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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
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
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
comment Getting a 2-year-old back to sleep in the middle of the night
Very useful suggestions. Thank you.
Jan
13
comment What are the risks of putting a newborn baby to sleep on their front?
I heard that babies used to be placed on their stomachs to supposedly stop them choking on vomit.
Jan
10
comment How can we avoid tantrums over sweets and cakes?
@DA01 As long as they are healthy snacks....and most snacks aren't.
Jan
10
comment How can we avoid tantrums over sweets and cakes?
Seems very extreme to me. I don't want to stop my child having sweets. I just want to stop the tantrums when he can't have them on demand.
Jan
10
comment Recommended method for checking a baby is not too cold
@Péter Török Yes, except that one.
Jan
10
comment Recommended method for checking a baby is not too cold
@deworde Fair enough, it's in there now.
Jan
9
comment Recommended method for checking a baby is not too cold
@Péter Török Yes, that was also the advice we were given. More of a rule of thumb I suppose- If your baby is hot, you'll still take a layer off.
Jan
9
comment Recommended method for checking a baby is not too cold
I know the rules about dressing the baby. I am just interested in how to check whether it is too cold.
Jan
9
comment What is the recommendation for treating a feverish child?
Thank you for your thorough answer.
Jan
9
comment Recommended method for checking a baby is not too cold
My mum ran a nursery for 20 years, so she's very experienced. However, she is undeniably an "old wife". :-)
Jan
9
comment What is the recommendation for treating a feverish child?
Interesting thanks. If anyone has links to official medical advice that I could show to my mother that would be much appreciated.
Jan
9
comment How can we avoid tantrums over sweets and cakes?
He's just turned 2. It's been going on like this for probably 6 months now. He does get sweets as treats from us, nursery, family, etc- I think they're pretty unavoidable.
Jan
6
comment Should extra milk be given to 2-year-old at bedtime if not eating solids well during the day
Perhaps not. But he does drink the milk as if he needs it.