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Baby had sleep issues right from the beginning- very problematic, although nothing structurally is wrong.  Also, he had severe colic problems, and a very painful eczema condition.  So it was quite usual to only sleep for half an hour at a time for us.  For many months.  Now, baby is 2, and has outgrown many issues, and we are grateful- but he still wakes up every two hours.  Sometimes less, sometimes more.  The only way I've ever been able to put him to sleep is...
Yes, that's so!  So I guess I have to model how someone reacts when they are suddenly slapped in the face!  Lol!  But I also would like to walk him through what HE should be doing, when he feels like hitting.  I've been trying to teach him to shake his head and say "no" instead...  That's about all I can think of right now.  If I was angry or despondent, I would probably vocalize it, but not resort to violence.  : )  So that's what I want for him, I suppose.  I think...
Baby Boy is 15 months old, and very intelligent and verbal.  However, he seems to run with a full head of steam, and when he gets frustrated, it seems he is always already on the brink.  He loves to say words and make signs, but he doesn't have a sign or word for things like "I don't want to, I don't like that, I want my personal space", etc.  So when something happens that he wants to express disappointment over or rejection of, he does it by hitting.  I feel pretty...
Thank you so much- that's helpful.  The only thing is:  he doesn't yet know how to use a sippy cup, and definitely not a bottle.  I've tried different types, but he will only bite them, not suck.  But I will try to get him to drink out of a regular cup...
Baby is 11 months, and at meal times will cry and act anxious if he doesn't get to taste some solid food.  However, when I have given him solids, he would get constipated and have discomfort and crying bouts for days until I give him enough prune juice to get things going again.  I've tried to make sure he has fibrous foods, and easily digested foods, but I'm not sure what to do here.  Anyone have experience with this?  Advice? Thanks!
Baby is 10 months, and 16 lbs, but we are small statured parents, and my 9 year old is only 45lbs, so perhaps 16lbs is just right for this baby.  He's very healthy, but I'm not sure yet how to tell if he is hungry for (or needing) foods beyond just bf'ing.  What I am wondering is:  can I still exclusively breast feed for another two months and be confident that baby is getting enough calories?  He does show interest in food, but I am wondering if I give him too many...
Thanks kjbrown92,  could you please tell me: what is an lgG/intolerance? There is someone locally who does muscle testing, but does anyone have experience with that?  Does it really work, and how does it work?  
I went to the dr, and the dermatologist, but both said it was unrelated to food/ allergies (and I don't feel convinced about that), and the derm. said to use the steroid cream as needed- but that would be far too frequently!!  I am getting a referal to a pediatrician.
Thankyou deminc, yes, I have been watching for triggers like a hawk!  : )  There are some I've figured out, like soaps, perfumes, chemicals (like the formaldehyde and flame retardants that are sometimes on clothing) but I think there may be something to do with his digestive system: the spots on his skin will become red before he has a bowel movement sometimes, or sometimes redden immediately after nursing.  You said to guard against infection- that's why I was...
deminc, is there a way to tell the difference between a flare-up with weepy swollen areas, and a persistent allergic reaction?  The rash is primarily on cheeks beside the mouth, and sometimes on lips and eyelids.  It isn't dry, and the coconut oil hasn't seemed to help.
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