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Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-14-2010, 08:50 AM
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Not unusal for children eating habits to alter....

Not unusal for children eating habits to alter. Sometimes they are really hungry (possible growth spurt starting) and at other times not eating much at all. If your wee one is running about and has...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-12-2010, 07:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,523
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I was a very shy child and even at 41 still have...

I was a very shy child and even at 41 still have to sometimes build up the courage to do or go places on my own but hey we can't all be the same. Forcing him to participate when he really doesn't...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-12-2010, 06:55 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,968
Posted By momshelper
Some children are deep sleepers and miss the...

Some children are deep sleepers and miss the cues but healthy children do grow out of it.

If she is wetting whilst still awake have you figured out why she doesn't want to get outta bed n go? Is...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-12-2010, 06:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 413
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Biting aswell as hitting, kicking, punching and...

Biting aswell as hitting, kicking, punching and screaming are all normal behaviour for toddlers and are to do with frustration at not being able to express their emotions verbally. Its not something...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-10-2010, 09:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 531
Posted By momshelper
Sensory/messy play is a great outside activity....

Sensory/messy play is a great outside activity. Mix cornstarch with water and food colouring and squish hands into it, foot, finger and hand painting with a long roll of lining paper, water and...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-10-2010, 09:37 AM
Replies: 3
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For a three year old this is common behaviour as...

For a three year old this is common behaviour as is slapping, kicking and biting. Hard to take but common. Everyone dealing with him has to react the same way. I had to deal with a biter. Try and...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-10-2010, 09:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,120
Posted By momshelper
Jello/jelly makes for a great sensory tool and...

Jello/jelly makes for a great sensory tool and filling a paddling pool would be great, pasta, water and food colouring is also fun. Water guns are great for "washing" each other down. Not sure if...
Forum: Preteens and Teens   06-10-2010, 09:15 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 9,074
Posted By momshelper
Robert Muchamore's Cherub series have been a bit...

Robert Muchamore's Cherub series have been a bit hit with my 13 year old also the Maximum Ride books by James Patterson. Darren Shan also has one or two series with quite a lot of books in them and...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-10-2010, 09:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 258
Posted By momshelper
I restrict meal times to an hour but provide...

I restrict meal times to an hour but provide small nutritious snacks in between. Say lunch is 12-1 then snack would be around 3-3.30pm with nothing until then other than a drink but not milk. I find...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-10-2010, 04:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,089
Posted By momshelper
Getting into a routine is probably the best and...

Getting into a routine is probably the best and sticking to it regardless helps children to feel secure. Some children are not mentally tired enough to sleep well unfortunately. My daughter didn't...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-10-2010, 03:13 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,124
Posted By momshelper
I think you have to decide how important saying...

I think you have to decide how important saying please is to you in the big scheme of things. I agree with AKislandgirl about it perhaps not being worth the battle.....just now. I always tell...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-10-2010, 03:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 376
Posted By momshelper
Hi, Sleeping can be a big issue with toddlers...

Hi,
Sleeping can be a big issue with toddlers but what has always worked for me is to wrap/swaddle them tightly enough so that they cant move their arms (you can find swaddling how tos on YouTube)...
Forum: The Childhood Years   06-07-2010, 09:59 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,315
Posted By momshelper
My daughter did it once when she was about three...

My daughter did it once when she was about three and my son took until he was 13 years old to cut a chunk outta the front of his hair...!!!! What can I say...LOL!!!
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   06-07-2010, 09:45 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 19,975
Posted By momshelper
Hi My peemie is about to turn 18 years old and...

Hi My peemie is about to turn 18 years old and we have absolutely no problems with her since she got out of NICU. She was born at 29 weeks and weighed 1lb 8oz, she was ventilated for two weeks and...
Forum: NICU & Preemie Parenting   06-07-2010, 09:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,918
Posted By momshelper
Hi My daughter was born at 29 weeks due to...

Hi My daughter was born at 29 weeks due to severe pre-eclampsia and had apgars of 2 and 6, she was ventilated for two weeks and had a lung collapse. She spent 9 weeks in NICU and is now almost 18...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-07-2010, 09:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 928
Posted By momshelper
Best thing to remember is that each child...

Best thing to remember is that each child reaches milestones at different times, some can be potty trained at 18 months and some are not ready till they are 36 months. You know your own child and...
Forum: Life with a Toddler   06-05-2010, 06:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 928
Posted By momshelper
Hi, potty training is a big step but with a plan...

Hi, potty training is a big step but with a plan you can have it more or less done in about 5 days.

First decide what words you are going to use such as wee-wee, pee-pee, poo etc and start using...
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