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


Jun
6
comment Is it safe to travel by car without A/C when it's hot outside?
I agree with DA01. Kids seem to be completely oblivious to stuff like that. We live in the south, too and we had 90 days over 90 degrees last summer. My kids didn't even notice! As long as your in-laws keep your kids well-hydrated and follow all the other general common sense rules about hot weather and children, then they should be fine.
May
31
answered How can I encourage my 5-year-old to learn to swim?
May
31
answered Is my pediatrician missing something about my 3 month old's gas pain?
May
24
answered How much time with friends (away from family) is reasonable?
May
24
comment 12 month old doesn't understand what we say
Shauna is right. Andrew grew by leaps and bounds when he attended daycare and mother's day out with older kids.
May
24
comment 12 month old doesn't understand what we say
That does sound like a difficult spot to be in! I'm pretty sure the only significant response I was getting from Charlotte at 12 months was to her name and the word "No". She's 22 months now and we've only started really communicating since she was 15ish months old. She had several ear infections and we had tubes put in in December which we're pretty sure has made a huge difference in her verbal development since then. Check the 10/11 month milestones, discuss it with your ped, and agree to reevaluate again at his 18 month appointment if your ped doesn't think evaluation is necessary ATM.
May
22
answered Grey hair on a 14 month old baby
May
22
answered How do I teach my toddler to chew his food?
May
22
answered 12 month old doesn't understand what we say
May
8
comment Is it bad to use a pacifier?
None of the pediatricians I've taken my kids to have ever even broached the discussion of pacifier usage. Granted, we got rid of my son's pacifiers when he was 2 1/2 and will probably do something similar with my daughter when she gets older. Just don't rely on your ped to say anything about your child's oral development--some won't until real damage has all ready occurred.
May
5
answered Moving to a foreign country with a 2.5 years old child
May
4
answered Does anyone recognize where the phrase “Dinosaur on the button” comes from?
Apr
28
answered Choosing a Doctor
Apr
20
comment How do you handle a pre-schooler who tries to use excuses to justify his behavior?
Really glad you asked this question because we're having the same problem with our 4 year old right now.
Apr
20
answered Teaching a child to navigate bullying (or perceived bullying)
Apr
13
comment Why do parents refer to themselves in the third person?
Yeah, mine did too :-D
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?