Your daughter sounds just like my son! He is 22 months now. At his 18 month appointment his pedi suggested we have him evaluated by early intervention so we did. The results showed one area that would have qualifed him for speech therapy. But he only qualified by one point so we decided to not do any speech therapy at this time. If he still has limited words when he turns two, we will initiate speech thearpy then. The speech therapist who evaluated him was totally comfortable with this plan. He understands every thing we ask him to do. He tends to use words a few times then won't. My daughter is 4 1/2. It seems like I can't remember a time she didn't talk! I try not to compare them but it's hard. I talk directly to him as often as possible and try to encourage words. I know he will get there it's just going to be a slow process. Good luck!View Thread
It depends on the kid. Does he seem tired at 11am? You may need to watch him for cues. When he starts rubbing his eyes or gettting crabby, it's probably time for a nap. You should then see a pattern develop over the week. My son transitioned from 2 naps a day to one nap around 15months. We don't use day care so we were able to do it on his schedule and it was an easy transition. He is now 20 months old and takes a two hour nap after lunch every day.View Thread
Unless it is made for a child, with child dosing on the box or bottle, I would not give it to him. Too much risk for over dose. Call the pedi and find out what product and dosage he/she recommends.View Thread
You're right, just be more patient! As long as the pedi is not concerened, try not to be either. I know it's hard! Some kids just do things later then others. Some do them earlier. Usually doesn't mean anything. I have a friend who's son did not start walking until close to 18 months. He is now 4 years old and perfectly healthy.View Thread
Wow, your starting really early. Any particular reason? Most children don't start potty training until around 3 years old. However, each child is different and some will be earlier and some later. Personally, I think 11 months is a little too soon. I don't know how they would understand what to do or how to tell you. However, some people do sign language with your children. In that case, you will probably have to do some research on it. I am sure there are early potty training methods, again you will need to do some research. Personally, I feel it's better to wait until the child is ready and shows interest. It will go much smoother!View Thread
Children are being physically abused and you are worried about the drama? It seems like you are already involved in the drama no matter what. CPS needs to be called today before something worse happens. I am surprised they are not already involved. If your description of this woman is accurate, she is not a fit mother and the children need to be protected for their safety and well being.View Thread
You will have to check with the individual companies and what the laws are. We went to FL last winter and I remember the shuttle people were willing to bring one for us or we could use and install are own. However, I looked in to the laws for taxi cabs in New York City and they actually did not require a child to be in a car seat. I imagine it would be pretty difficult to install a car seat in a cab and the cabby might not be thrilled about the idea of waiting around. Another thing to think about, depending on what you will be doing, it would be pretty hard to lug a car seat around all day.View Thread
I agree with elegi23. People need to calm down a little bit. I don't think the original poster did anything wrong either. Sure, at 20 months old a child will not know the difference between right and wrong, but they need to learn and I believe learning right from wrong starts at birth. While playing in poop might be common for toddlers, it doesn't make it right. I believe the original poster disciplined as she felt appropriate and it's not fair for any of us to jump all over her for that.View Thread
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