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She might be too hot. (Being too hot gives me nightmares!) Try adjusting her bedding. This may sound weird, but have you tried taking off her nappy and encouraging her to pee on a potty? She might be waking because her bladder is full.


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I had a similar problem when I was a child, and two of my nephews have had it as well. Fairly soon after eating (immediate to 5 minutes) we experience very sharp intestinal pains. If left untreated the pain continues for hours. We found a very easy solution; have the child lie on his stomach with buttocks slightly elevated. Patting and back-rubbing helps ...


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Try giving her a quick snack. My 11 month old has started waking around the same time as your daughter. It dawned on me - he's probably hungry even though he has 3 meals a day plus snacks. He's doing a lot of growing right now, and might even be having a growth spurt. He seems to have calmed down tonight after having some puréed apple and a drink of water. ...


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I've always found a distraction better than a "no" for a very young child. Should she have the bottle, just not in motion? Find a way to encourage her to drink from it in an appropriate place. Is she done with the bottle and it needs to be taken away? Find a favorite toy or favorite food or something else that she likes, and just spirit the bottle away ...


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If you telling her "no" in this context was inconsistent with the usual rules, then I would try to explain to her (as much as is possible to an 18 mo old) why you said "no." That is unless based on previous rules you should have said "yes" in which case, I would explain to her that you made a mistake and make up for it. If the "no" was consistent with ...


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My son exhibited similar behaviors around the same age. I think similar questions on this site show that many parents have this problem, so you're definitely not alone here. However, knowing other people have the same problem doesn't make this any less frustrating! My wife found it slightly annoying, being followed or cried after whenever she moved around. ...


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I've often found that my son was more whiny in the period before acquiring a major new skill, such as crawling, walking and advances in communicating. I felt that he was frustrated with his limitations as he approached the next phase. In a way this is good as it probably helps with progress. I particularly found this before crawling and he was much happier ...


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I have 2 girls and a boy ranging from 25-16. I've found offering a choice rather than a No makes them think. As aparente001 suggested, it is all in the wording. If he asks for candy you could say, "How about some raisins or grapes?" Another method I used was to turn their "want" into a goal. "You could have some raisins or grapes (or whatever you can ...


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Whenever there are complex crying situations where the child is crying for one person or not another or exhibiting other complex behaviors, inevitably what that means is that you are paying him too much due, in other words, spoiling him. Children have very simple needs: food, drink, being held. You should answer those needs. What you should not do is react ...


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Short answer: if the child has a genuine need, crying should never be ignored. If the child is crying willfully or for a selfish reason, it should be ignored. Longer answer: Sometimes a child will cry when it has a genuine problem or need, like being hungry or soiled. If you anticipate these needs by feeding on a set schedule and changing right away, you ...


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It is a natural thing for babies and young children to cry. Sometimes a child will cry when it has a genuine problem or need, like being hungry or soiled. If you anticipate these needs by feeding on a set schedule and changing right away, you can eliminate or at least greatly reduce need-based crying. Other times a child may cry for a wanton desire. For ...



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