HELP!!!! 3yr old & mum in real need of HELP!!!!!!!

Catherine - posted on 04/21/2010 ( 6 moms have responded )

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my 3 yr old seems to want to eat papeand cardboard all the time he refuses to eat his meals.. i also really need help because he is wanting bottles all the time i CANT seem to distract him wits relax time or sleep time to not have one he carries on to the he makes himself sick he refuses to wear undies we have tried bribes,presents ,dad showing him how its done HELP PLEASE i need to make a chanand not sure how to he is my 1st boy all my girls were ANGLES compared to my son HELP!!!!!!!!

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Medic - posted on 04/21/2010

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Ummm first of all throw the bottle away and just tell him no. My son is three and he puts his own clothes away cleans his own toys takes his dishes out of the dishwasher and puts them up. You just have to decide what is going to change and change it, don't give him any room to change your plans. My son potty trained by 2 because I told him we were not going to buy any more diapers and that if he wanted wet pants that was his choice. Let him throw his fits and when they don't get him what he wants he will give in.

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Katrina - posted on 04/22/2010

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First of all I would talk to your doctor about the eating paper and cardboard, I don't know any child doing that at such a young age...But the reason why your son does not want to eat his meal is not because he eats the paper it is because you give him the bottle all of the time. He is way to old to have a bottle in the first place... We started out girls with the sippy cup at six months (that's the only way they got juice) and at their 1st birthday they became big kids and we threw out all of the bottles. (If you throw them away you can't give in and give them back.) And the thing about the undies... He's a big boy, not a baby so there are no more diapers... and everyone wears undies... tell him that he had privates and needs to cover them up, if he refuses well that should be one battle that you wont give up on. In my house what I say goes because I'm the adult! Mind you I do pick my battles but clothes is one that is a must... if he takes them off, put them on, and if he takes them off again, well put them right back on... Be strong, it's hard but that's what needs to be done... Good luck!

Stephanie - posted on 04/21/2010

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I agree the only way out of bad habits is to put ur foot down. Trust me I made some bad habits for my kids to my daughter had a pacifier till she was about 2 1/2 and i would let her talk me into one more night with it or give in to the crying. He is old enough to know that if he cries long enough he will get it so put ur foot down and don't budge. GOOD LUCK i know it is hard but it is best for him.

Nikkole - posted on 04/21/2010

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he is way to old for a bottle! take them away! i wouldnt give him a choice you tell him how it is going to be. you make him wear his under and if he doesnt he gets introuble.jennifer is right let him throw his fits, and when he does just walk away. he will learn

Tiffany - posted on 04/21/2010

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not sure about the food thing maybe try to change it up a lil make it fun? and I would just take the bottle and tell him its gone! ( he might get up set over it but it shouldnt last more then a few days and bedtime!) and maybe for bed time try turning all the lights out and having chill time just maybe watching a movie till he falls asleep? my son also had the bed time bug and thst worked great for me! I have boys and they just like to test u momma!! and they always well!!!!!!! you just have to try and stay ahaed of him!!

oh, and the undies is he in pull ups? maybe mmm... try showing him with out letting him take it to far that every one has them and thats the diff wit ha baby and a big kid if he dont want to wear them try really treating him like a baby! when my 3 yr old starts doing something wrong or baby like I tell him he is gonna be my baby! and treat him like it! (he hates that!!!) well hope I could help! GOOD LUCK!!

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