Have you had him evaluated by his doctor? If not, that needs to be your first step. You say you are scared for him. Only your doctor can tell you if you should be or need to be. Some kids just don't eat much but they still grow healthy. My three old will sometimes only eat one big meal a day. At his last check up his doctor was still pleased with how he had grown in the last year. Sometimes we worry when we don't need to.View Thread
Gifts are always addressed from the giver- grandma, auntie, etc. The gifts from my husband and I are addressed from Santa and are opened on Christmas morning. That's the way my parents did it. However, my husband got gifts from his parents and santa so he thinks it's kind of odd "we" don't get the kids gifts. That sounds a little over-kill to me! My kids are still pretty young (16 months and 4 years) so the whole santa thing is still a little foreign.View Thread
I suppose he could be irritaed "down there" due to all the wiping. Has he been on an antibiotic? Sometimes antibiotics cause bloody diarrhea. If it presists or gets worse it may not hurt to call the pedi.View Thread
Personally, I think there could be a lot worse things to be attached to. Sounds like she treats the sippy like a teddy bear or favorite blanket. Would you feel the same about the object if it were a teddy or blanket? Why don't you want her to have the sippy. Are you trying to transition to a regular cup? You could try limiting the sippy to only being allowed in the kitchen. Hopefully after a period of time it will be like "out of sight, out of mind." or she won't want to leave her toys or activity to go in to the kitchen to get it. I have never heard or read anything about a sippy being bad for oral health. But I could be wrong. Maybe this is just one of those things you have to let run its course and pick a different battle. Good luck.View Thread
My DD is the same! One day she will be polite and easy-going. The next she won't listen to any thing we say and is very whinny. I can tell she is testing her boundaries and I try to be strict but it's hard. I believe in consistency and re-directing behavior when possible. Time outs don't work, she just screams more! However, overall, I am really enjoying this age. She says the cutest things and can be very sweet. It really makes me not look forward to the teenage years!View Thread
I like PP idea of changing the time on the timer. I agree that should be your next step. Slowly work away from needing it with the point being she needs to learn when her body is ready to use the potty, not just the timer being ready. Sounds like she is doing great. Good job!View Thread
No, I have not taught 911 or anything similar yet. I hesitate because I am not sure my 3 year old could understand what a true emergency was. I am afraid she may pick up the phone and radomly dial 911. She knows mommy and daddys names and our last name. We have also taught her what city and state she lives in. This would be in case she ever got lost. However, I believe teaching chilren what to do in case of an emergency is important.View Thread
We were in church Satuday night and the Priest said "let us pray" my daughter says out loud "I don't want to pray!" It was pretty quiet in the room at the time so people directly in front of us heard her. They turned around and smiled, they thought it was funny. I was pretty embaressed but also had to try really hard not to laugh!View Thread
The opinions expressed in WebMD Communities are solely those of the User, who may or may not have medical or scientific training. These opinions do not represent the opinions of WebMD. Communities are not reviewed by a WebMD physician or any member of the WebMD editorial staff for accuracy, balance, objectivity, or any other reason except for compliance with our Terms and Conditions. Some of these opinions may contain information about treatments or uses of drug products that have not been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. WebMD does not endorse any specific product, service or treatment.
Do not consider Communities as medical advice. Never delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice from your doctor or other qualified healthcare provider because of something you have read on WebMD. You should always speak with your doctor before you start, stop, or change any prescribed part of your care plan or treatment. WebMD understands that reading individual, real-life experiences can be a helpful resource, but it is never a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment from a qualified health care provider. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or dial 911 immediately.