Wow guys, the threenager is real. Like a really real thing. I used to laugh when friends would talk about it. But my little munchkin is giving me serious attitude right now. The back talk is something else!! And I am not handling it well. I feel like this is giving me a glimpse into the future when he’s a teen and we are just not going to have a good time of it if I can’t get this figured out.... More
To parents of toddlers, what do you do when your kid is playing with something and another kid snatches it from your kid and the other parent either doesn’t see or doesn’t say anything? This happened today and I stood back to let my kid try and figure it out. He was definitely taken aback and a little upset but he didn’t say anything and eventually picked up a different toy. I’m glad he didn... More
My toddler’s summer eczema is flaring up big time! It is so red and painful and is spreading every day. His neck, chest and arms are practically raw. He has adverse reactions to hydrocortisone and calamine. We have tried all the eczema lotions and and layering with aquaphor but it’s just not working. I am going to try some pure aloe tonight but was looking for some other tried and true tip... More
My 2.5yr old doesn’t like vegetables anymore! He loves potatoes (of course) and sometimes he’ll eat carrots and avocado and rarely eat broccoli but he refuses to eat all the vegetables he used to like: Peas Corn Squash Sweet potato Cauliflower Green beans He won’t eat beets, mushrooms, spinach, peppers, tomatoes or cucumber. I’ve tried mixing things into sauces and muffins and meatballs b... More
Anyone dealing with sensory issues regarding toddlers and clothing? This is new behavior where clothes/tags are itchy and bothering him. It results in crying, screaming, tantrums and a little panic. It’s triggering my anxiety and I don’t think I have been handling it correctly. I want to make him feel comfortable and safe without turning this into an obsessive behavior.
Any tips for energy/motivation to work out in the evening? Now that I’m back at work again, I don’t have time to exercise in the morning like I had been (can’t wake up any earlier) and when I get home in the afternoon I want to spend time with my son. By the time I put him to bed I just want to sit down and relax. But I’m losing all the progress I’d made in the past few months. I started wea... More
We’re dealing with middle of the night waking (and staying up for hours) with our 23 month old. I can’t pin it down to any particular cause and nothing we try seems to help. Today I read a bit of advice that I wanted some feedback on. The article I read suggested just barely waking your toddler when you are going to bed. This is presuming they have already been asleep for a couple of hours. Y... More
Ok, so here's a weird and random one for you... just watching a scary show, where a little kid has a bad nightmare. It brought me back to when I was between 4 and 12 years old when I had horrible nightmares, pretty regularly and often the same ones repeatedly. I think I had them partly because of what was going on at home and partly because of inappropriate media I was exposed to. But i... More