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Sep
5
comment Stroller for twins
This appears to be a shopping question, which is not going to work well here.
Sep
5
comment Long-term preparations for becoming a parent?
As for clothes for kids, if you live in a country where baby showers are a common tradition, don't do it. Many people find that the baby shower outfits the kid at least through size 0-3 months (what you listed as 0) if not through the first year or even two. Infrared thermometers are not acceptable for most US pediatricians for children under 4 months - they require a rectal temperature because it is more accurate.
Sep
5
comment Long-term preparations for becoming a parent?
I know several people who have been completing projects with newborns, though it does go more slowly. I have friends who just finished getting a banister in. We organized our entire basement after our daughter turned 1. Sure it's more of a pain to do things during naptime on weekends or with your toddler in a backpack, but it's doable especially if one partner is a stay-at-home parent (which is in many ways the point of a stay-at-home parent, to have someone responsible for not only caregiving but for house care).
Sep
5
comment Long-term preparations for becoming a parent?
Whoah - no need to be so pessimistic. Many people with kids see their friends (with kids and without) on a regular basis even if it is less often than before and many people with kids are not boring unless you define boring as no longer going clubbing every Friday and Saturday night. Also while other people's kids are great birth control your own tend to be a little different. My aunt was a nanny who never wanted kids, until she adopted and very much loved one of her own.
Sep
4
comment Teaching logic and problem solving to children?
I'm not sure about brain teasers. My dad loved them and posed them to us a lot, but neither my siblings or I enjoyed them one bit. All of us kids went on to critical thinking career fields, too.
Sep
4
comment My 6 month old will not sleep all night.
@DaveClarke - my 18 month old occasionally doesn't sleep through the night, but that doesn't mean I think that's a good thing for her or her parents. When that happens we make a change in her schedule if needed or tweak our routines as needed.
Sep
4
comment My 6 month old will not sleep all night.
Agree that cutting naps or reducing daytime sleep is unlikely to be helpful (unless the baby in question is sleeping 5+ hours during the day). But I don't think that giving a bottle is helpful, at least not to sleep. That sets up a nasty sleep association problem. Now for hunger purposes yes, nurse or give a bottle. But make sure that the baby goes to sleep off of it. The sleep help fading approach you suggest does work, but it's trickier and longer versus an approach like Ferber. That doesn't mean it's bad - for many families it's perfect. Just takes time and timing.
Sep
3
comment Introducing my children into my disbelief in a Christian environment
Your answer makes an implicit assumption that all religious instruction is 1) likely to be dogmatic and 2) opposed to the scientific method. Both assumptions are false.
Sep
3
comment My 6 month old will not sleep all night.
Is 10 or 11 his bedtime? That's way too late. Try moving it 20 minutes earlier every 3 weeks until it's before 8 at least, more likely between 6 and 7 but he'll show you his sweet spot. And 2 naps might be too few at 6 months - he might do better on 3. How does he show he's ready for his naps? Does he seem hyper? More info will help us give a better answer.
Aug
30
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Aug
29
comment 9 Month old vomiting for the first time when waking up in morning then acts normal
Remembering back a year ago when this happened to us I realized that it happened on a Saturday. Otherwise I would have called the pediatricians because the nurses staff the phone during office hours and turn it over to the doctors if need be. Thankfully we didn't end up needing it as our daughter was 100% normal in about 24 hours.
Aug
29
answered Where is the best place to find another family for a nanny share?
Aug
28
answered 9 Month old vomiting for the first time when waking up in morning then acts normal
Aug
27
comment Acting different for mom
Related: parenting.stackexchange.com/questions/7701/…
Aug
27
comment 8-month old terrified of new caretakers
For some kids it doesn't matter how long they are with a person, they won't warm up enough to want to be held as long as their primary caregivers are around. My daughter is that way.
Aug
27
comment Non-alcoholic treatment, medicines, or remedies for infant colic
Since no one else has said it, I will. Before you do any home remedies to be administered orally please check with a doctor, since some things in so called "colic remedies" aren't necessarily known to be safe. They aren't known to be unsafe either, just not known in general.
Aug
27
answered 8-month old terrified of new caretakers
Aug
27
comment What harm is porn?
Regarding your last question, you can determine with your child's or children's other parent if you want to do that based on the answers. With regard to anyone else's kids, never tell a kid not to tell their parents something. Kids should never, ever be taught to keep secrets from their parents.
Aug
26
comment Our infant was sleeping through the night, but at 5 months old started waking up in the middle of the night; is this from starting to dream?
@KeithS - my almost 18 mo. seems to get that way when overtired and always has from when she was about 3 mo.
Aug
23
comment How do I get my toddler to sleep by himself?
Rather than leaving him clueless why, why not explain it? Perhaps make up a little book, or just discuss it for the 3 days in advance. An almost 2.5 year old can understand an awful lot and a reminder at the moment "Remember, Daddy's leaving now and you are sleeping here. I will come if you need me," will drive it home.