I agree with jlynnpaine, my kiddo does the same thing. he goes through these bouts when he feels ill. He could play and entertain himself, he just wants nothing to do with food. Freaked me out at first, but then he would feel better and suddenly eat everything in my fridge!
My son attended two daycares on and off as well. He had his full time daycare and there's a back up daycare service my company provides in case of emergencies where you have no other alternative. He was totally fine. As long as he had fun and was distracted he didn't seem to mind at all. He started attending his regular daycare at 2 1/2 yrs old, and was attending the back up daycare since he was two. It's just two different locations for him, and he was just happy to be in the presence of other kids! And these were center based daycare locations, which I think are a bit more difficult to acclimate to.
I think our kids are a bit more resilient than we give them credit for. I would give it a go and if it doesnt work out for you, and if you can, then change the situation. Worth a try though!
yeah, i have an asthma pump and a spacer for him from when he had a super bad cough. I don't have a nebulizer, and I did tell the doctor she just said to watch when it happens and if he wasn't breathing well to call her. It may be allergies, he hasn't coughed that bad (thank God) in a while. It's sporadic here and there now, and the bad part of the spring season passed. when i can scrounge up some extra monies I am so buying my baby a humidifier. sucks being broke
Not wheezy, sometimes its dry and sometimes its phlegmy sounding. Asthma runs in my family and I'm always paranoid that my boys will have it too. I had a humidifier but it broke, when I can afford it I have to get one for him.
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For the last month, on/off my little man has been coughing at night. Hacking, phlegmy coughs that scare the crap outta me. I live in NYC and the allergy season has absolutely been killer since the beginning of April, which is kinda when it started. It's one of the most frightening sounds I've heard, sometimes he coughs so hard he turns purple in the face. I've been to his doctor and to his ENT (he has tubes in his ears to clear the airways because he kept getting ear infections) and they both tell me it's simply allergies. But I've never heard of allergies causing coughing. Sneezing, yes, but coughing? Although to be fair he does get itchy eyes, but not all the time. And the building behind mine is doing constrution (I keep his window shut and they hung a tarp over the side of my building to try to keep the debris out). Ok, I'm going to forewarn everyone, I'm pretty scared when it comes to my babies and their health. I try not to get too alarmed but these random things frighten me more than anything has ever in my lifetime. I don't know what to do. He's been good for the last few (except last night, he was coughing last night). I've given him Claritin, nothing, Benedryl, nothing. I finally tried Delsym and that works for the most part, but not always (i.e. last night it wore off). I'm trying so hard not to jump to horrific conclusions, so here I am asking if my little man is the only one suffering through this. This isn't the first time these random spurts have occurred, but then he goes through these long stretches and then these happen again. I keep my cool real well but in my head I'm freaking out over this. Please, if anyone has any advice, or words to keep me calm I'd appreciate it. Since I've had my second I'm extra sensitive and I'm quicker to worry. I guess it's still the hormones (my second son is 5 months old).
Thanks ladies. I know it's a one day at a time thing, but sometimes the light at the end of the tunnel gets blurred and I have to remember that it's there. You know, I have to say these boards are really a lifesaver. These boards got me through some seriously bad late nights where my first son felt like eternity. Thank you ladies for replying, it really does help View Thread
Hey everyone, my littleman just turned 3 this past week and I can't believe he's that big already! I clearly recall his first year and it feeling like my own personal Vietnam, but we made it, we made it through and he's a pretty cool kid! That being said, I gave birth to my second child back in November and he's a great baby. I can't say I have anything to complain about, because I don't because my kids are great, but I feel overwhelmed sometimes. There are days where I feel so alone even though DH is there and trying to help out. I feel so overwhelmed that I just want to yell. It isn't them, it's me and I know that. I love them so much but there are days where it's tough to keep smiling or keep positive. My toddler is a such an awesome big brother, and I am in awe of him. He humbles me, but there are days swear I feel like a teenager (I'm 33) and have no idea how to be a mother.
I know this is stress, I'm not despondent but I do get down. I just needed to vent. Thanks everyone. Nice to be here finally!View Thread