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revised Is an “Amber Necklace” effective for helping with teething?
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revised How do I prevent my child from freeing their hands in a SwaddleMe
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Apr
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comment How do I prevent my child from freeing their hands in a SwaddleMe
@Bobnix sorry, I missed that detail. I think that this might be a sign that she has outgrown the device. Any modifications to the functionality could affect the safety of the swaddle. On the other hand, I used to use a square cloth swaddle and tie the ends in a knot.
Apr
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comment How do I prevent my child from freeing their hands in a SwaddleMe
tight is not the same as secure. the first is related to the size of the enclosed swaddle, the second is related to the strength of the Velcro. If Velcro were replaced with zipper or buttons, the swaddle could be both looser and more secure
Apr
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comment Why do parents refer to themselves in the third person?
because Elmo does
Apr
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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
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answered How do I prevent my child from freeing their hands in a SwaddleMe
Apr
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comment How can I potty train a 12 month old?
@jeff I imagine this was the standard pre-industrial approach.
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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.
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revised What are the objective arguments against immunizations for infants and children?
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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.
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revised What are the objective arguments against immunizations for infants and children?
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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.
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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).
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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).