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Jul
15
comment What is the optimal way to store and use pumped breast milk?
as guidoism also has experienced in the meantime, using flat bags for freezing the milk has advantages about the classical ice-cube shape, as it freezes and unfreezes faster.
Jul
15
comment What is the optimal way to store and use pumped breast milk?
we also had very positive experience with that: the flat bags are a very good approach, as they freeze faster and can be unfreezed quite quickly (however for our impatient son it took still too long, it was always "emergency")
Jul
12
comment When should a child stop using a pacifier, and how can I help with this transition?
@TorbenGB: good point: I'd say, at the latest when they start talking much, there is no option for the pacifier (at least during day-time). I've seen some kids who were able to speak complete sentences but you could hardly understand it because of the pacifier in their mouth...
Jul
8
comment How can I prevent my 8-year-old from spending time with his bad friend?
@Fixee: Thanks for the update. So obviously there was no opportunity trying to change something from your side in the meantime?
Jul
7
comment How do you discipline someone else's child?
+1 particularly for the point, that there is no general right and wrong.
Jul
7
comment How can I prevent my 8-year-old from spending time with his bad friend?
@Fixee: I'm curious and I'd like to know what happened in the mean time - did you achieve any progress?
Jul
7
comment How much sleep does my infant really need?
there seem to be also studies stating that not only not enough but also too much sleep is not good for your health. bitsofnews.com/content/view/6195
Jul
7
comment How much sleep does my infant really need?
This sounds like a very adventurous argumentation for me. How can she know, that the baby is growing quickly because it sleeps much? Does it grow less on days when it sleeps less? And even if she had real data as evidence, that there is a correlation between his sleeping hours and his growth, it would not mean that sleeping much is the cause for its above-average(?!) growth. .. And even if it would be true and proven for this one baby, you can not say that in general "sleeping more is healthy"...
Jul
7
comment How much sleep does my infant really need?
+1 for trying earlier bed time - we've also made the experience, that going to sleep earlier or later not necessarily means waking up earlier/later, but that the child very often wakes up at the same time in the morning. (I'd give another "+1" if I could for the remark, that the noise maker could create a dependency - I'd hesitate to use such "artificial tools" - I heard about children, which can not go to sleep without the noise of a running hair-dryer next to their bed.
Jul
7
comment How much sleep does my infant really need?
how do you know that sleeping much is the reason for your friend's baby being healthy and growing really, really quickly?
Jul
7
comment How much sleep does my infant really need?
we' made a similar experience - our son also did sleep about 12 hours (if I remember correctly) when he was a 1 year old and that has not changed much (now he's 3.5 years old). It can be hard for the parents sometimes, especially if the child is very active as long as he does not sleep.
Jul
6
revised Why are parents so concerned about profanity around their children?
added thought that little children use new words they don't understand
Jul
6
revised How can we potty-train our pre-schooler outside the home?
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Jul
6
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Jul
6
comment How can we potty-train our pre-schooler outside the home?
+1 for adding further (and very plausible) possibilities. Today I've been talking to an older woman ["our" KT is relatively young, however I assumed that she also would exchange experiences with her other and partly elder colleagues] who is working as kindergarten teacher in another kindergarten. She said she considered it normal for a lot of people - and especially children - not liking to use toilets other than at home (in their familiar ambiance). She added some more points which I'll add to my question soon.
Jul
6
comment How can we potty-train our pre-schooler outside the home?
@TorbenGB: yes: (1) kindergarten has kid-sized toilets (year of construction: 2010). (2) We already have such a booster seat at home as you show it in your example image, but we seldom used it, as our son preferred the potty up to now (which is also more easy for us, as the booster seat blocks the toilet, while the potty can be "ready" at any time). But it's a good idea: we'll try to avoid the potty
Jul
6
comment How can we potty-train our pre-schooler outside the home?
+1 for separating cause from solution. Believe me, I'm trying to do that and I had long talks with our son and with the KT ...
Jul
6
comment How can we potty-train our pre-schooler outside the home?
@TorbenGB: we've already addressed this issue, and (as I wrote in my question) the kindergarten teacher (KT) is aware of that and always assures him, that his toys will also be available after going to the toilet. So I don't think that this alone is the point - it must be an interaction with one or several of the other factors I've listed - or even some which I am not aware of. That's why I'm asking here for experience of others. I've had long discussions with the KT (also this morning), but she seems not to have more insight's either. Maybe it's some aversion to the toilets ...
Jul
6
comment How can we potty-train our pre-schooler outside the home?
p.s. in the kindergarten he is always playing or busy, I assume, so you can not say that he "only" then avoids going to toilet.
Jul
6
comment How can we potty-train our pre-schooler outside the home?
besides the fact that I'm not sure if is a good idea to use punishment for potty training there is one point you have overlooked: at home he is also very busy playing, handicraft working or doing whatever, but he then quickly runs to his potty and does what he has to do. :-) And he is really proud of his "achievements" in the potty, I think. So being "busy" can not be the only reason for his behavior in kindergarten. And especially as he is quite bullheaded [I hope that's the right translation!] and has a strong will, I doubt that punishment would do a good effect.