Re: May Infants and Toddlers
posted at 5/6/2013 11:20 AM EDT
Summer, ditto to all the eating advice. It helps me to read this stuff again, too, because DS (14.5 mos) is still a finicky eater at best. He, too, does better at daycare, and he will love something one day and hate it the next. We still probably push meals more than we should, but I've had him eat almost nothing at dinner and still not wake up hungry enough times to know that it does even out. It really is better to take the long view.
Pugs, what is it about the water dish?!? DS learned the meaning of "No!" due to his constant attempts to get at the cat's water bowl. Thankfully, after a month or so he's learned that it's off-limits/gotten tired of it.
I'm loving this weather, too. DS loves being outside, and I already can't imagine what we did back when it was too cold and snowy to go out.
We officially have a walker! DS took his first steps a couple weeks ago, and spent most of this weekend walking between DH and me. I cannot get over how cute he looks lurching forward with a huge grin on his face. I'm such a proud Mama! He's also babbling up a storm and saying "Daddy" "Doggy" and "Kitty" a lot. No "Mama," though I know he can say it :-).
We're working on eliminating bottles, and most recently we stopped DS's nighttime one. I always thought that would be the last to go but he's actually more attached to his morning one. But after a couple nights of throwing the bottle after a few sips, I decided to just see if he could go without. It's going okay, but kind of stressful. The last couple of nights he's been upset when we've put him into his crib, which is very unusual (normally he's really happy to get in bed). He calms down fairly quickly, but I want to go back to saying goodnight to a happy, serene baby! I need to find something equally soothing to replace the bottle in his nighttime routine. Snuggles are out, since he's super-squirmy by this point. All I've managed so far is reading him a story while he empties and refills his sock drawer, but nothing seems to calm him like the bottle. Any tips?