any tips on how to get the tooth brush in the mouth. I started brushing my son at 4-6 months, but just in the last two weeks, he refuses the tooth brush. He will take it and sort of brush, but he will not let me get there. I try all kind of games and tricks, but nothing works. i have tried in the bath tub while he plays, right after the bath tub while he plays with sink. letting him have one and me do one...nothing. He only has a very watered down organic apple juice every other day in the morning and eats healthy snacks. no sip cup of milk or juice right before bed, just some plain water.
any suggestions for a strong headed boy with tooth brushing. I have even tried to hold him down, but the crying makes me feel bad it just destroys the whole evening.View Thread
I have an 18 month, few days shy of being 19 months. I got him into a well-known daycare where we ;ive. I switched 2 times until he got here. They are teachers and they do allot of activities with the toddlers, music, art, body mechanincs, etc. They have a strict schedule and each classroom has their schedule posted on the wall. I am happy with the place, but I am a lttile concerned about just one thing. They don't start putting the toddlers down for the nap until about 1:30ish in the afternoon. Which makes the kids fall asleep about 2pm. The schedule is posted to nap from 2-3:30pm, but they start getting them on their cots about 1:30pm and start to sooth them all to sleep. SO overall, my son gets about an 1hr. 15 min. to 1hr. 30 min per day. At home, he will sleep 2 hours in the afternoon, sometimes three on the weekends. Hegoes to daycare M-F.
He goes to bed at 8pm and sleeps till 7:30-7:45am.
Is this the norm for daycare naps at this age? I wish they would start at 1pm. so they would nap from 1-3pm, but I have not said anything yet. I did express my concern at the beginning and the teahers said that he the kids look tired they start earlier, but I do not think this os happening.
Is this detrmental to my child's overall well-being? I am real anal about his sleep. He seems a little more dramatic and fussy durning the week, than on the weekend. Is this just because he is really stimulated from all the activities at daycare or not napping anough at daycare or just letting out his fellings because he has to do what they say during the day and he can be himslef with mommie?
I am going to drop a suggestion about the naps in the suggestion box at the daycare, but I think the schedule will remain the same as they have a lot of toddlers who go part time and leave at noon.
Any thoughts or similiar experiences out there?View Thread
I totally understand where you are coming from. My son does well at home with naps and night sleep. He probably gets around 14 hours at home and 12-13 hours at daycare in a 24-hour period. Your son does sleep great. I left a suggestion in the suggestion box, so we will see how it goes.
I have a toddler with mild to moderate eczema. I do 1% hydrocortizone one a month for a week. I use baby aquaphor and few other products here and there. It is mostly on ankles and back of knees and top of knees.
Any suggestions to help? the treatment I am doing is not working or sustaing it like I used to.
I wash all clothes in dreft and rinse cycle twice. And I wash his bed sheets one a week in hot water. No fabric softner or dryer sheets. I put mostly 100% cotton on him. He seems to flare up at daycare more. He plays allot in the sand there and I am not sure if that has anything to do with it.View Thread
Thank you very much. I send most of his food for daycare, but they get snacks there and the list that is posted is okay. I tried not to give bath, but he gets so dirty at daycare, sand, sweat, they play hard.
Well, I thought I was over the MMR vaccine worries, but I am starting to worry again. Can some moms and/ dads just give me an "it's okay" about the MMR and autism/ADHD.
My 13 month got his vaccine MMR and varicella 2 weeks ago. About 4 days ago he started being real emotional and grumpy. he does not even walk the same. I am starting to worry. He threw up last thursday. No fever though. Is this just a mild reaction. I of course got on the internet and read the links about the MMR and autism, even though it is been proven worng, it just scares me. He is normally a very happy baby and was hitting all the milestones on time.
First time mom and worried. Any advise or past experiences?View Thread
You know, you have a point...maybe he allergic to eggs. he threw up too, but he threw up exactly one week after the shots. Also, I tried scrambled eggs with him after he turned one and broke out in a rash on his stomach after he ate them and also a rash one week after the shots. interesting. thanks for the advise, I will bring up this to his pedi.View Thread
Thank you for your advise lhgirl1066. Actually, yesterday, i called ar lunch to see how he was doing and his teacher was very nice and enthusiatic. When I picked him up, they where eating snacks and he seem very calm. She was very energertic and showed me the lesson plan that she was talking about when we first visted the daycare. It was very neatly done and everything looked organized. They did "where's my eyes" yesterday and today it is read a new books. It made me happy. I told her thank you very much and she seemed to be like the teacher I hoped for.View Thread