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What qualities should be looked in a bedding for an infant to prevent the crib deaths?

What qualities should be looked in a bedding for an infant to prevent the crib deaths? Does sealing the bedding with a strong polythene sheet provide any benefits or risks?
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How do I help my four-year old feel like they can do a challenge?

Today I offered my four-year old some flash-cards we had made together of the letters: M, N, O, P, Q and R. (Having done A-F, G-L on the two days before). We'd draw the letter, think of something ...
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4answers
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Is there any health risk from play-sand that's been left wet in its bags for a week?

I bought some play-sand for our new sandbox on a rainy day, then left the bags unopened on our patio to dry for a few days. It's been about a week and they haven't dried, and now my wife is wondering ...
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2answers
48 views

How do I get my 7 year old to learn their spelling words independently?

My child's school has a spelling words practice method called "look, cover, say, write see" - which is a list of words the kids say, sound out and practice their spelling with each day. The test ...
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1answer
66 views

My 2 Yr Old Son Won't Sleep

I have a 2 yr old son who wont sleep more then 2 hrs a night. Ive done the CIO which only means he gets up and goes into my bedroom and wakes me up, Bath time before bed, reading before bed, no sugar ...
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Any harm on using feeding bottles?

Here in south India, most of PDs are not suggesting the parents to take feeding bottles for their infants; the main reason is feeding bottles are made up of plastics. Though we affirmed that we’re ...
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2answers
56 views

What is next after a baby bouncing chair?

(UK) My girl is 11 months old and is now too big for her baby bouncer chair, which she really loves and it is convenient to put her in to keep her out of the way for a bit. What comes next? Is there ...
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13answers
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How important should the color of a bike be to a 7-year-old girl?

I wonder how important the color of a bike should be for a 7-year-old girl? There are many good bike options, but they don’t come in the pink color that she likes. I am trying to decide whether I ...
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1answer
112 views

Shrieking crying 6 month old

So, our boy (one half of a set of 6 month old b/g twins) has just recently started his temper tantrums. He used to be pretty mellow - with his sister having some medical issues where she was more ...
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5answers
4k views

How can I protect my ears when the baby cries?

I'm suffering from tinnitus. In my case, this is a constant, high-pitched whine. The volume is insignificant when I'm relaxed in quiet surroundings, but stress and loud noise can instantly increase ...
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1answer
71 views

Is the expensive (organic, with DHA) milk better for my toddler than the regular milk? [on hold]

I was at Costco getting milk for my 2.5 year old daughter, and my wife prefers the expensive organic stuff. I'm more skeptical about these things, and I don't like spending extra when I don't ...
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10answers
94k views

Why does my baby grind her face into my shoulder?

During episodes of fussiness, my 6-week-old daughter has started grinding her face into my chest or shoulder. She shakes vigorously from side to side like she's trying to burrow out the other side. ...
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11answers
35k views

I am 21 and I am terrified beyond belief of my father

I am a 21 year old female living in Egypt and I am beyond terrified of my own father...at least i think he is my father. To say it shortly i think i might be adopted at a young age and no one told me ...
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3answers
65k views

My daughter is having sex with her cousin

I walked in on my 14 year old daughter is having sex with her 14 year old cousin. It happened in my sister's house in her double bed. I wasn't sure on how I should react but I told my sister and she ...
2
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2answers
250 views

not settled in school

I have a 6 year old Godson, we live in the Caribbean, and he's in Grade 2. He spends more time talking, playing and sometime just sitting in his class not doing anything his teacher says to do. We ...
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7answers
38k views

How do I stop my 3yr old from wetting the bed at night?

My daughter is potty trained during the day and is currently sleeps with pull-up. For the past few nights she has been peeing so much that she wets her bed. We have tried to restrict her liquid intake ...
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1answer
92 views

When can we start give Sugar and Salts to infants?

My son is 4 months old and he is taking Soy protein formula milk from second month and no mother’s milk. He also taking Rice Cereal twice a day; while preparing the cereal we’re adding a pinch of ...
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2answers
118 views

Helping my four year old not mistake 'b' and 'd' (or 'p' and 'q')

My four year old (nearly five) is reading very well, level 2 easy readers already, and in general showing signs of enjoying reading quite a lot. He still has one issue that trips him up constantly, ...
3
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4answers
172 views

Parents salt food too much

When it comes to food, my parents like to salt it a lot more than I do. Besides tasting bad (in my opinion, at least), the salt amount is unhealty and, according to my calculations, about twice the 5 ...
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2answers
106 views

Sometimes she like to go out on her own

I have a 7-year-old daughter that sometimes like to go out without me or her mom. Last week we had an incident that she went out of the school premises and got herself in trouble. In my opinion, she ...
3
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2answers
92 views

When I start baby cereal, should I pump extra milk?

I'm sending bottles of pumped milk to daycare for my 5-month old. When we start her on solids, do I send extra milk to mix into her cereal, or do I keep sending the same amount of milk, some of which ...
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4answers
3k views

9 year old son brought a toy gun to school – how can we get him to understand this isn't just about bringing a toy to school?

My well behaved, bright, popular, naive 9 year old son brought a plastic toy revolver (the kind with the bright orange barrel to indicate that it's a toy) to school yesterday. He snuck it into his ...
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2answers
2k views

How to deal with Encopresis in primary school?

Our son has Encopresis since many years (the history is described here: How can we potty-train our pre-schooler outside the home? ). He is now 6 years old and in some phases (which often last 2..3 ...
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1answer
61 views

Losing mind over potty training! [duplicate]

Help! I'm losing my mind in this process... My 3 year old boy wants to wear pull ups and stays dry most of the time. And tells me, I'm all dry! But, When he sits in the potty... Nothing! I don't think ...
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4answers
575 views

How to extract child from busy place without physical restraint

Last weekend, my wife took our two children (almost 3 and 14 months) to the museum. They go there frequently (5-10 times in the last six months), and usually have no problems. This time, the older ...
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0answers
67 views

Baby boy names starting with the alphabet 'D' [on hold]

What are the names starting with the alphbet 'D' for a baby boy?
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2answers
421 views

Should I skip sad scenes when watching a movie with a child?

I'm searching for a research-backed answer to a question about introducing children to difficult emotions in movies. There a seemingly innocent titles like Lion King, Bambi, or Finding Nemo, which ...
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9answers
11k views

From what age should one heed “But I'm not cold!”?

I am regularly called on to arbitrate in the on-going dispute between 8-year-old daughter and her mother about how many layers to wear when going outside in the cold. Mum* says "More", daughter says ...
6
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3answers
2k views

4 year old steals toys from baby brother

My nephew (Alex) is turning 4 in one week, and his little brother (Ben) is 10 months old. When Ben was born, Alex loved him to death and would do anything to help us with him, bringing him toys and ...
8
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4answers
683 views

How do we keep kindergartners entertained while camping?

It's been a while since I've been camping and I never did so as a very young child. What types of activities and general camping prep would be appropriate for going with a kindergartner?
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3answers
209 views

4 year old son, overly confident, retaliates at nuresry

Our 4 and a half year old son has recently been getting into trouble at nursery. On three separate occasions now we have been called in to speak to the teachers there as he has done something naughty. ...
4
votes
2answers
89 views

How to cope with going back to work as a stay at home dad with two working parents

I was mostly a stay at home dad for the first year and a half of my son's life. By mostly I mean I was a full time student and we had some daycare for a couple hours a day starting very young so I ...
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13answers
8k views

How can I get my 12-year old physically active or into sports when he's never been?

My son is 12-years old, and he has never been into traditional competitive sports. I'm fine with this - not all kids are. He played baseball for a short period when he was 8, but he didn't really ...
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2answers
272 views

Problems with my son's friend

My son's 11 year old (male) friend, whom I will call Mike for the sake of discussion, is loud and rude. At the beginning of the school year, Mike asked me if I was willing to drive him home ...
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0answers
27 views

Make my firstborn adapt to baby [duplicate]

I have a lovely little boy that just passed the 1 year mark. I am blessed with such a child and am enjoying being a dad everyday. Now my second child is underway and while I am happy that they are ...
0
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1answer
100 views

How to teach 7 month old twins naps after lunch?

We have twin girls, 7 month of corrected age (premies). Both get tired and cranky after lunch. We have read that kids need regular schedules and that we should teach them to take a nap in their bed ...
7
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7answers
18k views

My 2 year old wont sleep through the night

From the time he was born, my son has never been a good sleeper, but he's never been as bad as he is now and I am really losing my patience with him. I've tried everything and nothing seems to work. ...
4
votes
4answers
748 views

Should we always ask to have urine tested when we go to urgent care?

Went to the urgent care the other day because of a high temp over a few days, lots of fussiness, lack of eating and when she does eat she would vomit. They did all the normal things like checking ...
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3answers
169 views

What techniques can I use to get my six-year-old out of bed and dressed for school?

In the morning I have to wrestle my six-year old girl to get her to remove her Doona (Duvet/Comforter/Quilt). Then I have to wrestle her to get her up and get her clothes on. I feel like she should ...
0
votes
1answer
97 views

Long hours in new kindergarden?

Our kids (age 3 and 4) are currently in day care Monday to Thursday from 9 to 14. Our 3 year old sleeps during the nap time while our 4 year old only rests but does not fall asleep. We are ...
7
votes
2answers
987 views

Is it safe to have your baby sleep next to you in a tent?

We will be going camping this weekend and plan to have our 8-month-old baby sleep next to me on the tent floor. Is this safe? Will it work?
4
votes
3answers
201 views

Should I report the mother of my children to the social services?

My partner has ADHD, she has stopped taking her medication for almost two years. As a result she developed a very selfish behaviour and our relationship has ended apart from the fact that we still ...
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vote
1answer
38 views

Trying to eliminate night time feeding, end up waking hungry very early

We got a 9-month old son that's been rocked to sleep and given many night time feedings to help him sleep. So those are two sleep associations that we are trying to eliminate. We have been working to ...
2
votes
3answers
59 views

Food menus for 4 months baby

My son is 4 months old and he is allergic to milk products and as per pediatricians advice we're giving him formula milk Zerolac – and no breastmilk. Can someone advise whether we can start giving ...
9
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9answers
20k views

How can my son learn to use the bicycle's pedals?

This question about learning to ride a bike focuses on keeping the balance. For my son, balance is not a problem because he already has mastered his balance bike. We're trying to transition him to a ...
2
votes
2answers
231 views

6.5 year old grandson out of control

About a year and 1/2 ago my grandson started acting out. It has now became so bad and we need to get him under control. First off I will say that my grandson lives with his mother as his mother and ...
3
votes
1answer
103 views

How to teach my children to stay calm when they have an allergic reaction?

The question What should I be aware of as a parent of a very allergic child? to parts as suggested. First ideas contain relaxation training before the time of symptoms. The goal is to avoid the ...
6
votes
1answer
136 views

Fraternal twins “competition” issue

we have fraternal twins (4 yo), and have following issue, ever since they were born one was the "bigger" one, a simply put, he's (currently) better at almost everything than his brother (be it ...
3
votes
2answers
77 views

Washing your baby whilst camping

Taking our baby (10 months) camping this summer, was planning just sit him in a bucket for washing but does anyone have any suggestions/experience for baby washing whilst camping?
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5answers
20k views

How can I get my 2.5 year old to sleep on his own?

My toddler sleeps well at night, its getting him to bed part is really frustrating. The main problem is that he won't let me leave the room until he falls asleep. He is not scared to be alone, he ...

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