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Hey my names susie im a first time mum with a 2 yr old daughter, i have had all those problems aswell yea ive also found that if i give her a bottle and put her up in my bed watching hi_5 or wiggles she seems 2 fall asleep, but i found if i knocked out her nap in the day that she didnt sleep much at night and was worse 2 get 2 sleep cause she was so overtired, i give her breaky bath(shower) play, bottle bed and she sleeps 4 atleast 2 hours (thank_god) hahah, i also leave the bedside lamp on she seems 2 sleep alot better knowing that she can see and feeling alot safer i hope i helped someone

Hi Mel,

I just read your thread on sleep concerns for toddlers and I have a 16 month old boy who is in the process of recovering from a particularly bad ear infection and cold. You mentioned that your took you child to see a naturopath and found she was, amongst other things, lactose intollerance and I just wondered what tests they did to find those allergies?? This is my sons third ear infection since he was one year old and a new doctor just mentioned to me that it could be an allergy to dairy products but when I asked him how I go about finding out if this is the case, he just told me it was trial and error, just to take him off dairy and "see what happened"! I am considering taking him to an Ear Nose and Throat specialist but would be interested to hear how your tests were done by your naturopath and may consider doing the same for my little one.
I have a 2 year old boy. When I bought my new baby home we went through hell. (he was 18 mnths) He would scream sometimes for 30 minutes and throw himself out of his cot and hurt himself. We tried everything and the only thing that seemed to help was to give him time warnings of when he was going to bed "5 minutes to bed time" ect eventhough I dont think he fully understood what we were saying he knew the word "bed" then once in bed he had his milk then we would talk about what we had done during the day and we call it our "Dream Day Diary" this seems to instantly calm him down and we say goodnight he sometimes still carries on but we talk to him from another room and say "Remember when mummy fell off the slide at the park?" things like that. or sing a song we danced to that day and just keep him talking for a minute or two until there is no more jibber jabber from the bedroom, he forgets what he is screaming for and he eventaully falls asleep or lies ther singing and talking to himself - which I dont mind as long as he is relaxing. This is also cute to tape and listen to afterwards!!! Being a naturopath, as others have mentioned, do look into the diet but too much Lavender Oil can have a stimulating effect maybe use it during the afernoon and then cut it out. Frankincense oil works well too as does the herb Hops found in Brauer Infant Calm drops available at Health food stores. Hope this helps.

mel mum of 2 monsters

if you want to get your son to sleep try go for a walk around the block that normally work it always has for me or sit him in front of the tv give him a bottle that might work good luck
Start control crying, it works..

Nae, Qld, SAHM with DD 7yrs, DS 5yrs & DD 22mths


I just read your thread on testing for lactose intolerance. You can ask your GP to do a feases (poo test) to check for traces. I had my 7 week old done at 2 weeks old and he had a slight intolerance to lactose. The tests cost around $150.00 by a pathologist and take around 4 days to culture or you can do it yourself from a test from the chemist so my brother-in-law told me who is a medical scientist (who does this tests on a daily basis).

Hope this information is useful. I also believe in homepathy and naturopaths. Anything is worth a try.

Nae, Qld, SAHM with DD 7yrs, DS 5yrs & DD 22mths

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