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Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Can this possibly be behavioral?

For a while nap time was a pleasure. I would feed Estee her meal, play, give her a bottle, read some books, put her in her crib, turn on her aquarium and she would go right to sleep for two hours. For the past week or so this has changed somewhat. I put Estee in and she puts her head right down as if she is going to sleep. Then out of no where she starts to play for about 10 minutes. Then, she starts to scream and cry. Why is she crying all of a sudden? She has a dirty diaper. Without fail every single time she cries after going in to her crib with no problem it is because she went to the bathroom. What the heck? This has become a daily routine for the morning nap and sometimes the afternoon one as well. Is it possible that this is an elaborate toddler stall tactic? Can she be that manipulative? If so, what on earth am I to do? I can't leave her with a dirty diaper for two hours, that's gross! Any ideas?

6 Comments:

Blogger socialworker/frustrated mom said...

Nice to be here again, good luck, yes it can be manipulative I would know.

5:43 AM  
Blogger Rebecca said...

so...what did you do?

10:16 AM  
Blogger Jack's Shack said...

Kids figure it out very quickly.

7:34 PM  
Blogger JewCess said...

manipulative. completely. she might be a baby but we are born with some knowledge, and if that inherited knowledge is yiddische, baby's definitely manipulating you!!!

it's a nice thing, if you think about it, a little manipulation just to feel your touch, see your smile, hear your voice. :o)

11:21 AM  
Blogger Rebecca said...

Yeah I guess I don't mind so much! :)
The only thing that's really annoying is it pushes up her nap time and has been ruining her schedule a bit..,.,

Today I planned everything so that she can go to the bathroom before her nap and it worked!! yay!

11:51 AM  
Blogger Kar said...

I'm obviously not a parent, but do you think she'd learn her lesson if you made her live with it and realize she won't get what she wants by waiting til you put her down?

6:34 PM  

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