Jump to content
Eat and sleep advice
3 replies to this topic
Posted 15 January 2013 - 01:57 PM
Hi ladies ,it has been quite sometime since I have been on here....
I am after some advice or maybe others have or are experiencing the same as me.. My DD is 11 months old was eating 3 meals a day now after she has gotten over a virus and ear infection she refuses to eat. She will have a few mouthfuls of pasta but that's it if I try and give her yoghurt or anything else she lock tights her mouth and turns her head... I have tried the whole laying it in front of her but she just destroys it and throws it on the ground... As for sleep she is now waking constantly at night sometimes every half hour crying. Hungry I am assuming as she has some bottle and goes back to sleep again.. I just don't know what to do.. Should I give her more filling formula ?
I am going to see our maternal nurse thursday but thought I would jump on here for any tips or advice or anything really.
Posted 18 January 2013 - 10:29 AM
How did you go with the nurse?
I find that DS does sometimes go off his food, and especially when he's been sick or otherwise disturbed. I just keep offering and deal with the mess (oh, how I hate the mess.)
Could your DD still be in pain? Waking every 30 minutes for DS is usually a sign that he's in pain from his teeth. I am relatively generous with pain relief, and will give him Panadol if I suspect teething. He'll often be fine during the day but then very upset at night. It's probably because there are no distractions.
Posted 18 January 2013 - 09:40 PM
KRT - Went really well with the nurse she asked me our routine and it appears that DD is having way to much formula bottles. She told me it is suppressing her appetite and I should cut back a bottle and offer more water during the day. She suggested I cut out her night time bottle but gosh no way I could do that so I have cut back during the day only offering a formula bottle when she is ready for her naps which is normally early morning and late afternoon. Then her bedtime one that's it.. In between that time I am now offering her water which she is loving. We have only been doing it since yesterday morning and already she has started wanting food. I can't believe it it's a huge turn around. And last night she woke once. The nurse told me not to give her a middle of night feed to just let her kind of cry it out. But at 3am this morning and a upset baby I gave in and gave her 1 which she deal the whole lot and went back to sleep for another 5 hours. Impressed. I can't do the whole let her cry it out. It breaks my heart to hear her so upset so I went with my motherly instinct that clearly she was hungry I can't refuse to fill her belly up. She only woke once I am happy with that. So happy. I feel normal today lol.
Posted 19 January 2013 - 08:39 AM
On the night bottles I think do what you need to, my DS always requested one at that age and certainly let you know about it but DD gets through the night fine without. I think each baby is different and it won't be forever, but agree a screaming baby at 3am isn't much fun. Glad the eating is going well, my DD loves her sippy cup with water I think as she is able to do it herself (and also chew the top of the cup!!).
Edited by nicknick, 19 January 2013 - 08:41 AM.
1 user(s) are reading this topic
0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users
At The Baby & Toddler Show, you?ll find everything you need to get ready for your new arrival and guide you through the early weeks and years of parenting.
It was less than a week after my son was born that I first heard it - from my mother.
On the rare occasion I catch sight of you at school, or around town, I think back to our earliest exchange. I?m sure you have no recollection of it at all.
Children showing signs of autism don't usually receive early intervention until well into toddlerhood or later, but a new study suggests infants with symptoms of the developmental disorder might benefit from therapy from as early as six months.
Knatalye Hope and Adeline Faith are a lot like any other identical twin girls, but there is one dramatic difference: they're joined at the chest and shares several internal organs.
I should have seen that my wife wasn't the same person I'd fallen in love with, but we were both too focused on simply trying to get by.
The deaths are too horrible even to think about. Yet we owe it to the children - Fletcher, Mia and Phoebe Hunt - to think long and hard about it all.
A six-month-old girl has died from meningococcal disease just weeks after an application for government funding of a vaccine for the most deadly strain of the virus was rejected.
Being too involved in our children?s play and not allowing our kids enough free time for unstructured activities can mean our kids miss out on the value that play offers.
The Pop Light light shade comes in a flat pack already made - it's up to you to design it as you'd like.
Have we forgotten how to be imaginative, resourceful parents?
Letting your child move as much as possible in the early years ? using all senses, engaging in the real world, preferably outside ? will help them grow up healthier, smarter, calmer and stronger.
This little girl thought she was taking part in a standard game of peek-a-boo, but her dad had a surprise for her.
At some point I became 'me' again, but not the same me that I was ... and that?s not a bad thing.
An ambitious new national initiative aims to address the "national emergency" of domestic violence across Australia.
There has been a fall in the number of stillbirths among some groups of women despite the overall rate remaining stable, a new report reveals.
My baby was a few months old when we first heard the term ?brachial plexus birth injury? and the heart wrenching news that he may never gain full function of his arm.
A flip-flop happy-sad can occur in the same minute, the same second. And it continues forever, throughout a yo-yo mama's tenure, beginning with pregnancy.
First it was weddings. Then it was engagement parties. Now it seems christenings are following the trend of asking guests for money in lieu of gifts.
The new documentary series Crash Test Mummies & Daddies takes a fly-on-the-wall look at the first months of life with a newborn.
Around 30 per cent of children live with eczema every day. A dad shares his son's story and gets advice from an expert.
This hilarious video shows how making new mum friends can be awkward - but reassures that it is possible.
Got bored kids? Quickly find the best activities for kids wherever you are in Australia with the Essential Kids app.
Top 5 Articles
To celebrate the release of the new movie House of Magic, we have 10 double passes and magic sets to give away just in time for these school holidays. Enter Now for a chance to win!
While watching your baby grow into a unique little person is exciting and wondrous, the intensity of meeting everyone else?s needs can ever so sneakily overtake your own needs for self-care.
Almost all women will experience bruising, grazing or tearing after a vaginal birth. Depending on the degree of tearing, there are various treatments available.
Outings can be lots of fun with the kids, but there are inevitable challenges. Here's some information about days out to help you be a little more prepared.
I sent invitations on burgundy scrapbooking paper stamped with a field of poppies, and told each person why I wanted him or her there. I warned that there would be nudity.
When your baby?s due date comes and goes without so much as a pop - let alone a bang - it can be disheartening. Mums and a doula share their stories of natural inductions.
As I sat across the table from my friend ? me, a seasoned mother of three; her, a brand new mum ? I thought of all the mistakes an old-hand parent can make when visiting a newborn baby.
Unbearable anxiety, unspeakable joy, constant exhaustion and bouts of frustration ... The many shocks of first-time fatherhood resound in a dad's diary of his son's early months.
Finances may not be as cute as a newborn, but with many women?s working arrangements changing post-baby, monetary matters need attention too.
After naming her other daughter Princess Tiaamii, glamour model Katie Price needed a special name for her new baby.
We've scoured the internet to find gorgeous personalised keepsakes and nursery decor to record baby name and dates. They make great gifts for christenings, name days and birthdays! (All prices in AU.)
For Shopping, For Advice, For Baby & You. Enjoy a special day out with fabulous shopping from over 200 brands, leading parenting experts offering advice on a range of topics, and amazing children?s entertainment