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comment 20 days old baby fell down from the bed. What could be a great first aid to do
Hi, and welcome to the site. Unfortunately, medical questions are off-topic; we're not doctors, and I would be hesitant to accept medical advice from strangers on the internet. You should bring the child to a doctor.
Oct
17
comment Is it too dangerous for my 2 years old son to watch YouTube on the iPad for hours?
I agree, and I had clarified the distinction between the implied correlation, but lack of established causality, in my original answer. I'll edit to put that initial caveat in here, too.
Oct
17
comment How do you pronounce Maya and Lucia?
Choosing baby names might be on topic, but how to pronounce someone else's baby names isn't about being a parent, and does not require the expert advice of parents to answer. It requires the advice of the parents who named the children.
Oct
17
comment How do you pronounce Maya and Lucia?
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about name pronunciation, and not parenting.
Oct
17
comment How do you pronounce Maya and Lucia?
This isn't really about parenting. It's about how to pronounce names (and that's really a function of how the parents pronounce it, or how the children pronounce it when they are older. I'm going to close this as off-topic. Please review our help center for more information about what types of questions are appropriate here.
Oct
10
comment Using and not using a car seat for transporting between car and building, how do I get a infant from the car to a building when it's freezing outside?
@JeremyMiller Actually, he probably did mean inches, not pounds. Car seats fit children based upon weight and height, as both factor into whether a child fits properly, and infant carriers typically safely accommodate infants between 5 and 22 pounds, or up to 30 inches. Once they exceed one of those two constraints, they transition to a forward-facing upright car seat. When they graduate to a booster seat is again determined by height and/or weight. Ensuring that the seat belt fits properly across the chest, without going across the neck, is more a function of height than weight.
Oct
3
comment Should I let my child play with gun toys?
Comments are not for extended discussion; this conversation has been moved to chat.
Oct
1
comment Should I let my child play with gun toys?
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Sep
30
comment How should I help my 9years old son to get back on TAG program
@Ida Ah, strange. Thanks for the comment and the attempted upvote... hopefully whatever is giving the error will be resolved soon :)
Sep
30
comment How should I help my 9years old son to get back on TAG program
@Ida Normally, I don't say this about my own posts, but given the seemingly random downvote, don't forget to upvote if you think its a good answer :)
Sep
30
comment Are “pull-ups” worthwhile?
As I commented on your answer: the question is not asking "if I switch to pull-ups, will my son be potty trained?". I'm asking if pull-ups will help potty training, not replace it.
Sep
30
comment Are “pull-ups” worthwhile?
Actually, yes, my son knew the difference at 3 between pull-ups and regular diapers. The question is asking if pull-ups could facilitate potty-training, not replace it.
Sep
27
comment Daughter is reluctant to participate in proposed family meeting. What kinds of objections do you anticipate she has?
Please avoid discussion in the comments. Comments are intended for clarification. Discussion belongs in Parenting Chat.
Sep
25
comment What challenges exist in raising a child in an apartment?
Good point about lead. One thing to note is that some areas have local lead abatement programs to assist landlords and homeowners in identifying the presence of lead and removing it. Check with your local government agencies when moving in to an older apartment or home.
Sep
24
comment What challenges exist in raising a child in an apartment?
I just want to add under "Sound": your neighbors will scream bloody murder if your kid keeps them awake at night, too :)
Sep
24
comment Son 22 asks me how to deal with a friend with benefits, so that she does not get hurt
-1 from me. I don't perceive from the OP that the son wants a "revolving door of sexual partners". Instead, it seems like he just got out of a long term relationship, and isn't ready to get back into one yet (which is a fairly mature and healthy realization, imho). Nor does it sound like he's looking to avoid negative consequences, but rather how to best handle the situation, knowing that one way or another there are going to be complications. While I appreciate you've clearly marked part of your answer as opinion, you make some pretty significant leaps and assumptions that I disagree with.
Sep
24
comment What's wrong with Dr Seuss?
I'm not sure I'm getting the whole "parental disobedience" thing from Cat In the Hat. The only thing wrong the kids do is let the cat in the house. Then their participation becomes pretty passive until they realize that things are getting out of hand, at which point the boy puts a stop to it. The message of "do the right thing, even if it means putting a stop to fun" is much stronger than "ignoring your parents is okay". As for Green Eggs, I agree with nekomatic's interpretation.
Sep
23
comment What's wrong with Dr Seuss?
@user3143 Yes, I agree some of them are so much of a stretch as to be absurd, but The Lorax was supposedly acknowledged as "propaganda" by Geisel, and some people do object to environmentalism in its current form, particularly if they perceive it as being "forced" upon a child. IMO, any political message in a children's book is inviting some strong feelings. You should have seen the rants about The Giving Tree.
Sep
23
comment What's wrong with Dr Seuss?
It is possible that their objections may be political, rather than about anything to do with the developmental appropriateness. Or maybe they just had to read Oh, Say Can You Say? one too many times...
Sep
19
comment How can I show my appreciation for my wife?
I hope you do not mind, but I have taken the liberty of rephrasing your question. I hope that I have properly captured what you intended to ask, as it is my belief that the wording of your original post may have given some people the wrong idea of what you were looking for. If I have made any mistakes, or don't properly describe your question, please feel free to make further edits, or even revert to your original version if I got it completely wrong.