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comment Potty training 20 months old, doesn't know when she needs to go
Your daughter might be just a little young; the literature I've read says to start really trying after the second birthday, that 50% are trained by 3 and 95% by 4. Our daughter's 3 and my wife's working with her right now.
Apr
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comment What does the diaper's wetness indicator actually test for?
@Charles - Several reasons. First, you're supposed to keep count of a newborn's wet and soiled diapers, and you get the best count by changing them as soon as you notice the blue, instead of letting a couple of movements stack up. With older kids you simply change as necessary. Also, bigger diapers are more absorbent and your kid's skin a little less sensitive by this stage, so you can let a slightly wet diaper go. There will also be other signs of a diaper that needs changing by this point. Lastly, by this size, parents are supposed to be experts in diagnosing a wet nappie.
Mar
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comment When should I stop swaddling my baby?
And as far as suffocation vs SIDS, the latter has become an umbrella term for any unknown cause of death while sleeping (no matter how probable any specific cause, such as accidental smothering/suffocation). It remains that swaddling, in addition to reducing a baby's habitual muscle twitches that can wake them, also helps prevent the child rolling over onto their stomach before they have the ability to control such actions. Once a baby can roll over in a controlled manner, swaddling is no longer necessary, but as the answer states it can still be desirable.
Mar
25
comment When should I stop swaddling my baby?
There are sleep-sacks that don't have the swaddle, and even for ones that do, you can do an "arms-out" swaddle that keeps the material firmly against them to prevent it shifting before they're coordinated enough to pull it away from their face. It's recommended not to use a loose blanket for the first year, or at least until the child is pulling up to a stand (generally indicating the coordination to extricate themselves from a loose tangle of blanket).
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answered My son 1 year slaps me and people on their face
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Oct
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answered How to handle 1yo's point & want?
Oct
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comment Non-alcoholic treatment, medicines, or remedies for infant colic
Therefore, young children are only minimally self-aware and dominated by instinct, until about three or four months when they start to gain conscious control over their body and also start to learn cause-and-effect, leading to behaviors like smiling. They don't "want" to be able to move freely, and they don't "believe" that being shushed when they cry is a let-down, no matter what Ms Sunbury thinks. They "want" what they need; eat, sleep, poop, and be comforted. For the first six months or so, your entire life as a parent more or less revolves around enabling these four things.
Oct
9
comment Non-alcoholic treatment, medicines, or remedies for infant colic
A fair critique. I think the primary point missed in this criticism is that a baby is not a tiny adult. The fundamental premise of Dr Karp's work is the thesis that, compared to most other mammals, babies are born too early in terms of mental and neurological development, but if they cooked any longer they'd grow too big physically to fit through the birth canal (it's already a tight fit that usually, not sometimes but usually, requires assistance, and a huge risk to the life of both baby and mother).
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revised Are there some side effects of letting an infant eat chocolates?
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revised Are there some side effects of letting an infant eat chocolates?
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revised Non-alcoholic treatment, medicines, or remedies for infant colic
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comment Our infant was sleeping through the night, but at 5 months old started waking up in the middle of the night; is this from starting to dream?
My 17mo seems, from time to time, to have nightmares; she'll wake up screaming and insistently crying, and it takes a while holding her to calm her back down. Not sure what could scare her that badly at that age; a sensation of falling, maybe, or thinking Mommy and Daddy aren't around. Anyway, it can starte even earlier than 2
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answered Non-alcoholic treatment, medicines, or remedies for infant colic
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revised How to know whether it is the time to change the nipples?
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