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A fiercely independent seven year old girl who views The Lovely Bones might take the lesson that it's all right if she gets murdered because she can always expose her murderer or comfort her family via supernatural means from the next life. Far from scaring her into submission, the movie would be more likely to tempt her with a promise of greater power over ...


I haven't seen that movie myself, but Common Sense Media recommends it as not being appropriate for under 16, and the parents and kids reviewing it on the site recommend not for under 13, so I'd be a bit leery about showing it to a 7 year old. There are generally better options for trying to keep your kids safe rather than scaring them, though there ...


The two options we used when camping with babies that age were: Baby wipes - useful in all cases, but especially so for short camping trips, as you don't need to deal with water, heating, disposal etc., and can simply carry out the wipes along with nappies and other waste. Cloth wash - as long as you can heat water, you can then dip a cloth or sponge in it ...


In my experience an extra-large saucepan, if you have one, is excellent for washing a baby while camping. You can heat the water (not too hot!) on a gas burner and then take the pan off the heat, check the water temperature, and add the baby. I resisted the temptation to also add carrots and a couple of onions and take a picture. :)

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