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Apr
17
comment Why do parents refer to themselves in the third person?
because Elmo does
Apr
17
comment How do I prevent my child from freeing their hands in a SwaddleMe
Don't over tighten - it can be unsafe and can delay motor development, especially if swaddle is on for extended periods and large portions of each day
Apr
17
answered How do I prevent my child from freeing their hands in a SwaddleMe
Apr
10
comment How can I potty train a 12 month old?
@jeff I imagine this was the standard pre-industrial approach.
Apr
10
comment How can I potty train a 12 month old?
@Rachel sure, that was the original question. It may help to distract him with toys or games.
Mar
29
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Mar
12
revised What are the objective arguments against immunizations for infants and children?
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Mar
12
comment What are the objective arguments against immunizations for infants and children?
@DanMoulding I included a link to the J. Ped article that you recommended. I can't recall the exact content of the deleted comment, but I did so after realizing that the discussion was leaving the scope of the original post.
Mar
12
revised What are the objective arguments against immunizations for infants and children?
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Mar
5
comment How do you get a child to eat?
but your answer did not suggest that the family should judge whether the child is getting enough raw calories, and I was particularly referring to the quote that "no child will ever starve if ... ". Also, using "more or less normal weight" as a guide gives a large margin for error.
Mar
3
comment How do you get a child to eat?
they may not starve, but most parents with sufficient food have higher standards than simply not letting their children starve. So a child that is not in to eating that much may not starve, but they also won't be as well nourished as a child who is given assistance with eating (especially at 2yo as in this question).
Jan
2
comment Is “hot saucing” bad parenting?
@JeffAtwood not that I would do either, but it seems that the label of "cruel and unusual" would be limited to peppers and sauces than cause pain, rather than all hot sauces (with the caveat that younger children are more sensitive to weaker peppers).
Jan
2
comment What are the objective arguments against immunizations for infants and children?
@LarianLeQuella you make a good point, but he is very careful in his book to dismiss the common unfounded / irrational fears about vaccines. I have removed the link to his site because I can see how it would give an impression of less rigor than his book for those who have not read the book.
Jan
2
revised What are the objective arguments against immunizations for infants and children?
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Jan
1
comment Why don't kids like vegetables?
Three bites is a good idea; we also give three separate chances at different times. Our children eat most things we eat on the first or second try and it rarely takes a third (exceptions being some particularly spicy or bitter foods, which we generally don't push)
Dec
23
comment When should a child stop using a pacifier, and how can I help with this transition?
@Rhea we did the send of, via postage, to a friend of mine who had just had a baby. My son was 2.5; we discussed and included other things the baby might need - diapers, a blanket, etc and shipped it off together at the post office. Whenever my son would ask for his pacifier, I would say "I dont know - where is it?" and he would say "we sent it to Alexander ...". We also got him a pair of roller skates the same day and told him that part of growing up was sending of your pacifier and getting roller skates.
Dec
23
comment When should a child stop using a pacifier, and how can I help with this transition?
but if the teeth get deformed, its too late!
Dec
23
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Dec
19
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Dec
17
answered How to prevent “open air incidents”?