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Ella hasn't had her daily nap for well over a week now. I've tried everything to get her to sleep but she fights it. She's nearly 18months now and runs around like a loony, climbs everywhere and must be exhausted but she doesn't seem to sleep enough... Has anyone else experienced this?
Also i'm not sure if i'm feeding Ella too much or too little really and was wondering if any of you had any advice. She is very tall for her age and the HV seems fine about her weight especially as i told her she eats alot of fruit and veg and i only allow her chocolate or crisps on rare occassions.

Here's an example of what she will have in a day. I've given two different sets to show the varity.

morning. porridge/cereal or one piece of wholemeal bread toasted and a cup of tea
mid morning. a piece of fruit and juice
lunch (depending on the time and who is looking after her.) omelette or a sandwich or chicken bits and juice
dinner tuna/chicken pasta and veg or steamed fish and mash/veg and a petit filou for afters.
night time drink of max milk about 9oz.

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beckwah
Feb. 24th, 2007 10:44 am (UTC)
Hahah well it has been known that she'll sit cuddling clyde with her cup in one hand, usually pouring it on him ;x while watching tv...

which btw apparently children under 3's shouldn't watch any telly at all cos yep.... it's bad for them
evel_lin
Feb. 24th, 2007 11:34 am (UTC)
I remember seeing that thing about children under 3 and tv, what a brilliant way to make mums feel even more guilty! Figure everything in moderation so whilst I wouldn't sit a child infront of the tv for hours at a time, sitting down to watch something quietly and then talking with their parent about it afterwards could actually be helpful for both parent and child. Surely these researchers have better things to do??
beckwah
Feb. 25th, 2007 08:55 am (UTC)
well Ella's 17 months, has been walking since she was ten months, is very active and she can say well over 75words and associate them with things and she often points at the telly and says cat, dog, red, tamber etc. She's allowed to watch a couple of hours but generally she only sits there for a little while watching then goes off to play so it's there in the background :) So pah to the researchers and their guilt :P
I think these researchers just like to get big grants so they aim at these kinds of things

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