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Father of a wild but brilliant 4 year old boy, with twins on the way in August.


Mar
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awarded  Yearling
Apr
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awarded  Nice Answer
Mar
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Jul
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Mar
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Mar
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comment Can Constant Alarm Testing in Building Pose Emotiona/Psychological Concerns for our Infant?
+1 -- May not be a very conventional citation, but it rings true. Not to say we won't see a lawsuit on this sometime in the future, "just because." But the fact that it hasn't happened yet makes it likely that there is no evidence of the alarms being detrimental.
Feb
24
comment Nightowl at 5 years old. Any way of dealing with it?
@Gangnus Those are like stuffed animals - comfort items for sleeping. I'll try and update my answer some today to account for the comments here.
Feb
23
comment Nightowl at 5 years old. Any way of dealing with it?
@TorbenGundtofte-Bruun I thought about adding that condition - I understand not everyone has the room to spare. Maybe some storage solution so they can be put away a bit? Everyone with limited space would have to try and adapt that bullet point as best they can.
Feb
23
answered Nightowl at 5 years old. Any way of dealing with it?
Feb
14
comment What are questions to ask when interviewing a midwife?
+1 If we hadn't personally known our midwife, that form would have been very handy.
Feb
14
comment What are questions to ask when interviewing a midwife?
Congrats on the pregnancy and good luck with the homebirth. Be prepared for friends and family who may not understand and approve -- they're just scared, our society programs it into them. Educate, educate, educate - yourself and everyone who will listen, and you'll likely have a few converts when it's all said and done.
Feb
14
answered What are questions to ask when interviewing a midwife?
Jan
10
comment How can we avoid tantrums over sweets and cakes?
That's the way to do it. You can cut out routine treats and help cut down on or eliminate the tantrums over them without being crazy militant about it. Just don't have them at home, don't make a big deal about them either way and let them enjoy the occasional treats while you're out, special occasions, etc.
Dec
23
answered How can I wean my toddler off the pacifier at night?
Oct
27
comment What's the best way to extract baby snot?
We use the Nosefrida for our twins and it's much better than the bulb-style sucker we used for the first child. Can't say they enjoy it any better, but it is much more effective and easy to clean.
Oct
24
answered What should I do about my 3 month old baby wanting to nurse all night?
Jul
20
comment What size schoolbag is good for a first-grader?
Torben's answer is perfectly good, but I had to upvote this one for the blunt simplicity -- There are many things that we, as parents, worry about. Don't need to add trivial items to the list. Get a pack the kid likes and you don't mind buying -- keeping in mind no matter how durable or well fitted it is, he'll want a new one next year! :)
Jul
18
comment Why does my baby have bubbles around the mouth?
+1 for "Slugs are cleaner." Very true! Doesn't matter what bodily fluid issues you may have had pre-parenting, you'll get over them fast once you have a newborn!
Jul
5
comment Why are parents so concerned about profanity around their children?
+1 for having a dead-on answer. I'm in the un-offended camp when it comes to profanity, but I'm still watching it around my 4 year old. Until he can understand the difference between the language he uses at home and what he uses in the company of others, I need to avoid him learning any profanities.
Jun
27
comment Why does a pacifier trigger my baby's gag reflex?
@HedgeMage +1 for that - I wish we'd toughed it out a bit more in the beginning with baby #1, because in the end it was a tough habit to get him to kick. With #s 2 & 3 on the way, we're doing all we can to avoid pacifiers altogether. If your child doesn't seem to enjoy a pacifier, perfect - skip them.