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Apr
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comment Best homemade nutritional babyfood for infant
Food contains quite enough salt. Additional salt is bad for such young kidneys. We adults actually eat a quantity of salt that is ridiculously above what we need. Our pediatrician actually said to go easy on the salt even after the first birthday. Specifically, she said: "Now he's ready to eat everything you are... But it's better to use less salt than for yourself. None at all, if possible".
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Mar
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revised Our daughter of 4 already wants to know what she will do when she's grown up
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answered Our daughter of 4 already wants to know what she will do when she's grown up
Mar
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Mar
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comment 19 month old takes off diaper only at nap time… help!
Put a one-piece pajama on her backwards, so that the buttons are harder to open.
Mar
5
comment Loud Screaming to attract attention
@ChristopherW, I read this in a book called Auditory Neuroscience, which is also my area of research. I'm not into ear anatomy so I forget which bit it is, but the mechanism does exist.
Mar
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comment Loud Screaming to attract attention
I've read that whenever we vocalize, some part of our ears closes a little bit automatically, in order to protect our eardrums. This is thought to be the reason why our voice sounds so different when it's recorded and played back to us. Anyway, the 115 dB measured in front of the baby might be less in the baby's ears.
Mar
3
comment what's typical for birthday parties in the USA?
Also, in the place my husband is from, it would be considered borderline negligent to buy a cake for kids that young (sugar, additives...), but since my PhD thesis submission deadline is a week after the birthday, if nobody cares, I'd rather buy than bake something.
Mar
3
comment what's typical for birthday parties in the USA?
Thank you, some great ideas here! We certainly weren't planning to try to impress, it's too bad that the tone of the question came through that way. For example when I was asking how structured the activities should be, it's because I have the impression that people here are way more concerned with safety and parental supervision than the couple of European countries I lived in previously.
Mar
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comment what's typical for birthday parties in the USA?
Thank you so much! Very useful advice as well. The nap happening is not so much of an issue for us as the kiddo sometimes even skips it these days, but when he does sleep, it's very unpredictable as to when it will happen, so we try to avoid planning afternoon events. And even when it doesn't happen he gets cranky, so it's never a good time for adding excitement.
Mar
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Mar
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comment what's typical for birthday parties in the USA?
Thanks a lot! By not cooking a feast, I really meant that I don't want his party to be mainly oriented towards adults, and that I prefer that it's a time of day when he's awake and cheerful, rather than the time of day when people normally have a big meal. But also, I think it's awkward when people overdo stuff, and in the country where I've been living the past six years, overspending is seen very negatively.
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@Rory Alsop - That's too bad, I was hoping it would be acceptable. Maybe I should note that in my country of origin a (1st) birthday involves bbq, alcohol and cigarette smoke in a restaurant, and opening presents - which are mostly envelopes with money - when everyone has left. I know not to do something similar here, but I'm still wary of making really big blunders and was hoping to get some quick advice.
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