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Cute baby stuff [Jan. 14th, 2008|04:19 pm]
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Hysterical non sleeping 2 year old [May. 14th, 2007|09:18 pm]
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Please help. My 2 year old son (27 months) refuses to go to sleep without me or my husband sitting there until he's unconscious.

We did co-sleep. My son has been sleeping all night everynight in his own bed for about 6 months now. Bath, pjs, 3 stories, turn the light off, kiss, leave the room while he's still fully awake and everything.

Now when the stories are over he gets hysterical. We've let him cry himself to sleep in the past. It lasts for all of 5 minutes before he gives up. This new thing is crying and screaming and throwing himself around till he can't breathe. Getting up and opening the door and sitting in the hall crying, hysterical. Even if we're sitting there with him he's hysterical.

He doesn't have a fever. I've gone through all of his body parts at least twice today asking if they hurt and what not. Nothing.

The only thing that's really changed is that I am now 7 weeks pregnant with our second. He knows. We talk about it. I'm not sure that he completely understands. He's known he's going to be a big brother for about 3 weeks now. It's only the last three days he throws these tantrums.
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Teething ques. [Apr. 14th, 2007|09:41 pm]
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[mood |blankblank]

My son is 4 months...drooling, teething. He has a spot in the back of his mouht that feels like a tooth. The pediatrician says it's an absess. He said nothing else. Doesn't an absess sound bad??
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Advice, help, encouragement... anything? [Mar. 28th, 2007|03:00 pm]
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I have two daughters, a 19-mo-old and a 1-mo-old. The little one seems to be a real high needs baby... crying a lot, often difficult to soothe and sometimes impossible to soothe. It's creating a lot of stress in our household... the older one is reacting well to the newcomer, and it wouldn't be such a big problem if the little one were an easier baby... but she seems to spend most of her waking time crying, and sometimes nothing we (her mom or dad) do can calm her down. She nurses on demand but doesn't seem to comfort nurse and spits out pacifiers. (The lack of comfort nursing may have to do with the fact that I have an oversupply since I pump for the older one who's allergic to cow's milk. How do mothers of twins deal with comfort nursing???) She hasn't immediately taken to slings or the Snugli (though we keep trying to put her in them and sometimes she likes being there), swaddling is also hit-and-miss. The only thing that seems to ALMOST always work is bouncing with her on a fitness ball, she seems to like that motion. She also usually sleeps through car and stroller rides. But on occasion even that doesn't calm her down and she screams her little head off. We thought maybe her belly hurt, so I tried giving her some anti-gas drops, it didn't make much difference. Nothing we tried seems to work consistently, and we're getting discouraged. My older daughter wasn't this difficult to soothe, but maybe I've just blocked the memories. :P Or maybe I didn't concurrently have a toddler who made it difficult to impossible to respond to the baby on demand...

In the meanwhile, I feel incredibly sorry for my older daughter, because either I'm trying to soothe her fussy sister or if I give up, she gets to listen to the baby crying. :( What must she think of all this? She's pretty tolerant of the new baby, and seems interested in her. I try to go out of my way to respond to my older daughter's requests and give her priority, but now I wonder whether that's making the situation worse with her sister... on the other hand, there are times I have to tell my daughter that she has to wait, and she generally doesn't handle that too well.

How do others with two (or more, ye gads!) kids do it where the age difference is so small? How the heck can you juggle a high-needs baby and year-and-a-half old toddler?

Any words of encouragement would be greatly appreciated... :P
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1 yr old won't eat and great difficulty sleeping [Feb. 8th, 2007|10:35 pm]
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My normally sweet natured, fun loving, easy going wee girl has been so fussy lately.  She is not eating much (I was tempted to give her wet washclothes to suck on so that I'd know that she was getting some fluid intake) and getting her to sleep is a Herculean feat.  She's never been a great sleeper but now she sleeps for about an hour and then wakes up crying like she's in pain or is afraid.  She is teething.  She has 7 teeth but never reacted like this when they were coming in.  Oh, I guess I should add that she will be 1 in less than a week.  If anyone has any suggestions that could be of help I'd really appreciate it.  Thank you.
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Diaper rash [Feb. 5th, 2007|08:29 pm]
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[mood |worriedworried]

My son is almost 2 years old and has a terrile case of diaper rash. He has never had a problem before. Today when I picked him up from daycare she told me that he pooped 4 times (which is normal for him) but that after his nap he had really bad diaper rash.

Any tips for treating this? It's super red and looks blistery. He went to bed at 7pm and woke up an hour later because of his wet diaper bothering him, crying really bad. I have applied diaper rash cream, any other tips to sooth him?
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Cabinet Locks [Nov. 17th, 2006|10:51 am]
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I thank to my husband's friend who do the cabinet locks. They are real. They are awesome. They are lifesaver. They are BEST in the world more than any cabinet locks at store you ever seen.

I suggest you to get them. They are very pricey beacuse it is success to protect away from kids even babies.

I love those so much. They are in my house installed already.

No more worries about those. You will have remote to control to turn it on when you are not use in kitchen. You will have remote to control to turn it off when you are in kitchen and need to cook or whatever.

Believe me.
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Babywearing... [Aug. 29th, 2006|02:53 pm]
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Because my DD doesn't like to be put down at all...I think it's wise for me to invest in a sling. Except...I know nothing about shopping for one of these. I can't use a Snugli carrier or anything like that because of my size. I'm 5'3" and about 200 pounds.

Can anyone point me in the right direction...or offer any tips?
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couple of questions [Aug. 26th, 2006|11:24 pm]
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When should you introduce a plate or bowl to your toddler? My 14.5 month old just wants to dump her food off of them and throw them on the floor. Also, any hints as to how to stop her from throwing food in general on the floor? Sometimes she does it because she doesn't want to eat whatever that particular item is, and other times she'll throw one piece over and eat the next one. No rhyme nor reason there.

One more... any tricks to getting them to tolerate toothbrushing and nail clipping? We've tried singing, cute clippers/toothbrushes, clipping nails while I'm nursing, etc. but it always ends in a red-faced screaming fit.

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(no subject) [Aug. 25th, 2006|01:45 pm]
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hi im new
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