I have a 4yr old and her nails are peeling back also. She has not had the hand mouth foot diease. She was diganoised with HSP(Henoch-Schonlein Purpura) over a year ago. Ever since she was diagnoised with this it just seems like different things are happening. She started breaking out in a different rash. I have took her to a Allergist and she had blood work done. All test came back negative. She has been taking Claritin for a month now. I noticed her nails peeling back 5 days ago and its really worrying me. Does anyone know what could be causing this?View Thread
My DD will be 3 on Sunday (Veteran's Day in the US) so I'm moving up a tad early.
I'm 43 with a 5 year old and a soon-to-be 3 year old. I have 4 step children and 3 step grandkids with a 4th due any day now. I'm an accountant and DH is a cabinetmaker. We also have two cats and one fish.View Thread
Posting here since you all might have a better idea. We never used a sitter with DD#1, only family watched her. Next weekend we are having a college age girl watch our 1 yr old for about 6 hrs. During this time she'll have to fed her dinner and put her to bed. How much should we pay her?View Thread
Hello, My 3 year old daughter does not seem to be mentally developing as a 3 year old should. Her birthday...
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My 3 year old daughter does not seem to be mentally developing as a 3 year old should. Her birthday is the end of Sept. A child this age should say several hundred words, she can say maybe 10 or so if that. She can dress herself if the clothing is simple such as a dress, tshirt or shorts. She cannot pull pants on herself. Same with shoes, she can put slip ons easy, but cannot get tennis shoes on. Her mentality is that of an 18 month old baby.
Her doctor will not discuss anything but finally said at the last appointment she is a little slow but headstart will be good for her. And that there are different degrees of autism.
She fell and hit her head between her eyes at age 1 and required stitches. At age 18 she started having absent seizures but they have disappeared and takes no medication. Not sure if that has anything to do with her mental development?
We can obviously see something is wrong but the dr's won't listen. Are we just expecting too much from her and she will catch up or should we get a second opinion?View Thread
Hey ladies, Its been about 2months since I posted and I hope all is well with everyone and their familes!
Izayah is a big brother now and loving it! He is very protective and loving with his baby brother, Zakiyah. It really surprised me because I was extremely worried about him being jealous of the baby but he wants to help all the time. He's always telling me he loves "his baby" and that he wants to hold him. When we are in the car if Zak starts crying Zay will leave over and sing to him and even more amazing, it usually helps. Zay and Zak are so in tuned to each other that when Zay starts crying so does Zak and Zay has gotten Zak to smile more than I have just talking to him. I was really worried about how I was going to handle having two as a single mom but my boys are amazing and make it easy!
How is everyone else and their LOs? Whats new moms?View Thread
Hello everyone. New here and had a few concerns about my 3yr old. I'm not a new mother by anyones imagination (this is #3 after 2 of my own & 2 step-sons), but this has me stumped. Recently my 3yr old started having anxiety (I think) issues at bedtime, kind of a frantic "mommy stay with me" . She was doing fine sleeping in her own room until her older sister moved her room around. We moved it back & I've removed all the toys that are scarey or frighten her at night, & we follow the same bedtime routine as always. I lay on a mat until she goes to sleep, sometimes all night. I knew the first time I did this it was a bad habit, but really didn't know what to do. None of the other kids have had this issue and my husband is ready to smack her bum and close the door. I'm not sure this will solve the problem. My daughter is VERY strong willed and I have to wonder if this is a manipulative move on her part. I've always been a stay-at-home mom until this last spring, but she's only gone 2 1/2 days and she loves to go to the sitter (not day care) to play with her 2 daughters. Anyone have any ideas that I can try? She has favorite blankets/toys and she just got a dreamlite. Plus she has nitelights in her room.View Thread
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My 3 1/2 year old son has a stomach bug that's been going around pre-school and has been going "potty" every hour and half. He doesn't have much stool at all, and when we wipe, it's red. It's not thick like blood; it's thin, almost like food coloring. He hasn't eaten anything to make his stool red. Just curious if any of you have had this same problem.View Thread
WELL MY HUSBAND WAS KILLD LAST YEAR.... MY SON LOOKS JUST LIKE HIM . THE LAST DAY WE SPENT WITH HIM WAS FATHER'S DAY 2011 AND THEY PLAYD BASKETBALL ALL AND THEY NEXT DAY HE WAS KILLD... SO ALL MY SON REMEMBERS IS PLAYING BALL WITH HIM... SO HE KEEP ASKING ME WHERE IS DADDY????? WHAT DO I DO?View Thread
My 3 yr old daughter got severe staph infection 2 months back.
Physician recommended antibiotics and...
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My 3 yr old daughter got severe staph infection 2 months back.
Physician recommended antibiotics and bleach baths.
1. On first day of bleach bath I wasn't sure about exact procedure. I did dilute it and she stayed in bath tub quarter filled for 10 mins. Of course no face and hair. After 10 mins I wiped her from tub and put ointment. I didn't rinse her with water to clean bleach on body. From second day I checked online and rinsed her with water.
On first day did I do too much damage to her skin? How much bleach her skin would have observed in a day? Will it have any long term impact?
2. In these 2 months she did have recurrent minor episodes and over all she took bleach bath for 20 times in these 2 months. 7 continuos days 2 times and twice a week later. I can say she is free from past 2 weeks. Recently I got to know about bleach bath risks and got scared big time. Did I cause any damage to her lungs or skin at this young age? I trusted doctor more than anything. First day was stupid mistake. I will stop all this now but what is the impact of all this?
3. Along with bleach baths our doctor advised to wash all clothes in bleach. So we did that too from these many days. Any thoughts on this?
4. When she had severe infection we both also took bleach bath 3 times. For adults if we drown completely in tub is there a chance for bleach to go in genitals?
I am thinking about all this from a week and too worried. Any advice would really help. Of course there is nothing much can be done now but I at least want to know truth. If they are really risky why would any doctor advice? Is it really tested treatment and from how long people are using?
My 2year old daughters nails have started to peel off, they all started with white lines across the base and then started lifting. a trip to the docs left them baffeled to what it was! she is at the hospital tomoz for a full blood test to see if she has got a deficiency in something. a few months backs she had a mouth full of horrible blisters was the worse week and half of our lifes we was so helpless and so were the docs!! they ruled HFAM out as she only had the blisters in the mouth nowere else, but reading some of your storys the syphtoms are so simulare and iv now been told u can have hfam just in the mouth? xView Thread
Hey everyone! It's been a long time since we have been on! Hope everyone is doing good. Ava is about to turn 4 in just a couple of months, so I figured I would try to get on and catch up and see if anyone else is still lurking around. She starts her first set of swim lessons this weekend, so we are super excited about that. Anyways, here's a fun topic...what is your 3 year olds favorite movie to watch?
Ava has a couple that she rotates between currently...Polar Express, The Cat in the Hat and Tangled (Rapunzel). What about you??View Thread
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My husband and I recently became Catholic about a year ago and decied together that we would use NFP. Well we soon became pregnant with our second son after that so we didn't get the chance to use it until now after the birth. Well my husband is having a really hard time with not being able to have sex anytime that he wants because that is what he is use to. Plus my husband is a truck driver and is gone Monday-Friday and sometime even longer than that. So he is freaking out because he feels that we are going to get to be intimate but maybe a couple times a month. So we he comes home and finds out that we aren't able to be intimate he is in a bad mood which puts a damper on the little time that we have together. I try to encourage him or try to get his mind off of it but it doesn't work, I need help on what else I can do to help him or if this will get any easier. Because I would love to be able to enjoy our time together again.View Thread
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My 3 year old has staph infection. This is the third time that it has happened. I just saw it at bath time. Its always in the same spot. Its very frustrating. Its not in our house because each time she has had it we have been in a different home. We moved 3 times in the past 2 years. We keep our home as clean as possible. I just cant figure it out. This time is a little different because now we have a baby too. So now Im worried about both my girls.View Thread
My daughter will turn 4 in September. She has a relationship with her sippy cup. It is her coping mechanism in life. If she falls down, she wants her sippy. If she is tired or upset, she wants her sippy. We have tried taking it away just cold turkey, but she cries for over 3 hours and never lets up. She gets milk in a sippy when she wakes up in the morning, before her nap, and before bed. She is not allowed to just walk around the house with it. My concern is the connection that she has with it and how to break it. I'm afraid that I'm causing mental or emotional harm by just removing it from her life. I don't know how to teach her a replacement behavior that would provide her with the same level of comforting that the sippy gives her. I am a teacher and a mother of 2. I have never seen a child so attached to an object.View Thread
DS turned 3 in May, and since I teach school, I thought that the summer would be the perfect time for potty training. Unfortunately, it is taking longer that I had hoped. :-S If I take him to the potty every hour or so, he'll pee, no problem. But he won't come tell me when he has to go, so if no one takes him, he'll just pee himself. Also, #2's are the worst: He has pooped in the potty a few times, but usually that's if I catch him already starting in his pants. He likes to hide when he has to poop or stand in a way that I can tell means he's pooping. Since he won't initiate going to the toilet on his own, should I just back off, or is taking him every hour still the right thing to do? With DD it just clicked one day, and she never had another accident. . . I'm hoping that will happen with DS soon. We've offered him prizes for going on the potty and everything, so he'll do his thing & get his prize, but then next time he's pooping in his pants. Any feedback is appreciated!! View Thread
My 3 yr. old grandson just returned from a week's vacation in Colorado (they drove) and has been throwing up...
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My 3 yr. old grandson just returned from a week's vacation in Colorado (they drove) and has been throwing up and complaining of a "tummy ache" since he got home-2 days ago. We're experiencing some extreme heat in California this week and I'm wondering if this could be the cause. He complains of being "too hot" just before he vomits. He is somewhat improved today, but continues to complain of a "tummy ache" and does not have his normal 3-yr old energy. I'm sitting with him this evening and would appreciate your comments. He has been drinking a lot of water and we've got pedialyte that he's drinking as well. Also, I'm open to dinner suggestions that would be both nutritious and easy on his stomach. I think he should see the doctor, what do you suggest? Thank you for the forum to air concerns and share information. California 1st Time GrandmaView Thread
DS1 has been potty trained for a long while now. He was actually pretty easy to train and never really had any accidents. He still slept in a pullup until about a month ago. He was doing okay without it but recently he has been wetting the bed every night. Well actually, I don't think he is doing it at night. I think he is doing it in the mornings. I take his younger brother to daycare at 6:30 in the morning when I leave for work and SO takes DS1 around 9:30 when he leaves for work. I think what is happening is that DS1 wakes up before my SO and he won't go to the bathroom by himself. He has no trouble going to the bathroom by himself during the day (we have the seat that goes on top of the toilet and a stool to climb up on). I think SO has kind of trained him to stay in his room until he gets up and gets him (mainly because our bedrooms are upstairs). How do we teach him that it's okay for him to go to the bathroom by himself in the mornings?View Thread
Does anyone have a three year old starting preschool this fall?
Is your child ready? Do they need to be potty-trained before they attend? How did you go about researching or finding a preschool? How are you feeling about this transition? How are you preparing your kiddo?
yay! I'm so excited, I just signed up Ava for her first session of swim lessons. I think she is going to have a great time. Anyone else do swim lessons yet? How have they worked out for your LO? Ava loves to swim, so I'm hoping she does good. She doesn't mind going in the pool on her own usually, so hopefully she won't completely freak out since this is not going to be a parent/child class.
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