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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 13-year-old daughter refuses to sleep in her room: Advice?

I can’t get my 13-year-old daughter to sleep in her room she will only sleep on my couch in the living room I’m at my wit’s end, and when I ask her why she always says it’s too hot or she doesn’t like sleeping in there I keep my house at 71 degrees, and I have no clue what could be causing it. I thought it would be just a phase but if not she will not sleep in her room alone but when she has friends over they sleep in there do you think I should have her checked for separation anxiety or does anyone else have this issue Any help would be appreciated. Anonymous Community MemberThis question was asked by a Facebook community member who has asked to remain anonymous.

Do they make car seats for parents who have limited mobility with their hands?

Do they make car seats for parents who have limited mobility in their hands? I’ve slowly been losing mobility in my hands, particularly my right, but my symptoms are the same for both hands. Pain when lifting things, sudden electrical shock type feeling where my middle finger meets the palm of my hand, numbness in my pinky, ring, and middle finger, and I’m losing the ability to grasp items. I’ve had MRI and nerve tests done, and all have come back normal, so doctors are stumped as to why it’s occurring, and it’s not carpal tunnel as symptoms came on at the same time for both hands. This problem that I’m running into is this is making tightening the straps on both my kid’s car seats painful and difficult. My 5yos car seat has a crank on the side that you turn to tighten the straps and my 2yos car seat has a strap at the bottom you have to grab tight and pull. As much as I’d hate to have to buy two new car seats, unless my Drs can figure out what’s wrong, making sure my babies are strapped in properly is my priority. Anonymous Community MemberThis question …

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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.

How can I transition my child to their own bed?

Full disclosure: I am 100% FULLY AWARE; this is my fault. However, I need some advice. My 11 month old has slept with me since birth. (Small background, I also slept in the bed with my mom until I was 10). I was super anxious and stressed when she was born, and the only way I could sleep, and know she would be ok, is if she slept with me. That being said, she’s in daycare now, and she’s sleeping in a crib there. I felt it would be easier for her to adjust to that at home now too. What are your tips and tricks to putting your babies to bed in a crib that is under one year? I laid her down earlier, and she immediately woke up and cried, and her daddy rescued her. So the “cry it out” method is not an option, nor do I like it either. Anonymous Community MemberThis question was asked by a Facebook community member who has asked to remain anonymous.

My 8-year-old has been waking up at night and is unable to fall back to sleep: Thoughts?

My 9-year-old daughter has recently taken to waking in the middle of the night and cannot go back to sleep. Some nights she is up till it’s light outside. She cries from frustration because she clearly wants to sleep. We have tried a calming bedtime routine, counting backward, praying, but from a sporadic few times, it has become every night. What do I do? Her daytime concentration is diminishing. Anonymous Community MemberThis question was asked by a Facebook community member who has asked to remain anonymous.

How can I get my baby on a routine?

Any advice on getting a six-month-old on schedule. We had a kinda routine before, but he’s changed up the hours he likes to sleep. Went from 9p-6a with naps throughout the day to 4a-1p with naps after. I need any advice I can get. Ftm of a seriously unexpected baby ( didn’t know I was having him until I was in labor.) All advice is appreciated Anonymous Community MemberThis question was asked by a Facebook community member who has asked to remain anonymous.

My 6-year-old daughter doesn’t like eating: Advice?

I have a six-year-old daughter. She will be 7 in a few days, but I can’t get her to eat. She will gag and puke and cry just so she doesn’t have to eat. She is on a med for ADHD, and she has been on it for about a year, so I’m not sure it has to do with her med, but she wants to eat hardly at all, and I get stuff I know she likes but still won’t eat. When she was younger, she loved biscuits and gravy but will now only take a couple of bites and then cries she fully. She wants to eat no chips, cookies, candy, and she has never been a sweet junk food type kid. She doesn’t eat lunch at school. Yesterday we went to Ryan’s with my dad for lunch, and she ate a few bites, and that was it, and I know she has to be hungry, but I just don’t know how to get her to eat. She will sit down at the table for supper and cry gag and just about puke cause she doesn’t want to eat. I don’t know what to do. Anonymous Community MemberThis …

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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.