A safe place to ask those parenting questions we have & receive unconventional answers.
We will be moving soon and our 5 year old does not want to leave her friends. I'm not sure if an official goodbye would be too hard on her. Any advice on how to make the transition easier?
I know that most people ask for advice about their kids, but how about one for MOM. My son is nearly 11 months old and he's starting to self-wean. I want to nurse as long as possible but he just doesn't seem interested anymore! It makes me SO SAD. He's a total CHUNK, so I don't feel like he's going to STARVE by not being at the breast as long as he used to, but I swear, he'll nurse for maybe two minutes and be done. Could he really be that efficient? Am I feeding him too soon after I feed him his solids(an hour after)? Or is he just really losing interest? I refuse to give him formula just because he isn't nursing as long, but I have to wonder if, at 11 months, he is truely getting all the nutrients he needs with a 2 minute breast trip every 3 1/2 hours. Sigh. I'm sad. Don't know what to do. Any advice?
I need to buy birthday gifts for a two- year old boy, and a four-year old girl. I don't have any children myself, so I'm unfamiliar with the products out there. I have done some internet searches and all the toys recommended(barbies, care bears, etc.) aren't really what I have in mind. Do you have any ideas that are educational, interesting, and exciting for a kid to get? ps. Books would be my first choice--but both kids already have lots of those :)
Hey Angie! I was wondering if you have any tips for me to help Hannah sleep through the night. She is 16 months old and still gets up once. She drinks her warm milk and goes right back down, but I'm tired of waking up at 3am. She usually goes to bed between 8:00 and 8:30 and gets up between 6:30 and 7:00. Also, she takes a 2 hour nap everyday around 12. Should I cut down her nap time to see if it will help her sleep through the night? I've tried the cry-it-out thing with no luck (and a guilty conscience). What do you think? Thanks!
forget my dinner comment-i have a new one. bedtimes are becoming a nightmare. we put her down (following the same routine we've used for a year now: books, songs, prayer, bottle), she's tired and her eyes are drooping. we set her in her crib and she's quiet-for about 5 minutes. then she plays for at least an hour. we can't decide how best to deal with this; sometimes we try going in every 10-15 minutes or so and 'reminding' her that it's bedtime, or sometimes we'll wait her out and see if she finally quiets down. nothing seems to be working. most nights she's not getting down until close to 10p.m. i feel like she's not getting nearly enough sleep. her naps are usually okay, but sometimes she does the same thing at nap time. any suggestions, please?!!?
Our son is 27 months old and he has a very small vocabulary and when he does talk it often sounds muffled, almost like someone who is hearing impared. If we were in the States I would have him seen by a Speech Therapist, but since we're not, I don't know what to do. Help!
Just to add to your long list of questions... We are moving in ONE week (so answer mine first!) and we are turning my 26 month-old boy from crib to toddler bed.Right now he is still taking fabulous 2.5-3 hour naps. I love it as I have a 3 month old to take care of.I am so scared he will stop taking naps once he is in a bed instead of a crib. I'm preparing myself for that to happen, but I wanted to ask if you have any tips on how to continue naps once out of the crib.
I am awful...I stopped writing this Summer and so I left a lot of people hanging...I am happy to answer these questions, but I am guessing that they are waaaay too old and umimportant any more. So, I apologize, but also feel free to bug me a lot if you have a question you really want answered - I respond to nagging, and of course bribes in the form of sugary sweets!
I have four children, three boys and a baby girl. Two of my boys are a little louder and more demanding in personality. And my middle son is a much quieter soul. By nature of being a baby my daughter is demanding also. My husband and I have found that time and time again our middle son seams to get a little ignored. This is not on purpose just a squeaky wheel gets the grease kind of thing. We want to be more aware of it and compensate for it. Any tips on how to be more aware and even with our time and attention to our children?
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