So these 3 pictures posted on my last blog led to a few comments, that led me to start worrying.
First of all, look at how Tony is sitting in all 3 pictures. Cute right, well apparently it's not good for kids to sit like this, or "W-sitting" as they (the developmental police) call it. Something about putting pressure on the hips, shortening of the muscles, disruption in the development of hand preference, improper trunk rotation...blah blah blah. Seriously do I have to worry about this and correct him whenever he sits this way? I don't know, seems a little extreme to me, but I will watch him and see if he is easily persuaded to change positions. Any thoughts or opinions on this one????
And in this last picture you see Tony still has his pacifier. Yes he is almost 2 and a half years old, but he only gets it in bed, not anywhere else in the house and not even in the car. So I thought I was doing pretty good, but is that good enough??? I decided I would try to break the habit this week since I have a week off work. Today at nap time I told him I couldn't find it and it was an all out crying episode. I finally gave in and let him get up, thinking he'd get tired and eventually fall asleep without it. By 4 O'clock I was ready to give him the paci back, this boy needs naps still and if giving up the paci means giving up naps, then I AM NOT READY YET! So when should you get rid of the pacifier? I think 3 is the universal answer, so I'm good to go for a little bit longer.