18 months old... a full- fledged toddler. (She was 25 1/2 lbs (( 65%)) and 33 inches tall ((80%)) at her 18 month check-up). After her recent growth spurt, all of her shirts are officially too short.
A couple of weeks ago, Clara asked for juice after her nap. I gave some to her and while I was preparing the rest of her snack, she downed the whole cup and asked for more. She ended up only drinking the juice and not eating anything. A couple of hours later, she was sooooo grumpy! I rarely give Clara refined sugar, and even juice is something she only gets once in a while, since it has so much natural sugar. I do this for health reasons... I have my own blood sugar issues that I don't want to pass on to her, and also I don't want her to develop a taste for only sugary foods. What I didn't think about is how much sugar (or the fast rise and drop of her blood sugar) would affect her moods. Duh! Of course it makes sense now, but it took me a while to figure it out.
the guilty juice lover with her best girlfriend... (not on the moody day mentioned above)
What I haven't figured out is how in the world to keep my kitchen floor clean. Clara spills all sorts of things of gooey things off of her high chair 5 times a day. Help... do any of you know how to combat this?... besides mopping the floor everyday, of course? And please don't say to get a dog... Clara is perfectly fine playing with dog statues, thank you!