Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Jacque | 2010/06/17


alot of questions - need help

My son is 19 months old, still does not sleep through and he wakes up about 2 -3 times a nite for bottle. He sleeps in a cot in my room, but does not fall asleep there, but rather next to me on the bed which takes up to 30 - 60 minutes every nite. It is exhausting seeing im a single mom, and my patience is disasterous and i take it out on my kids. I have several questions:
1. Do I need to pull my sons foreskin back to clean the peepy?
2. How do I get him to sleep in own bed to start of and to stay there?
3. How do i get him to sleep through?
4. Why does he like to bite and slap?
5. When do I start potty training?
6. When do I take him off the bottle?

Expert's Reply



Answers 1] No
2] Your toddler has become used to this way of falling asleep and of sleeping. The only way to break this cycle is to be firm, put him in his own bed and then probably to go through the contolled crying method.
3] He will only sleep through once he realises that you are not going to give him bottles through the night. again the same process [see above] will solve this problem as well.
4]Biting and hitting needs to be stopped immediately by being firm. Just tell him to stop and if he does not listen put him in his room and only let him out when he stops crying. Do this very time he bites or hits anyone.
5]You can start potty training him now but with all the other issues it would be better to wait until 2 years.
6] You should be trying to get your son to drink from a cup now.

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