Moms of toddlers… what kind of forks to your little ones use? Currently we have a slew of those crappy plastic Take and Toss forks (I’m sorry… but those suckers just don’t cut it for poking into anything other than a heavily boiled sweet potato), and 2 or 3 different metal forks that are toddler sized. Mind you, I haven’t actually LOOKED, but where in the world would one go to find non-plastic toddler sized forks? All the toddler/baby aisles have are plastic.
2. Cough Meds
Porter has had a slight cough at night (mostly when he is sleeping) and we were out of Robitussin Cough. I went to the store to pick up a few taste-bud pleasing foods today and picked up some Pediatric Robitussin for him, and the cashier says “OH did you see on the news where they were saying not to give any of these types of meds to kids under the age of 6?” Well, I still bought the meds for Porter. What are your opinions on this? Read about it at CNN and MSNBC.
3. Water in the night.
Here is where I *really* need your suggestions. For the past month or so, Porter has been waking up occasionally (ok, a few times a week) around midnight, and is crying for “Waber” (water). Now, for the first week or so we just gave him a sippy cup and put him back to bed. Then I noticed that he started leaking through is diapers on the mornings after he’d had water at night (not just el cheap diapers.. but Huggies too). So, I tried a few nights just letting him have a sip of water out of a big cup and sometimes that tides him over, sometimes he goes into a fit for a cup of water.
Last night was a tough night. He woke up, I tried to give him water out of a real cup, he dumped it down the front of himself so we had to change his pj’s. After that I got him a sippy cup, put him in bed and went to give him some medicine for his cough and fill up his humidifier. Ryan got all ticked because Porter was still crying in bed and he thought I hadn’t given him his cup.
So, after all is fixed, we’re in bed and I bring up the cup in bed topic. Heres a *tiny* reinactment of our conversation:
Nic: You know, we really shouldn’t be giving him a cup of water to sleep with. When we start potty training we’ll probably need to cut off liquids around 7pm
Ry: Thats ridiculous. YOU wouldn’t go without water from 7pm until the morning. Why don’t you try to do that every night. He gets thirsty!
N: 7pm is only a half hour before his bedtime. I would be fine if I stopped drinking anything half an hour before bedtime.
R: He gets thirsty. All he has is a few sips of water in his cup.
N: Ok, fine. You can be in charge of all the potty training if you don’t think its an issue. And when your son is 6 and still wearing pullups and peeing in class, I’ll tell him to talk to you about it. And when he’s 10 and can’t go to sleepovers because he pees the bed at night at his friends house, I’ll tell him to talk to you about those cups of water in bed. (of course, this was followed by us cracking up because I totally was being overly dramatic and sarcastic)
So, we never really “resolved” the issue. I’m sure Porter will be asking for water tonight. What do I do? Do I “Just Say NO!?” or is it fine until we really start potty training (which probably won’t be for awhile. Frankly, I’m lazy). Did any of you ever have kids that wanted water when the slept? Did the WAKE UP NUMEROUS NIGHTS A WEEK crying for water???