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Jul
24
comment What's a good age for a “penny skateboard”?
Regardless of age, make sure that they wear proper protection! That would be helmet, wrist-, and knee-protectors. There's no excuse.
Jul
19
comment If my 4-year-old asks me “why”, what kind of “why” does he mean?
RE: "Why?" ad infinitum please refer to parenting.stackexchange.com/questions/7462/…
Jul
13
comment 8-year-old right away repeats action after she is told not to do them
@corsika it's like that joke: do NOT think of a dancing hippo now! :-)
Jul
13
comment 8-year-old right away repeats action after she is told not to do them
Jasper caught me! I was aware of the "only for talking" trap, and any six year old would pounce on that with glee. Give me a better phrasing and I'll update the answer :-)
Jun
16
comment Is it required or advised to sterilize bottles?
Well @Dan you already saw the link that ctokelly provided. My answer (four years ago...) is based on personal experience and the advice we have received from infant health care workers.
Jun
12
comment First keyboard: Qwerty or Dvorak?
@creationedge No I never really switched. Relevant blog post: wp.me/pf6dX-gh
Jun
8
comment How long can a 3-month-old go without eating?
@TomW, all my contributions are based on personal experience as well as advice received from professionals (or other parents whose judgement I trust). In this case the basis is advice from infant nurses and child health care workers.
Apr
15
comment How to better engage myself with my 15 month old
"Open-ended toys could also be beads, crayons, play-doh, sand in the yard, and many other things." How many more examples do you need? I did include a definition; anything not meant to be used in one specific and limiting way.
Apr
14
comment As an atheist, how should I explain theism to my children?
@rotard I don't see much in the way of religious causes - that's my point. Looking at the past couple of hundred years, wars were about territory control, political power, natural resources and food supply - not about "kill all the infidels" (except this mention).
Apr
8
comment As an atheist, how should I explain theism to my children?
@rotard my personal definition is simple: Many bloody wars have been fought in the name of Christianity and Islam. I'm not aware of similar problems with East-Asian religions, which is but one reason why I like them better.
Apr
3
comment Pre May 2013 Tripp Trapp differences?
Upvoted to counter product-specific downvote :-) Perhaps @Ida does not realize that the Tripp Trapp is almost as ubiquitous as Ikea? Honestly, look in any home in Europe and you'll be nearly certain to find one.
Mar
24
comment Can we afford to have a baby?
@bjb568 I can't tell whether you're saying immunizations is crap, or whether "if you choose to" is crap. Either way, immunizations ought to be mandatory but they aren't - and some people will violently contend them, so I felt the need to be a bit softer in my answer than in this comment.
Mar
24
comment When should I stop swaddling my baby?
@sleske This is not at all about SIDS. You're confusing SIDS with plain and simple suffocation risk. Look up discussions about SIDS on this site.
Jan
16
comment Preparing quality bedtime stories
As long as it takes, @myang. Some stories are really just an anecdote, so you might like to tell two of those in one evening. Some stories are extensive, and you could either simplify as needed, or split into two nights - if you manage a cliffhanger, that would certainly help getting your daughter to bed the next evening!
Jan
6
comment How do I make my son listen to my discipline, not my mother-in-law?
Upvoted for the first half. Not crazy about the last.
Dec
30
comment What if my kids don't want me to speak my native language?
@Ian sure German has more international value than Danish. Following that logic, I should be speaking English with them instead! This is not about international value, it's about cultural values.
Dec
13
comment Where should boys aim their urine?
@Jasmine the surface is a nearly flat bowl, so there's about 3 millimeters of water, diameter maybe 10 centimeters. Hit that, and it'll definitely splash...
Dec
12
comment Where should boys aim their urine?
@Jasmine - what prevents the splash too? The shelf certainly doesn't, on the contrary. The higher elevation of the "target surface" means that more of the splashback leaves the bowl. The only way to avoid it is by sitting down.
Dec
5
comment Does Tongue-tie really affect talking?
What's "DD"? "Darling daughter"?
Nov
4
comment Where should boys aim their urine?
@ratchetfreak, can confirm. The foam absorbs (most of?) the splashback, so this is valid.