeping babies!!!:) I have a question for you that I need your advice on. My now almost 5 month old daughter is still sleeping in her swing, white noise going, “burrito” wrapped tight and pacifier in mouth. She’s a champion sleeper to say the least-I put her in fully awake and she just knows to turn her head and go to sleep- then wakes up to drink her bottle about 6-7 hrs later and goes right back down after that for another 3-4 hours. The issue I have had for the past few days is that it seems she awakens herself every hour in the night and fusses/cries until I come over and pop the paci back in and then BOOM, she’s out again. Am I shooting myself in the foot by doing this, or do you think it is in our best interest (baby included) to start the self soothing process? ANY ideas welcomed!!! Thank you again for ALL of your help Alexis!

  5. Hi Alexis!!!…I’m back and….my (just turned 5 month old) little one is doing pretty great without her pacifier!! It took a couple of nights to get her used to going to sleep without it. We actually committed to the CIO method. As of now, she is put in her swing fully awake, burrito’d, and white noise going around 8:30 at night. After fussing for about 10-12 minutes she falls asleep and doesn’t stir until anywhere around 1:00-3:00AM. This is where I decided to test the waters and see if she woke up hungry or just out of habit. Turns out, after 5-10 minutes of complaining, she goes right back to sleep until 7:30-8:30 AM and wakes up SO HAPPY!! Part of me is a little conflicted b/c I started the CIO method for both naps and night sleep before the 6 month mark, but she seems to be handling it okay. If anything, she gets the most fussy when she is put down for naps during the day when she is stuffed with food. I thank you from the bottom of my heart for advising me on the pacifier issue-I knew it had to be done, but your words gave me the courage to push forward and succeed. BTW…I have her swing speed set on 3 now, 6 being the highest, so that will be my next hurdle-eeek :-)

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