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cmarie14
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cmarie14
In the past week or so, my 15 month old son has been fairly regularly waking up from his afternoon nap crying.  The crying seems to go from anger to hurt to tantrums, and back again, and he's inconsolable.  It usually takes a good hour for us to calm him down - he's so upset he'll throw any food o drinks you give him, he kicks and throws himself back on the floor if we set him down, etc etc.  Nothing distracts him. The only consistent thing I can find each afternoon is that it's always when he wakes up between 3 and 5 pm or so.  It's not happening every day. 

I am at a loss as to the reason for it.  I seriously can't tell if he's gassy, if he's teething just at that moment, or if he's had a nightmare, or what!  I'm hoping someone here might have some insight!

I should also mention in the past week, after this all started, he entered the stage of life where he wants something until you give it to him, and then he wants nothing to do with it.  Once you take it away, he wants it again.  And we've been playing that game a lot, but it makes it extra hard to tell if he truly doesn't want something or if he's just trying out his boundaries with me. :)

TIA!
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misssavie
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misssavie
I was re-reading my posts and realized they really didn't come across right. I'm sorry. I haven't posted in so long and when I do, it doesn't go well. :(
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misssavie
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misssavie
I'm sorry people. I seriously wasn't trying to advertise. I feel really bad it came across that way. I was just entering in my nutrition stuff today and saw they had a link and wanted to share.
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youngmom21
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youngmom21
I just joined this community and thank goodness...

I am a 22 year old single mother...I have a beautiful little girl named Anistyn who will be two May 21st.

I was hoping I could get some advice on her sleeping at night.

Up until a week or so ago, she was great. She's in daycare during the day and will nap there, and then is normally in bed by 8:30 or 9.

Lately though, she us wanting to stay up until midnight-ish. I wouldn't mind so much, but I know she needs to go to sleep...and also I'm a full-time college student...so I rely on her going to bed around then so I can study. Not that thats important, but when she doesn't sleep right, she's very clingy and whiny the next day...so thats how she's been all week.

Right now, its going on 11pm...and she is still awake. I've tried to let her cry, I've laid down with her, I've even drove her around...but no luck.

If anyone can give me some advice...I would appreciate it so much!
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cmarie14
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cmarie14
Inspired from another post in another community -

At what age did you start giving your child multivitamins - if you did at all?  What kind (brand/form) did you give?


I'm more interested in knowing the answer to these two questions than debating whether a child needs multivitamins or not. :)

TIA!
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cmarie14
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cmarie14
Someone assure me that tantrums over everything are normal at 14 months?  My DS has been in a state of constant tantruming the past several days, and I'm about to go nuts.  He wants my cell phone, my can of pop or cup of tea, the paper I'm writing on and the pen to go with it...he gets mad and has angry seizures on the floor if I close a door, open it, or blow my nose.   :P  He doesn't want to take naps, and fights me every time.  Bedtime, too, even if he's yawning and rubbing his eyes.

I'm spending a lot of time with him, he's not obviously teething or hurting in any way. When I'm not with him, DH is, and now he's doing the same with DH. 

Is this normal?  I was expecting this when he's 2ish, not now.  He's very independent, but the main tantrums seem to be over not getting what he wants.

(BTW, he's just starting to walk - maybe 5 or 6 steps before he falls.  He's also a climber, and is quite good at it. :S )

TIA!
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misssavie
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misssavie
"Mom, are we going to get a cat after we get another dog?"

"No, honey."

"Why not?"

"Because your daddy is allergic."


-quiet for a couple of seconds-

"Mom, are you going to be married to dad for a long time?"


*snort*
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silverpoet01
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silverpoet01
Sasha finally enjoys food. She'll even sometimes eat with a spoon out of a bowl (although she's much happier with her hands). She just seems to be a flavor snob, and only wants what she wants, when she wants it. Two bites of this, one of that...that sort of thing.

I've got a couple things I'm working on that I was hoping for some opinions on. First off she's been off the bottle completely for the past two weeks, and drinking semi-well from the sippy. I just worry that she isn't drinking enough. I offer all the time and make sure she does at meals, it just seems like so much less when you're used to giving such and such ozs all the time. How much do your little ones tend to drink daily? Does it seem like a lot less and I'm just worried about nothing?

Secondly, while Sasha is great with eating small pieces she doesn't seem to understand the concept of "biting off" a piece of something larger. I haven't really busted my tail on this one yet (it's just so easy for bad mommy to break things up for her!), so it may be an easier adjustment than I think...but I was wondering if anyone had used any tips or tricks?

Thanks ladies!
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cmarie14
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cmarie14
I've recently discovered that if I put a sippy cup of water in my son's crib he doesn't wake as often (he's almost 13 months and completely on solids).  Or I should say he doesn't wake us up at night as often -  he just takes a drink and gets right back to sleep instead of crying for us and then taking 10 to 15 minutes to calm down. (And he's not hungry, I'm sure of it, because if he is he starts throwing the sippy cup or hitting it away from him when it's offered.)

But I've heard people say that you shouldn't put a sippy cup in there because if they drink lying down it could cause an ear infection.  Makes sense, but he usually sits up. Still, I have seen him lie back.

What do you all think?  I hate to take it away because I know I get thirsty at night (I drink about 24 oz of water during the night - and yes, I get up a lot, too. :) )  But I also don't want to endanger his health.

TIA!
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cmarie14
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cmarie14
My son is 12 months and around 19-20 pounds (he's little!) and wears size 3 diapers.  Luvs or Pampers, I'm not sure.  I had both and I mixed them up.  Whichever ones have Elmo. :)

Anyway, lately instead of having 2 or 3 small dirty diapers throughout the day, he's having one really big get-it-all-out-at-once mess.  Every single time he blows out and it's everywhere, including wherever he sits or lays.

Diapers have always seemed to fit him small in height, but I can't imagine that I should go up a size.  He's probably not even at the minimum weight for size 4s. 

Anybody have any suggestions for either diaper brands or what they did in that situation?  I'm sure it's common. :)

Oh, and Huggies fit well in the back, but then again, when he was in Huggies he wasn't having megapoops, either.  And they didn't seem to hold as much urine, so not only were they expensive, we went through them faster.

TIA!
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