Well this post was submitted 4 months ago, so i hope everything is ok now! But our 1 year old is a walking disaster, but she's doing just fine still. She's face planted off the back of a couch, has fell off of beds multiple times, off of stairs, has slipped and fell ont our tiled floor numerous times and has yet to experience any severe medical issues. Apparently this is due to babies bones being harder at that age and although it will still hurt and freak them out, it wont do much damage. According our to pediatrician, babies can fall as high as 10 feet down and still be just fine...after calming them down of course. although wouldn't recommend letting him/her climb anything that high!
also my nephew did the same thing when he was a baby...did carthweels down the stairs and even fell from a 2nd story window...he turned out just fine
unless they pass out, puke or their behaviour drastically changes, you typically dont have anything to worry aobut, especially if they start acting like their normal selves again after soothing and comforting. Babies are going to bump and fall and their super resilient!View Thread
Hrmm well i think all kids are different when it comes to this? My step-daughter didn't take too long to 'warm up' to me but i was very interactive with her. I think, with kids, 'sillyness' plays a huge factor. If he can make her laugh by playing pick-a-boo or tickling or maybe even reading her a book? Once she's warmed up to him, it's gets better...but he has put in the effort. My step-daughter will still call out for mom when it's just me and her but for hte most part, as long as i don't ignore her and engage her, she'll be pretty happy and will not have an issue spending time with me. So it's kind of all about how active he is with her and how often and what he's doing with her.View Thread
Our baby just turned 1 on the 22nd of June and she still only says 'mom' 'dad' or 'daddy' and she tries to say 'doggy' even if it's a cat
But other than those 3 words, she hasn't really started to 'speak' other than her sounds and pointing...she's very good at body language communication especially with 'pointing'
But as of yet, she hasn't been saying a whole lot as far as understanding her goes...so i would say it's probably pretty normal? we practice with her all the time...we'll repeat words with her while driving in the car. but the most clear word she says, perfectly is, of course, 'mom' i wouldn't worry, unless your baby isn't saying anything at all (as in no sounds or anything...) if your baby is just flat out quiet all the time besides crying, i would ask your pedia.View Thread
My step-daughter just turned one. She sometimes is very resistant to sleep and will SCREAM bloody murder. I found that, sometimes, just laying her down and letting her put herself to sleep works best. It's almost as if she is slowly starting to get to that 'I don't want to be cradeled' stage. It's kind of hit or miss with her. Some nights it's scream until she finally takes the bottle and other nights, like last night, I just have to lay her down, wrap her up and give her her favorite toy and she'll just fall alseep on her own. So you could try that? Or maybe wait until she is actually ready to fall asleep. Try avoiding late afternoon naps. We don't let her nap anytime after 4 o'clock so she'll be tired by bed time for all of us. otherwise, she'll be mad that she's being 'put down' when she has all this built up energy still. Lastly, if it's a continuing issue...might be something medically and would recommend getting your baby checked out. Hope it helps and hope she sleeps better!View Thread
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