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You're focusing on the merits of planning to do laundry more frequently. He is almost certainly already aware of them. What's most likely going on is a prospective memory failure. I have the same problem, but didn't have a name for it until a few years ago. It's very difficult to understand for people with normal prospective memory. Essentially, he ...


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Really? Not much. If he doesn't "know" (or much more likely, care) about how his room looks, you can't teach him now. He's making a choice, prioritizing, and it's not a high priority to keep his clothes off of his floor. For some reason or other, he is bothered more by the thought of cleaning up than by the mess. He may also have anxiety about the prospect ...


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What other approaches can I try to deal with that situation? I see five general options: Take Valkyrie's approach of hacking your own footie pajamas. Make the children's room colder, to encourage them to want socks on. This doesn't strike me as a great approach, since they may simply bundle up in more blankets, rather than put on socks. Make the ...


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I think the response is typical for kids that age. Even through the teen years, kids lack the ability to necessarily understand "why" they did something. Given that he does tuck it in when asked and without objections, I'd say just keep reminding him, and don't make a huge deal out of it. Eventually he might start doing it on his own, and if not, I suspect ...


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I'm a parent of a toddler and a preschooler, so I'm sure I don't know much about the fun specific issues of raising teenagers. Something to look forward to. However, this really doesn't sound too different from asking my three year old to clean up his toys. The question is really at its core one of three things: How do we convince him that laundry needs ...


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It's going to be really hard to pin down a single cause, unless he can tell you himself (I assume you asked him already). Ties represent authority and responsibility, particularly when worn in media, whether it is on the news or in a children's show. He may have seen people wearing ties on TV and decided that that was pretty cool. He may simply find them ...


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My daughters loved to be in the nude when they were babies. They giggled and wiggled like crazy and it was delightful to look at them. When it comes to temperature, follow your instinct. Put your baby always on a blanket, because objects on the grass can vary from flowers to dog poop or broken glass. I would say, choose a really warm day, one of these ...


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If you're insisting on the socks staying on no matter what, you might have to hack some footie pajamas of your own. Sew some thick long socks to the legs of the pj's; that should do it.


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A one year old is too old for a carrying car seat, or will soon be. Most of those max out at 30 inches or less; in the US, a boy will reach 30 inches on average on his first birthday, with a 95% range of 8 months to 16 months, and a girl not too different from that, according to the CDC Growth Charts. We're talking about a sitting-up carseat here. The ...


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The skin area-to-weight ratio is highest for newborns and decreseas as children grow. They lose heat faster than we do, but they also absorb external heat faster. Therefore, when the temperature's relatively high ~25C but the sun is shining brightly it may be OK to leave the baby to play naked. However, the same ~25C in shade may be much too cold for an ...


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The simple reason is because "I don't know" sounds better than "I forgot". "I forgot" implies admission and lays direct blame on the subject being asked. "I don't know", while somewhat implying admission, it doesn't place direct blame. How do you fix it? Your remind him to tuck his shirt in every day until the one day he comes out of his room dressed ...


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Something I've noticed with my kids is that young children are repeaters. They watch the same episodes on Netflixs over and over again. They play the same games over again and the same toys over again. They want to always wear their favorite PJs, and to always have their favorite teddy bear. For them this repeating helps define the constants in their ...


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Garters are made for the express purpose of keeping socks pulled up. Might be worth a try. Also, while somewhat hard to find, footed sleepers for bigger kids are totally available. My 5'4" 13-year-old has a set that he still wears; they're Cherokee, one of the Target house brands, though I don't see anything on their site right now. But Big Feet PJs seems ...


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IIRC, we had a car seat that was also one of those carry things. I think it also may have connected to a stroller? Anyway I imagine they are expensive (Ours was gift), and while made things easier, not a need at all. I don't think we ever actually put him in a full on snow suit + carseat. That was more for in the stroller/walks/etc. If he's not ...


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We wound up adjusting the straps at the beginning of winter to accommodate thicker clothes/jackets. Even then, it could be a challenge to get the straps around my son in his heaviest coat. The workaround we came up with for the coldest weather was this: Bundle my son up in whatever we thought was appropriate for the weather. Bring him out to the car, sit ...


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If the baby is old enough to be toddling around and there is a warm breeze, mid 70's Fahrenheit. Infant, upper 70's, shade, warm breeze. I would always keep a receiving or other light blanket around. If the baby has goose bumps, put a t-shirt or onesie on the child unless they appear to be just a random thing.


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Why is it a requirement for them to keep their socks on? If they are kicking them off in their sleep and not waking up cold they were probably hot when they kicked them off (consciously or not!). My house is usually in the 50's in the winter and I do not wear socks! They are very uncomfortable for me, slippery and mean that I must either wear slippers or ...


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My wife and I worried about this with our son for his first winter at home. Mainly because only weighed 15lbs at 14 months (preemie), and the temperature was hanging out around 16 Fahrenheit. We tried bundling in winter clothes but he would overheat. If he was going in his car seat the most we could put on him was long sleeve onesie, some pants, and ...


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One thing worth pointing out is that children that young have the brilliant feature where if they are cold they will tell someone about it; they don't get as deeply distracted as older children do. You clearly care about your son and keeping him warm, which means you will respond if he's not happy. If he's ok with being transported to a warm car in a coat ...



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