One final note; circuit style training can and should be very challenging. Typical training routines more times than not aren't very challenging (at least the way most people do them) and that's why a lot of people don't get such good results. Keep in mind though, as I said, circuit style training sessions are shorter and one of the reasons for that is because they are supposed to be pretty intense.
So my DH brought our DD to our bed when she was about 7 months old, and now at 14 months I want to be able to put her down in her crib in her room, and get a good nights sleep. I'm 28 weeks and sleep has become difficult, with getting up to pee all night, and all the tossing and turning trying to get comfortable.
I want to get her into her room, because she's definitly old enough for me to be comfortable with it, and my DS (due June 25) will be in our room in his cradle for the first few months. I don't think I can handle two children waking each other up all night every night.
I've looked into the feber method, but I worry that she will get too angry to put herself to sleep. She gets very angry sometimes, like when we tell her no she can't stay outside or go up the stairs, to the point she will scream with no sound coming out, which makes her turn a creepy shade of purple.
I have tried putting her in her crib in our room, but all she does is look at us and scream. I think that it would be easier on her if we weren't in the room. Most nights she falls asleep on her own, laying between us not touching, just while I sing to her. So i know she can put herself to sleep! Some nights, like when shes sick she wants held, but the minute I go to put her in her crib sahe wakes up. During nap times she wants held, same scenario the minute she is attempted to be put down, regardless of if it's my MIL, DH, or myself, she wakes right up.
ANY SUGGESTIONS would be greatly appreciated!! please help!!View Thread
My little one got ear tubes last month. Ever since then he has been having what appears to be liquid wax draining from his ear. We have been back to the ENT and I have sent a message to check up on this. The day we saw her she said he looked great and then one ear drained that night. It starts as liquid, but once it dries it is like wax. There is no odor to it.
Has anyone else experienced an increase in drainage after tubes were placed?View Thread
My 13 month old son won't crawl or walk. If he is lying down he can't get himself up into a sitting position. He doesn't push himself up onto his knees. He rarely rolls over. We are going to be doing an MRI, some blood work and also seeing a developmental specialist. He is just very behind in his gross motor skills and we've been doing PT for a few months now and he isn't progressing the way the PT feels he should be. The PT also noticed that he's behind in his fine motor skills as well for example not doing the pincer grab and leaving his hands balled up into fists. I guess I'm just wondering if there is anybody else who's child might be going through the same thing or has gone through it?View Thread
My name is Ashley my wife and I have a 1 and half year old and she will not eat solid food , or puree. My...
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My name is Ashley my wife and I have a 1 and half year old and she will not eat solid food , or puree. My wife still breast feeds and my daughter eats none stop when ever she wants . I think the reason for the refusal to eat is because she is not hungry and because of the breast milk, needs to be weened a bit off . She is a high needs baby and chokes when we have tried puffs ... extra . She has 8 teeth and refuses to chew if she doe take a bit . Anyone have an answer for us please help.View Thread
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Hi everyone, My one year old has had trouble with constipation and hard stool for quiet some time now. Looks like it got worse when I switched him to cow's milk. I have since went to 2% milk. I started giving him Miralax Sunday because he was trying and straining and looked like he was in pain trying to poo. So I gave it to him Sun, Mon, and he finally went Tuesday. Should I continue to give it to him to get him regulated and then stop. The bottle says to stop after 7 days I think? Any advice is appreciated. ThanksView Thread
I have a one year old and she is a busy little girl during the day and goes to sleep at night around 8-9pm she wakes up like she is real restless cries out she went on whole milk at 1 year but she also has a hearnia on her belly button. any suggestions?View Thread
My daughter is almost 15 months and will be having her tonsils and adenoids removed next month. I am worried, has anyone had their child this young have this procedure before? My 2 year old son had it done this past April and stayed in the hospital 2 days and took almost a month to start eating normal. She is so much smaller than him and it can't wait, her tonsils are so large now that she can only really eat baby food. She was eating table food. She vomits if she coughs, cries, or something moving around just makes her gag. She snores and has sleep apnea. So this can't wait. Can't give her any meds like Tylenol unless its in her bottle otherwise she will vomit. Thanks in advance.View Thread
My daughter myia is one years old at the moment but ever since she was a few months old she has had constipation prolems, now that is eating regular food when she begins to poop she cries and screams, and holds onto me for dear life..and I feel so bad because I see her poor booty is red and sometimes the poop takes a while to come out...and it is mostly hard... what can I do to help soften her stool?View Thread
My 1 year old daughter is producing milk, and this hasn't happened before. I spoke to my pediatrician and...
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My 1 year old daughter is producing milk, and this hasn't happened before. I spoke to my pediatrician and they said it wasn't nothing to worry about., and then I spoke to an on call pediatrician and she said that it was very abnormal. We're just so confused., If anyone else has heard of this happening to your child or any other child with these symptoms., please let me know We've never even heard of this happening to a 1 year old.... HELP US PLEASE !!! Any info will be more than helpful and appreciatedView Thread
Hi im having trouble with my one year old at bed times and she can at times take up to 2 hours to drift off I have tried just about everything. She also is very head strong and just will not take no for an answer over anything View Thread
My Granddaughter seems to have a recurrent diaper rash; I am her caregiver four out of the seven evenings a week, while my son and daughter-in-law work the same shifts at the same company. We all change her diaper OFTEN; we use "Parents Choice" diapers and wipes and their equivalent of "Desitin" cream(generic). Can babies be "allergic" to their own urine, or be irritated by it? I've not seen this before, but it's also been a long time since there's been a baby in the house!! This is my first grandchild, so I feel, at the age of 48, I'm learning all over again!! LOL She's fair skinned and seems a little on the sensitive side. TY for any and all advice!! Sincerely,...Gramma KatView Thread
It feels like my daughter would rather spend time with anyone but daddy. She screams and throws fits when let with him. He has never really interacted with her and it has really affected their relationship. I just don't know what to do anymore. I want them to have a healthy relationship and I want to be able to get a break at some point.View Thread
My 21 month old tumbled down the stairs last night. We kept her awake for 2 hours to be sure she didn't have...
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My 21 month old tumbled down the stairs last night. We kept her awake for 2 hours to be sure she didn't have a concussion and watched for any sign of bruising. She appeared ok last night and o.k. today. She is acting and playing normally today. Even giggling and laughing. I still cant help but freak out over the accident though. I am in panic mode. Somehow I feel that she may have some kind of fracture or slow bleeding that I am not aware of. Is it possible for a toddler to fall down stairs and be perfectly fine? Can they appear to be o.k. and still have a small fracture somewhere?? I touch and press on her body everywhere and she doesn't flinch or appear to be in pain when I do. I am still afraid she may be hurt even though she is acting o.k. There is no sign of bruising anywhere. She is not sleepier than usual either and she babbles and talks just fine. She can even count to 3! I am completely shocked she seems to be o.k.
Our stairs are carpeted and we have a gate at the bottom so she hit the gate and not the floor. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. I don't feel that I need to take her to the doctor as she appears to be o.k. I just want reassurance or advice (hopefully from a doctor). ThanksView Thread
My son is 19.5 months old and is taller then his 22month and 23month old friends and is almost the hight of...
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My son is 19.5 months old and is taller then his 22month and 23month old friends and is almost the hight of his 28month old friend. At his 18month check-up he was 95% for hight and still off the chart for weight(since birth). My husband's side of the family is tall. In the last 2 months he has had 4 growth spurts (and is acting like he is starting another growth spurt today) and complains of pain. I took him to the Ped yesterday for the pain and she said since there is no swelling that it just growing pains.
So I'm wondering if I should be 1)worried about the pain? 2)worried about how much growing he is doing? 3)treating the pain with OTC meds (against what the Ped said)?
The whining, sleeping, and eating everything in the house is a little annoying, but that is fine as long I know he is healthy and happy.View Thread
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Let me begin by saying our son was impossible to put to sleep without a bottle right from the start. So, right at the beginning, I'd like to say, we totally put him to bed each and every time with a bottle. No wavering from that. No bottle = no sleep in our house.
The issue we are having right now is that our son has never slept through the night for more than a few days a a time. For the first 6 months of his life, he would wake up and cry a few minutes. We rocked him and soothed him back to sleep. Eventually we had a routine. Sooth, iaper, Sooth, Bottle, sleep. At about 6 1/2 months he started sleeping through the night in 2 or 3 day incerments. At about 8 months old, our son decided that he would start screaming and crying for hours and hours every night.
A night at our house is pretty much like this: 9:30pm - lights dimmed and hanging out in living room 10-10:30pm diaper, abd then into bed with a bottle. (no issue here, he goes right to sleep) 12am - Screaming and crying, another bottle, 1am - asleep again 2:30am - screaming and crying. Rolling fits and he pulls his own hair, and he likes to bang his head on the side of the crib and kick the crib. If we hold him he just fights us and if we put him down on the floor to play he just stands in front of us and throws a tantrum. We do his diaper, make a fresh warm bottle, give him Tylenol and sometimes a little benadryl (4am) and just keep trying anything to get him to sleep. 4:30am/5am - finally he falls asleep. 6:30am - He's awake, needs diaper and new bottle. 7am - he's asleep 8:30/9:45am He wakes up for the day. Usually crying.
And I'm so not kidding when I say thats a typical night at our house. We cannot afford an overnight nanny. We have tried lullaby music. We have tried baths before bed followed by story time. He does not deviate.
Back story on me. I have a 2 year old son and a 1 year old daughter (11.5 months apart) and i am 32 weeks prego with a little boy (crazy, I know!).
Ok, so, my son sleeps just fine in his room...every now and then, he will come in my room, but not enough to be a problem.
Now, my daughter is very, very attached to me. I work full time and when i come home, she is glued to me.
When bed time comes around, she wants nothing to do with her crib. even at nap time. She wants to sleep with me. even if she is dead asleep, and i attempt to put her in her crib, she right away wakes up and cries. Even if I do manage to put her in her crib, about midnight, she will wake up and cry for me to take her out. And I do take her out because I don't want her to wake my son up.
So, I can't have her in my bed while caring for a newbornâ€¦
How do i get her to sleep on her own...i am thinking of taking my son to my mom's for a few days and just letting her cry it out in her crib till she learns...i hate to have her fall asleep crying, but what else can i do??
Ok this is going to be a little long, so bear with me! My son is 17 months old. When he was 13 months old, he suffered an 8 minute long febrile seizure due to roseola. A couple days later and he was back to being a normal 1 year old. We were told that there was a very small chance it would happen again. Fast forward to October of this year, we were battling a high fever once again. It reached 103.8 before he began another seizure. We were admitted overnight, and the doctor believe his high fever was this time caused by a flu shot he received earlier in the day. He had an EEG the following Monday. That came back normal (thank goodness!). We assumed all was well and he would feel better in a few days like before. He's been consistently sick for the month after his hospital stay. We have dealt with a constant cough, swollen tonsils, what the doctor diagnosed as pharyngoconjunctival fever. He has also been throwing up occasionally, maybe 2-3 times per week, nothing too alarming. The one thing that has been consistent throughout the last month is a persistent low-grade fever. While we are a little more aware of high fevers than maybe others may be, it's something that we have to make sure we stay on top of before it gets out of hand and we end up dealing with another seizure. We do have another doctors appointment scheduled for him tomorrow, (we scheduled it after calling in today when his fever reached 101) but I'm just not sure exactly what I should be asking them to look for. I understand they know what they are doing and all, and his doctor is wonderful, but I was just looking to see if anyone had any sort of advice or input regarding this. We really appreciate it. We are hoping to get our little guy feeling better and we are quite nervous! Thank you!!!View Thread
Hello everyone! I have a situation I would like some input on...
A member of my DH's family is getting married soon and we received an invitation to the wedding. The invitation was addressed to DH and myself, no "and family" or "and DD"; this tipped me off that children may not be invited. We were then told that another family member (ie, not bride or groom) would pay for children to be invited. Now, we have been re-informed that extended family child relatives are now un-invited. All of this after I scheduled plane tickets for myself and MIL (DD was to fly on my lap).
So here is my dilemma... that same relative has now arranged for a babysitter to watch DD and 1-2 others during the ceremony and reception. I do not know this person, and am VERY uneasy about leaving my 1 1/2 yr old daughter in a strange place with someone she doesn't know. What would you do? Advice, WWYD opinions please!!! TIAView Thread
My little one has been on whole milk for about 2 months now. Last week, he developed a horrible case of explosive diarrhea and it smelled awful! He had diarrhea anywhere from 1 - 3 times a day. The doctor says he may have developed a lactose intolerance. We switched him to soy milk 5 days ago. The diarrhea has subsided a little, but he still has maybe 1 loose diaper a day.
How long should it take before his bowel movements are back to normal? How long should I wait before thinking it's not lactose intolerance and maybe something else?View Thread
Hi! I have a 16 month old son and he's wonderful! My husband wants to have another one, which is great. I do want another child, but I'm nervous about being pregnant again! Going through all the aches and pains while caring for my son just sounds horrible!
I also had morning sickness until 20 weeks with my son. How am I going to do that with a toddler? I won't be able to take naps in the evening like I did the first time, etc.
Has anyone been through a pregnancy with a toddler? Any advice? Help...I'm scared!View Thread
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