How to wean a toddler from bottle feeding

Bottle feeding a baby is a time-consuming and stressful task. You must monitor your milk production, your baby's feeding schedule, and other factors. Once you start weaning your toddler from the bottle, it can be equally as stressful—but for very different reasons! Some mothers feel bad about denying their toddlers something they adore so much, while others worry that if a bottle isn't around at all times, their children won't get enough food or liquids. What if, then, I could prove to you that things don't have to be this way? That there are actually ways to help you through the process? Be consistent While consistency is important for all aspects of parenting, it's especially important when weaning a toddler from bottle feeding. While your child may be ready to make the transition, she might not want to let go of her beloved bottle—and that's okay! Be patient and don't give up hope if it takes your child a few days or weeks to adjust. The easiest

Fancy Saving Some Money This Year? Why Not Try Building Your Own Wardrobes?

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With so much furniture coming flat-packed these days, most people simply don’t bother building their own anymore. Even so, this is a great way of keeping yourself occupied during your time off work, and it could also help you to save a lot of money. So, I thought today would be a good time to write and release a post detailing how it can be done. Don’t worry too much if your DIY and woodworking skills aren’t up to scratch, as this is nowhere near as difficult as it sounds. Indeed, so long as you have the right measurements, the rest is childs-play.

On top of all the other advantages, building your own wardrobes will allow you to keep full control over their design. Which type of wood you use is up to you, and how you decorate or paint the final product is also completely flexible. With that in mind, give me your full attention for the next four or five minutes, and I’ll try to break it down for you.

Measuring the Space You Have

This should be your first move, and it’s vital you get it right. So, it might be worth enlisting the help of a friend, no matter how confident you are with your own abilities. Sometimes our minds become clouded, and we get things like this wrong, so having a second opinion should limit the chances of you encountering problems further down the line. Once you’re 100% certain the numbers add up, you’re ready to move onto the next step.

Purchasing Your Materials & Tools

Now you need to make a decision with regards to which materials you feel are most suitable for the job. Depending on your budget, this could be anything from MDF to solid oak. It all just comes down to how much you’re willing to spend, and how long you’d like the wardrobes to last. Ideally, you want to go for something that’s at least two or three inches thick, as this will ensure it’s stable enough to cope with average usage. Once you’ve done that, you’ll need to pick up a saw, an electric drill, drill bits & cutting and threading tools. Luckily, there are many online retailers around these days who undercut high street stores, so it’s worth shopping around.

Getting Started With Construction

Lastly, you’ll need to take your measurements and cut your wood down to size. You’ll obviously want to ensure the back board fits in your space perfectly, so cut this first and double check. After that, you can create two square frames; one for the top of your wardrobe, and once for the bottom. Then, all you need to do is link them together with four vertical pieces of wood, and you’ll be ready to start nailing your left and right side panels. Just make sure you’re constantly aware of any safety risks as you’re working.

Presuming you’ve managed to get this far, you’re almost complete. Now, you just need to cut two doors, fasten them on with some hinges and decorate your product in whichever style you see fit. Unfortunately, I can’t really offer you any advice on how to go about this, as design work very much  comes down to individual taste.

Have fun!


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