My son is circumcised. I left the decision up to my DH, since I have no experience with the equipment. Personally I think the state can just stay out of my son's pants - they have no right to try to dictate either way.View Thread
If you are turning the TV off at the same time every night, and she goes at the same time, then this is probably just the regular time her body says to go. (You could set your clock by my DD - that's how good her little schedule is LOL!) It might be a good idea to put her on the potty BEFORE the usual TV turn-off time, if this seems like a "regular time", and see if she doesn't go in the potty. (If you have not already tried that).
If you think she is pooping in bed to protest the TV going off, like it is a behavior thing, then that is something altogether different. If you think that's it then let us know and I bet you'll get some different advice. She could also be protesting the pullups, though eating them is an odd way to do that - maybe putting her in undies might help her feel the poop and want to go on the potty instead, kwim?
Personally, I think if you don't really know what it is, then putting her back in a diaper and backing off on the training for a few months is probably the best way to go. Sometimes our babies are just trying to tell us it is all happening too fast and they are not ready.View Thread
Heh, it's funny, I didn't even think of the fast food play places - one "benefit" of having a kid with food allergies is you can drive right on by every McDonald's on the planet and nobody cares because they've never eaten there. But I agree, the ones I've seen look pretty icky.
Just be prepared to stop a lot. I've done it with kids of similar ages and without DVD players and all that other stuff...and you certainly don't need meds of any sort. Like PP said, the baby will probably snooze a lot. If you can stop and let everyone have a break every few hours it will help a lot...for the older kids especially. Our family road trip philosophy is "never pass a playground". View Thread
My name is Deb. I'm an early childhood special ed teacher. I have two kids, aged 4 and 14 months. I am currently a SAHM. My 4 yr old has a severe milk allergy and my DH is gluten-free so I basically spend my "free" time in the kitchen. I like that, though, thank goodness.View Thread
That's an interesting article, tothebeach - thanks for posting it. I wonder how they can claim to know how caveman society operated? The articel does not say anything about that, that I saw.View Thread
No, I don't think you are spoiling her at all. You are enabling her to become a curious, brave, secure, intelligent, independent girl. I have a 4 yr old and a 14 month old - and with the 4 yr old I heard the same things, that she had "too much freedom" and not enough discipline. Contrary to popular belief, she did not remember every successful attempt to outrun me or out-scream me. She still does not do things to manipulate me, though people would have put that "skill" on the list at 15 months if I'd let them. I never used time out until she turned 4, and even then I only use it when she is too rough with her little brother - so, maybe three times in her life. We use it for safety reasons only.
Your DD needs boundaries and she always will. You are already helping to establish them by redirecting her and actively ignoring unwanted behavior. At this age, personally, I think that is just right.
My DD has multiple food allergies. We have her trick or treat and then trade her for a bunch of little toys. I get them in bulk from Oriental Trading and hand them out with candy at the door - many times the toys go before the candy does. (last year, little rubber duckies with fangs and frankenstein neck-bolts, and orange pumpkin slinkies).View Thread