I am a mother of a 15 mo and watch another 15 mo boy. My daughter weighs 21 lbs. The little boy I watch is the exact same age and weighs 32 almost 33 lbs. My daughter is a picky eater but will usually eat around 1/2 to a 1/4 serving of meat or cheese, sometimes 1/2 a jar of a veggie or a fruit at mealtime and 4 oz of water or juice. I give her eight ounces of milk (or infamil 2nd step) 3 times a day after breakfast, before nap, and before bedtime. The little boy will eat 1 and 1/2 to 2 toddler raviolis, 1 jar of veggie and 1 jar of fruit and 8 oz of milk or juice, that is a typical meal. I switch it up of course, they eat other meats but he usually eats 3 to 4 times more. I know he is a bigger boy, but is my daughter eating too little ( I also give her vitamin drops). Is there a way to get her to eat more? She has not gained any weight in 4 mos, but grew 2 inches, she is in the 40%. Compared to the little boy there is such a huge difference.
I have an 18 month old beautiful baby girl and she used to be the best little angel. I used to put her to bed at bedtime and then leave the room and she would fall asleep on her own. Now she refuses to get into her bed and needs to hold me (litterraly be on top of me) before she will allow herself to fall asleep. It takes up to 40 minutes for her to be fast asleep so that I can lay her down and leave the room, if she wakes up while I put her down she starts screaming and crying till I hold her again. Also she gets up at night and refuses to go back to bed if she is not sleeping on top of me. I don't know what brought this on as we have the same routine and nothing has changed in our lives. I have been working for more than 8 months and this never effected her in the past, she is also with the nanny at home and goes to playgroups twice a week with the nanny. If any one can give me some advise or help enabling me to return to normal I would gladly appreciate it!!
From sad mommy
I also just noticed that her toe nails are discolored. And these breaks were not caused by trauma. She eats healthy, and drinks lots of milk, and takes a vitamin every morning. What do you think is causing this? And also I know her fingers hurt, because she complains about it. And we do have a doc appointment next week, I just want other opinions.
The Dr. allowed his children, I think he had five or six, to sleep with he and his wife until they were 2yrs. old. I cannot remember his name, I know it wasn't Berry Brazelton! Any one know who he was?