I have written a little bit of background information about Freddie to help his key worker at his new nursery.
Freddie was born 3 months premature, he was only 1lb 9 at birth. He spent his first 3 months in hospital and another 2 on oxygen at home. He had lots of colds for first year and a half. He was given an inhaler to help with his immature lungs when he was 2. This made a dramatic difference. He no longer needs the inhaler and fingers crossed, rarely gets ill. This may change again in the winter. He has caught up his development and size; you wouldn't know he was so small now. Saying that, he is a little smaller compared to other children his age. All I know is, that he is a very happy, energetic, little boy now. I would like him to be treated like everyone else. I do get a little worried when it comes to keeping him warm. Making sure he has enough clothes on in cold weather. This is just from 2 years of him being unwell.
Freddie sleeps from 730/8pm to 730am. When back at school it will be 730-6/630am. This is the best it's ever been. He sleeps for 2 hours in the day, 12-2pm or 1-230pm. Rarely later than this. He doesn't like the bed-covers over him. He takes a while to wake up in the day, he can be upset when he wakes up.
He loves singing. His favourites are; 'row row row your boat', 'wheels on the bus' and 'head and shoulders knees and toes'. 'Twinkle twinkle little star'. He can say lots of words and 3-4 word sentences. He says cheers lots, hello and goodbye, red bus, come on mummy, sit down mummy. Fish, peppa pig, quack quack, dog, cat, cow, No and yes.
He wears size 5 pull up nappies. He doesn't like having his nappy changed, who would? He sits on my knee when I put his nappy back on. We says 'up up and away', when he stands up. This makes it fun and he enjoys it. He does the same with shorts and or trousers. He likes to sit on my knee to put his shoes on.
He eats well, prefers to snack in the day, usually has one big meal a day. He eats cereal and or toast for breakfast. Lunch is usually a snack of toast and a yogurt and such like. He likes olives, raisins, cheese and ham. Dinner is a big meal, ranging from; spaghetti, fish pie, pasta, fish fingers, sausages and mash, scrambled egg, chicken casserole and or chicken curry.
Puddings; he loves cake, biscuits, ice cream, chocolate and yogurts. He likes fruit smoothies, yogurts and purée fruit, but does get them solid. We have tried to introduce raw fruit and veg loads, he doesn't understand what to do with them yet. I think he will in time.
|Lunch with Daddy - "Water Daddy? Water!"|
He is sometimes shy with other children; for example, he may panic when another child is on a playground slide. It may take him time to get used to being around so many children/ people, he is used to being with one and going to play groups. He likes doing high five, that tends to make him more relaxed with strangers. He also likes kissing, ;)
He loves being outside, running, playing with a ball and the park. He likes the swing and the slide. he loves jumping in muddy puddles. He doesn't like leaving the park, it has to be a well planned transition. Telling him what we will do next. He is getting better at this. He likes cars and trains. He loves balloons and bubbles. He loves the cartoons Peppa Pig and Ben and Hollie. As I have already mentioned, he also loves singing.
He is a size 4 and a half shoe.
He hates wearing a hat.
He talks a lot and is lots of fun and a happy healthy boy.
|Lilly and Freddie - Victoria Park, Finchley|