Springfield, IL

My son is more irritable than normal...

My son is 25 months old. In the last week he has become extremely irritable and cranky. Everything makes him mad and hes hard to please with anything. He has his moments occasionally but is normally a good kid overall and is happy and playful. He has also been waking up overnight crying and is hard to comfort. We've had to just ride it out and it's really frustrating bc he gets himself... More

When did you start school?

My kids are 2 and 10 months, so we havent started school yet (although we are touring a Montessori school in Feb for our 2 year old...I'm so excited!). But recently my sister had an experience where she was basically scolded by an authority figure because her 3 year old isn't in preschool. She did register her daughter but the school had no openings so she has to wait till next year. I ... More

Teething or something else?

My son is 10 months old and usually a decent sleeper and really chill and happy. For about the past 2-3 nights hes been waking multiple times a night, very hard to get back to sleep, doesn't seem to sleep for more than an hour or two at a time, and takes really short naps. Hes had a low grade fever (highest so far has been 100.6) off and on for the last day or so. Hes extremely irritable wh... More

Diaper changing drama

My 21 month old son within the last couple of weeks has started throwing MAJOR tantrums during diaper changes. Like screaming and flailing around as if someone is going to hurt him. I stay home with him so he doesnt go to daycare. The only people who have ever changed his diaper are family and the ladies in the church nursery. I cannot figure out what his deal is. He never did this before. Its ... More

Bad reaction to mosquito bites...

My 7 month old gets huge red bumps when he gets bit by a mosquito that take several days to go away. He had several bites the other day (my sister had him outside in a mosquito infested area when she was babysitting ugh). One on his ear turned his entire ear bright red for like 3 days. He also had two on his cheek that were really red and several on his legs and feet that were red and even look... More

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