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  • 14 month old son, developmental issues maybe?

    Hey, so I’ve been reading a million different parenting books, and I’m a little worried about my son’s development. I’ve brought it up with the pediatrician and she doesn’t seem particularly worried but I can’t stop the nagging feeling that I have. My son is 14 months old, but he was about 6 weeks premature so I keep reminding myself that he should be about on par with other 12 month olds. Now, he isn’t talking yet. He says about two words, but I’ve been told it’s very normal for boys to talk slower than girls. So that isn’t a huge concern to me. The issue I have is that he isn’t waving goodbye, or pointing his fingers at things, or really showing much interest in books at all. All the parenting books I’ve read have said that these are things he should be doing given his age. The words that he knows are “og” (for dog) and “Bert” from Sesame Street. He doesn’t say mama or dada, and doesn’t really show much interest in talking very much. He shakes and nods his head, but he isn’t waving or pointing or using his hands for gestures at all really. He likes toys, but he isn’t stacking things and he doesn’t like his boxes that fit into each other or his boxes where you fit the little shapes into them. Apparently the lack of pointing is a developmental delay that a pediatrician is supposed to be worried about, but our doctor isn’t showing much concern. Should I be worried, or should I take into account that he was a preemie and just keep trying to show him these things and hope that he catches on, learns, and begins to show interest?

    Posted September 21, 2019 at 5:33 pm
    Hi Malia! Here at Bundoo.com we encourage parents to trust their instincts. While much of what your…
  • Bed Wetting–How old is too old?

    Just curious if anyone else has a 4 year old still needing a pull up at night? I wake her at 10 or 11 before I go to bed to take her potty, and she is still wet in the AM. Not sure how else to get her to stay dry, she sleeps 12 hours. The diaper rash isn’t pleasant for her, and she’s noticing her friends don’t wear pull ups at night.

    Posted October 21, 2013 at 3:38 pm
    I have a 7, and 36 yr old that still wet the bed or at least would if they weren’t diapered. my s…
  • Hand shaking

    My daughter shakes her hands from the wrist when she gets excited. I thought she would outgrow it but she is not 18 and she does it as much as ever. It is especially pronounced when she is watching an exciting movie. It looks very strange and she gets strange looks from people. I talked to several people about it and none of them feel that she has any other symptoms of autism or Aspergers. I can’t see that does any harm, but socially it is very awkward.

    Posted May 22, 2018 at 2:33 pm
    My son is 2 he will be 3 in December he also does the wrist thing and makes a scrunched up face eve…
  • Serious teen question

    Has anyone got any tips for me? I have a 11 year old daughter going on 30 lol we had alot of family issues and I am just now in her life 24/7 she treats me awlful. I have 4 kids and she’s the only one treats me this way how can I get back control over her attitude?

    Posted July 17, 2017 at 1:24 pm
    I cannot overstate the importance of a great therapist for both you and your daughter. Children int…
  • Need tips to make kids stop hiting others

    Hi moms,my son is 2 1/4 yrs old.. he is hiting others kids while playing.. he is hitting mostly younger kids..we tried to make him understand but he is hitting others even after that.. please let me know any tricks to solve this

    Posted January 23, 2017 at 6:41 pm
    Thanks for your suggestion.let me try offering him words as you said.i have not hit him but he stil…
  • Join our free online course: "The Best Start in Life: Early Childhood Development for Sustainable Development"

    As parents, you know that the early years of your child’s life are incredibly important for their development. But did you know that these years are the most important to their long-term well-being? And do you know the cutting-edge research in psychology, neuroscience, health, and education that underpins the importance of these years? The SDG Academy invites you to join our newest 8-week course––The Best Start in Life: Early Childhood Development for Sustainable Development. The free online course covers the science behind early childhood, the state of the world’s children, and policies and programs from countries around the world that are working to enable all children to reach their full potential. Course participants will explore everything from the development of the brain and children’s acquisition of basic cognitive and social-emotional skills to information and cases of early childhood education programs around the globe. The course provides important information for current or soon-to-be parents! The course is led by Hiro Yoshikawa from the Global TIES for Children (Transforming Intervention Effectiveness and Scale) Center at New York University, along with Professors Jack Shonkoff (Harvard Center on the Developing Child), Catherine Tamis-LeMonda (New York University), Aisha Yousafzai (Harvard Chan School of Public Health) and UNICEF Senior Advisor and Chief of Early Childhood Development Pia Rebello Britto. The SDG Academy is a virtual platform that provides high-quality, mass online education in the field of sustainable development for free for all. We hope you will join us in this exciting new course! You can learn more and register here: http://bit.ly/ECD2017.

    Posted February 12, 2017 at 6:47 pm
  • feeding session

    my 6 months old baby doesnt want to eat she always spit out the food

    Posted January 26, 2017 at 2:47 am
    We had this experience with our first child. I think because you hear that 6 months is the time you…
  • Curiosity about genitals

    At what age should young children stop exploring each other’s genitals? I know it’s normal for young children, but we caught our eight-year-old neighbor in a situation with our younger son… I wouldn’t have thought twice about it if they were both five. Wondering what the norm is here?

    Posted December 28, 2016 at 12:07 pm
    Thank you! This is so helpful… And you’re right that I was probably naive to think that…
  • Bed time routine

    My son is 12 months now..I am still breastfeeding him at night whenever he wakes up at night..he s waking up every 2 hours at night..once I feed him he sleeps..how to make him sleep through night..it would be great if you can post your suggestions

    Posted October 28, 2015 at 1:37 pm
    My husband is helping me out in the process of making him sleep.Did u meant ‘Healthy sleeping…
  • New/expecting parent? 15-20 min. survey for chance at $100 gift card

    We are working on a project to help new parents and caregivers of babies under 2 years old. If you or someone you know has or is the primary caregiver of a child under 2 years old, or is currently expecting a child, please respond to and/or pass along this survey! It should take about 15-20 minutes – first 100 respondents will have the chance to win a $100 Amazon gift card. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/babycare2016

    Posted November 2, 2016 at 7:19 pm
  • Keeping kids safe online

    Parents, we are all learning as we didn’t have the technology and dangers we have today when we were kids. Please comment about how you keep your kids safe online.

    Posted July 20, 2016 at 9:23 pm
    I agree. Best if we can keep them away from technology as they are still young. There are a lot of …
  • Newborn Won't Burp

    My 4 week old baby seeming gassy but won’t burp after feeding. I have tried the usual position of holding my hand under her chest and burping and over my shoulder. Is there another position to try for getting a good burp or do you even have to force a burp? Should I try anything else besides burping?

    Posted May 10, 2016 at 10:43 am
    Have you tried some organic tea to relieve your baby’s gas? I have been using babies magic te…
  • Constipation

    My baby have a constipation problem

    Posted May 3, 2016 at 7:53 pm
    I have been using babies magic tea to relieve my baby constipation and colic. It’s great and …
  • Tips and Tricks for Pacifier Weaning

    Having trouble getting your little one to drop the pacifier habit? Join Dr. Kristie Rivers, Bundoo Pediatrician to discuss tips and tricks!

    Posted April 4, 2016 at 10:21 pm
    Here are a few of my favorite Bundoo A to Z articles about pacifier use: http://www.bundoo.com/inte…
  • Time out or time in?

    How do you discipline your child? Does time-out work? Have you ever tried or heard of time-in? Many parents look for ways to get the message across their little one for misbehaving and have heard of time-out from friends, pediatrician, and family members. Recently time-in is gaining lots of coverage as a new and more social and emotionally savvy way of reaching our kids when trouble hits. Let me help you figure out if time-out or time-in works best for you and your family!

    Posted March 6, 2016 at 8:27 pm
    also, does he go to school? do they use time-out there? Sometimes our kids pick up meanings of thin…

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