Kat - posted on 06/30/2010 ( 8 moms have responded )
Tristan turned 1 on 6/11. and i hope i'm not the only one having trouble with their 1 year old.
he's refusing to eat anything (he IS teething, getting his eye teeth and 6 others, so i think this has a lot to do with it) except apple sauce cups and mashed potatoes and puffs. he only wants pediasure (which is good, since the doc wants me to give it to him for his lack of nutritious foods) for a drink.
and he's super opinionated. his favorite word is "no" and i'm constantly telling him "no" all day long because he wants to climb the cabinets and the couch and everything he can climb. if i try to give him something, he says "no. dat" (he cant say the "th" yet, lol), so when i give him what he points to, he says "no, dat" to the other thing, and goes back and forth.
he wont sleep. he wants to stand in bed screaming, and when i go in there, he starts laughing. i leave and he screams, so i go back in and he laughs. so i just end up leaving him in there screaming until he screams himself to silence. then i go in there to make sure he hasnt smothered himself in his blanket, and he scrambles to his feet, and says "hode me" (hold me) and i feel bad, cuz i just lay him back down and he screams again, and we start all over again. and this is for nap time and bedtime. and he never plays in his room, it's for bedtime only. he plays in the living room.
anyone have any advice? he's refusing to eat and he has a weight check at the dr 7/6, and if he looses a pound (he's lost 2 supposedly since crawling 2 months ago) and she wants him back up to at least 19 (he's 18.15 now and 31-1/2" - 32", depending on what measuring method). i'm worried she'll try to put him in the hospital for it, or try to have him taken away or something. so i feel like force-feeding him, which doesnt work, of course. but i need help :(