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Jul
10
comment What are the alternatives for a lactose intolerant baby?
If your granddaughter is truly lactose intolerant, goat's milk probably isn't going to help any since both cow, goat, and human milk all contain lactose. Goat's milk and cow's milk are fairly close in lactose percentage, and human milk is significantly higher. There are other alternatives to soy formula. I'd start there, too.
Jul
10
comment What are the alternatives for a lactose intolerant baby?
This is a FANTASTIC, well-researched answer. I'd +10 it if I could.
Jul
10
comment How can I motivate my 16 yo daughter to do something valuable with her life?
I think this is a great idea. Kids get stuck in ruts, too and that might be what she's experiencing. Teenagers need something to do outside of school that isn't homework...my most successful high school students always had some kind of extracurricular activity. Some had jobs, some were involved in sports, their church youth groups, or volunteer work. It gave them a sense of purpose outside of just being a student. It also helped teach them important life skills like time management, responsibility, and planning.
Jul
10
comment How can I stop my two year old from taking off his diaper in bed?
I have heard this suggestion from many, many parents. Never had to use it, but one of those things I file away in case I do!
Jul
10
comment Where to find information on homeschooling requirements by state?
+1: This looks like a great resource. A friend and I have been having discussions about her homeschooling her daughter, I'm going to share this link with her. Thanks!
Jul
10
reviewed Approve How does one formally educate a gifted child without wrecking childhood?
Jun
30
answered Is there a puddle jumper equivalent for 20lb babies?
Jun
13
answered How long should we try to conceive before consulting a doctor?
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?