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Forum: Life with a Toddler   08-25-2014, 01:25 PM
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Posted By htovjm
Share your tips on getting toddler to nap

I've got a high-needs toddler (2-1/2) and a high-needs 7 month old. They are now not napping at the same time. DS2 is always up at DS1's nap time. DS1 requires about 30 minutes of focused one-on-one...
Forum: Special Needs Parenting   07-22-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 512
Posted By htovjm
Apraxia and being embarrassed/apologizing for son

We suspect my son has Apraxia, but he's still too young for an official diagnosis (2-1/2). He is verbal, but his words are limited and poorly articulated. He also tends to repeat the same words over...
Forum: Breastfeeding   06-21-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,139
Posted By htovjm
Hey there again. DS1 would nurse all day if I let...

Hey there again. DS1 would nurse all day if I let him...he asks many, many times a day and throws a royal tantrum if I refuse. I think it was somewhere on here that I got the idea of saying yes every...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-21-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 364
Posted By htovjm
That's actually just started happening...nap...

That's actually just started happening...nap consolidation. DS2 has been taking just 2 naps most days. So, if I'm lucky I'm just using it twice. I've been trying to go without the TV some and things...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   06-21-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 472
Posted By htovjm
Nursing twins AND a toddler!? Oh wow, Azadehhast....

Nursing twins AND a toddler!? Oh wow, Azadehhast. You are incredibly committed. Thank you for showing me that I'm not the only one out there. While I know that he still needs it for comfort, I still...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   06-17-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 472
Posted By htovjm
Nursing and resentful

Anybody else nursing a toddler and feeling resentful?

He is about 2-1/2 and I hate nursing him. I get agitations and when he nurses for a long time I get urges to hit him and push him away. I also...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-17-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 364
Posted By htovjm
Getting baby to sleep with noisy toddler

For those of you who have a toddler and a baby:

What do you do while you are getting baby down for naps? 2 or 3 times a day I'm nursing baby down in our big bed and the toddler is very...
Forum: Potty Learning   06-05-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 569
Posted By htovjm
I wouldn't say that going in her pants means that...

I wouldn't say that going in her pants means that she's not ready. She is learning and there will be plenty of accidents. Just stay cheerful with her, tell her pee or poo go in the potty and point or...
Forum: Potty Learning   06-05-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 501
Posted By htovjm
A mother of 6 told me to get child-safe scissors...

A mother of 6 told me to get child-safe scissors and some colored paper and save it for sitting on the potty. Mine was already potty trained, but I thought that was a good idea to keep them sitting. ...
Forum: Potty Learning   06-05-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 569
Posted By htovjm
She sounds like she's ready. Now it's your turn...

She sounds like she's ready. Now it's your turn to make the commitment. I potty trained my son at 21 months and it took a week. I believe this is partially because of his personality, but also...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   06-04-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 794
Posted By htovjm
My 2-1/2 year old is going through the same...

My 2-1/2 year old is going through the same phase, while I am currently suffering an extreme aversion while nursing. He has 3-4 full sessions a day (where I sit with a book so I can cope). He asks an...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   05-22-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 745
Posted By htovjm
Absolutely what katelove said.   Read the...

Absolutely what katelove said.
 
Read the book, Peaceful Parent, Happy Child by Dr. Laura Markhum (Ahaparenting.com). She explains how to be a peaceful parent, how to build connection with your...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-24-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 116
Posted By htovjm
My 2 year old had a major sleep regression when...

My 2 year old had a major sleep regression when baby brother came and it gave us a chance to re-analyze his sleep routine. He was fighting naps, going to bed very late (10) and rising very early...
Forum: Life With a Baby   04-14-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 525
Posted By htovjm
Just keep doing what your doing and what works...

Just keep doing what your doing and what works best for you and your LO. Except for reading from the other mother's here, I have always felt isolated with the way that we have chosen to parent....
Forum: Life With a Baby   04-14-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 246
Posted By htovjm
Controversial, but I put LO2 down on his belly...

Controversial, but I put LO2 down on his belly sometimes for naps and it helps him sleep independently. I've done my research on SIDS and I"m personally comfortable with this. Also, make sure all...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   04-05-2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 384
Posted By htovjm
Have you tried putting him in bed with you? You...

Have you tried putting him in bed with you? You don't have to start the night that way, but when you feel like it's really starting to take a toll on your sleep you can tuck him in for the rest of...
Forum: Life With a Baby   03-31-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 280
Posted By htovjm
Thank you for the replies, ladies. The info on...

Thank you for the replies, ladies. The info on the 90 minute awake cycle is especially helpful. I just started a sleep log today and no kidding, the only times he went down easy were when his awake...
Forum: Diapering   03-30-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 315
Posted By htovjm
Are you using cloth or sposies? We used prefolds...

Are you using cloth or sposies? We used prefolds with snap covers and never had that issue.
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-29-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 384
Posted By htovjm
I have a late-talker (he's two) and let me tell...

I have a late-talker (he's two) and let me tell you, we've had our meltdowns. Baby sign language has been huge....he was like your LO at that age too. Just a few words: more, help, drink, food,...
Forum: Life With a Baby   03-29-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 280
Posted By htovjm
thanks! I have read a few threads on babies...

thanks! I have read a few threads on babies fighting sleep, and it seems to be a temperament/personality type thing. He is very alert and loves any kind of stimulation, so I think he hates going to...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   03-29-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 202
Posted By htovjm
It was a constant battle for my son's entire...

It was a constant battle for my son's entire second year of life (makes you feel better, doesn't it?). We potty trained him at 21 months to end the struggles. I would have done it sooner if we...
Forum: Life With a Baby   03-21-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 280
Posted By htovjm
DS2 is a great sleeper at two months old. He...

DS2 is a great sleeper at two months old. He sleeps through the night and takes 3 hour naps during the day. It's getting him to sleep that is the major challenge. He seems to always get to the point...
Forum: Breastfeeding Beyond Infancy   03-06-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 168
Posted By htovjm
Dear soon-to-be mama,   You are a great mama...

Dear soon-to-be mama,
 
You are a great mama for your commitment to breastfeeding. It is going to be harder than you ever imagined, but you will persevere and the rewards far outweigh any of the...
Forum: Gentle Discipline   03-03-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 217
Posted By htovjm
He can definitely play alone and that's a...

He can definitely play alone and that's a sanity-saver. Sometimes when he is being too physical, I tell him that I need space and could he go to his room and play. That works maybe 20% of the time....
Forum: Gentle Discipline   03-03-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 277
Posted By htovjm
My two-year old son was fighting naps too and...

My two-year old son was fighting naps too and wouldn't sleep except for the car seat. I had some advice to drop his nap too, but I knew that he needed that nap. His behavior changed so negatively as...
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