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baby and toddler development/ milestones
Breastfeeding can be a rewarding experience and another great opportunity to bond with your baby throughout the day. That doesn’t mean it’s simple by any means, though. The breastfeeding process can pose challenges to even the most confident mom that can make you ask, “What am I doing?!” You might not produce enough milk, you might have trouble with latching or you might be overwhelmed by the idea of breastfeeding in public.
A mom writes in asking for advice about her kids and their independence. She says her two kids were once fairly independent, but since being home with them 24/7 due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, she has noticed that they have both become codependent and “unsure of everything.” She wants to know how to help them get back to their more independent selves.
A mom writes in asking for advice about her four-year-old stepdaughter. She says this little girl refuses to dress herself at all. Like, won’t even put shoes or a coat on herself. She will throw a temper tantrum if asked to do it herself This mom has a two-year-old of her own, who can dress herself and likes to. She says that the four-year-old’s family (her boyfriend and his family) continue to dress her and avoid the issue.
A mom writes in asking for advice about her 8-month-old daughter. She says her daughter has two teeth, which she is constantly grinding. This mom suspects her daughter does this because it feels good as she is still teething, but she doesn’t want her to damage her teeth. She especially does not want the teeth grinding to become a habit that follows her daughter as she gets older and her permanent teeth come in.
A mom writes in asking for advice about potty training. She says she is currently potty training her 3-year-old toddler, and though he’s doing well overall (with Number One, anyway), she says he is “terrified of going Number Two.” He explicitly says he is scared. She tries to coax him with prizes. But it isn’t taking. She says she is now on day three of him “holding it in,” and so she’d like some advice about ways she can encourage him.
A mom writes in asking about her two-year-old toddler, who she says has “breath holding spells” that have started to worry her. She says her son will hold his breath until his lips turn blue. It often happens after he gets hurt or is upset. It has not yet gotten to the point where her son has passed out, but her doctor warned that it could eventually happen. Is this normal behavior? Should she be worried? Do you have any advice for this concerned mama?
A mom writes in asking for advice about her two-year-old toddler. She says her son has taken to hitting her (or someone else) when he’s angry, mad, and/or annoyed. This mom has tried to stop the behavior by telling him “no” when he hits, but that tends to make the hitting worse, and she says he even will hit himself. Any advice for this mom on how to get a toddler to stop hitting his parents or relatives?
A first-time mom writes in asking for advice about her 10-month-old baby. She says her son won’t hold his bottle or sippy cup himself, won’t bring food to his mouth, or even put his pacifier in his mouth. This mom is concerned that something may be wrong and wants to know if this behavior is normal.
A mom writes in asking for advice about potty training boys. She says her 1-year-old son has shown a lot of interest in the potty, but she can’t get him to actually use it. He hates having a dirty diaper, often sits on the potty “like mommy,” but ultimately he does not complete the act. Though this mom is not in a rush to potty train her son, given his interest, she is wondering what it might look like to start the process. Any advice?
A mom writes in asking for advice about her toddler, whom she describes as “a terror.” This single mom says that her 3-year-old refuses to listen, torments the family pets, says bad words, and has been very mean. She feels like she has tried everything and is out of ideas, so she has turned to the Mamas Uncut community of moms for help.
A mom writes in asking about her 6-month-old baby, who has started crawling. She says that, in her current living situation in her mother-in-law’s trailer, there are no carpets. She worries that the baby crawling in this environment is dirty and dangerous. She asks our community of moms whether it would be bad to stop her baby from learning to crawl.
A mom writes in looking for advice because she feels guilty for leaving her sick kids all day, while she works and goes on a date. A Community Member asks: “So today is my husband and mine’s first anniversary. Both of our kids (2 and 3) are sick right now, so they’re staying with grandparents instead of going to preschool for the day because we both work. We had planned to go to dinner tonight and to a spa (we would be gone for about 3 hours), picking them up at 8:45 pm. I am feeling extremely guilty about leaving them for the entire day. I am going to go bring them their medicines before dinner then leave again. I feel terrible. I want to cancel our date, but my husband gets irritated with my constant anxiety and guilt. I work all day tomorrow from 7 am-7:30 pm because I am a nurse. So I won’t see them all day tomorrow either. Does anyone have any advice on what I should do or any encouragement?“ -Mamas Uncut Community Member Community Advice For The Mom Who Feels Guilty For Leaving Her Sick Kids To Go On A Date Night To see …
A mom writes in asking for advice about her baby who cries every time her husband, the baby’s father, tries to hold him. She says that her husband is very busy with work and therefore not at home as much as she is, which she thinks may be the cause of the problem. But what are the potential solutions?
A mom is in need of some advice and guidance regarding her five-month-old daughter hitting certain milestones. Amber Temerity Lozzi weighs in with some expert advice. A Mamas Uncut Facebook fan wrote in asking for advice from the community about her daughter, 5 months, who is not yet rolling or sitting up. This mom worries her baby isn’t hitting the milestones she should be. Should she be concerned? Read Amber’s response below. A Mamas Uncut Facebook Fan asks: “I am concerned about my child’s milestones: Thoughts? She will be five months old the day after New year’s day, and she still isn’t rolling over or sitting up.. I’ve tried propping her up using a boppy pillow and tried getting her to roll over by showing her how and doing tummy time. She also REALLY hates tummy time. I’m lost on what to do. Please help! Any advice would be appreciated, please.” – Mamas Uncut Community Member YOU MAY ALSO LIKE: My Two-Year-Old Barely Talks: Is It Possible She Has a Speech Delay? Advice from Amber Temerity Lozzi While 5 months is at the upper end of what we would consider to be a “sitting-up” milestone, it’s still within a typical range. All babies develop differently and though …