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May
28
comment Is it ok to wake up my 3yo boy for a pee?
Do not wake him but try something like Wet-Stop which will look to strengthen the mental component needed to wake on their own. In some instances they may not be ready but the alarm will at least look to strengthen that need.
Dec
14
comment At what age should a child be introduced to the Television?
As taken from their site..."The AAP’s activities and programs are funded through a wide variety of sources including membership dues, revenues from continuing medical education activities and publications, and unrestricted support from individuals, foundations, corporations, and government agencies. Grants and contributions support more than 200 programs each year. Individuals and organizations may donate to the Friends of Children Fund annual campaign or through major or planned gifts to the Tomorrow's Children Endowment."
Dec
12
comment At what age should a child be introduced to the Television?
@I__ The AAP is not the government, aap.org/visit/facts.htm
Apr
1
comment How can I stop my toddler from playing with electrical outlets and plugs?
No I'm not joking. Your child at 2.5 has never been scared or frightened? That may be a sign that he has nothing to fear; for obvious reasons.
Apr
1
comment How can I stop my toddler from playing with electrical outlets and plugs?
Was there a situation they were extremely scared...or sometime when they got hurt real bad that they recall? Use that as the basis for conveying the emotion. You need something the child can equate to...otherwise severity is still unknown in his eyes.
Mar
31
comment How do you decide when it is time to change schools?
@Tony Agreed but the country has no bearing on the outcome as the concept remains the same whether in the US or UK or anywhere else for that matter. The transition period exists...
Mar
31
comment Is it normal for a husband to sleep significantly more while his wife is pregnant?
Keep in mind while it can be psychological (Couvade); emotions can be taxing on the human body. With increased emotions, planning, etc... feeling tired is the bodies normal coping mechanism as it is being demanded of like never before.
Mar
31
comment How do you decide when it is time to change schools?
@Tony It makes no difference unless you believe age is a relevant component. The concept remains the same in that separation does indeed exist whether from primary to secondary or elementary to middle.
Mar
31
comment How strict should we be with our 14 month old boy?
Agree for the most part however my children understand that rules vary from location to location. Grandma can have her own rules about behavior on the couch whereas at mom and dad's the rules differ. @torbengb the oven door can potentially be hot...we underestimate the brains of our children and try to speak down to them. They understand more then we give them credit for.
Mar
31
comment Are there any non-soy, non-dairy infant formulas?
@David Ingredient lists in and of themselves are never all inclusive. Secondly; the DHA/ARA which has been noted as a critical element in an infants development would be difficult to add in the ideal quantity. Sure you can whip together evaporated milk and infant drops but unless it is verified by the FDA you are assuming the recipe is adequate.
Mar
30
comment How do I get my 6-month-old to sleep better at night?
@Saiboogu A child at 6 months can sustain lengthy periods (7+ hours) without food from a metabolic stance. This actually occurs around 4 months of age and is generally once the child reaches the 11 lb mark.