Izayah is 3 and will be 4 in February. He is still sleeping in bed with me. He was, at several different times, in his own bed. I was going to attempt to get him back into it right before the baby was born but since the baby would be in the room with me until he is sleeping thru the night, I figured it would cause jealousy betweent them because Zak can be there and Zay isnt allowed so I have allowed him to continue sleeping with me. Now that Zak is closer to sleeping thru the night, I am trying to find the best way to get Zay back into his own room and bed, but he has horrible separation anxiety. When I do put him to sleep in his own bed, whether its at night or just for a nap, he wakes up screaming. And if I wake up before him in the morning and go downstairs, he wakes up crying because I'm not there. I know this is my fault for allowing it to continue but I know this isnt good for him and I dont want to enable this behavior because it will cause major problems when/if his father starts keeping him overnight. I am still debating on waiting until I move the baby to his room or just starting the transition before so that he's not disturbing the baby during the adjustment period.... ANY TIPS would be great!!!! I don't know whether to try the Cry It Out method or try sneaking out after he's asleep or what, but something has got to give!! PLEASE HELP!!!!View Thread
Thats really nice that your mom bought the tickets. It is extremely hard to justify going out for some adult time when it costs and arm and a leg lol... Hopefully you enjoy your night out and it brings you and your honey closer! ... I havent ever used a sitter so I really wouldnt have been any help what so ever! lolView Thread
That is so cute! Before I had Zak, everyone warned me that Izayah would be very jealous and probably take it out on the baby because he was the only child, only grandchild and only great grandchild for the last 3 & 1/2 years so I was extremely worried about that but he is great with Zakiyah. And now that people see them together and see how protecting and loving Izayah is with Zakiyah they think it is the sweetest thing ever... How old is Avri now?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
DS has only ever wet the bed a few times in the last year from when we started potty training. My biggest suggestion is potty time before bed and cutting off drinks prior to that. I usually get home from work around 8 so if he has already eaten before I get home then no more drinks for him unless its just a sip or 2. If he has not eaten then I give him one more glass to make it thru dinner and I make sure he goes to the potty before bath time and again before we go up to bed. Even when he says he doesnt have to pee I tell him to try and if he tries and can't pee ok, and if he tries and does then great. The couple of times he has wet the bed have been times that he has passed out before making it to bed such as on the couch or something like that. If that still isnt working, I would try going back to pull ups or there are little alarms they make for bed wetting. I saw a brochure in DS's dr office for the alarms and other ideas to stop bed wetting but I think they don't encourage that until age 5. well hopefully you find a solution that works for you and DS!! I know how upset my little man was the few times he did wake up wet so I'm sure its tough on your little guy 2!...View Thread
My son wasn't as attached to the sippy but he refused to frink out of a regular cup because he had the sip cup. Our solution was to get the regular cups with the flat lids and give him flexy straws. He had funa bending the straw so he didnt realize his cup was gone and because it wasnt a sip cup he had to remember to be careful not to spill it and then after a few days or so with that cup, we took the lid off of it and left the straw. It was an easier transition than expecting him to pay attention and not spill it.
But as PP stated if it is the attachment that you are worried about, think of it as a blanket or teddy bear. DS still wants a blanket anytime he is hurt or just sleepy, its soothing to him and there is nothing wrong with that!
Well Good Luck and remember it can't last forever, she will let go when she is ready!View Thread
Hey sorry this has been more complicated with DS than it was with DD. Try to stay patient and don't blame yourself because every child is different. With DS, he didnt make any potty changes when we switched to pull-ups from diapers, but when we switched to underwear he did not like going in his pants. it took a few times of peeing himself and not liking it run down his leg and a time or two of sitting in #2 to teach him, but as your DD was, he changed his ways practically overnight. All together from diaper to the trial with pullups to underwear it took 2 weeks and that was when DS was 2 & 1/2.... he is now 3 & 1/2 and i could probably count the accidents on one hand... hope this helps, if not keep your head up and if there is still no progress after a few months of trying I would talk to the pediatrician!...
I did swim lessons when I was younger which I enjoyed but I was already a strong swimmer before I started them and a bit older than 3... This summer we were planning to get DS into swim lessons but with the work schedules and everything going on we really couldnt make it, so instead we bought him a "puddle jumper"... it is a life vest that is made for LOs. it is much easier for them to manuever in and has actually been amazing with teaching him to swim. This device has boosted his confidence in the water and has him almost swimming on his own. The best part, it is coast guard certified so I know he is safe. Next summer I'm sure he will be good to go but hopefully we can actually make it to swim lessons for both him and DS2...View Thread