837 reputation
41021
bio website
location
age
visits member for 2 years, 3 months
seen yesterday

May
15
asked How can I encourage my toddler to walk and not be carried?
Apr
17
accepted How can we get our newborn to sleep at night as soundly as he does in the day?
Apr
16
comment How to reverse a new born's sleeping schedule?
Firstly, congratulations! Secondly, I'm in the same boat- Ours is 13 days old now, and my wife and I just feel like zombies. I asked a similar question a few days ago, and it looks like the best advice is to just wait it out. They'll learn eventually.
Apr
16
accepted Is it traumatic for a toddler to be left in their bedroom with the door shut?
Apr
16
comment How to handle a toddler does not want to fall asleep?
@Torben Our 2 year old has an almost identical pattern, except that he does wake during the night too. So I really feel your pain. Maybe it's just their age?
Apr
10
comment Is it traumatic for a toddler to be left in their bedroom with the door shut?
The method you describe about being a "living wall" is more or less the same as the "Stay in bed" technique I mentioned. It just doesn't seem to be effective enough for me. He normally has his tea at about 5-5.30pm. Generally he eats ok, and I certainly haven't noticed an obvious correlation between bad mealtimes and bad nights.
Apr
10
revised Is it traumatic for a toddler to be left in their bedroom with the door shut?
edited body
Apr
10
asked Is it traumatic for a toddler to be left in their bedroom with the door shut?
Apr
10
asked How can we get our newborn to sleep at night as soundly as he does in the day?
Apr
2
comment Advice for carrying out the “Stay in Bed” technique with our 2-year-old
@tomjedrz: You may be right (I hope you are!) I'm certainly suspicious on Supernanny how every show follows the exact same basic format. 1) Family in crisis 2) Supernanny visits and gives advice 3) Supernanny leaves and family struggles 4) Supernanny returns and admonishes 5) Happy ever after.
Apr
1
comment Advice for carrying out the “Stay in Bed” technique with our 2-year-old
@Torben That does sound like the most fitting explanation. He really fights sleep once he's woken in the night.
Apr
1
comment Advice for carrying out the “Stay in Bed” technique with our 2-year-old
He's never been one for sleeping in our bed. Not sure why but however tired he is, he always gets excited and starts jumping around and laughing. I know some of our friends do this with their kids though.
Mar
31
asked Advice for carrying out the “Stay in Bed” technique with our 2-year-old
Mar
22
awarded  Quorum
Mar
22
accepted Getting a 2-year-old back to sleep in the middle of the night
Mar
22
comment Getting a 2-year-old back to sleep in the middle of the night
Thank you. Great advice. Mostly, we're doing these already. But I think we'll definitely try moving his bed-time earlier.
Mar
20
revised How can I handle my toddler's bedtime-avoidance tricks?
more politically correct wording
Mar
20
suggested suggested edit on How can I handle my toddler's bedtime-avoidance tricks?
Mar
20
comment Getting a 2-year-old back to sleep in the middle of the night
Very useful suggestions. Thank you.
Mar
20
accepted Should extra milk be given to 2-year-old at bedtime if not eating solids well during the day