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  • Just give him a nightcap, where do you think baby Farkers come from?
  • SpaceMonkey-66: [Fark user image image 379x488]


    I mean, the sprog likely has the sniffles
  • Blah blah blah comfort your kid through this stage and stop projecting your anxiety onto them.

    It'll pass and they'll learn to trust you.
  • Suck it up, buttercup, and welcome to parenthood.

    I spent a lot of late nights / early mornings driving Thing One around the perimeter of the Portland metro area when he was little. It was the only thing that would get him settled back down while keeping things quiet so my wife could sleep. You start out thinking "OMG, WTF, are you serious!? Now!?" but a few miles into it, when you look in the mirror and see him quietly staring out the window as the rumbling of the road slowly lulls him back to sleep, you also start to take in the little things you've never noticed before. As miffed as you might have been at the start, you come back from the drive with a soundly-sleeping toddler and a calm vibe for yourself.

    /Not sure where I'm going with that, other than "you're here now, what positive thing can you take away from this experience"?
  • sounds like someone bought the ticket, but doesn't like the ride.
  • It's breathing. roll over and go back to sleep.

    //depends on the cry
  • Wait till it becomes a teenager.
  • You can try Furburizing. Just put a Furby in the baby's room and let them interact.
  • Let the kid sleep in your room.  Make room in the bed, or set up the crib next to the bed.  Hell, rearrange the living room to be a giant sleep area.  It's not a crime to set up your home to suit you

    We are not solitary creatures by nature.  Mist of us kind of like having someone else to snuggle up with and sleep.  You're the adult here, rule out medical issues like colic and teething, and then do the things to help the kid.
  • I would hold them and slowly circle in place while humming "go to sleep". I did it for all of them and yes those nights are long and work doesn't care and university doesn't care. No one else cares that you are up all night. You know what? I don't regret one moment of it.
  • When my grandson was in his Terrible Twos, something similar happened and neither my daughter nor SWMBO could not get him to go to sleep, and in desperation turned to me.

    I went to his room and found him screaming the place down.  The key is to stay cool, no matter what.  "Okay, here's the deal.", I said.  "I'm going to give you a choice.  You can either go to sleep right now like a good boy, or I throw one of your toys away.   It's your choice - what do you want to do?"

    Scream holler yell tantrum etc...

    "That's fine."  I reached down and picked up a toy that was not one of his favourites and needed junking any way, and put it in the bin.  SCREAM HOLLER YELL TANTRUM ETC

    "There's no point you getting upset.  YOU chose to do that.  It was YOUR choice.  You decided to do that instead of going to sleep.  Now then, I'm going to give you another choice - you can either go to sleep right now like a good boy, or I throw another one of your toys away.   It's your choice - what do you want to do?"

    Scream holler...

    "Okay, that's fine."  Another toy in the bin.  More screaming etc.  "That was YOUR choice, wasn't it?  You threw it in the bin.  Now then, I'm going to give you another choice - you can either go to sleep right now like a good boy, or I throw another one of your toys away.   It's your choice - what do you want to do?"  I picked up another one and held it over the bin.

    It started to hit home now.  He was losing his toys by his own actions.  Screaming stopped, replaced by snuffling.

    "Does that mean you've decided that you're going to go to sleep?"  He nodded.

    "Good boy.  I'll stay with you to make sure you do, okay?"  More nodding.  Asleep in two minutes.  Went downstairs to find two ladies slack-jawed with amazement.

    When he woke about hours later, he asked if he could have his toys back - sorry, no.  "Remember, YOU chose to throw them away, and that's what happened.  They're gone forever.  YOU did that.  All you had to do was go to sleep.  Sleep is nice.  We all like to sleep.  Sleep is good for you.  So the next time it's time to sleep and you have the choice between going to sleep like a good boy or throwing your own toys away, what will you choose?"

    "Sleep."

    "Good boy.  Would you like a hug?"  He runs over and gives me a big hug, and we're friends again.  He went down for his naps and sleep like a lamb every time after that.
  • Xanlexian: [i.imgur.com image 850x850]


    Why did they find it necessary to change this from LORD No Kids?
  • cherryl taggart: Let the kid sleep in your room.  Make room in the bed, or set up the crib next to the bed.  Hell, rearrange the living room to be a giant sleep area.  It's not a crime to set up your home to suit you

    We are not solitary creatures by nature.  Mist of us kind of like having someone else to snuggle up with and sleep.  You're the adult here, rule out medical issues like colic and teething, and then do the things to help the kid.


    That is what we did when my daughter was little. The crib was across the foot of the bed. Just being close to us was enough to keep her happy.  It was a difficult transition when we moved her to her own room, but by then she was big enough to let the kitty sleep with her, and that helped a lot.
  • Barricaded Gunman: Xanlexian: [i.imgur.com image 850x850]

    Why did they find it necessary to change this from LORD No Kids?


    To be inclusive.
  • Xanlexian: [i.imgur.com image 850x850]


    Pfft. Like I'd ever wear socks with sandals.
  • Pillows work wonders.....iykwim
  • Only You Can See This: When my grandson was in his Terrible Twos, something similar happened and neither my daughter nor SWMBO could not get him to go to sleep, and in desperation turned to me.

    I went to his room and found him screaming the place down.  The key is to stay cool, no matter what.  "Okay, here's the deal.", I said.  "I'm going to give you a choice.  You can either go to sleep right now like a good boy, or I throw one of your toys away.   It's your choice - what do you want to do?"

    Scream holler yell tantrum etc...

    "That's fine."  I reached down and picked up a toy that was not one of his favourites and needed junking any way, and put it in the bin.  SCREAM HOLLER YELL TANTRUM ETC

    "There's no point you getting upset.  YOU chose to do that.  It was YOUR choice.  You decided to do that instead of going to sleep.  Now then, I'm going to give you another choice - you can either go to sleep right now like a good boy, or I throw another one of your toys away.   It's your choice - what do you want to do?"

    Scream holler...

    "Okay, that's fine."  Another toy in the bin.  More screaming etc.  "That was YOUR choice, wasn't it?  You threw it in the bin.  Now then, I'm going to give you another choice - you can either go to sleep right now like a good boy, or I throw another one of your toys away.   It's your choice - what do you want to do?"  I picked up another one and held it over the bin.

    It started to hit home now.  He was losing his toys by his own actions.  Screaming stopped, replaced by snuffling.

    "Does that mean you've decided that you're going to go to sleep?"  He nodded.

    "Good boy.  I'll stay with you to make sure you do, okay?"  More nodding.  Asleep in two minutes.  Went downstairs to find two ladies slack-jawed with amazement.

    When he woke about hours later, he asked if he could have his toys back - sorry, no.  "Remember, YOU chose to throw them away, and that's what happened.  They're gone forever.  YOU did that.  All you had to do was go to sleep.  Sleep is nice.  We all like to sleep.  Sleep is good for you.  So the next time it's time to sleep and you have the choice between going to sleep like a good boy or throwing your own toys away, what will you choose?"

    "Sleep."

    "Good boy.  Would you like a hug?"  He runs over and gives me a big hug, and we're friends again.  He went down for his naps and sleep like a lamb every time after that.


    This works. Although in my version I say I'll take it away not throw it away, and he'll only get it back when he shows me he is ready.

    Find what motivates a kid and you'll be able to get them to understand what they should be doing - like getting a good night's sleep.
  • remember when I said, "Condoms. Every. Single. Time"?

    not saying I told you so..
  • Check the diaper, see if they're hungry or thirsty, check for a temperature.

    Toddlers can often tell you where the problem is. Are they tugging at an ear or some other body part? If they're crying, take a look at their throat with your phone's flashlight.

    If all else fails, put in some foam earplugs, sit in the rocking chair, and just rock the kid, letting them squirm into whatever position they are most comfortable.
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