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Apr
20
comment Is there a word that describes the phobia that your child is going to just die in their sleep?
I think I'd second a migration to ELU - while it is brought up here, it is purely a language question. Any other opinions?
Apr
19
comment Toddler is a real glutton with sweets
Okay - I'll take out that last para. It does sound a bit condescending anyway, now I read it back. Sorry
Apr
19
comment Is it a parent's responsibility to remember their 6 year-old child's coat as they leave their home to go to school?
minor edit to remove the specific fallacy - I think this question has merit aside from that.
Apr
16
comment Bringing babies to bar?
When my youngest was only a few days old, my wife and I went to a weekend event in Cambridge, with daughter in a sling. One of the otehr guests only realised we had a baby with us after about 5 hours together!
Apr
11
comment How to maximize the probability of having twins
bestoftwins.com/chances-of-having-twins has some useful info, but they boil down to: having children via IVF, and later in life, increases the chances of twins.
Apr
11
comment I don't want to be a father
Closed - this is not so much a parenting question as a relationship question. You and your wife should consider counselling in order to work out how to relate to each other.
Apr
1
comment Transferring a sleeping infant from my arms to his bed
Good edit Woobie. And a good answer. Have an upvote:-)
Mar
31
comment Transferring a sleeping infant from my arms to his bed
I like this answer, except for the final paragraph, which is not accurate. Some babies do this; others don't. If you edit the last paragraph off, I'll add my upvote.
Mar
16
comment Is organic whole cow's milk better than “toddler milk” powder for a 1 year old?
SKeptics Stack Exchange has a range of questions on this topic - check out skeptics.stackexchange.com/search?q=cows+milk
Mar
13
comment Can Prozac stunt a teenager's growth?
Nemo - we have a rule here: Be Nice! Members of the community are giving up there own time to try and help - you will not get much help if you approach them like this.
Mar
4
comment How can I decide whether to continue studying or become a stay-at-home mother?
Anon - I have made a couple of tiny edits to make this more about how to make the decision, rather than asking the community for opinions on what you should do.
Feb
28
comment Very Concerning Sleeping Cycle
The sleep cycle is not that odd. I wouldn't be concerned about it - especially if it is off the back of an illness.
Feb
26
comment Could you recommend some suitable martial arts to teach to a child for self-defense?
Hi Claudix - proponents of various martial arts will have opinions on this that will vary. I practiced Judo, 2 forms of Karate and Kuk Sool Won, and my kids practice Taekwon Do and A bit of Aikido. All are suitable - they can all be used for self defence, and more importantly, for self discipline.
Feb
24
comment Is there any point to booster car seats with anchors?
Try firing even a light booster seat at you at 70mph. You'll rapidly realise it is not insignificant, and it pushes the child into the belt.
Feb
21
comment Is 15 years old too old to ground for bad grades?
Anon's answer is incredibly valuable, but additionally, have you thought that if grounding 60% of the time still isn't working then it's the wrong approach.
Feb
12
comment Suitable music festival where children can be taken (Big Chill replacement!)
Now that's something I never knew. Thanks.
Feb
12
comment Suitable music festival where children can be taken (Big Chill replacement!)
Yep - everything from unicycling and juggling to slack wire walking and fire breathing. (The last one was a joke :-)
Jan
21
comment 15 month old - developmental activities? Dealing with night terrors?
If you use the search function, you will see we have answers on all these topics. Have a look through existing posts first, then see if you need to ask anything else.
Jan
21
comment Risks and benefits of natural birth
This depends entirely on the individual. Some find it very painful, some find it very easy to cope with. There are actually more risks with things like epidurals (as they can make it harder for the mother's body to react correctly)
Jan
3
comment Is the “Happy Xmas (War Is Over)” by John Lennon song and video suitable for a child?
I'm in the same camp as Little Ms here - I grew up with these sort of things, and was in the Falklands in '82 as a kid - always thought it's better to see and have explained by good parents, than be sheltered and have to figure out for yourself...