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Father of three sporty, outdoors'y kids aged 7, 12 and 13


Sep
13
awarded  Enlightened
Sep
13
awarded  Nice Answer
Sep
11
answered My toddler has started “lying”
Sep
11
comment How to mimic the infant sucking actions with a manual breast pump?
Vicky's answer is correct. You don't need to mimic all the actions the baby makes. It can help relax you, and make milk production simpler, but manual breast pumps should work just fine.
Sep
11
answered Does a heavy diet increase milk production quantity?
Sep
10
answered How long are sterilised bottles sterile for? And is there a way to keep them sterile for longer?
Sep
9
comment How long are sterilised bottles sterile for? And is there a way to keep them sterile for longer?
Are you asking if you can take bottles of milk to the event, or take empty bottles to fill at the event?
Sep
9
reviewed No Action Needed Stroller for twins
Sep
9
reviewed Reviewed Are “pull-ups” worthwhile?
Sep
9
reviewed No Action Needed Essential things to bring to the hospital
Sep
8
answered Is Probiotics bacteria the same bacteria present in the breast milk?
Sep
6
reviewed Approve suggested edit on My wife wants a 4th baby, but I don't
Sep
5
comment When does an adoption “sink in” for a child?
You may get some hints from these: amazon.co.uk/Favourite-Childrens-Adoption-Books/lm/… and littleparachutes.com/subcategory.php?sid=16 I especially like the "My parents picked me" book
Sep
5
comment Stroller for twins
Not an answer, but: bungee cords work very well, as long as the buggies are the same type :-)
Sep
5
comment Teaching logic and problem solving to children?
I think Mike is completely correct here - I have taught many hundreds of individuals over the years, at all ages from toddlers to 40+ and one definite point: everyone is different, with their own motivators. My own kids would not respond well to anything like 'draw a picture of the problem' - it is entirely alien to the way they work. Work with your children to find out what they respond best to, then use that technique. You will find it helps a lot.
Sep
4
comment Teaching logic and problem solving to children?
I would remove the 'we are visual creatures' bit - it often isn't true...
Sep
4
comment Teaching logic and problem solving to children?
+1 I always loved brain teasers, and joined Mensa quite young - and the problem solving skillset is 100% related to most of what I have done with my career so far. Visually drawing out a problem doesn't help me at all - although I do it for others who have a visual bent...
Aug
30
comment My toddler has dandruff in her hair, and we've found tiny insects on her scalp
This is pretty common, and entirely simple to sort out - but be aware that it is likely to occur at times throughout childhood. Barring an allergic reaction, it can be symptom free for the child, so just use the delousing shampoo and a lice/nit comb and work through it.
Aug
30
answered 3 year old won't get out of bed without assistance?
Aug
30
reviewed Reviewed 3 year old won't get out of bed without assistance?