Is it time yet?

19 10 2010

Is it a good time to shift my almost 2 year old boy in his independent room? He’s gotten into this habit of holding my or Hubby’s ear lobe while putting himself to sleep and if we try to remove his hand, he starts crying. Till now we have always had him in our room in the cot and have the door of the cot open and attached to our bed. But recently he’s getting up like 4-5 times crying in his sleep demanding the ear or some patting. We got him off the water bottle in the night so he refuses to take that. He’s had flu for a while now which is better now. Plus it’s the right season now since there is no AC in that room. In addition to this, the in laws are getting back here in less then a month so I have only that time to train him. But I keep thinking, that after the in laws will be back, we, the hubby and I, are planning a vacation so not sure if the MIL would be supportive of the idea or not of her putting E to sleep in a room alone. On E’s health front, he seems to be allergic to Mosquito bites. He swells up abnormally after the bite and every night I see a new bite when I’ve covered the room with bug spray. I read somewhere that eating bananas attracts the bugs on your skin and E loves bananas and the idea of dropping it from his diet is something I’m not ready for. That’s also one of the reasons why he might be up at night scratching. Plus he’s scratched all the bug bumps so much that they are bleeding now. All mommies out there PLEASE HELP!

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20 10 2010
shaktii

hi whiny mom,

i feel its a bit too early to let him sleep alone, may be u can wait for 2 or 3 yrs till he is 4 -5 yrs. regarding the ear lobe or patting, yes the patting can be done its not bad but ear lobe, u have to make him forget that, maybe u can try reading stories or tell him some slogas to be told every nite b4 bed so that it will become a routine and he will forget that habit.
it will take few days for him to let go off, initially however u divert he will be doing the same but just ignore it and don let him know that u r ignoring it shd be natural way, divert him and it goes off easily.

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