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Not to take the fun out of devising your own experiment, but the fine fluid dynamics physicists at the Splash Lab (at Brigham Young University) are trying to figure out how to prevent urinal splash-back right now! Fluid dynamics scientists (calling themselves the "wizz kids") set up a water tank and nozzles (emitting colored water) to mimic the natural ...


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First, any fast moving stream of anything with mass is going to splatter when it hits something else -- it's really all about the angles (source & target) and velocity as to where it goes during the impact. Toilets are shaped differently, too, with some longer, shorter, taller, etc. You're potty training though -- not refining bathroom skills. Most ...


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A few people have touched upon this (he says sarcastically) but the best way to reduce it is by sitting down. An increasing number of men are sitting when they use the toilet as it's supposed to be more hygienic (as there isn't urine all over the place). I beleive Sweden and Japan are a couple examples of this. Failing that, don't tell him where to aim, but ...


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Ask yourself: How do children experience their world? Most languages have words like "grasp", that mean to understand something and to touch it. Good schools/educators try to incorporate as many sensory channels and as many different ways to teach as possible. In my child's primary school letters and numbers are taught by having the children walk the ...


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According to a recent study, the optimal way to reduce toilet splash (besides sitting down) is to: drop a few pieces of tissue into a toilet bowl to soften the blow. For a urinal: stand slightly to one side, and aim downwards at a low angle of impact


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NOTE: I'm not a pediatrician. Contact one for a professional evaluation of how much snot is too much. However: It's good for you to have some mucus in your nasal cavity: it keeps tissues lubricated, and traps dust and bacteria, preventing it from getting into your lungs (which are more sensitive). Too much snot prevents you from breathing well, and might ...


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If he always has a runny nose, have you thought of taking him to a doctor? Clearly you have wondered if this is bad for him, or can cause problems. You're the adult here, and you're responsible for your child's health. It won't work to wait for your son to say, Hey, Dad? I have this constantly runny nose. Do you think you can take me to my Pediatrician ...


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I can't imagine this is a diaper related problem, but I can see a new parent having some relevant circumstances change: You're around children you want to protect from germs You're around children that are constantly making messes You may have your hands in water more from giving baths or hand washing baby bottles, dishes or clothes 1 & 2 mean you ...


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Most folks aren't extraordinarily dirty, so bath water won't get too nasty. Actually, the opposite issue occurs when the soap remains in the water/on your skin when you get up to dry off. A shower can use less water if you don't shave or brush teeth in it. You can buy a cut off valve for $5 at a hardware store to cut flow of water in shower if you do to ...


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anyone ever tried putting a mist of water inside the toilet bowl? Just a spray that starts when someone stands in front of it, maybe downward from the top of the back of the bowl under the rim. The droplets would knock down any splatter.


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I had a similar issue with my son. My right thumb would crack to to point of bleeding. Moving from soap to non-soap cleaners (like Sorbolene) helped a little. I started using disposable gloves when changing him, this also helped. Eventually, I had to start using a mild cortisone steroid cream (1%) - this helped a lot. I saw a dermatologist who referred to ...


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When aiming at the bowl instead of the water, note that the shape of the bowl makes a big difference. To be precise, a steeper angle of the surface being hit creates less splash-back. This is why anon's answer mentions "near the rim" - the sides of the bowl are the steepest. We're teaching our boys to sit down for any business, except in nature and in ...


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My daughter seems to like shoving her hand down her diapers. She is a scratch fan so she just tears up her skin unless we block her with a onesie. They make them for larger kids too: www.special-need-products.com They look like normal shirts so he shouldn't appear strangely to anyone. Just that when he does decide to give the toilet a try he will need extra ...


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Some urinals provide an aiming point:


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Being a male and owning a penis for as long as I can remember, I have found that aiming here is most efficient for minimal ricocheting


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Can not blowing your nose lead to a sinus infection or something? According to some articles available online, blowing your nose can actually lead to sinus infections, and possibly ear infections. Blowing your nose uses much higher pressures than coughing or sneezing, which may cause germs to be blown into your sinuses or your Eustachian tubes. Blowing ...


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One thing I want to bring out and focus on here is the specific elements of the question, "How do I get my son to blow his nose?", which seems to me the core of the question above. The answer: You largely need to let your son figure out for himself that he needs to learn to blow his nose (either figure out how to do it, or figure out how to ask for help), ...


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The Nose Freda is a nasal aspirator that you control with a tube and you do the sucking. It sounds gross but it's not....haha....it's snot!,!,!. Haha. They cost around 16$ and I swear by it. Much better than a bulb. But the mucus must be softened with saline or steam. The nose part goes to the outside of your lo's nostril and it's connected to a tube that ...


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For a child who is potty trained, or at least is physically ready for potty training (often happens around two, but it varies significantly), this is approachable in a very simple way: ask him to use the toilet prior to the bath. At some point, often around potty training, this will become voluntary for many chlidren - like our three year old - who is ...


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I think the biggest thing is just to not do it for him. Even if you are standing right there and he is three rooms away and it would be easier and faster to just do it yourself, call him and make him do it. No need for punishment or lecturing, just "Billy, you forgot to flush the toilet. Please come flush it."


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I know it sounds simple, but have you tried just explaining to them why you want them to take shorter showers? It's not guaranteed to work, but for some teenagers, giving a reason for a rule is better than giving the actual rule - knowing that hot water is limited, that everyone else's time needs to be accounted for, and that their own limited time is ...


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This is a common problem with people who wash their hands a lot, especially in the wintertime. I have no doubt that twins are harder on your hands than singletons. There are good suggestions above. Common errors people often make is using water that is too hot, a detergent hand cleanser that is too harsh, and not moisturizing immediately after washing hands ...


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In addition to frequent hand washing, the diaper wipes may be contributing in some cases. Even if they are non-alcohol based, if they're pre-moistened they almost certainly have at least a mild detergent in them (solely water-based wipes would be unsanitary as they would grow molds). Gloves of course can help here to create a barrier. Another solution ...


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First my answer then my story. Answer, girls start shaving when they feel the need to due to social pressure or a desire to do so AND when their parents feel it is appropriate. Just as you don't want to be made fun of as Meg pointed out, you also don't want to overly embrace vanity and place your self worth on looks. We dress and clean ourselves as a ...


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From the AAP The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that you keep the stump clean and dry. When changing, arrange the diaper so the stump is not under the diaper, this prevents it from getting wet, and allows it to dry out naturally over time. When cleaning the infant, do not submerse the stump. A sponge bath with a damp cloth is preferred. ...



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