how do u deal with and active child

Andrea - posted on 12/02/2009 ( 7 moms have responded )

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how can i get my child to settle down when i work to do?

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Raquel - posted on 12/05/2009

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I have an 18 months baby. He is a very independent baby and very hyper like her mommy. He does not like to be hold for longer periods. He prefers to be walking or running. He loves to run around the house and take everything out of the cabinets or the drawers. We also have a 3 years daughter and he wants to do everything she does. Most of the time I have to let him run and play around the house because if I don't do that he will start crying and he gets very upset. It was a good idea for us to have a second baby because they spend a lot of time playing together. They both goes to school but when they come back most of the time they are or very tire or very happy to see each other and they start running, screaming and playing around the house. Sometimes is crazy but its great that they get along so well. Do you have other kids or other kids with same age of your baby around to play with? Maybe he could go to school (not a day care) a school or development center. My baby has grown up so fast and he is learning a lot; faster that my daughter did. The first time I did not think it was a good idea but now I can see it was just the right thing for both babies. They learn new stuff every day, make new friends, I met new families with children same age as my babies and the better is that they get entertain a lot at school. I don't know if your baby is at school or if you can afford it but if you like the idea and can't afford it you can receive some help from your county. They will help you to pay big part of the tuition fees and the baby will love it and he will have a great time!!!

Amy - posted on 12/03/2009

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how old is your child? It's hard to say with not knowing the age, my son is 19 months and we found that just letting him run around outside makes a HUGE difference.

I'm also really big into Yoga, so I've been doing a little looking into Yoga with Toddlers and found that there have been many good responses to helping calm active children! I even saw that some daycares offer Yoga for the toddlers! Today when I get home will hopefully be the first day trying some Yoga with our son. Although I must admit, I kinda feel a little weird trying to get my toddler to join me in Yoga!

Audria - posted on 12/03/2009

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Thats also very good too Melissa and Brandi, I have to let him help me when I'm doing laundry, he loves to help put a way the clothes, when I'm done folding, or help to sweep. He's starting school in January so I'll definitely be signing him up to physical activities to help with some of that energy.

Melissa - posted on 12/03/2009

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When you are doing your work, set up a work station for your child with coloring books and crayons and such. This way your child feels like he or she is doing what mommy is doing, since a lot of children want to do the same as us. This mmight keep him calm for a while. Happy Holiday's!!

Brandi - posted on 12/03/2009

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Is the child in any sports? dance? any thing active? My 6 yr old from the day she started walking has been active. She loves to run around outside. I had her play t-ball this past spring. She played tackle football just this fall. She loved it. Have the child help you when you are doing things even work. She helps me in the kitchen when I cook. I don't let her cook but I do have her throw away the things I'm done with.

Audria - posted on 12/02/2009

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Hi Andrea, my son is going to be 3 in February... mucho mucho active.

What I do to get him to settle down to work, is I spend a little time with him first and play with him or read a book.

Then I allow him to play alone with his toys, and afterwards he can watch a little TV. That usually does the trick, as I let him watch Discovery Kids, where they teach them to count, know the shapes, colours, plus its fun. I find myself everynow and again singing and dancing with him :).



Hope that helps.



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