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May
29
asked Encouraging my 2-year-old to play independently
May
29
comment How to avoid corporal punishment?
I agree with Mathew. No blame being attached here. But if you genuinely feel like you can't maintain control over yourself, there are anger-management classes that could help you. Goodness knows, if anything is going to test you to your limits, it's your own children. I really do sympathise, but please seek help.
May
29
comment Can I help settle my child and make them enjoy nappy changing
Our friends have been using these since their little boy was a baby, and have found them great. I always thought they were for potty-training, and had my doubts about how to take them off when full of poo. But turns out they work well as normal nappies, and can be ripped off easily.
May
29
comment Do dummies (“pacifiers”) hinder speech development?
@Mathew Foscarini. Yes "dummy" is the normal word in England.
May
28
comment Can I help settle my child and make them enjoy nappy changing
Our little boy is 2½ and he's hated it from birth. At least now you can reason with/bribe him
May
28
asked Do dummies (“pacifiers”) hinder speech development?
May
15
comment How can I encourage my toddler to walk and not be carried?
I guess you're right. We are trying to do exactly this, and have been for a while. It's just that- well, sometimes you don't have time to wait out the tantrum because you're pushed for time.
May
15
accepted Advice for carrying out the “Stay in Bed” technique with our 2-year-old
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?
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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.