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comment Getting 7 month baby to focus (a little) while eating?
We started our girl on finger food when she was 6 months, following the baby led weaning strategy. It worked perfectly. It's a misconception that babies can only eat mush... However, if you don't want to do that, maybe you could try just letting him feed himself with his spoon and help with a separate spoon?
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comment Getting 7 month baby to focus (a little) while eating?
Your child is very young yet, and eating solids is not the most important thing for him. If he wants to hold the spoon, let him. Or, maybe try baby lead weaning and give him finger foods instead?
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comment 2 year old has very runny stuffy nose for 4 months
Take your child to a doctor.
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answered Removing mould from baby clothing
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comment Why do humans require assistance in childbirth so frequently?
@justkt I see your point, and have removed the link to the offending article.
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comment Why do humans require assistance in childbirth so frequently?
@DA01 "Herd mentality" implies "helping each other". As for your comment about improved medical knowledge, I'll add that to my answer. I have no agenda with my answer, and did not mean for it to imply that any option of delivery is better or worse than any other. I was trying to talk about the fact that people are able to (and do) birth by themselves unassisted, which was what was asked in the first place.
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comment Why do humans require assistance in childbirth so frequently?
I was not making a case for either, I was only talking about what we are physically capable of or not. The link I posted was to highlight the fact that being in a hospital does not automatically mean that you are protected from anything that could possibly go wrong, and that sometimes it can even be preferable to not be in that setting, as there are factors there that may cause things to go horribly wrong that are not present at for example a midwife-led birthing center.
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comment Why do humans require assistance in childbirth so frequently?
No worries. I've edited my answer to reflect your edited question.
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comment What are the dos and don'ts related to massaging an infant?
Baby massages should be very gentle, no strong massages of any area. When you lay him on his tummy, turn his head so that he's looking sideways. Do not put him face down, as that will suffocate him (as you point out).
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comment 14-week-old waking many times a night: poor sleep associations already? can we sleep train yet?
That seems like an awfully big amount of meds to put in such a small one. Also, it seems a bit too early for teeth, no? How do you know for certain that he's teething?
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revised How to know whether the baby has had her fill while breastfeeding?
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