Glue ear, referred to as otitis media with effusion (OME), is a condition affecting the middle ear—the portion of the canal behind the eardrum. While it doesn’t cause permanent hearing damage, the temporary impairment while it heals can affect little ones’ development.
You may notice your lil’ tyke nibbling at his fingers or drooling a tad more than usual during the day…so this is teething? Hah! No sweat! Except that when nighttime hits you realise you haven’t escaped the tyranny of teething at all…
Before we get started, let’s clarify the title…henceforth follows some simple advice to get your tot to stay in bed…for at least as long as a Netflix special. Toddlers will get up in the night for all manner of reasons—but not all of them are to drive you crazy. These tried-and-tested tips will certainly help send your little one off to lalaland with less anguish, but don’t lose hope if they still wake up a couple hours after—thanks to developmental quirks, night fears, and just checking in for a cuddle, it’s entirely normal (and totally temporary).
It’s always good to have at least a couple no-cry hacks up your sleeve if your bubs is in need of soothing—here’s 14 tried-and-tested ones to keep you covered and dry the tears pronto.
Who knew Microsoft Excel could gift parents everywhere peace of mind when it comes to the nightmare of baby sleep?