Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Amu | 2011-03-09



My LG is 2yrs 5mnths. During the day she drinks juice and water.She still cries for her rooibos tea at night in a bottle. I tried giving her water at night and she just drinks without complaints.I want to stop nappies at night as well if she can stop drinking at night.Please help.what works.If I put chilli pepper on the teat of her dummy would it work?

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Your daughter still needs to be drinking milk, about 600ml or about 2 cups per day. She can have a cup of milk at bedtime. Water or rooibos will not satisfy her. I am not sure that I understand the rest of your question especially about putting chilli pepper on her dummy. If you want to stop her sucking on a dummy just cut a small piece off the end of the teat of the dummy each day until there is such a small piece left that she can no longer suck on it.She will discard the dummy by herself after that.

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Posted by: Purple | 2011-03-09

The time to stop night nappies is when your toddler has woken with a dry nappy for a week.
This usually happens about a year after they are potty trained during the day.

Limiting liquids doesn''t actually help. True potty training has occurred when your child is able to recognise the feeling of needing to go and able to do something about it before it just happens. Night dryness is when they can wake before they just wee. IF they are denied fluids, they take longer to learn this. My son is 7 and still takes a cup of water to bed with him at night and has a cup of milk and a cup of diluted juice with his supper about half an hour before bed and he has been dry at night since he was just over 3. Yes we have had the odd accident right up till he was about 5 but it was really just once every few months and just got less and less.

Putting chilli on her teat or dummy is cruel and abusive.

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