Toddler/Kid Chat (12 months+)

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Toddler/Kid Chat (12 months+)
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Wed, 06-09-2010 - 11:34am

Hi all I'm back from visiting my parents in Atlanta. We all had fun, though 10 days away from DH was a lot. Desmond went to camp while we were there and loved it. He had a ton of fun. He is mostly pee trained now, he will not poop on the potty though and will still not tell me when he has to go. I am really hoping he starts telling me soon.

Eloise had fun to, she liked playing with her Grandparents. She also enjoyed the pool when we went. She went down the water slide with my Dad a number of times and really liked it. Desmond also went down the water slide both with me and my Dad and all alone. He is almost swimming, he can swim underwater, but has trouble floating at the top of the water, so when he comes up to breath he stops swimming. He is getting there though, I think he'll be swimming by the end of the summer. Which is good, since he seems to think he can already swim, which can get him into trouble in the pool.

DH worked on Eloise's big girl room while we were gone and her bed is in place, we need to move the dresser and the bookshelf in there into slightly better places and clear out the things we have been storing in there, but she will probably be moving from my bed into her room by the end of the month or so. I'll also be night weaning her at that point. She is normally only up twice a night to nurse now, and last night she didn't actually wake after sleeping until 7:30 this morning to nurse, but I would like to get her to sleeping without nursing, since that is when Desmond became a better sleeper and we could put him in bed without one of us being right there. Getting her to bed at 8:30 or so without one of us having to lie with her the rest of the night would be really nice.












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Wed, 06-09-2010 - 11:36am
Wow I can't believe Eloise is ready to move into her own room!! OMG! Time flies.
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Wed, 06-09-2010 - 12:27pm

Sarah- What kind of bed will you be moving Eloise into? I'm wondering because James currently sleeps in the co-sleeper (converted into a pack-n-play type bed) and I'm going to want that back for the new baby. I would prefer to put him in a toddler bed at that point and not have to buy another pack-n-play/crib, but I have no idea when he'll be ready for a normal bed. Right now I'm pretty sure he would just get out of it and run around his room all night... Any tips or thoughts would be super appreciated ;-)

This thread has been super slow since you were gone. I know we're all busy, but I'd love to hear some updates ladies.

James is doing really well, I think he's in some sort of weird limbo between needing 2 or 1 nap. He resists naps a lot, but he still gets really tired if I try to hold him off until a later nap, and if only gets a morning nap he's a mess waaay to early for bed time.

James is pretty much weaning himself now. I know it seems unlikely that a 1 year old would wean themselves, but I think my milk has decreased with the pregnancy, and he just is not very interested. I still try to offer multiple times throughout the day, but the only time he really actually nurses is first thing in the morning. I'm hoping we can hang on to that session as long as possible. I'm kind of disseminated, while he seems totally unphased by it, I miss nursing. James isn't a snuggler, so nursing was our only time to be snuggly. I've done research, and it doesn't look like there is really any way to increase milk supply during pregnancy, so I guess it just is what it is...

I guess that's all for us. I hope you all are doing well out there!

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Wed, 06-09-2010 - 1:17pm

Grace: She is moving into a queen bed. Desmond moved out of our bed into a double. She would be getting a double if we were buying her a bed, but we are converting our guest room into a craft room for DH and me so she is getting the bed from there. We never really had a problem with Desmond getting out of bed when we moved him into the double bed. Though to be fair he was in the King to begin with so he was use to a normal adult bed. I figure we won't have many issues with Eloise either. She actually rarely gets down out of bed now when she wakes up if I am not there, she just calls for me to come and get her.

I'm not help on the naps, both Desmond and Eloise went down to one nap on their own around 10 months old. They just didn't take their morning nap anymore and then their afternoon nap moved a bit earlier and everyone was happy.

As for weaning at 12 months, it is not generally normal if you are not pregnant. Since you are pregnant however, it is much more normal. A lot of children don't like the reduction in the milk supply that some Mom's get and the flavor of your milk can change to which will often cause a child to stop nursing as well. I think it is somewhere between 50 and 75% of children who stop nursing when their Mom is pregnant. So as sad as it is, it is completely normal.












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Wed, 06-09-2010 - 2:22pm

Grace--I agree with Sarah--I think it is super common for kids to wean during a pregnancy (I'm curious how things are going for Kim--check in if you are reading!). However, I've also read a ton of stories about kids who were down to one or two nursings during a pregnancy and then were more than happy to start nursing with great gusto when the milk came in. So I think if he remains interested in at least one session a day, you'll probably be able to keep nursing him and tandem if you want to.

Only seven more months until January! ;-)

Anyway, I want to start TTCing number two around 9 months and I worry about the older child weaning during the pregnancy since I would like to go until at least 2. :-/ I guess we'll see how it goes!

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Wed, 06-09-2010 - 3:50pm

I miss you girls of older babies/toddlers! I will probably be popping into this thread a lot... :)

Grace - That must be sad that James has started to wean. But it sounds like there's nothing you can do about it, so try not to feel bad! I've heard of so many babies who have stopped nursing when mom is pregnant with #2. But it's good that James is over a year old now. I had a friend who got preggo with #2 accidentally when her DS was 5 months old and her milk supply dried up and it killed her that he had to go on formula until he was a year old. But it's still hard, I know I would miss nursing, too. :/ How have you been feeling?

Sarah - Sounds like you had a great vacation with the kiddos. Aww, Eloise is already ready for her own big girl bed??!! Time really does fly... wow. I'll be interested to hear how that goes for you guys. We're most likely going to go the same route with Eliza. I don't plan to night wean her until next year sometime. She's still waking up about 3x per night - although she does go to sleep around 7:30 and sleeps alone in her co-sleeper until she wakes up for a feeding, so I do appreciate that - I don't mind the night waking as much since she does that and is a great napper during the day. :)

Question for you CD mommies of older babies... when your babies started solids, how did this change your CD washing routine and just CDing in general, if at all? For example... did anyone start using flushable liners in the CDs? Or... how did you get the poo out before going into the washer? We're definitely in the 'transitional poo' stage (sorry for all the POO TALK - heheh), which is challenging because I can't put it in the washer, but it's not solid enough yet to just flip it out of the diaper into the toilet...

Okay, poo talk over :P

Thanks ladies!!!




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Wed, 06-09-2010 - 4:00pm
The best thing for the transitional poo is the diaper sprayer. I love mine. If you don't want to spring for one of those, I guess the liners might be nice. I've always thought of the liners as kind of a rip off, but if you can predict when she'll poo and not use them all the time, they might be nice. At this stage it definitely just plops out of the diaper. The transitional poo didn't last long for us, but I'm sure it varies depending on how much solid food they are eating etc...
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Wed, 06-09-2010 - 4:08pm
Ella I have heard wonderful things about diaper sprayers, I have never gotten one, but I have heard great things about them. I just try to get as much poo off either by scraping with a spatula (dedicated to just that obviously) and by swishing in the toilet. You don't need to get everything off just the majority of the solids, the rest will come off in the wash without much issue.











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Thank you for the sig Mary

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Wed, 06-09-2010 - 4:31pm
Sounds like you had a great trip. The poop potty training took longer for Gideon than the pee. It felt like forever. Now he wants to be so independent and do it all himself. He doesn't understand why we tell him we need to help him wipe.
Does Eloise's big girl room have a theme?
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Wed, 06-09-2010 - 4:40pm
Grace when we move Gideon from his crib we converted it to a toddler bed. He took a little while, but then figured out he could get out of his bed and explore his room. In the beginning he usually just pulled books off of his bookshelf or pull the diapers out of his diaper stacker. Now as long as he's quiet we aren't really worried that he gets out of bed. The funniest is when he now changes his clothes after we put him to bed.
As far as naps, James is about the age where he transitioned from 1 nap to 2. The school told us he was fighting his afternoon nap, so we cut out his morning puppy nap. At the same time we adjusted his bedtime to a little earlier (about 1/2 hourish) and he adjusted well.
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