Hot answers tagged

4

The first thing that comes to mind is that your son learned he doesn't have to do unpleasant things if he pretends not to understand. So "Do you want a cookie?" gets a response, "Don't touch the glass!" doesn't. It might even be a certain tone of voice (for example, the one your wife uses when she wants him to do something) that's become a cue for him to ...


4

Here in the UK it's normal to say "He's x days old" until he's a week or two old, then say "He's x weeks old" until he's about 2 months old, then say "He's x months old" until he's 2 years old, then go with years in the usual way, maybe adding in some fractions if you want to be more specific: "He's two and a half" Example: NHS Birth-...


4

You can give your child's age however it suits you. Do not count the day he was born - that is "Day Zero". After that is day 1, 2, etc. Every 7 days is a week. Generally how people give their child's age depends on how precise they want to be. "Twenty-two days" is fine. "Three weeks" is also fine. Then "three and a half weeks", etc. Months are counted by ...


2

Walking is not something that needs you to 'push', unless your child is substantially behind (and 11 months is ahead, not behind). Looking at the Denver Developmental Screening chart, the 50th percentile is around 12 months, and many children take until 13 to 15 months to walk. In my opinion, you're better off continuing as you have: give your child the ...


2

11 months is still fairly early for walking. What you describe is perfectly normal http://www.babycenter.com/0_your-childs-walking-timeline_10357004.bc


2

In Germany, the official recommendation is that newborns should not use a blanket during the first year. Instead, they should sleep: on their back in a sleeping bag in their own bed (though in the parent's room) on a firm mattress without anything else (blankets, toys, pillows) in the bed Source: Schlafempfehlungen für das 1. Lebensjahr, from the ...


1

One piece of good advice I got at that time was to get down on your hands and knees and look at the world from your toddler's point of view. At that point the dangers start to become more obvious: you realise that the trailing cloth on a table can be pulled, bringing down whatever is on the table. You also discover some things under chairs and tables that ...


1

There have been some great answers already. I'll add that I have found personally that when talking to most non parents, rounding to the next half year is easier for them to get the main idea of my child's age without diving into the details. For example, my much younger coworker was thrown off when I told him my son was "17 months". Instead, I almost ...


1

I had the same problem. My baby's diapers were always green (the pediatrician was not concerned). I tried every gas remedy all day everyday. Then when I started pumping I noticed most of my milk consisted of fat. I looked around in the Internet for causes of green diapers and high fat milk. People suggested block feeding, as this issue is caused by an ...


1

It's good to consider any challenges such as hearing or a neurological issue, but barring those I highly recommend you take a Love & Logic class and use the power of empathetic consequences. Also the "uh oh" song, as appropriate.



Only top voted, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible