Thursday, January 29, 2009

Wake up...

I need coffee. It's 8:18am and I have yet to have my first cup of coffee.

I also need some much needed advice. Two issues:

1. Ashley's feet stink. I mean really smell. Ashley is a pretty sweaty kid, and I am guessing her feet sweat. Of course it doesn't help that she is wearing those lined crocs or her boots everyday now. So any tips on getting her feet not to smell would be helpful.

2. Audrey. Audrey, Audrey, Audrey. She is trouble. At least 3 or 4 times a week, she wakes up in the middle of the night and the only way to get her back to sleep is to bring her in my bed. Any tricks on how to convince her that her bed is much better than mine would be appreciated.

10 comments:

Sabrina said...

Try taking out the soles of her shoes and letting her shoes completely dry out in the sun for a day. Then apply baking soda to the inside of the shoes and leave it overnight. Shake it out the next morning. If her feet smell, it's coz her shoes are smelly.

Lori said...

I don't have an answer for either question.. but I hope you figure them out soon... maybe after a good cup of coffee the answers will come?

Lydia said...

I have really stinky feet (got them from my father) and my son has really stinky feet. I find that wearing socks helps a bit - and using Dr. Scholls foot powder helps....pour extra into the STINKY shoes when not in use. My mother says I should soak my feet in cold or warm tea - but thats not going to happen!
But sometimes - I just have to wash my feet when I get home if I want to be barefoot!

Pamela said...

I would put odor eaters in her shoes.
As far as the cr*cks... that maybe a problem.

common mom said...

I have stinky feet and so does my son - poor guy. They just sweat. Going barefoot in shoes is a big no no for us . . . unless they're flip flops. We have to totally dry out anything that gets the least bit wet . . . they have some wonderful boot dryers that we used at my mom's - I need to get some. We also have to wash our feet every single day . . . for me, that happens in the shower. For dude, if he doesn't shower every day, he still scrubs his feet - with a loofa type thing to make sure the dead skin is off. It's helped tremendously!

I never had sleep issues with the kids - sorry!

I wish you luck!

Christy said...

Stumbled across your blog and just wanted to say sorry for the sleep issues! We have struggled with that big time in our house.

We just got our our almost 4 and a half year old sleeping in her own bed as opposed to ours. It was partly our fault as we were never as consistent with it as we should have been, but with another one on the way finally had no choice.

In the end we bribed her, horrible I know. If she slept for a whole week in her own bed, without Mommy, she got a sleepover at nana's. Worked like a charm!

Carmen Brennan said...

Tate has sweaty feet and I finally asked the doc about it. Canvas shoes have been the key for us.

bermudabluez said...

I'm surprised that the crocs smell....I think they have some kind of microbial coating?? Maybe not on the furry ones... Sorry I can't help you, but I hope you got your coffee!!

Rachel said...

I wish I could help you out here. Alyssa's been getting into trouble a lot here lately too. She does sleep in her own bed though. Once I finally get her to sleep (a feat in itself), luckily, she stays that way.

SJ said...

I wonder if you sprinkled some baking soda in her shoes (like baby powder) if that would help? It does wonders on odor in general - maybe wash her feet in it? It might be worth a try!!

And I have no suggestions for you about the sleeping in her bed thing. Isaac still manages to get in my bed at night....and I don't know what to do - we've tried it all. I am about to read a book about solving sleep problems so if I come across good suggestions, I'll let you know!