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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.)


Jan
29
comment Kids and Time Management
@RoryAlsop Don't apologise, it was a good thought. Like I say, I think this is just on the raggedy edge of off-topic. If it was "How do can I help my child learn to manage time? Please provide specific references", I'd be a lot more comfortable with it; if only because the answers would be more helpful to the site's intended audience. And if it was posted to chat instead of as a question, again I'd be fine with that. It might get good answers here, but I question how much value it has beyond that.
Jan
29
reviewed Leave Open I plan to send my child to mission school at 4+, should I send them somewhere else before then?
Jan
29
reviewed Approve suggested edit on How do you handle grandparents who spoil your children?
Jan
29
comment Kids and Time Management
This seems too broad, along the lines of "recommend me some research books". Along with that, it's not about parenting, it's about child research, which is at the raggedy edge of on-topic, and the broadness pushes it over the edge into "close" territory.
Jan
29
awarded  Custodian
Jan
29
reviewed Reviewed one year old eating and drinking very little
Jan
29
reviewed No Action Needed Suggestions for helping a 5 year old boy with horrible behavior
Jan
29
reviewed No Action Needed Overscheduled toddler
Jan
28
revised What should I be teaching my two year old?
I think the disclaimer needs to be up front rather than in comments. Feel free to revert, but I can see why someone would read this and start pressuring little Samantha too far.
Jan
15
awarded  Nice Answer
Jan
11
comment How old must a baby be to be lifted under its arms?
@Dariusz Sounds fine to me. If in doubt, check for bruising around the armpits, but I'd be astounded to see that.
Jan
11
comment How old must a baby be to be lifted under its arms?
@Dariusz How old is she? It certainly shouldn't be an issue for her spine, and if you're pulling hard enough to wrench her shoulders... don't.
Jan
10
answered How old must a baby be to be lifted under its arms?
Dec
6
awarded  Popular Question
Nov
22
comment Methods for reducing or coping with sleep deprivation
+1 for "Do not prioritise X over sleeping". Spent 2 hours tidying and now want to sleep? DAUGHTER CARES NOT.
Nov
17
awarded  Famous Question
Nov
16
comment Diapering a 7 month old that is almost ready to crawl
Ah, the famous wrestling move known as the "Parental Pin". Think of it as an over-enthusiastic, poorly received cuddle?
Nov
6
awarded  Notable Question
Oct
17
comment How important is it to brush infant's teeth before vs. after the goodnight milk bottle?
The simple answer is, you don't. The more complex answer is that the levels of fluoride in toothpaste are well below the toxicity level in the pea-sized quantity on a toothbrush and will get excreted out. Obviously you monitor your child for ill-effects and consult a paediatrician in the event of illness. Also, children's toothpaste has less fluoride (assuming legitimate company, use judgement) That said, if they down a tube of it, emergency room, so keep it out of their reach.
Oct
17
comment How important is it to brush infant's teeth before vs. after the goodnight milk bottle?
@Charles we're advised to use fluoride toothpaste to help keep the teeth healthy once they've broken through the surface of the gums, but to keep it to pea sized amounts, good guidance here, on NHS website: nhs.uk/Livewell/dentalhealth/Pages/Careofkidsteeth.aspx