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High school biology teacher, mommy, wife, and black hole of fairly useless information.


Apr
13
comment Plane activities for little ones
+1 for everything except the not needing a seat for your under 2-year-old. This is entirely up to the personality of your child. When we flew with our daughter at Christmas (who was only 16 months old at the time), she HATED sitting in our laps and was much happier when she had her own seat. If she had been younger and essentially immobile, I would agree with you 100%.
Apr
13
answered How can I get renewed medical attention for my child's undiagnosed sickness?
Apr
13
comment How can I get renewed medical attention for my child's undiagnosed sickness?
Absolutely! Multiple doctors at a major university hospital were unable to diagnose my father with leukemia and he was 35 and could articulate exactly what was wrong with him. If my mom hadn't been pushy and found a doctor who was dedicated to finding a correct diagnosis, the doctors at the university hospital would never have figured it out.
Apr
10
answered Is it traumatic for a toddler to be left in their bedroom with the door shut?
Apr
10
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Apr
10
answered Why do parents refer to themselves in the third person?
Apr
5
comment How do I get a young toddler to walk holding my hand?
This is exactly what we do. C sits in the cart and A rides around on the front (I don't know what age it happened, but suddenly riding in the cart went from being this big exciting thing to being this huge punishment. I was so sad when that happened.).
Apr
5
comment Should I use a child harness?
@Benjol: I think if I had triplets, I might lock myself in the house until they were about 6! I can't imagine trying to keep track of 3 toddlers in a public place! Maybe it's just been the spacing of my kids. When A was at that stage, it was always either 1:1 or 2:1, and then after C was born, she was in an infant carrier and they were both pretty easy to keep track of. Now that she's at that age, A is older and I don't have to worry about him running off as much, and I've all ready said how we deal with her. Since we live in the suburbs, we don't typically walk around dangerous roads :)
Apr
5
answered Plane activities for little ones
Apr
3
comment How to comfort a new born with gum's ache whose teeth are about to grow?
@Maxood: It varies so widely from kid to kid. My daughter got her first tooth at 4 months, but my son didn't get a single tooth until he was 15 months old. I think the average age is around 6-7 months, but it's not unheard-of for kids to get them earlier than that.
Apr
2
answered How can we potty-train our pre-schooler outside the home?
Apr
2
comment breaking my rejection of christianity to my parents
+1 for "The way you feel today may not reflect how you feel in 50 years." I attended college with many, many people who rejected Christianity throughout college who have since returned to Christianity (including myself), though few of us returned to the denominations that we left. Damaging a relationship with something that may turn out to be more or less a "phase" for lack of a better term is never a good idea.
Apr
2
comment How to comfort a new born with gum's ache whose teeth are about to grow?
I couldn't even begin to tell you where to buy a good, safe teether. I received a few as gifts before my oldest was born, but neither of my kids were really interested in using them as teethers. Certainly, if I were to buy one, I would try to find one made as chemical-free as possible. It seems like European countries have stricter rules regarding the manufacturing of things like teethers than the US or China, so that would probably be my top criteria.
Apr
1
answered How to comfort a new born with gum's ache whose teeth are about to grow?
Apr
1
answered Are baby walkers harmful?
Apr
1
answered Advice for carrying out the “Stay in Bed” technique with our 2-year-old
Apr
1
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Apr
1
comment Advice for carrying out the “Stay in Bed” technique with our 2-year-old
Our daughter is the same way...bring her to our bed and regardless of how tired she is, it's suddenly playtime. Our son was never like this.
Mar
29
answered Are “Potty Parties” generally effective?
Mar
25
answered My toddler is waking up with crust on the inside of her eyes, should I be concerned?