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Another great episode I always look forward to listening.
Not sure if Al and JK read this but Munchkin do a rubber duck bath thermometer that doesn’t have a hole and puddle ducks sell rubber ducks without holes too so they must be other places you can buy them
I found out Jacksons farmhouse loads don’t contain soya and not quite as expensive. Thanks though
They usually come out on Wednesday so the new one should be out today
Think you can get them from the global radio player app or any other major podcast provider
Been the next one to comment on your own post=Lame
I’m doing it anyway lol
I pad dead cheers son, so I grabbed my phone to listen to episode 3 in the bath rather than catching up on Netflix.
Another great listen and an incredible story from the guest dad.
Topic of discussion lying to your kids. Starting off with the big one about the big guy in red.(trying to respect JK’s views).my wife recently asked me to read the Gentle Parenting book which discusses the same topic. This was when I messaged my wife saying the author had lost me because I’m not supposed to teach my son to say sorry or encourage the big lie. Her response the big guys real (classic response from my wife)
Back to the sorry part apparently young kids can’t empathise so making them say sorry along with our regular little lies teaches them it’s okay to lie.
Now I’m not sure I buy in to the sorry thing but she has appoint, otherwise where else would they learn to lie.
We used to put my son to bed at 7pm but he was waking at 4:30 almost everyday so we pushed it back to 8pm and he’s now usually 5:30 to 6:30 wake up but I get up at 5:30 for work so it’s hard to get him back to bed when he knows I’m up. He’s two now and still has an hour nap a well.
I’ve read recently that the chemical for sleep doesn’t get released in toddlers until 7.30 ish and anything that omits blue light weave lengths such as tablets phones or tv can inhibit the production of this chemical. So we should try to keep them away from things for 2 hrs before bed. Apparently a lot of night lights omit blue light as well which isn’t helpful
We just started training yesterday but we told him the day before and he was unsettled the night before.
We are following the Gentle Potty training book, which is a follow on from Gentle parenting. It’s tough as it doesn’t advocate rewards or praise for going on the potty but teaches them to go on the potty because they want to not for reward or praise.
It’s really hard not to offer praise when he’s just been on potty, instead we’ve got to comment on the wee and ask him if he is proud etc.
My wife’s also been talking about how wee and poo are created and has downloaded this app called poo land which I think is helping him.
As I saw we are on day 2 and we are at about 50/50 for getting to the potty
Don’t be afraid to raise your kids how you want to raise them and not just how you were raised. Sure everyone will offer advice just ignore them, have confidence in your own choices
It’s very common for this kind of thing to happen because most women suffer in silence they ask them at every opportunity. Although they tend to do it when they have the woman alone. I know my wife was asked at most appointments when I wasn’t their in both pregnancies and when they took her to get weighed or take bloods when I was there.
They also ask about contraception at almost ever appointment. I’m like twos enough I ain’t having any more lol
I think it’s normal to feel a little guilty especially if your wife is st home all day with kids. But it’s important to have some me time for your own sake, but you wife needs some too as well. Can be hard to sort that out especially with young children
I used to work at a big 4 audit firm and regularly worked 60 hour weeks often working in the evening. My wife did the same and we both made the decision to love on to find a better work life as we planned to start a family.
Since then we have both made flexibility’s key factor in choosing our jobs and so far we have both been lucky in finding this in employers. I was allowed to go part time when my first was born and can work from home when I need to. My only issue is my job is 70 miles away so I spend too long away on the day. I made the decision 6 months ago to look for a job closer to home and in two weeks I start this new job so will hopefully have more time for family and me
We’ve just had second child who is 8 weeks old now so very little at the moment. But even before that I got very little time to socialise and my own time was either in the bath or doing DIY.
I like to cycle, play on my Xbox and I’m also an AFOL but get very little time for any of these and when I make time to do chores like DIY get accused of trying to avoid my children.
I rarely go out with my mates and have to resort to my own time in the evenings after everyone is in bed, it’s too late to cycle or play on my Xbox by then so I end up watching Netflix. But then I’m late to bed and when I’m up at 5:30 for work and am unlikely to sleep through with a 8 week old. I end up trading my alone time for more sleep
Hi just joined up I’ve got two children my little boy is now 2. And we just had a little girl three weeks ago. So getting used to very little sleep again after just getting used to a reasonable amount lol