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Please help!! How much weight should my 1 year old gain each month?

Posted in Toddlers on 27th March 2014

Please help!! How much weight should my 1 year old gain each month?
My daughter is very picky. I try all kinds of things but she won’t eat much. This has just started like 1 1/2 months ago. I am getting worried becuase she hasn’t put on any weight. She weighs the same as she did then. she weighs 20.6 pounds. and she is verry tall. She has been fussing alot lately, I think she may be getting her molars in. Any advice? She will eat somthing one day and thenn not the next.

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Answer by iamjustcurious
If your daughter was a full term, average weight baby at birth, then she is right on track. At twelve months, she might be getting her eye and stomach teeth, but not her molars until she is about two. The eye and stomach teeth [the pointy ones on the top and bottom, either side of the top and bottom 4 teeth], can cause her to go off her food a little. Don’t worry, just keep up her fluids and offer her a variety of food at meal times and she will be fine.

Answer by kitty81301
Don’t worry about her, if you give her the food and she doesn’t want to eat it then she is not going to. Most children will not starve themselves. Some kids don’t gain weight every month my son has been the same weight for the past couple months. If it is her teeth then give a small dose of Tylenol and if its still bothering you take her to her pediatrician. Just relax a little because children do feed off your anxiety

Answer by western b
She sounds like she is doing all the “normal toddler” things 🙂 When my son hit his first birthday, he went from being a human garbage disposal, to eating like a bird! His pediatrician told me I should expect him to gain 4 pounds between his first and second birthday…so just over 5oz a month…hardly anything compared to the first year! He also told me to expect a toddler to eat either one large meal a day or to have one whole day of good eating every three days 🙂 Just keep offering nutritious snacks and meals throughout the day and she will eat when she is hungry!!

As far as the molars are concerned…my son cut his first set of molars at 14 months (all four of them at once!) I found he actually enjoyed toasted bagels the most when he was teething because chewing the bread was like a massage for his gums 🙂 I would just toast one with some cheese on top to sneak in a bit of protein and he gobbled it up 🙂

how can i change a pitbulls reputation?

Posted in Toddlers on 23rd March 2014

how can i change a pitbulls reputation?
plz i have a pitbull and everyone thinks hes hes really not hes the nicest dog u could ever see
my dog has been around many children and she is very well trained i didnt like the thought at first and then i took her on walks and there would be babys in strololers and she doesnt even look at them as far shes concerned they arent that exciting
botsikas its not funny this is a real problem not only my pitbull but for every pitbulls

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Answer by Irish Amber
You can’t. You may be able to convince people that YOUR pitbull is the nicest dog but pitbulls have a bad reputation. Right or wrong, that’s the way it is.

Answer by LawProf
You must be kind to your dog and never be mean to him so that he does not become aggressive to other people. You can join various pit bull owners groups and participate in their efforts to improve the perception of pit bulls.

Answer by igotalltheanswers
I have seen gangs where I live out on the streets with these dogs, can’t change my opinion. There are also several high profile news stories of children being killed by pitbulls.
Whilst I realise that you may have trained your pitbull well, there are enough people out there who haven’t.

Answer by Lawyer X
You know?–I never seem to read a headline saying: “Cocker spaniel mauls toddler.” While they are fine as pets most of the time, if they do attack–as many breeds might–their inbred tendencies and powerful jaws and other physical characteristics make them dangerous. I don’t think they should be allowed as household pets.

So, I believe the pitbull’s reputation is deserved.

Answer by T.P M.O.O.N
Raise the dog right – it’s the only way to assure good behavior , but you will never change the narrow minded opinions of the robots that believe all the media hype regarding the breed or the bigoted minds that would rather see the animals extinct than except their exceptional qualities. You can’t go wrong with your dog & you will never receive the loyalty you get from him from any other kind of canine.

Answer by kat
your dog might be nice but I wouldn’t trust them around any small child as it is known that these animals can snap in a second there has been Many reports of this happening.Even in our small town this has happened.These dogs where bred to be aggressive and they have that gene in them,just as we have our parents genes.So don’t be fooled by him.Now Im not saying that yours will do this all Im saying is don’t take a chance when it comes to other people lives.

Answer by Zao
If your dog is trained well he is one of the best dogs to have! I just googled to see pictures of pit bulls for two people told me my mutt dog was part pit, and there was one picture of a dog that looked like her mom and it was full pit bull! I did not know. Pit and mini-pincher!

But my dog is sweet and smart. You have to spend alot of time training and montoring them and by age two years they are one wonderful dog. They are so full of energy and they pay attention to everything. when meeting people I am right there training her and talking to her.

My dog is on a rope, for we cannot fence the yard, so she gets wrapped around trees, and all I have to do now it tell her to “go around” and she will unwind herself! Amazing dog!

but you can’t change people…. they are stuck. Pit bulls are now the most abandoned dog around for they are so much energy…mix that with the energetic mini-pin and wow you have my dog!

Answer by Botsakis G
Why don’t you put some lipstick on your pitbull?. That would give it a high reputation. Your pitbull can even be Vice President someday.

Just joking…. 🙂

My three year old is not sleeping well..I have cut out suger after 3 p.m.,and cut naps.HELP?

Posted in Toddlers on 22nd March 2014

My three year old is not sleeping well..I have cut out suger after 3 p.m.,and cut naps.HELP?
Destroys her room when everyone is asleep!!

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Answer by day dreamin baby
i don’t know. Try punishing her if she doesn’t stay in her bed. Take toys away or something like that.

Answer by Mahzy
exercise, play, run around the yard, ride bikes, enroll her in a soccer class, wear her lil butt out before bed. watch for tell tale signs of tiredness….yawning, rubbing eyes, etc. what makes YOU tired….will work on her too.

Answer by jeboshea
She may have insomnia. I know it sounds silly, but I was an insomniac from day one. My mother had a hell of a time getting me to sleep, it was almost impossible. Just tire her out as MUCH as you can. Don’t punish her for it, it’s not her fault. However destroying the room feel free to punish for lol. She will grow out of it eventually (although it took me about 18 years). One thing that magically worked was my mother bought me this stuffed animal and used it to talk to me at night. She would talk to me and try to persuade me to go to sleep with the stuffed animal.

Answer by ore2nc
Does he or she take an afternoon nap? That could be the cause of being awake at night. It’s a nice break in the day but my kid stopped taking naps pretty early on. We still had a quiet time where he could play in his room, read books or watch a video but no sleeping. You might try putting some books in his/her bed and tell them that that’s what you do when you wake up and everyone else is asleep. Stay in your bed and read some books or play with a favorite toy. Distroying the whole room is not an option, if he/she does that then make him/her help you clean it all up. Three isn’t too young to learn about consequences. Also, some good exersize through the day usually helps too. Good luck!

Answer by mya
cut out sugar all together for about a week and also ask her if she has been having any bad dreams that are keeping her awake!

Answer by b_w
Routines are good if it’s trouble actually getting to sleep; try a little drink or snack, then teeth brushing, and then bedtime stories. The Little Boy Who Wouldn’t Go To Bed is a good story for that.

It helps if you both are on the same waking/sleeping schedule, so if she sleeps late wake her when you get up. You should not go to sleep until she does.

If she goes to sleep and wakes in the middle of the night you could use a motion sensor to wake you and you can take out what she’s been destroying, leaving her with nothing to do.

What does she destroy? If she’s dumping out toys and clothes it’s just a mess. If you are concerned about her safety, you should ask her pediatrician what you can do.

Answer by aminnich04
I would suggest getting the book “The No-Cry Sleep Solution for Toddlers”. It changed everything for us. We found out that cutting naps and having them run around is actually worse. It makes their little brain go into over drive instead of settle down. We started using putting our son to bed at 7:30 and helping him to learn progressive relaxation. We spent months sitting with him in the evening helping him fall asleep, but now we read a story and say goodnight. He’s out within fifteen minutes!

Answer by kakapobirdthing
As aminichO has said, definitely buy some books on the subject. You don’t realise how much information there is about sleep issues with kids. There will certainly be a book that has answers on precisely this problem. Why fumble in the dark when you can read what an expert has found to be a proven solution? Lack of sleep is terrible for parents and children. Get serious help from a book which won’t cost much and could really improve everyone’s quality of life.

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