This is a guest post of clever and odd baby sleep tricks from Cloud b mom of twins, Ava Neyer.
When the twins were three months old, my mother-in-law came to visit and discovered a great trick to getting them to sleep: reggae music. The slow, steady beats of “Three Little Birds” and “Buffalo Soldier” had my boys passed out in no time. Not long after that, I learned that holding a boy with one hand while vacuuming with the other was a surefire way to put even the crankiest baby to bed. Whether it’s from accident or desperation, parents can become quite creative when coaxing their children to sleep. I asked people in a few of my online and local parenting groups to share their most unusual baby sleep tricks. Here’s what they said: Read more
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There are more than 4000 different types of ladybugs – and, it’s possible there are some types of ladybugs in our world that haven’t even been found yet.
Ladybugs have sticky feet. This helps them climb and even crawl upside down on a leaf without falling off. (How would you like sticky feet?)
Ladybugs hibernate. During the winter, when it is very cold, ladybugs will hibernate. That means they rest until it gets warmer.
Ladybugs come in a variety of colors – some are orange, yellow and red.
Now, get cracking on bug crafting with these 10 easy ideas for ladybug crafts for kids
Paper Plate Ladybug from No Time For Flashcards
Twirling Paper Ladybugs from Make and Takes
Egg Carton Ladybugs from Family Corner
“Pet” Ladybug in a Jar from Paging Supermom
Bottle Cap Ladybugs from How To Instructions
Rock Ladybugs from Family Crafts
Ladybug Pretzels (edible craft – yum!) from Meaningful Mama
CD Ladybug via Family Crafts
More Adorable Ladybug Rocks from Parenting.com
Yarn Ladybug from 2.bp.blogspot.com
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