Poll Results: What age did you start blanket time?

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Results:

5 months or younger

  89 (51%)

 

6-8 months

  21 (12%)

 

8-10 months

  17 (9%)

 

10-12 months

  15 (8%)

 

12-15 months

  15 (8%)

 

15-18 months

  8 (4%)

 

18-24 months

  3 (1%)

 

2 years or older

  4 (2%)

 


Votes so far: 172 

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Valerie, also known as The Babywise Mom, is the mother to four children. She has been blogging on Babywise and general parenting since 2007. She has a degree in technical writing and loves using those skills to help parents be the best parents they can be! Read her book, The Babywise Mom Nap Guide, to get help on sleep from birth through the preschool years. You can also find her writing at Babywise.life, Today Parenting, and Her View From Home. Read more about Valerie and her family on the About page. Follow her on FacebookPinterest, and Instagram for more tips and helps.

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3 Comments

  1. rachel hockey
    January 19, 2011 / 6:35 PM

    Just wanted to leave a comment that we did playpen time for a long time before blanket time. I think we forgot about the transition to blanket time, but when we did (around 15 months) there weren't any issues.

  2. Paige Wilson
    April 19, 2011 / 11:10 AM

    Valerie: I love your blog! I need your advice. My son is almost 13 months. I recently began staying home with him so I'm kind of late at this playpen and blanket time stuff. I just started playpen time last week and it is going pretty good. He does it for about 15 minutes in the morning. I am trying to work up to 45 minutes or so. I tried blanket time yesterday and it did not go well. As soon as I walked out of the room he would follow me. I would tell him to stay on the blanket and he would cry cry cry! I sat back down with him and played and told him to stay on the blanket. Then I'd get up and he'd follow me, then cry when I told him to stay on the blanket, etc… Any advice would be greatly appreciated! Thanks!!!

  3. Plowmanators
    May 5, 2011 / 1:09 PM

    Paige, with blanket time, you don't leave the room. You need to stay in the room with him, and initially, you need to stay right by him. Read a book or something 🙂 As he gets good at it, you can get up and move around the room, but still stay with him. Good luck!

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Poll Results: What age did you start giving baby finger foods? (simple things like rice puffs, Cheerios, peas, etc)

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Results:

6-7 months: 55 votes (33%)
7-8 months: 52 votes (31%)
8-9 months: 31 votes (19%)
9-10 months: 16 votes (10%)
10-11 months: 7 votes (4%)
11-12 months: 3 votes (2%)
12 months or older: 2 votes (1%)

Total of 166 votes

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valplowman

Valerie, also known as The Babywise Mom, is the mother to four children. She has been blogging on Babywise and general parenting since 2007. She has a degree in technical writing and loves using those skills to help parents be the best parents they can be! Read her book, The Babywise Mom Nap Guide, to get help on sleep from birth through the preschool years. You can also find her writing at Babywise.life, Today Parenting, and Her View From Home. Read more about Valerie and her family on the About page. Follow her on FacebookPinterest, and Instagram for more tips and helps.

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  1. Carrie
    March 4, 2009 / 8:12 PM

    Hi there, I’ve been searching your blog for a few weeks, I LOVE it and thank you for all the time you put into it. I really need your help/advice.Our daughter is 9 weeks old, she came home from the hospital with a cold and then two ear infections followed. I have two older children in school and it’s hard to prevent the germs, I’m always doing as much as I can to keep hands washed and coughs and sneezes covered. She’s been pretty much held most of her short life, especially during the day due to the fact that she would scream when you put her down.She’s just finished her second round of antibiotics and I took her to the doctor yesterday to get the Ok, that she’s well. I’ve been trying to implement BW for the last few days. She’s killing me, she’ll scream for an hour or more when it’s time to nap. As of today, I put her down for a nap at 9:10 (she ate at 8:30) she slept for 1/2 hour or so and then screamed untill 11:00 (we’re on a 2.5 schedule) This afternoon I put her down for her nap and she screamed for over an hour and never went to sleep. I fed her at 1:30, she stayed up for about 45 min. and then conked out in my arms, she’s now sleeping – but I will wake her to eat at 4:00 if she’s not already up. I do go in and try to calm her, but it makes it worse. The crying is awful, I have lost my milk supply and am now using formula, my nerves were shot and I wasn’t eating during the times she was sick, I just couldn’t do it. Im I doing the right thing here? I did BW with our second baby, right from the beginning and it was great. I feel that I’ve lost all hope here, besides losing my mind. At night she goes to sleep around 9:00 and will get up for a bottle around 2ish, then between 4:00 and 5:00 for another. I’ve been trying to have her wakeup time at 7:30 and feed her right off the bat, but at times..like today she got up 3X 2:00am, 4:00, 5:45 and then at 7:15 or so. She’s always eating at least 4 ounces and she has a dry diaper when I put her down for a nap. I feel like I’m trying to do everything right, today’s only the second day of implementing BW and my nerves are shot. Sophie is a big girl too, she’s 9 weeks and weighs 15 pounds. Please, please help, I feel like I have no idea what I’m doing.

  2. Meg
    March 5, 2009 / 2:42 PM

    Hello Valerie,A big thanks for the amazing blog that you run. I’ve been following it since I was pregnant with my daughter (now 7 months old!) and it’s been an invaluable resources for following babywise. I really appreciate all the time you put into helping all of us out.Anyway, just wanted to let you know I’ve nominated you for a blogging award… details on my blogThanks again!!

  3. Plowmanators
    March 9, 2009 / 1:33 PM
  4. Plowmanators
    March 9, 2009 / 1:35 PM

    Thanks Meg! That is very sweet of you. It is fun to see your blog. I love to sew!

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