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My 8-month-old likes to climb, what can I do to ensure his safety?

I have an 8 month old boy who has recently learned to pull himself up. And he LOVES to do it on anything he can, we’ve added curve and edge protectors to all the stuff we feel could hurt him. Our problem is hes a strong boy and can pull off anything we try. Is there something we can do to either deter him or keep him safe while he learns (obviously we stand behind him ) Anonymous Community MemberThis question was asked by a Facebook community member who has asked to remain anonymous.

My 2-year-old daughter still wakes up 20+ times a night: Help?

My two-year-old daughter wakes up 20 + times a night fussing. I’ve tried everything (white noise, music, a warm bath, massaging her, even leaving a show on), and it hasn’t helped at all. This happens whether she’s in bed with her father and I or in her own bed. Our house is small, and she is waking her dad (and I) up all night! He has to work a long, hard physical labor job, and this has to stop. Anybody had a child like this? Anything helped them sleep? I wanted to let her self soothe (I was going to sit next to her, so she knew she wasn’t by herself but not pick her up) but her dad has to sleep, and he’ll feel sorry for her and pick her up if I did. HELP Anonymous Community MemberThis question was asked by a Facebook community member who has asked to remain anonymous.

My 3-month-old has been refusing the bottle: Advice?

My baby is three months old. She was introduced to the bottle from 2 weeks old. She used to drink of the bottle without any Hassle. Recently she has started to push the bottle away and scream and cry at the sight of the bottle. It’s really difficult to get her to feed. Has anybody been through this any tips on what I should do to get her to take the bottle easily? Anonymous Community MemberThis question was asked by a Facebook community member who has asked to remain anonymous.

What can I do to help my daughter sleep good at night again?

My daughter will be eight months next week, and she has always been alert/nosey since she’s been born. But that also has made it hard for her to be put to bed because she is so tired, but she wants to keep being involved with everything around her. This past week though, it’s been the worst. She hasn’t gone to bed any earlier than 1 is. She also hasn’t been taking her usually naps. She lays down for only two naps, and if you’re lucky, she will stay asleep for an hour each. She’s tired you can see it, and she always is rubbing her eyes. I have tried laying her down and waiting a few minutes, and then when she gets back up, lay her down again. I’ve tried holding her to rock her and white noises, but nothing seems to faze her with that. She knows how to crawl, and lately, she’s been standing up hanging on whatever she can, so when I lay her in her crib, she hangs along the edge. The sleeping toys I can’t give her anymore because she just plays with them and laughs. This morning I didn’t know what to do so …

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My daughters daycare hasn’t been giving her the food we pack for her: Should we fight it?

We have a 20-month old that goes to daycare full time. Daycare provides breakfast, lunch, and a snack. However, she eats breakfast at home before she goes to daycare, and we pack her a lunch and two snacks every day. Lately, the ladies at daycare haven’t been giving her the snacks that we are providing, and when my husband asked about it this morning, they said she wants what the other kids have, but she always eats her lunches we provide and haven’t had a problem there. My question is, should we fight back on this and ask the head daycare lady to make them give her the provided food that we bring, or is this just starting the phase of she will want to have what other kids have. We aren’t super health nuts by any means, but we also don’t want her eating cereal, chicken nuggets, corn dogs, and fries every day. What should we do? Anonymous Community MemberThis question was asked by a Facebook community member who has asked to remain anonymous.