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Most little ones go through stages when they resist diaper changes. Unless you have the rare child who is uncomfortable in wet diapers, then he has no incentive to want a diaper change. By 11 months old, your child is old enough to want to be more in charge of his body and his time. He doesn't want an adult to swoop in and pick him up and disrobe him when he's busy with something.

Often, simply slowing down and connecting changes everything. Sometimes, giving the child control is the key to avoiding a power struggle. Often, not interrupting their play solves the problem by meeting their needs as well as yours. And sometimes you will probably find yourself resorting to distraction. So, here's a list of ideas to try, most of which will work sometimes, or for a while. You may find some good combinations that work for you. It is suggested that you print this list and add to it as you discover more solutions that work for you and your child.

Your baby is developing his own personality. What do you need to know to be a great parent? Your growing baby's developmental tasks, your priorities, and a simple Parents' Gameplan, all set up to make your life easier, when you've got only three minutes to read before he wakes up.

Here’s wishing all our Druid City Living readers a great week, filled with all kinds of outstanding local events. Get out, get involved, and above all else: Have fun.

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone.

And remember: If you’d like to have your event added to our online weekly calendar, just email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We’re happy to add anything you’d like to announce.

Enjoy your week, T-Town.

Area residents who have outstanding overtime parking tickets may be able to have those tickets pardoned – in exchange for a toy donation.

Let your baby lead the way to solid foods. Feeding your baby solid food, after six months of breast milk or formula, is an exciting time for you and for him. Before you dive into this big transition though, there are some questions you'll want to ask yourself.

Here’s wishing all our Druid City Living readers a great week, filled with all kinds of outstanding local events. Get out, get involved, and above all else: Have fun!

And remember: If you’d like to have your event added to our online weekly calendar, just email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We’re happy to add anything you’d like to announce.

Enjoy your week, T-Town.

Chip is a little guy with a huge "purrsonality" – and he’s the Humane Society of West Alabama’s Pet of the Week.

How do you get your baby to go to sleep and sleep through the night?

She may accomplish that milestone on her own, soon. Or she may need a little help from you to learn how to put herself to sleep. All humans have sleep cycles that take us into slightly wakened states during the night, and we all need to learn the skill of falling back into a deep sleep.

Tuscaloosa County Park & Recreation Authority announces the selection of three individuals as Grand Marshals of the 44th Annual West Alabama Christmas Parade. PARA is proud to present the Parade as “The Official Bicentennial Parade” and has agreed to move the date to Friday, Dec. 13, in recognition of the City’s official birthday date.

The 2019 Grand Marshals are Tim Parker, Cathy Randall and Harrison Taylor.  As written in the nomination, “Each is deserving of the recognition individually but together they make up the Dream Team.”

This happy dog is Cheyenne, a 1-2-year-old female Labrador Retriever mix. She’s the Humane Society of West Alabama’s pet of the week.

Druid City Living (DCL) is Tuscaloosa, Alabama's premier community newspaper, covering the great people, places and activities of the area.

 

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