I'm so sorry for the late response and your concern. Please, keep us posted on how things are going with your son. If you haven't seen a medical professional about these symptoms, please do immediately seek a doctor's evaluation.
While I haven't found any information towards this, why take a chance with your son? Seek a medical professional for help.
Congrats on getting ready for this huge milestone, Kate!
Jodi has excellent tips!! I especially like that she said, "More than anything, I would say stay positive." I couldn't agree more.
This task can be frustrating for you, your family and your LO, but not getting too serious and upset over things helped for us. Personally, I could tell that my DD used her own "new power" against me with potty training at first. LOs like to test their independence in so many ways and this is one mine definitely attempted, until she realized that there were rewards for a good job (and she hated messing up the cool panties that I bought her because I would be tossing them, if the "accident" was on purpose.)
I'm sorry to hear about your little one and hope that you call your pediatrician asap. This article does state that, "Everyday things such as food, medication, or stress can cause diarrhea. However, diarrhea sometimes may signal an underlying medical condition."
What concerns me is that this has been going on for 3 days and your little one may be sick and is more likely for dehydration. Please check out this Overview , especially the last page for caring for your child and call your doctor.
Wishing for a healthier, happier week! AmeliaView Thread
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Here is a great WebMD Answers to your question, which states that while bad breath in adults may be a sign of something serious, in kids "halitosis is hardly ever connected with anything that serious." And "most bad breath in children comes either from the mouth itself or from the nasal cavity."
The most common causes are poor dental hygiene, tooth decay, sinusitis, pharyngitis (a throat infection), seasonal allergies or a foreign object that the child put in his/her nose.
New research shows that our ability to remember childhood events and experiences may be in place earlier than previously thought. Some children studied were able to recall memories from when they were two years old.
Love Jodi's ideas, especially the sticker reward! For my DD, we had a sheet on the fridge and she put a sticker up for every perfect potty day that she accomplished. Once she got a certain number of stickers, she got a $20 gift card (or as she referred to it - a "credit card") to buy a big girl present.
I can definitely understand your helpless feeling and know that seeing your DD go through these horrible night terrors is not easy.
If you haven't taken her to a pediatrician for an evaluation and questioned some possible professional insight as to helping out, that is something that you may definitely want to consider. I also hope that you check out our Night Terrors Overview on what to expect and different forms of treatment that are out there. As far as self-care at home, here is what is suggested from the Overview .
Parents might take the following precautions at home:
Make the child's room safe to try to prevent the child from being injured during an episode.
Eliminate all sources of sleep disturbance.
Maintain a consistent bedtime routine and wake-up time.
I hope that your sweet daughter grows out of this soon and that you keep us posted on how she is doing.