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Lapsed Catholic. Luddite Geek. Shy Chatterbox. A mass of contradictions wrapped in an open enigma.

Some days, I really regret making http://stackoverflow.com/a/3638034/14250 a comm. wiki question. Then I get back to helping people solve problems rather than trying to help myself score rep. (Man, but 370 upvotes. Three. Hundred. And. Seventy.)


Apr
20
asked How concerned should we be about Mice coming into the baby's room?
Apr
17
comment Is it safe to breastfeed through pregnancy?
+1 for making sure to get a second opinion if you're unsure.
Apr
2
awarded  Excavator
Apr
2
revised My child has chickenpox, am I infectious?
Edits don't need to be of the form "Edit:", as we have a history. If the edit makes a comment unintelligible, add a comment to explain.
Mar
30
awarded  Yearling
Mar
25
comment How can I make learning English fun for a 14 year old?
-1: The problem is that in your example, it's something you're imposing on yourself. "Changing the world" around a 14-year old is less likely to encourage growth, and more likely to provoke insecurity and tension.
Mar
22
revised How should parents handle disagreement over medicine?
added 6 characters in body
Mar
21
comment Changing a child's name
+1 for "He has already heard you say his name a lot by now." I think that's the most important thing to consider.
Mar
20
revised In a hypothetical society of thieves, what do our children need to learn?
edited tags
Mar
20
comment Golden rule 'do's' and 'don'ts'' when holding a child's party - your experiences are asked!
Created a "parties" tag for you. Can't see any reason to have a second tag that's so similar?
Mar
20
revised Golden rule 'do's' and 'don'ts'' when holding a child's party - your experiences are asked!
edited tags
Mar
15
comment What types of developmental milestones should we be concerned about?
I think this is a question that almost every parent is looking for, and while yes, I could look for a parental primer, I want to know where to start looking. (Again, see accepted answer).
Mar
15
comment What types of developmental milestones should we be concerned about?
Thanks Meg, that's the exact kind of thing I was looking for.
Mar
15
accepted What types of developmental milestones should we be concerned about?
Mar
15
comment What types of developmental milestones should we be concerned about?
@RobertCartaino Are we really saying that this isn't a direct answerable question? Because there's a pretty good answer below, and I'm sure there are other potential ones. I can't ask specific questions on milestones until I know what milestones to ask about. It's no good waiting till my child is behind in some area and going "Oh, should have checked for that".
Mar
15
comment What types of developmental milestones should we be concerned about?
Please don't go into specific details of what the actual milestones are, I'll raise seperate questions if I'm interested in specifics. I'm more interested in what types of development to be aware of and to monitor.
Mar
15
asked What types of developmental milestones should we be concerned about?
Mar
15
revised Why must a toddler car seat be fully reclined when installed rear-facing?
Bolded the most important part of this suggestion.
Mar
15
revised What are the basic items we should buy to receive our new baby?
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Mar
15
comment What are the basic items we should buy to receive our new baby?
One thing to be aware of: parents who have 1-year olds will practically PAY for you to take their 0-6 months stuff away from them. We saved a FORTUNE when my partner spoke to one of her colleagues.