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answered Is having a sibling better for a child?
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comment What is a safe but useful temperature to set your hot water at?
@aaronm - the CDC says that temperature of water doesn't make much difference for bacteria removal. Scallds and burns hospitalise 300 children per day (over 100,000 people per year) and kills two children per day (over 700 children per year) in the US. Compare that to legionella, which hospitalises maybe 18,000 people per year with a 5 to 30% death rate.
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answered What is a safe but useful temperature to set your hot water at?
Apr
19
answered Is it common for a toddler to cry when things are not in order?
Apr
18
comment When changing diapers, how soon should we put the new diaper on?
Baby powder should be avoided because it clogs modern nappies and stops them from working as well as they could.
Apr
18
comment I am 24 years old. I found marijuana and ecstasy my 17 year old sister's room. What should I do?
A few people die of over hydration while on ecstasy. In the UK more people die from over hydration the under hydration.
Apr
13
comment How to get a new born to sleep?
How old is the child? Try swaddling, but pay attention to all the safety tips.
Apr
13
comment How do I teach a younger child to wait, or earn, future reward?
3 year olds probably lack the cognition to think about time as a concept. Try asking what the child has done today or yesterday and you'll see confused answers. Putting a child under about 12 years old on a step for 5 miniutes will have the same impact as making them wait for 30 minutes. Taking an older child's phone away for 30 minites is as effective as takin it away for a day (in terms of punishment).
Apr
10
comment Why are there so many snaps on infant clothes?
Tip: do up the snaps around the bottom before putting the garment on the child. Open the snaps on the neck. Stretch the nexk of the garment over the legs and up the body. This is easier and nicer than going over the head.
Apr
10
answered How do I help my 5-year-old daughter solve problems instead of crying
Apr
9
answered Is it fair (or adequate) to ask a 4 yr old to stop crying for some reason?
Mar
30
comment How can we confront our pediatrician about not washing his hands?
If you're in England please do report all instances you see of people touching a patient without washing their hands first. You're not making "an official complaint" and you're not saying that the clinician didn't wash their hands. You're just making a comment to say that you did not see the clinician washing their hands.
Mar
29
answered How can we confront our pediatrician about not washing his hands?
Mar
10
comment How to deal with a teenage daughter who refuses to dress modestly
Can you honestly not see a difference between wearing a short skirt and drinking alcohol? By taking a hard line on an extremist position this parent is risking losing the ability to discuss anything more serious, like alcohol, with their daughter.
Mar
10
revised How to deal with a teenage daughter who refuses to dress modestly
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Mar
9
comment How can I get my toddler to drink more water?
Have you tried a variety of different cups? Like, different colours and straws and etc?
Mar
9
comment How to deal with a teenage daughter who refuses to dress modestly
Do you realise that you have an extremist position about skirt length and that your daughter is behaving in a completely normal manner? You want her to do something that her friends do not do, and the only reason you can give her is "because I said so". The reason most people have a "below the knee" rule is so that they can negotiate to a shorter but acceptable length. You might not like the 'finger tip length" rule, but it's better than what she's wearing now and there's some chance of her obeying that rule.
Mar
9
comment Encouraging a 3-year-old's interest in minibeasts
Ant farm? Worm farm?
Mar
9
answered How to deal with a teenage daughter who refuses to dress modestly
Mar
8
comment 9 year old son brought a toy gun to school- how can we get him to understand this isn't just about bringing a toy to school?
Thank you for these excellent clarifications and extensions and additional points!