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!


Petroleum jelly allergy anyone?

22 09 2010

The last time I went to my doctor, he told me to put petroleum jelly on E’s skin to keep him hydrated. I found this a great idea and went home with a new bottle of Vaseline Petroleum jelly. After giving E a bath with his moisturizing body wash STOKO hair and body wash, I rubbed the Petroleum jelly all over his body and went about our way. The next day I didn’t give him any bath and the third again repeated the bath and jelly. On the 4th day, he had a pink rash all over his body. After we took him to the doctor, we found out that he had an allergic reaction and he was prescribed antihistamines for the day and night coupled with 2 parts Dermosave(check the spelling) cream and 1 part of Betonil mixed and rubbed all over the effected areas (which is the whole body). I asked the doctor if E had measles and he replied that measles comes with fever and sour throat, none of which E had. I’m still wondering if the measles vaccination takes care of fever and sour throat and only shows the rash but I should trust the doctor’s judgment. I also asked about him accidentally eating beef and he didn’t sound too concerned and said just keep him off egg for the time being which I’ve already taken him off from. Can he be allergic to Petrolum jelly? Any ideas?

Beef allergy anyone?

16 09 2010

I think I discovered another one of E’s allergy. I’m not too sure about whether it’s an allergy or just a lot of insect bites.

We had to go a wedding on Tuesday and E has a small bump on his forehead. Since the last 5-6 times that I’ve been to his doctor, he says they are all insect bites and his skin being Hyper sensitive, reacts in this way. So I’m never sure whether its one of these this time too. The wedding food was all Beef and a relative of mine put a piece in his mouth while I was giving him only rice. That night he was up from 3:30- 5:00, writhing and crying at night and he was really gassy and scratching his forehead.  He would go to sleep and then wakeup again crying and this continued on for 2 hours. Finally at 5:00 am I took him out of his cot and started rocking him. Told hubby to fetch me gripewater and after that he was much better and slept till 8:00. In the morning, I saw the bumps spread over the other side of his forehead and on his skull and back side of neck. There’s just one on his back and mostly on exposed parts which makes me wonder that if it’s on the exposed parts then it’s bound to be an insect bite. He’s been scratching it a lot and I’ve started his Anti-allergic course last night and put the antibiotic cream on his face. The swelling on his bumps have gone down a little and it’s just the red circles of pea sized remaining. I’m still not too sure if it’s an allergy or not and whether it was aggravated by beef or not. Can you guys please help me out?  I’ll see for the next two days with the medicine and cream and will then go to the doctor.