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user banned California 36390 posts
21st Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Stephanie Onyembi:</b>" Yeah maybe I'll try that. I'll just pull a bunch of toys out of the bedroom and lock it up so they can't ... [snip!] ... my eye lids open, and never clean my house (except during nap and after bed when I need to be studying and doing homework)."</blockquote>




What about your husband? What is he doing during all of this? Maybe you should get a real babysitter or nanny

Jennybananna 2 kids; Gilbert, AZ, United States 25079 posts
21st Mar '13
Quoting ღFrodoliciousღ:" Yeah, I clean my house, intern at college, go to college full time and watch my kid. It's called naptime, ... [snip!] ... them and you have that little control over where your kids go, lock it up. Put toys in the main room and lock up the bedroom. "

My kids love to help with the laundry. When the baby naps my oldest and I have cleaning contests to see who can put away the most toys, sweep their area the fastest. Get their pile of clothes in the washer the fastest.

Stephanie Onyembi 2 kids; Duluth, Minnesota 1514 posts
21st Mar '13
Quoting Forrest Bondurant &hearts:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Stephanie Onyembi:</b>" Yeah maybe I'll try that. I'll just ... [snip!] ... What about your husband? What is he doing during all of this? Maybe you should get a real babysitter or nanny"


He is working most of the time.

user banned 2 kids; Georgia 24891 posts
21st Mar '13
Quoting Stephanie Onyembi:" Yeah maybe I'll try that. I'll just pull a bunch of toys out of the bedroom and lock it up so they can't ... [snip!] ... my eye lids open, and never clean my house (except during nap and after bed when I need to be studying and doing homework)."

any other excuses you can think up?

BareFootBabyMaker Due May 30 (boy); 2 kids; Springfield, Missouri 850 posts
21st Mar '13
Quoting ღFrodoliciousღ:" Yeah, I clean my house, intern at college, go to college full time and watch my kid. It's called naptime, ... [snip!] ... them and you have that little control over where your kids go, lock it up. Put toys in the main room and lock up the bedroom. "

Its not hard for me to accomplish my daily tasks either...however, you sound like a lazy, self-absorbed mother and your home probably needs more attention. I clean every waking second I'm at home and still manage to watch my children and get my other tasks taken care of. It sounds like you are one of those moms that lets your older child "watch" the younger one constantly...that has to stop. Take your computer to their room and do your homework while they play if thats what it takes.

BareFootBabyMaker Due May 30 (boy); 2 kids; Springfield, Missouri 850 posts
21st Mar '13
Quoting ღFrodoliciousღ:" I assume you meant to direct most of that to OP. :lol:"


yep...sorry didn't mean to quote you:oops:

j0des(+2) 18 kids; Virginia 5095 posts
21st Mar '13

I have two kids, who rarely nap(one doesnt)..and my house is clean. *shrug*

Aiden,Jared&Olivia's momm 35 kids; Louisville, Kentucky 686 posts
21st Mar '13
Quoting j0des(+2):" I have two kids, who rarely nap(one doesnt)..and my house is clean. *shrug*"


I have 3 and I babysit my niece who is 7 months and so is my house.

user banned 2 kids; Georgia 24891 posts
21st Mar '13

OP, what are your kid's doing right now?

3 little monsters 3 kids; Olathe, Colorado 50990 posts
21st Mar '13
Quoting Stephanie Onyembi:" I pressed 2 of his fingers down on his teeth JUST ENOUGH for him to feel it. But when he bites his brother, ... [snip!] ... he's going to get bitten. Because despite what some super moms may think, they can't be in my sight every second of every day."


I get the frustration but your two year old isn't going to understand, neither is a 15 month old that is why you need to watch them and prevent it from happening as best you can. Even with your method the biting isn't going to stop overnight, it's obviously a habit for him now. Habits are hard to break but especially hard when it's a baby who hasn't yet developed reasoning, patience or the ability to verbalize his wants/needs. I'm sure you are at your wits end by now and understandably so but the real solution is that you need to keep a very sharp eye on them now. You need to be right there when it happens immediately correcting the behavior, preventing it when you can and stopping it before it gets to the point of bruises and broken skin. If they are in another room alone you are only alerted after the screaming starts.
It's not always easy especially when you are used to doing things a different way but sometimes you have to change your normal routines because life happens. It might take you awhile to get into the swing of things but you'll adjust. You'll find ways to keep them in your sight and do the other things you need to because you are a Mom and finding ways to juggle a bunch of shit is most of the job description, LOL.
Just remember that this won't last forever and you can get through it.

vagina. 3 kids; Titz, No, Germany 30923 posts
21st Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting 3 little monsters:</b>" I get the frustration but your two year old isn't going to understand, neither is a 15 month old that ... [snip!] ... a bunch of shit is most of the job description, LOL. Just remember that this won't last forever and you can get through it. "</blockquote>




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☠BryBry'sMuM☠ Due March 19 (girl); 1 child; Fullerton, California 15229 posts
21st Mar '13

your the parent but i think biting him is a little extreme(my option)
i was jsut told that SO's sister would put her son in the high chair and turn it around. someone also said try a pack N play for time out.
i am struggling with my son hitting me its so frustrating bc its only me that he hits when i tell him no or take somethign away. ive tried to spank him put in him time out just sitting him down but he jsut gets up.
good luck hun liek other mama said its not going to last forever & you can get through this! just liek those nights of waking up every 2-3 hrs for feedings. thinking you'll never caught up on sleep

HappyMomTo2 2 kids; Maine 360 posts
21st Mar '13
Quoting 3 little monsters:" I get the frustration but your two year old isn't going to understand, neither is a 15 month old that ... [snip!] ... a bunch of shit is most of the job description, LOL. Just remember that this won't last forever and you can get through it. "


Very well said.

sdavis87 6 kids; Garfield, Arkansas 2 posts
21st Mar '13

I guess im itching for it, but if it worked.... you arent beating him, having him draw blood, etc. Maybe teach you two year old that being a big helper and tell baby "ouch, that hurts. No! " and doesnt continue playing. that way he will feel more in control and it is consistant that everyone can do it. Then your baby can learn that he will be left alone andnot entertained if he bites. Just another option to try.

j.a.c 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Virginia 2165 posts
21st Mar '13

I have a 16 month old who loved biting. He used to do it a lot, but a firm NO BITE and redirection worked. Took a while, but it worked. You just have to have patience and stick with it. Sorry but I have to side with your pedi.. a 15 month old is still pretty young, he more than likely doesn't understand why you are forcing him to bite himself...
How are you even getting him to do that?:shock:
Have you ever thought that he might have a tooth coming in and the only way to relieve it is to chomp down on something?