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I realize this was posted a long time ago, but I figured I'd answer so that when other moms search the topic, this might help. This happens to me with my six week old. This is the conclusion I've drawn... The only real option, I'm realizing, is to gently hold it in her mouth (almost just catching it as it begins to fall from her mouth) until she's in a deep ...


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I've known people who did fly with newborns at around this age, and it's certainly possible to do; note the caveats Ida and Anongoodnurse note. I'd add one more, which is why I wouldn't do this. A seven week old still has an underdeveloped immune system. A baby doesn't have a fully functional immune system until around six months, and until three months ...


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Guns in the home are far more likely to kill a member of your family than an intruder. http://www.news-medical.net/news/20100204/Guns-in-homes-can-increase-risk-of-death-and-firearm-related-violence.aspx


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Every police officer I've talked to has recommended more light as a way to deter home (or business) theft over dogs, locks, guns, etc. For the biggest bang for your buck, I would recommend buying motion sensing flood lights to cover your home/property's entrances and exits.


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There are a two parts to protecting your home that the other answers have touched on and I wanted to consolidate it a bit to provide a more comprehensive answer. First there is prevention and second reaction. Your first line of defense should be keeping the criminals away from your house. The easiest threat to deal with is one that never comes inside. ...


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Ah, nesting instinct for guys :) Personally, I wouldn't go for guns, I just can't see any situation where that would really help, or where something else wouldn't be more effective. The problem with guns is that, especially with kids in the house, you will need to lock them up well, which means it'll take you a while to get to them; and even then who says ...


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Guns are unmatched when it comes to defending your home. But you have to make sure your kids have no access to them, make them safe for your own family. You have to spend quite a lot of time practising so that you can use a gun in a stressfull sitiation. Solid doors with good quality locks, unbreakable windows (very expensive, as far as I remember!) are ...


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@anongoodnurse's answer is great, but I want to add some things from personal observation: I have flown with a baby as young as 4 months, and it was not an issue. The younger the baby is the easier, since they sleep more. I think a 7 week baby will be fine (provided no health issues, not pre-mature and so forth). ask you pediatrician if there is any ...


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Please note that some airlines will not let you breastfeed on a flight, regardless of what is said when you purchase a ticket. For the first few weeks of a newborn's life, usually the baby's doctor prefers that she be kept in relative isolation (friends and family). After that, it's fine to take her out into the public provided that the baby is healthy. ...


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Sharing a Bathroom In a two bedroom one bathroom apartment, you will have to share your bathtub and toilet with the kids. This may mean having to clean up bath toys diligently daily so you can shower. This may mean having to wipe down the toilet seat every single time you need to use it because a kids potty ring leaks on the seat. Child flushes a toy down ...


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Something to consider in either situation-house or apartment-is lead. Lead can be found in paint, pipes, and bathroom fixtures (like the tub, for instance). If you live in a newer apartment complex, or purchase a new home, this is not an issue. If you currently reside in an apartment, and lead is present (there are lead test kits available in most ...


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What are the major challenges that we should consider before we try to raise 2 children in our apartment? My wife and I had our 1st child while living in a 750sq. ft. 2 bedroom apartment and our 2nd child while living in a rather large 3 bedroom house. We immediately adapted to both. If you love your kids, you'll find a way to make it work in a 500sq. ...


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Spaghetti, linguine, fruit peelers, string cheese, chives, and noodles all seem like reasonable substitutes for wires.


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This seat should not be used - Period. Car seats are designed to do two things, restrain the occupant by not deforming and absorb/transfer energy by deforming in a controlled way. This seat is structurally compromised and will not perform correctly under load. The area below the break will not deform correctly and will absorb less energy than designed ...



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