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Sep
30
comment How do you make an infant sleep on her stomach with her hands on her chin?
@Chrys - actually that pose is really dangerous to try and do without a spotter.
Sep
27
answered What's a good choice for a baby's first sign in sign language?
Sep
27
answered How do you make an infant sleep on her stomach with her hands on her chin?
Sep
27
awarded  Notable Question
Sep
26
comment What are some alternatives to bouncing on an exercise ball?
Are you using the bouncing just for calming during fussy episodes, for soothing to sleep, or both?
Sep
26
reviewed Reject suggested edit on What are the health benefits of giving children vitamins?
Sep
26
answered Toddler scream at night during sleep, but she does not wake up
Sep
19
comment What can my girlfriend do for her daughter?
I know in my area there is an organization that offers free legal consultations with a lawyer. One of my friends is a lawyer who participates. They offer time slots during one Saturday a month or something like that. You should see if your girlfriend qualifies. Then she can speak to someone about custody issues who knows.
Sep
15
awarded  Custodian
Sep
15
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Why does tight swaddling calm babies?
Sep
13
comment Can a 17-month old really appreciate humour/irony?
@RobertCartaino - I can delete my comment, but as it was pure speculation I'm not sure "answer" is warranted.
Sep
12
comment My toddler has started “lying”
I can never figure out if my 18 month old is "lying" yet. When asked if she has a dirty diaper she usually says "no" when she does and "yes" when she does not. I'm not sure if she just doesn't know what I'm asking or if she's playing games.
Sep
12
comment Can a 17-month old really appreciate humour/irony?
It might have something to do with power dynamics. According to Happiest Toddler on the Block toddlers spend a lot of time feeling like the weakest and the smallest, so any time they get to feel bigger and better than someone/something they love it. Also Happiest Toddler recommends role play with dolls as a way of positive enforcement of rules, so if you have the dolly eventually give in nicely to her teeth brushing you might find it has a good effect on your daughter.
Sep
11
comment How to mimic the infant sucking actions with a manual breast pump?
What I'm talking about is not even just a regular double electric pump. I'm talking about something like the Medela Symphony‌​. Often people don't buy them. They rent them from the hospital. The pumps are designed so that many people can use them (unlike regular double electrics which only one person can use) and use expensive technology to adequately stimulate milk supply.
Sep
11
comment How to mimic the infant sucking actions with a manual breast pump?
In addition breast compressions once letdown has occurred are helpful. Babies use not only suction (which is all the pump has) but compression to get milk. However none of these motions mimic the other complex reactions that actual contact with a baby gives in establishing milk supply.
Sep
11
comment How to mimic the infant sucking actions with a manual breast pump?
The only pump which is considered good enough to establish and maintain a milk supply for exclusive pumping is a hospital grade double electric pump. Are you breastfeeding at all? If so you need time with your baby to build supply. It is not possible with a manual pump.
Sep
10
awarded  Nice Answer
Sep
9
comment What are some focusing exercises that can be performed on an infant to improve their motor skills and cognition
While this question has good pieces, the age range of 2-6 months is probably too broad. A 2 month old is likely not rolling over. A 6 month old should be rolling both directions and able to sit if placed in that position, and may be independently sitting up as well as crawling. A 2 month old is barely batting at toys. A 4 month old is grasping toys and bringing them to his or her mouth to chew or reaching, grasping, and rattling. Also the categorization "motor skills and mental development" is so broad it might as well be "all developmental areas."
Sep
9
comment Why does my infant bang her head sideways in sleep?
See: parenting.stackexchange.com/a/7187/2146
Sep
8
answered How to preserve the daily extracted breast milk in freezer for a long time?