Thursday, May 29, 2008

Two Cool Sites
This site has some very cool temporary tattoos for kids when you travel.
This site has some really cute hair stuff for little girls. Boone used to work with this gal and we
did childbirth classes with her and her husband. We ran into her at Target the other day and she gave me her business card. I haven't bought anything yet, but I will because her prices are good and the hair stuff is really cute.

Friday, May 23, 2008

Road trips with little ones......

I was wondering if anyone had any good, new ideas for things to do in the car during a road trip. We have a dvd player in the car but will only be using that as a last resort with a Disney movie or something. We bring books, toys, etc. but the backseat just gets so messy. Any suggestions on activities or things that have worked for you when you travelled? We are leaving next week on an 8 hour drive. It is just going to be me on this drive, so unfortunately I can't read to them or play games with them like I do when my husband comes with us. Thank you.......

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Swiffer and Plastic Bottles

I am interested in continuing to use my Swiffer because I like the way it works, but I would like to figure out some way to replace the disposable pads and the solution. Does anyone know of any way to do this? Can the solution bottle be refilled and still work? Is there some way make a cloth pad that will stick to the bottom of the Swiffer.
Also, there's been a lot of news reports lately about the dangers of plastics leaching stuff into our foods. Does anyone know which plastics, or is it all plastics? (maybe I should be the one to look into this)

Monday, May 5, 2008

"Pleeeease take a drink"

Dealing with fevers here in our home...ugh! So how do you other mothers get your kids to keep drinking liquids? Especially water. Jonathan, 3 1/2, is SO stubborn. When he gets sick, he won't drink. Yesterday, he ran a temp anywhere from 102 to maxing out our temporal thermometer. It read "HI", which I read in the manual meant 107.4 or above. Pretty freaky.

So, we have tried everything...gatorade, apple juice, Pedialyte disguised as apple juice, lukewarm tea, popsicles... We try different glasses hoping one of them will interest him and he'll think it's cool to drink...Clifford cup, cool cup with built in straw/handle, just a plain blue plastic glass from the camper, his Camelbak, a big sports bottle like Daddy uses...Nothing works! Of course, when he's burning up, nothing is good. This is understandable, but it reaches a point where we are frantic to get him to drink. I fed him Saltines yesterday in hopes of getting him sort of worked. He did drink a little. FYI, I know he doesn't have enough liquids in him because he didn't pee today until about 1pm, not even this morning when he got up.

This morning was horrible. Now he is complaining about having "stains in his mouth from drinking the green water." (clear water from his green cup, which, btw, he specifically asked for last night.) Nothing takes the "stain" away. I brushed his teeth and tongue, he rinsed with mouthwash, I gave him 1/4 of a zinc tablet, gave him water in his blue glass, gave him a juice pouch, then resorted to yelling I was so frustrated. He whined ALL morning and it drives me absolutely bonkers. I asked him if his tongue hurt and he said yes, but couldn't explain it any further. I looked at it and it just looks like it may need more has a whiteish film on it.

OK, so suggestions on 1) how do you get your kids to keep drinking? and 2) how do you get them to get past things like Jonathan's "stains on his tongue"?