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Thanks for the ideas, mamas! I haven't tried packing up all the dipes, nor have I tried putting pants on without a dipe. I will try both of these. I hesitate to use rewards because I worry that sends the wrong message—and also don't want to have him demanding chocolate or candy if he pees after brushing his teeth at night ! haha I'll update here on our progress!
DS turned 3 a few weeks ago. His older sister PT'd easily from one day to the next shortly after turning 3. Our technique with her was very laid back: a little encouragement, a little bit of no-diaper time (she peed herself and didn't seem to mind), and then sitting back and waiting for her to be ready. When she decided she was ready, that was all it took. With DS things have been different. We've had a potty kicking around for at least 6 months, and for a while he would...
OK, relieved to hear... thanks.
Just resurrecting this topic because I think my 19 month old DS just experienced a nap terror. My DD used to have night terrors fairly frequently, but never during the day. When DS woke from his usual nap today, only a little earlier than usual, he was screaming uncontrollably for about 25 minutes, flexing his body, and being unresponsive to my attempts to calm him. When the screams finally started to subside, I put him back in his bed and he fell right back asleep. At...
Hi everyone, just an update that we saw the pedi today and she asked me a few questions about the various things he can do, and then reassured me that there is nothing to worry about at this stage and that all babies have different rhythms. She said it's very likely that his personality is laid back and he's happy to stay immobile for the time being. I told her that my gut feeling was that he was normal but I perhaps I'm biased.... Anyway I'll update again if/when DS does...
Thanks to all the mamas who chimed in here! We live in Paris and I'm not aware of any EI like service. I'm sure if my pedi thinks there is cause for worry she can refer us to a specialist, but they tend to hold off on those kinds of things here unless truly warranted. We have checkup scheduled next week so I'll bring it up again. I'm so glad to hear about lots of "normal" babies who never crawled, or crawled late. If you Google babies who don't crawl, you come up with all...
DS is a happy healthy baby who has been breastfed since birth. I work at home and have always been his primary caretaker. It was the same scenario for DD who is now 4, and she was scooting around by 7-8 months and properly crawling by 9. But DS shows absolutely no interest in being mobile whatsoever. He also sat up late as well, around 8 months (and still has a hard time not tipping over.) He likes being on his tummy and can roll forwards and backwards, but has never tried...
Hi again mamas. I'm back for another report on our attempts to wean DS at night by keeping him on DH's side as much as possible. After some initial success we had a couple nights of regression, one bad enough to have me worried that this would never work (at 3 a.m., an hour after nursing, DS was screaming his head off and slapping/kicking DH for 30 minutes before we gave up and I nursed him back to sleep). But then he got better again. We're nowhere near our goal of...
I posted a couple of days ago after hitting rock bottom, but DH and I found a new routine which is *really* helping. Basically 8 mo DS was waking up and being restless all night long. Every time he woke he needed my boob in his mouth to get back to sleep, and every time I disengaged he started whining again. DH suggested we put DS on his side of the bed, i.e. not next to me. The plan was that I would aim to nurse DS 1-2 times during the night MAX. After only 2 nights,...
We are going through exactly the same thing with 8 mo DS. He co-sleeps and instead of sleeping for longer stretches at night, has regressed to needing to be attached to my boob pretty much throughout the night. Neither of us is getting anywhere near enough sleep. DS takes mammoth naps pretty much all day to make up for it! He naps in his crib (next to our bed) no problem, but refuses to be in the crib at night. Last night we tried an experiment, having DS not between us or...
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