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    Default VENT. I can't take this for much longer.

    Check with centrelink about the chikdcare rebate and benefit ASAP!! Depending on income you may get a fairly large chunk back.

    Perhaps a clinic rather than a doctor will give you more practical advice? I'd specifically ask them to point you in the direction of a class working with toddlers. Don't give up push until you get what you need!

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    Default VENT. I can't take this for much longer.

    I have Supernanny's book if you wanted to borrow it? Lots of great things in there :-)

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    Already some fabulous advice here.

    Just wanted to say I feel your sleeping/non sleeping pain. I think the daycare option is great.

    Definitely check your rebate - for us after the rebate and everything our daily rate is around $36. Not sure if you have this is near you but near us is 'occasional care' which I think is $10 an hour, even 2 hours every couple of weeks would be beneficial.

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    Default Re: VENT. I can't take this for much longer.

    i wouldnt stress too much.. in my ds 3 years of life i have had these random weeks where all of a sudden he turns evil and i get so stressed im a bad mum then bam hes back to normal. i really hope thimgs get back to normal soon x

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    Default VENT. I can't take this for much longer.

    Looks like we will have the same problem tonight again
    Dh put her down for bed and its just a scream fest with her smashing her head on the wall

    Do I just get her out of bed?
    Sit in there??
    Leave her??
    Surely she can't do this for another 12 hours like last night.. Right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rachell View Post
    Looks like we will have the same problem tonight again
    Dh put her down for bed and its just a scream fest with her smashing her head on the wall

    Do I just get her out of bed?
    Sit in there??
    Leave her??
    Surely she can't do this for another 12 hours like last night.. Right?
    Have you tried getting her up and again and just sitting quietly with you and DH in the lounge room. We have done this with DS when he is just not ready to go down. Try putting her down again in 15 minutes.

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    Default VENT. I can't take this for much longer.

    http://www.infasecure.com.au/product...ries/4/Securap

    I'd advise getting one of these for her car seat it goes over both straps so they can't get their arms out. Best $15 I've ever spent my DD now can't get her arms out anymore.

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    Default Re: VENT. I can't take this for much longer.

    What a terrible time you are having to deal with. Can you perhaps move her cot away from the wall then leave her for 15 minute intervals? Go in and say 'shh bed time' and walk out. I wouldn't get her out of the cot at all.

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    Default Re: VENT. I can't take this for much longer.

    I was just having this talk with DH about how ds used to do that.
    Head banging was the worst.
    I ended up sitting in his room every night for half an hour reading a book. Any book out mag well do.
    He could see me and I could see him but if I am reading he gets bored and falls asleep.
    I had to make sure not to look at him or talk to him or the half hour would start again.
    We also did this when he moved into a big boy bed. Kept him in bed.

    I hope you get a good night sleep soon.

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    Default VENT. I can't take this for much longer.

    Update.
    Last night was the same story.
    Around 1 am she went to sleep and woke up at 6.
    So at least we got some sleep!!

    Today she was rubbing her eyes and starting to get a little grumpy so I tried her with a nap... Nope!! Even when I walked past her room with her she was screaming and throwing a fit..
    I ended up just going in, putting the light on and giving her a book, just for her to have some quite time, she is in her cot but the door is open, she is quite but awake, beats screaming though!!

    Dh and I talked quickly last night and we are going to try and get her into a home day care once a week and an activity each week (I'm thinking swimming)
    We might not be able to afford swimming until the new year but even on a Saturday Dh could drop me off at work and take her to the local pool for the time being, I'm sure with it being summer and a Saturday there would be some other kids are around for her to interact with.

    I checked out our local hospitals mums and bubs activities, one of them is a stroller boot camp which is held every Friday at our local tennis court which is a 2min walk from my home!
    I never knew it was there so ill be dragging my a** to that this Friday!

    I yelled at her this morning pretty loud
    I feel terrible but she just wouldn't stop and wouldn't listen and I just went crazed mother on her
    The neighbors must think I'm a nut case or something..

    I don't expect being a mother to be easy, it's just not feeling very rewarding lately, if I feel like I need to raise my voice I do then I just feel bad and guilty, it's just been the same roller coaster of emotions.. Angry, p!ssed off, on edge.. To sad, guilty, doubt..
    I just wish I had a family member or a friend (someone who is close) to tell me I'm doing a good job, I've never been told that.. No family of mine ever offer advise, if I ask I just get told "it's a kid thing" or "you'll get use to it"
    That's not really what I want to hear when I'm calling my mum or MIL to have a vent.
    They also tend to just say "Oh poor dd, she must be sick of being around you all day every day" :what:

    We have my husbands Christmas party soon and mum has already turned around and say "I'm not looking after her if she won't sleep" we put a $75 deposit down each and now no one wants to babysit.. MIL is apparently busy and we have no other family around.

    I think I need a holiday.. A weekend away with just me.. Ahh that would be very nice!


 

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