Toddler

Jessica Simpson Shares Precious Photo of Baby Birdie Just Before Her First Birthday

Jessica Simpson Shares Precious Photo of Baby Birdie Just Before Her First Birthday

Just ahead of her baby turning 1, Jessica Simpson posted a photo of the little birthday girl to her Instagram feed on Wednesday night, featuring little Birdie Mae in a pair of white pajamas in a gold star pattern.

I have anxiety about putting my toddler in their room: Advice?

First-time momma here and was wondering if anyone else has had anxiety about moving their baby/toddler into their own room. My little one is 14 months, and she has been sleeping in the master bedroom with my husband and me since the first night she came home from the hospital. She slept in her bassinet until she outgrew it and had been sleeping in her pack-n-play right next to me ever since. She has been sleeping through the night, so I figured it is time to move her to her own room (which is literally across the hall from our room). But I have anxiety over it. We have a baby monitor with a camera so I can check on her without having to go into her room, but it is still making me nervous. How did you other mommas deal with this transition? Any advice for helping me deal with my anxiety? Anonymous Community MemberThis question was asked by a Facebook community member who has asked to remain anonymous.

My 19-month-old hates food: Advice?

My daughter is 19 months old. She would hate food if you were to ask me what her favorite food was. I cannot give you an answer because she does not have one. She is in the 50th percentile for her weight and 90th for her height. Just recently, I was getting her to eat very well with the distraction of an iPad or a game on the iPad and me feeding her….That did not last long. She is now refusing me to feed her and does not want to feed herself. I set her down at the table with her plate of food, and sometimes she eats nothing and sits there and cries the whole time. Sometime she’ll pick what she wants, maybe strawberries, or perhaps a few blueberries. Nothing significant. I am not the type of mom to sit there and say I need to bring her to feeding therapy or to the doctor because she doesn’t like eating. I see that she is a kid and kids are difficult. I’m just wondering if anybody has any tips to try to help her to want to eat. If there any other moms out there going through the same …

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How can I get my toddler to wean?

My son is almost two y.o. And I am still breastfeeding, aka human pacifier. I’m so over it. He eats regular food and is just using me as a crutch. I can’t get him off of me. He uses me to go to sleep, and when he wakes, he also wakes up three times a night just so I can pacifier him back to sleep. He won’t take a pacifier or a bottle. He won’t drink ANY kind of milk, and we are having problems keeping his weight up. PLEASE PLEASE HELP. My husband thinks I’m neurotic constantly feeding him or cooking for him because of him falling behind on the growth curve. Plus I’m a SAHM. How can I get this kid off of me? Anonymous Community MemberThis question was asked by a Facebook community member who has asked to remain anonymous.

My toddler has been pottying in his pants and trying to hide it: Advice?

My three 1/2yrs old son has been potty trained for a while now. But lately, he has been peeing and pooping in his underwear and hides it. Every time I ask if he needs to go potty, he says no or that he already went (which usually ends up being a couple of hrs ago). Then I told him to go potty, and he started crying, saying he didn’t want to go potty anymore. I’m at a loss. What could be making him not want to use the bathroom anymore? He’s never had a bad experience as far as I know. I even asked him if it hurt to go potty (thinking maybe UTI or bladder infection), but he said it doesn’t hurt. Any suggestions? TIA Anonymous Community MemberThis question was asked by a Facebook community member who has asked to remain anonymous.

My toddler refuses to share with her sister: Advice?

Need advice. I have a 2-year-old daughter and an eight-month-old girl. My two year old loves her sister, but cannot/will not share any toys. I yell I spank; I use timeout, I send her into another room with that toy because it’s not fair that my eight-month-old can’t touch anything. I don’t know what to do to make her share with her sister. My husband and I try playing with both of them with the same toy, and my two year old will not have it. Anybody else with this issue? Anonymous Community MemberThis question was asked by a Facebook community member who has asked to remain anonymous.

How can I help my son feel more comfortable in his new bed?

Help!!! My son has been in a toddler bed since he turned one. He now 2 1/2, and we got him a full-size bed. He hasn’t taken a nap since we got him his new bed. A week ago, I had enough of him playing and being naughty in his room, so I put him in a pack n play, so he was stuck. He took an amazing nap. I took it out, but now he begs for it. I put him in bed with as much junk as I can to make him feel tight, and he took one good nap, but now is back to not taking naps again. Any advice?? Would side rails help?? I feel so bad for my baby. I know he feels lost in his big bed and needs to feel comforted. We switched him out of his toddler bed because he kept pushing it around the room and taking it apart (typical boy) instead of sleeping. Anonymous Community MemberThis question was asked by a Facebook community member who has asked to remain anonymous.

Advice on anxiety in toddlers?

Anxiety in toddlers? My daughter is just over a year, and since she was about 3 or 4 months, she has scratched her forehead when tired. I gave her a blanket to sleep and kept her nails really short, and it worked! Now, at just over a year (this has been going on for a little while) she scratching the back of her neck and the back of her knees when uncomfortable (new people, hungry, tired). I have kept tight pants on her because if they are loose at the bottom, she will pull them up to scratch, kept her nails short, and have practicality bathed her in lotion! Yes, I have mentioned it to her dr and was prescribed a steroid cream to prevent itching. Even after I asked her if anxiety is an issue, she just seemed to brush it off. Her father and I have anxiety, and I know it is hereditary. I keep her skin moisturized and have tried many products and keep coming up short. Does anyone have any advice or tips to help? With winter here, her skin is worse, and nothing seems to be really helping. Thanks in advance!! Anonymous Community MemberThis question …

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How can we keep our 2-year-old in bed at night?

Hi. Never done this before, but my husband and I don’t know what else we can do to keep our two-year-old in her bed. Lately, she’s been getting up, turning her light on and playing. Sometimes we even find her in the living room watching her movies after we’ve gone to bed. The only solution we’ve come up with is to unplug her lamp and the entertainment center once we’re all in bed. I think she is afraid of the dark, so she has a problem falling asleep alone in her room. She has a night light, but it obviously isn’t cutting it. Also, most nights, she ends up in our bed. I’m currently pregnant with baby #2 so her climbing into bed with us makes getting comfortable that much harder. I know the transition from only child to big sister is going to be hard for her, so I don’t want to do too much too fast, but I’m at a loss of what else to try. TIA! Anonymous Community MemberThis question was asked by a Facebook community member who has asked to remain anonymous.

My toddler wakes up with itchy hands and feet: Advice?

My toddler has been waking up at night for the past few nights, uncomfortably itchy on his hands and feet only. It’s disrupting his sleep, and I’ve been to the doctor who didn’t say much of what it could be.. He said to just moisturize his hands and feet before bedtime and give him an antihistamine.. Just wondering if any other mum has experienced this with their little one? I’m just worried that my LO is not sleeping well cause of this itch TIA Anonymous Community MemberThis question was asked by a Facebook community member who has asked to remain anonymous.

my 20-month-old doesn’t sleep through the night: Advice?

I have a question. My 20-month-old son will not sleep through the night. He did when he was a baby; this is a new development within the last couple of months. He sleeps in his own bed in his own room. We have a bedtime routine. I have tried, sleep/lavender bath soup, children’s melatonin. He’s fed, changed. He takes a nap in the afternoon. Usually, from 12:30-3. He has no problem going to sleep at night, but he consistently wakes up around 11 to crawl into my bed. Then he usually doesn’t go back to sleep until 2-3 am. During this time, it does not matter if he is changed again or has a snack. He will still not go back to sleep. How can I get him to sleep all night?! Anonymous Community MemberThis question was asked by a Facebook community member who has asked to remain anonymous.

When did you transition your child to a toddler bed?

My son is almost 17months old, and I am due to have another child in roughly two months. Lately, I have been considering moving my 17month old from a cot to a toddler bed, he sleeps through the night and goes to sleep without any protest but can also be a light sleeper at times. Any advice from mums with babies close in ages would be great Thank you. Anonymous Community MemberThis question was asked by a Facebook community member who has asked to remain anonymous.

Advice on a non formula milk for a toddler?

Mommas, any suggestions on non-formula milk for my 15-month-old? He had reflux as a newborn all the way through to about nine months old. He is currently on Similac Spit-up formula, but I’m looking to switch him to regular milk without his reflux coming back. I’ve already tried 2% & he liked it, but it automatically constipated him. The same thing happened with Soy milk. Any suggestions for milk that won’t affect his reflux or pooping? Thank you!!! Anonymous Community MemberThis question was asked by a Facebook community member who has asked to remain anonymous.

How can I calm my 3-year-old?

I’m a mum with a 3yr old monster lol and 2nd child on the way. Well, my question is, how do u calm down a 3yr? He’s hyperactive all the time, don’t listen and thinks he’s the boss. We do grow but still nothing. Help!!! Anonymous Community MemberThis question was asked by a Facebook community member who has asked to remain anonymous.

How can I get my 2-year-old off the bottle?

I have a two-year-old that refused to drink from a sippy cup!!! Every time I give it to him, he just chews on it and looks around for his bottle I need help I’m having a baby in less than six months and need to get him off the bottle ASAP!!!! Any advice!?!? Anonymous Community MemberThis question was asked by a Facebook community member who has asked to remain anonymous.

My friends child broke my childs toy: Advice?

Can I get some advice? What do you do when you invite your friend and their three and a half-year-old son over, and their child breaks your child’s toys? Especially new toys they got for Christmas? I feel bad asking her to pay me back for them, but we work hard to get our kids the toys they have. What should I do? Anonymous Community MemberThis question was asked by a Facebook community member who has asked to remain anonymous.

Since moving, my son has had issues staying asleep: Advice?

Hey ladies, I have a question and need advice! My son is 16 months old and a very happy, outgoing little fellow. My husband and I in late October bought a bigger house for our expanding family. Our son has never had a problem with going down for the night around 8:30 pm and sleeping through the night until about 6:30-7 am. Within the past few months, he’s been waking around 12:30-1:30 am every morning and not wanting to go back to sleep. I’ve tried everything from getting him a cup of warm milk or water to rocking him to letting him cry, and last but not least, putting him in our bed. The doctor said that’s it’s because we’ve moved and he’s not in his routine anymore. The thing is, he was sleeping fine after we’ve moved. His is my third child, so he’s not my first one, but the first I’ve gone through with this. Does anyone have any suggestions/ideas that I’ve not tried? Thank you in advance. Anonymous Community MemberThis question was asked by a Facebook community member who has asked to remain anonymous.

My almost 4 year old fights me on potty training: Advice?

I have an almost 4yr old son (birthday in April) that fights me on using the potty. He will go poop on the potty, but when it comes to going pee, he will fight and fight. Some days are better where there is only one accident. But most days, he will fight me. I’ve tried potty training books, stickers on a poster as a reward, favorite candy as a treat, specials, etc. I don’t want to use discipline as a way to get him to use the potty; I don’t want to potty train that way. But I’m getting to my wit’s end with constantly having to deal with him peeing his underwear. I’ve been trying to potty train him for months. I’m trying to find new ideas or see what some of you guys have done for kids that were difficult to potty train. Thank you! Anonymous Community MemberThis question was asked by a Facebook community member who has asked to remain anonymous.

My 18-month-old wakes up as much as a newborn does: Please help!

My baby is 18 months old and still wakes up every 2-3 hours like a newborn. I have been like this LITERALLY since she was born. After she wakes up the first time, she will not go back to her bed. She will only sleep for the rest of the night if held. Even if I try to put her to sleep first and then put her in bed, she wakes instantly. I feed her before bed but not right before bed, so it has time to settle. She is hydrated. She’s not sick. Not teething. No noise other than the ocean wave noise maker I have in her room. I tried to let her cry it out a few times, but she doesn’t cry herself to sleep. She screams until she can’t breathe and starts turning blue. I tried a night light. I thought maybe she was scared of the dark. She will sleep on my chest in the recliner or in my bed, but I know that’s not safe, so then I won’t sleep. I don’t know what else to do. Suggestions? I’m so sleep-deprived. I forgot to put my car in the park the other day. Thankfully …

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Is my 2-year-old sleeping too much?

Just asking for everyone’s opinion and maybe some reassurance. So, my 2 yo is in routine and sleeps 3-hour naps each day but is happy and active and always doing activities or going to parks or somewhere. Morning is arts & crafts and playtime afternoon is outdoors either an outing or backyard play. My question is is he sleeping too much? He wakes at 5 am & goes to bed at 7. His nap is 1 nap from 10-1. Anonymous Community MemberThis question was asked by a Facebook community member who has asked to remain anonymous.