• Children and Attachment To Their Blankets?

    I want to begin by saying that this is a story of compassion by a toddler – my son. Recently, I was experiencing some discomfort. I had been complaining to Kat about this discomfort and my son saw me paying attention to my discomfort. I usually read in the evenings to him and have him learn something new through a video on youtube. As I began to show him a video for something he wanted to learn about, he also said, “Dada, take my blankie.” He then placed it over me and told me. “The blankie will help you to feel much better.” I said, “Thank you.” Then I gave…

  • Motherhood: Yes, SIDS scares me, but…

    I still let him sleep with a blanket. Actually, about six to make his big crib a little cozier and one to cover him. Oh, and a stuffed animal rattle. SIDS: Sudden Infant Death Syndrome aka a parent’s worst nightmare. This is when an infant suddenly and unexpectedly passes away, usually while sleeping. Most, if not all, parenting resources will say to never let your child sleep with pillows, blankets, stuffed animals, loose linens, crib bumpers, etc. Basically, anything soft and loose that can cover the baby’s nose and mouth and prevent breathing. I’m terrified of SIDS. I wake up in the middle of the night more than my baby…