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Toddler Wrangler V2.0, Digital Magpie, Interaction Monkey.


May
13
comment How to calm a toddler before bedtime?
"Repeat as needed" is great advice, don't do anything special on return visits, just re-iterate the fact it's time for sleep.
May
13
comment How do you ensure proper nutrition for a child in a vegetarian or vegan household?
+1 for giving the child a choice, but only just, anecdotal evidence has no place in this answer.
May
13
comment How do I teach my child to speak in sentences?
I'd agree that leading by example is a great start, but I wouldn't worry too much about age appropriate sentences - My 2 year old actually copies my wife exactly sometimes and says "Would you hand me the peas please, darling?" to me!
Apr
13
comment What is the reason for covering infants during transport?
+1 for "denying him a view of where he is and what's going on around him." So important in early years.
Apr
11
comment Should you give honey to a newborn?
@WernerCD I thought the same, but I guess a sugar habit is still worth avoiding ;)
Apr
5
comment How do you cope in the first few months?
+1 Really, really, great advice @cabbey.
Apr
1
comment How do I get my 6-month-old to sleep better at night?
This approach (which we also found very effective) is also commonly known as 'Controlled Crying'.
Mar
31
comment Is there any scientific evidence in favor of co-sleeping with children?
Corroborative links please, otherwise your answer is just hearsay.
Mar
31
comment When should I transition a 2 year old toddler from the cot to a bed?
@HedgeMage, I disagree. In our case at least the gate was just insurance against sleep walking in the first few weeks, it soon came off completely. If he's still not staying in bed after that point then I do agree you have a larger issue.
Mar
29
comment How do I get my 6-month-old to sleep better at night?
@JBRWilkinson Try black-out blinds / lined curtains.