Children 2 Years Do Not Want To Suckle And Many Snacks Outside?

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Excuse me, I have a 2-year-old sister in this March, I have not wanted to suckle for a week … but I often ask to go out and buy snacks to be with her mother. But every time he buys snacks he doesn’t want to eat his snacks and asks to buy more … if he doesn’t obey, he will cry. I also often ask to make milk but when it is made it doesn’t want to be drunk. How to handle it correctly according to the doctor? Are toddlers so just reasonable to be more often with his mother? because the time with his mother is only in the afternoon – evening, morning – afternoon he was taken care of by other people.

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Hello Dango, thanks for the question to HealthReplies.com

Children at the age of 2 years have started to have their own desires and want to show self-independence (wanting to do everything themselves). This age is often referred to as difficult age because children have many desires but cannot communicate their desires well so that when the child does not get what he wants, the child becomes frustrated, angry, and cries.

In dealing with children of this age, you should ask your parents to set strict rules in advance about what can and may not be done by children. For things that are dangerous, children of course must be strictly prohibited, For example, children want to play scissors or play near the stove when your mother cooks (everyone certainly knows this is dangerous), so give a strict and consistent prohibition (always prohibited) every time the child wants to play scissors or play near the stove), if the child cries, switch with other things, or if it cannot be diverted, leave it until the child stops himself and do not give what he wants.

For other things that are not dangerous, then your family must agree on what can and may not be done in your family. For example your family set rules not to play or watch while eating, or have to sleep at 9 pm, or may not snack before eating, then set these rules firmly and consistently. Just as explained before, try to switch when the child cries, if it cannot be diverted then let the child cry and still don't give what he wants. This of course must be done consistently (never once given, not once in a while) because this will make the child try to continue to get what he wants.

In the case of your sister, ask your parents to set the rules first, tell your sister that she has to eat first and can not eat snacks and not snacks in the middle of the night because it is time to sleep. If your sister does not want to eat, do not give snacks. If your sister feels hungry, offer to eat more, but still don't give snacks. Basically the child will eat alone if the child is hungry. If your sister is full of snacks, your sister will continue to ask for snacks and will continue to refuse to eat.

At the age of 2 years children should also be able to sleep through the night (no longer waking up let alone ask for snacks). Your sister might wake up in the middle of the night because your sister is hungry because she doesn't want to eat and only eats snacks. Therefore, improve your diet first (do not only be given snacks), so that your sister does not wake up at night because of hunger. If indeed your sister woke up in the middle of the night and asked to eat, ask your parents to provide nutritious food for your sister (do not obey to come out and eat snacks). If your sister cries, stick to the rules and don't give them what you want. Basically, your parents certainly already know what is good and not good for children. If the child wants to do something that is not good (snacks continuously and does not want to eat, or does not want to sleep because they want snacks), emphasize that this should not be done.

One other important thing, ask your parents to take your younger sibling to the pediatrician to monitor his growth and development and see the possibility of other diseases (such as anemia) if your brother's eating patterns are not good.

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