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Megarielle 1 child; 2 angel babies; Waterloo, Iowa 1673 posts
3rd Feb '13
Quoting Viv, Ev & Gwen ♥:" I second the menu choices and his sleeping arrangements. Though IMO TV wouldn't be that awful, if he was getting lots of outside run around time"

That's the plan when it warms up... unfortunately it's been raining and snowing the last few weeks, so it's not much of an option... :(

I'm His Amy He's My Rory 2 kids; Caldwell, Idaho 49251 posts
3rd Feb '13
Quoting Supafly★:" DS is 7 1/2 months and out of the swing already. He won't give up the bouncy seat but I don't think it has a weight limit. "


No they don't have a weight limit just it says once they sit up on their own not to use it.

Red Bottom 2 kids; Middelfart, Denmark 15218 posts
3rd Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Megarielle:</b>" That's the plan when it warms up... unfortunately it's been raining and snowing the last few weeks, so it's not much of an option... :("</blockquote>




Kids love snow.

ILOVEWINE Due April 24; 2 kids; Sweden 10814 posts
3rd Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Megarielle:</b>" That's the plan when it warms up... unfortunately it's been raining and snowing the last few weeks, so it's not much of an option... :("</blockquote>




Same here, but we still don't do TV. Does he like puzzels or play dough? Do you guys have a library or children's museum?

P Pickle Pants 98 kids; California 20522 posts
3rd Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Megarielle:</b>" That's the plan when it warms up... unfortunately it's been raining and snowing the last few weeks, so it's not much of an option... :("</blockquote>




Then he needs a lot less TV right now and lots MORE running and physical indoor play since he isn't getting much active outdoor run-time.

I'm His Amy He's My Rory 2 kids; Caldwell, Idaho 49251 posts
3rd Feb '13
Quoting Red Bottom:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Megarielle:</b>" That's the plan when it warms up... unfortunately ... [snip!] ... it's been raining and snowing the last few weeks, so it's not much of an option... :("</blockquote> Kids love snow."


Not easy and comfortable for mom probably..

Megarielle 1 child; 2 angel babies; Waterloo, Iowa 1673 posts
3rd Feb '13
Quoting Supafly★:" Okay, that's fine but you have to be a little stricter about what he picks to eat. He can have the cookie, but not when he wakes up...that type of thing. And what about the bed? He has one or not? "

Yes, he does have one. It's been such a battle, though. It was like a week straight where he would be crying and screaming for 20 minutes before I couldn't take it anymore and he would just sleep in my bed. I tried singing him to sleep in his bed. I tried being "in command" and just laying him in his bed over and over and over again. Now that he knows he has options he's becoming fonder of his bed, but it's still an issue.

Supafly★ 2 kids; Poland 14109 posts
3rd Feb '13
Quoting I'm His Amy He's My Rory:" No they don't have a weight limit just it says once they sit up on their own not to use it."


Well he does sit up on his own but I always strap him in. It's the only way I can get him to nap without having to lay next him and nurse him for 2 hours. :x

user banned 2 kids; Bat Cave, North Carolina 64587 posts
3rd Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Red Bottom:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Megarielle:</b>" I'm trying to give him more fruits and veggies. ... [snip!] ... will be caught for the rest of your life. It's your job to make sure your child has healthy food available at all times."</blockquote>




:!:



You need to establish good eating habits.

P Pickle Pants 98 kids; California 20522 posts
3rd Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Red Bottom:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Megarielle:</b>" That's the plan when it warms up... unfortunately ... [snip!] ... it's been raining and snowing the last few weeks, so it's not much of an option... :("</blockquote> Kids love snow."</blockquote>




My kid cried when I explained Cali doesn't get snow like his grandparents' house does. He asks for it constantly.

I'm His Amy He's My Rory 2 kids; Caldwell, Idaho 49251 posts
3rd Feb '13
Quoting P Pickle Pants:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Megarielle:</b>" That's the plan when it warms up... unfortunately ... [snip!] ... a lot less TV right now and lots MORE running and physical indoor play since he isn't getting much active outdoor run-time."


Or even if cartoons are on in the background make sure he's doing other stuff. We have cartoons on all the time, but he's playing with his pianos, crawling around following me, we're playing. He really only watches them for a few minutes at a time if he stops playing and lays there. Otherwise he's always doing something.

Supafly★ 2 kids; Poland 14109 posts
3rd Feb '13
Quoting Megarielle:" Yes, he does have one. It's been such a battle, though. It was like a week straight where he would be ... [snip!] ... bed over and over and over again. Now that he knows he has options he's becoming fonder of his bed, but it's still an issue."


Maybe if you lay in the bed with him until he falls asleep? Does he have a toddler or a twin? Let him pick out the sheets and if he has a favorite pillow, blanket, or toy let him sleep with it.

P Pickle Pants 98 kids; California 20522 posts
3rd Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Supafly★:</b>" Well he does sit up on his own but I always strap him in. It's the only way I can get him to nap without having to lay next him and nurse him for 2 hours. :x"</blockquote>




Those straps weren't designed to hold. 25lb kid.

Ravey Candyass 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Boston, Massachusetts 103128 posts
3rd Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Megarielle:</b>" Yes, he does have one. It's been such a battle, though. It was like a week straight where he would be ... [snip!] ... bed over and over and over again. Now that he knows he has options he's becoming fonder of his bed, but it's still an issue."</blockquote>



Because he knows crying will get him what he wants. Buck up, be a parent

greenmamabecky☮ TTC since Jul 2013; 18 kids; Enfield, Connecticut 20987 posts
3rd Feb '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Red Bottom:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Megarielle:</b>" That's the plan when it warms up... unfortunately ... [snip!] ... it's been raining and snowing the last few weeks, so it's not much of an option... :("</blockquote> Kids love snow."</blockquote>




And rain :)