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Kylie, from our playroom is great. It is my son. He is 2, born in january and I am just not enjoying him for the last week. I know in my heart, these are all phases but I really hope he doesnt end up being a pain in the arse.
he has been moved to a toddler bed and won't nap. went from 3 hours a day napping to a huge struggle to get him down. For night time, just spend an hour putting him back to bed. He comes out running ,thinking it is a big game. so bring him back to bed. he flops on the floor, fights me and immediately as I put him down, he is off again. we have jack and jill bath joining the two kid rooms so he runs to that door, or to the main door. our locks aren't working and I am thinking of at least locking the bathroom door and possibly his door. this goes on for over an hour and just keeps getting higher and higher etc. finally I locked myself in our bedroom and he went bed.
I am just so frustated. I feel like I can't leave him with kylie because he will end up being agressive, biting or hiting etc. i feel bad for her. I don't like spanking and have done that because I have lost my cool and really ,it doesn't work. I am trying to find something that works. doesn't stay in time out well either. i need the supernanny or something.
He is just driving me CRAZY and I needed a place to vent and be honest and say right now, I'm not enjoying him. at all.
Since Preston turned 2, he has been a pain too. He turns 3 in Aug and I hope that it change soon, real soon... For bedtime, I lay down with both boys. I have given up on the fight on trying to get both boys asleep. Preston does hit and bit Aiden but it is getting better now. We do timeouts. Preston will sit in time out. Aiden never did. We would go on for an hour on just getting that boy to sit for a few minutes in time out.
I really don't have much advise but know it is a phase and will get better.
Sam turned 2 in May, we have some of the same issues, I do think it's a phase. Sam is still in his crib but we are considering moving him to a toddler bed soon, I worry about the getting out of bed thing, my plan (as of right now, it's just a plan in my head) I plan on gating his door (extra tall gate because he can climb over normal ones :/) and I am also thinking I will get a fun tent to go over his bed, maybe if there is a tent he will think it is cool and want to stay in there? not sure if that will work, time will tell. I always laid down with Sydney to sleep and still do so that's always an option but as of right now Sam has no issue laying down and sleeping on his own and I would like to try to keep it that way haha.....I will say having a boy and a girl there are some different challenges, Syd has always been very strong willed and still is, Sam is too sometimes but not nearly to the same degree however when he is mad he is more inclined to hit, push or bite. He can be a bit of a bully at times and we work on it every day. I do time outs, he only sits if I force the issue a bit i.e. sit there with him and make him sit. I would like to think that it is working because lately the hitting and such has improved. Just try to remember it's a phase, some phases are more tiring and annoying that others though I totally understand!
I was wondering if. Going back to the crib was an option too. Or what about laying next to him for a few nights until he goes to sleep? And then for a few nights after reading him a story in bed and then say you will check on him in a few minutes?