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Jan
28
comment Extremely fussy and refusing to sleep 12 week old
All of this. The wonder week around this time is shorter (I think usually half a week) and the growth spurt up to 5 days. It's the next wonder week that can go on for up to 6 weeks.
Dec
17
comment Two year old still takes a bottle of milk before bedtime, should I wean her from the bottle and the milk?
On top of these concerns, don't most parents implement a "no liquids in the 1 hour before bedtime" (or so) cut-off when night time potty training? It was for that reason primarily that when I weaned my daughter I did not replace her nursing session before bed with any sort of liquids but went with extra cuddles instead.
Dec
8
comment What should my wife eat and drink during pregnancy?
This seems far too broad (as the possible spectrum of answers is nearly everything) and too personal (as your wife has her own unique tastes) to be a good Stack Exchange question.
Dec
7
comment My son sleeps too much
When is the wake-up time? Does he have an age-appropriate amount of time available to sleep at night? If so, this is probably a question for his pediatrician.
Nov
26
comment Rough Nose is Painful to wipe - what to do?
Aquaphor also heals pretty well. I've used it and lanolin interchangeably for noses.
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
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
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
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
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
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.