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Monday, March 3, 2008

More Things That Worked

Two more things - one prompted by my husband and one by Bes' comment.

12) Sleep sack - So no blankets in the crib means that baby needs another way to stay warm, especially in Chongqing in January. I brought one of the two sleep sacks that I made from an Ottobre pattern last year. It was great. Loved the sleep sack. Both are made from a waterproof fleece, which has proven quite handy now that we are home and using cloth diapers. Big fan of the sleep sacks. Do they make them in a 168 cm size?*

13) Hot shower trick - Gioia came to us with a pretty nasty cold. By the fourth day, she was waking up in the middle of the night with a persistent, hacking cough. Chris decided to run a hot shower and rock her near the open shower door. The steam build-up helped clear her airways and the white noise soothed her back to sleep. It was brilliant.

*That is a European sizing joke. Perhaps not so funny for those of you who haven't spent the last year trying to figure out if a size 74 cm is a 9 month, 12 month, or 18 month size.

1 comment:

BevS97 said...

I hope you didn't take my comment as a critisicm, I just hadn't heard the blanket advice before, our advice was 'feet to foot' which means you put the baby's feet at the foot of the cot, so
they can't slide any further down.



I've lived in the UK 16 years now, and I still can't work out what size 168cm is. English clothes say 6-9 months, but European clothes say something like 98cm and we can buy both here, but if I have to buy in CMs then I have to have the child with me so I can try things on them.