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Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-10-2013, 11:50 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 956
Posted By akat
I meant a CD of kid's music, not just the...

I meant a CD of kid's music, not just the radio.  I was always surprised by how he would play by himself happily if I put on a Laurie Berkner or other kid's music CD for him.
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-05-2013, 03:14 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 956
Posted By akat
When my little guy was 1.5-2 years old, if I put...

When my little guy was 1.5-2 years old, if I put a music cd on to 'keep him company' he was much more likely to play by himself.
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-29-2013, 07:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 445
Posted By akat
My boy is days away from turning 3.  We brought...

My boy is days away from turning 3.  We brought out the potty, I don't know, when he was somewhere between 2 and 2.5. 
 
He definitely has the whole, "*I* can do it MYSELF!" and "I don't need...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-13-2013, 09:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 422
Posted By akat
I did let my almost 3 year old son go out for...

I did let my almost 3 year old son go out for about 1.5 minutes in a light jacket.  The next 3 times we went out, he actually asked for the big coat.  I let reality do the job instead of me.
 ...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   10-17-2012, 09:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 423
Posted By akat
We took a 5 hr trip.  A walk to the dining car...

We took a 5 hr trip.  A walk to the dining car is good.  I got a headphone splitter, and we both plugged into my iPod and listened to music together, he was really occupied by it.  DVD player. ...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-02-2012, 06:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 203
Posted By akat
No, he actually was sleeping quite a bit extra...

No, he actually was sleeping quite a bit extra during the cold.  My husband took him to the ER, he has asthma, has been hospitalized for pneumonia, was hospitalized for RSV last year...so we like to...
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-01-2012, 04:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 203
Posted By akat
I would just think there would be a fever with...

I would just think there would be a fever with mono or pneumonia?
 
I'm thinking about the ER tonight...am I overreacting?
Forum: The Childhood Years   08-01-2012, 02:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 203
Posted By akat
My 8 yr old had a bad cold last week.  All of...

My 8 yr old had a bad cold last week.  All of his symptoms seem to have cleared up a couple of days ago, but he slept all day yesterday, only getting up for a few minutes or an hour, a couple of...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-12-2012, 01:31 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,421
Posted By akat
My kids love bubble baths and like to play with...

My kids love bubble baths and like to play with fun soaps, so our habit is to rinse them quickly in the shower at the end of most baths, to rinse the soap away.  I think it would be reasonable for...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-06-2012, 12:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 182
Posted By akat
Nilla Wafers type cookies, stickers featuring...

Nilla Wafers type cookies, stickers featuring favorite things [dogs and trains here], grapes or berries maybe unless that seems too messy, crayons if they fit, blobs of playdough.
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-05-2012, 10:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 188
Posted By akat
My 25 month old is a pretty early talker, he...

My 25 month old is a pretty early talker, he knows a million words and his sentences are often 7 words.
 
He uses "I" sometimes, but often still says "My", like, "My love you!"  "My going to the...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-27-2012, 10:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,371
Posted By akat
When my 23-mo old gets tired of the words, I...

When my 23-mo old gets tired of the words, I discuss the pictures with him.  Can you find the monkey?  Look at the elephants back there, what does an elephant say?
Forum: Life with a Toddler   01-19-2012, 10:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 362
Posted By akat
With my kids, hunger is almost always the...

With my kids, hunger is almost always the deeper, underlying cause of whining.  It's not really about anything else.  When not hungry, they 'ask' for whatever it is without the whine.
Forum: Life with a Toddler   12-06-2011, 06:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 172
Posted By akat
I always have someone else watch my kid(s) if...

I always have someone else watch my kid(s) if I'm going to be working, especially with a colleague.  I can sneak in a moment of work when the little one is occupied here and there, but not a big...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-05-2011, 09:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,901
Posted By akat
Thanks everyone!

Thanks everyone!
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-05-2011, 08:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,901
Posted By akat
It reminds me of cradle cap for some reason,...

It reminds me of cradle cap for some reason, too, [which he also has always had] although his scalp is not raw at all like the ears.  He's 19 months old.
 
Our calendula cream is so runny.  I have...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   09-05-2011, 07:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,901
Posted By akat
Anybody else's little one have this issue?  If I...

Anybody else's little one have this issue?  If I bend his ear forward, there's tons of flaky skin and raw looking pink patches in the crease.  What's going on and what should I put on it? 
Forum: Life with a Toddler   07-31-2011, 07:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 679
Posted By akat
I find if I put on a Laurie Berkener cd or the...

I find if I put on a Laurie Berkener cd or the little 'toddler music' Pandora station I created, my 18 mo. old is much more likely to happily entertain himself [with whatever] instead of asking me...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-25-2011, 01:14 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 163
Posted By akat
16 mo. old has a badly chipped front tooth. ...

16 mo. old has a badly chipped front tooth.  Because of where and how deep it is and the fact that it's causing him discomfort and that it won't fall out for about 4 more years, we and dentist agree...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-20-2011, 11:57 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,447
Posted By akat
I turned a basket I already had into an "easter...

I turned a basket I already had into an "easter basket" with some pastel ribbon, and reuse it each year..  For the little ones, I put whatever sort of yummy food that they are allowed to have, in...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-19-2011, 07:32 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,993
Posted By akat
We also have a box of inexpensive plates and...

We also have a box of inexpensive plates and stuff that we keep in the basement.  Now that we have kids, we host parties and family get-togethers a lot more often, so we get lots of use out of...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-19-2011, 07:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,052
Posted By akat
My 14 month old has been eating tiny pieces of...

My 14 month old has been eating tiny pieces of apple and pear for a while now.  Sometimes he does have trouble finishing and swallowing it, sometimes not.  When he eats grapes, he usually ends up...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-28-2011, 08:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,004
Posted By akat
Don't know if any of this will help, but here's...

Don't know if any of this will help, but here's how I handle the situation [which isn't constant or a huge problem for us].  Also mine is only 13 mo. old.
 
Sometimes I just hold him on my hip as...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-10-2011, 08:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,424
Posted By akat
Yeah, you're right.  They should have canceled...

Yeah, you're right.  They should have canceled the party.  I have a sick kid right now and just am feeling in touch with that moment of 'ugh, let's just pretend everything is okay'  that comes...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-10-2011, 10:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,424
Posted By akat
When my oldest was about 8 months old, we went...

When my oldest was about 8 months old, we went to a get together of families with similar age babies.  One family had an older child, who was really sick, and halfway through vomited a bunch of snot...
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