As I shared in earlier posts, after some time where bedtime was always a struggle, we did a very light version of sleep training and it worked miracles for us. However, although bedtime was much better and without any crying, the bichin kept waking up really early and after some 5am waking we were a bit done with it. During the same week as we had those 5am morning, I did some bingewatching of one of my obsessions on Netflix and in this series, quite some sleep problems with toddlers were discussed as well. And that´s when I realized the two mistakes we had been making here.
Netflix…. The enemy of many mom´s productivity and to-do list. We were kinda late guests to the Netflix party but since we arrived I am hooked. Apart from starting some old-time favorites from scratch (Gossip Girl, don´t judge!), I recently re-discovered an obsession I have always had with a tv show, Nanny on Tour with Jo Frost.
Terrible twos, threenagers, and many other terms that basically describe the little terrorists our cute, innocent babies turn into as a toddler. The bichin is 19 months now and we are starting to notice that the terrible two are approaching: tantrums and drama are starting to get a bit too normal. Luckily, his daycare organizes “Parent school” every trimester and last week the topic was the famous toddler tantrum. Perfect timing! There was a pedagogue / child development specialist to explain tantrums, where they came from and how to deal with them, and what she explained on the different types of tantrums was definitely a game changer for me.
A couple of weeks ago I shared how we finally managed to get the bichin to sleep by himself. And seriously, it has been a bliss. During bad nights he still wakes up a couple of times (especially when he has a cold or something, this can turn into a lot of times) but he goes to bed without any complaint or a single tear. Hallelujah!
Since we both have different native languages and we wanted to incorporate English in our household (sorry Spain, but we´re just not very impressed with the quality of English here so we figured it would be better to just speak English at home instead of those classes), we already decided before the bichin was born that we wanted to be a trilingual household.