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Topic: OT: Sleepless in Oakland - Was: OT Re: +earthquake (7 msgs / 319 lines)
1) From: Lynne Biziewski
Very good advice, Kevin.
After I had my first born, I don't think I slept a total of four hours for
the first six months.
No one can understand just how stressful those sleepless nights are - unless
you've been
through it.
I took some advice from a mom with much more experience than I - an Irish
friend with
about a zillion kids. Told her how colicky my daughter was, how we were
using all sorts
of tricks to get her to sleep (like dressing her up in her snow suit &
driving around the neighborhood until she feel asleep.)
She finally gave me exact instructions: "Get a potato - bake it, mash it up
with milk & butter.
Feed it to her... the kid is HUNGRY!"
Sure enough, that was the first sleep she (and subsequently her father and
I, also) she had
for a full night.
When I had my second, I started feeding him even earlier.
L.
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2) From: Sandy Andina
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We were a little leery of mashed potatoes, but I must admit we  
started Gordy on rice cereal at least a month or two earlier than  
advised, with no ill effects (though he was still on formula).
Carl Sandburg said "A baby is God's opinion that the world should go  
on." When Gordy was born I got a card that said, "A baby is nature's  
way of telling you you've been getting too much sleep."
On Jul 21, 2007, at 9:24 AM, Lynne Biziewski wrote:
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Sandy Andina
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We were a little leery of mashed =
potatoes, but I must admit we started Gordy on rice cereal at least a =
month or two earlier than advised, with no ill effects (though he was =
still on formula).  
Carl Sandburg said "A baby = is God's opinion that the world should go on." When Gordy was born I got = a card that said, "A baby is nature's way of telling you you've been = getting too much sleep." On Jul 21, 2007, at 9:24 AM, Lynne = Biziewski wrote:
Very good advice, Kevin. After I had my first born, = I don't think I slept a total of four hours for the first six = months. No one can understand just how stressful those sleepless = nights are - unless you've been through it. I took some = advice from a mom with much more experience than I - an Irish friend = with about a zillion kids. Told her how colicky my daughter was, how = we were using all sorts of tricks to get her to sleep (like dressing = her up in her snow suit & driving around the neighborhood until she = feel asleep.) She finally gave me exact instructions: "Get a = potato - bake it, mash it up with milk & butter. Feed it to = her... the kid is HUNGRY!" Sure enough, that was the first sleep = she (and subsequently her father and I, also) she had for a full = night. When I had my second, I started feeding him even = earlier. L. On 7/20/07, = Kevin Creason < ckevinj> = wrote:I'm sure it has been said before, but I can't resist-- switch Ben = to decaf! Our kids slept pretty good, but we put 'em on cereals as = early as possible so that their little tummies would be full and they = slept much better. Check with your pedi if he's not enjoying more = solid fare already. Tom & Maria - Sweet Maria's Coffee = wrote: > Well, Maria and Ben were already up. Ben is 6 mos. old = today, and we > love him dearly but sure wish he liked to sleep = more. Sandy = Andinawww.sandyandina.comwww.myspace.com/sandyandina=

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3) From: raymanowen
"...I started feeding him even earlier."
Fascinating- The restaurant was open 24hrs for the first 9 months in spite
of Dr. Spock or Brain Donor sellers of books.
Breast milk obviates Big Pharma, then our Osterizer started making small
food particles out of large food chunks.
Dunno if I was a Hellion or not, but our three defied all the comic books
and well meaning revealers of ill omens.
Cheers -RayO, aka Opa!
On 7/21/07, Lynne Biziewski  wrote:
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4) From: RK
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well lets see, it must have been at least 40 yrs ago and I'm not quite =
sure as to the exact age maybe 4 mon. 
Used pabulum cereal mixed with formula and enlarge the hole in the =
nipple, fed at the evening feeding and both my boys seemed to tolerate =
and they slept through the night.
Check with your pediatrician before trying this as it has been a long =
time and my facts may be a bit off on the age of the child.
RK

5) From: Lynne Biziewski
HA! I don't believe it - I thought that I invented that idea for my second
child - my strong,
and who, up to today, at 25, is still strong & needs a good amount of food.
To this day I thought I was the only one who did that...
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6) From: RK
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Sorry Lynn, and beleive me I didn't invent it either as one of my aunts =
told me about it. so the method is quite old, but it must be a good one =
as I see it still works. It all goes back to having a full belly of food =
with substance that will carry thru the night.
RK

7) From: Lynne Biziewski
Yeah - and my kids were practically full grown when they were born (my
oldest was 10lbs 8oz), so I can understand
their needing more than other kids.
L.
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