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comment What are some milestones a child should reach before learning programming?
Can't wait to check out Kinderlogo, and for the record my first grade class did well with vanilla logo. I'll have to dig up one of my old cassette tapes with the programs I wrote.
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accepted When should a child stop using a pacifier, and how can I help with this transition?
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comment How can I potty train a 12 month old?
@Lennart I haven't kept up on potty training methods at later ages, but I was concerned by the tone of the OP, and some (grandparent, also previously Dr.Brazelton) raise such concerns about this method.
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comment Are there any non-soy, non-dairy infant formulas?
what evidence do you have that "It is extremely complex and would not provide the nourishment the child needs"? Not that I doubt that the manufacturing process is complicated, but the ingredient list is pretty straight forward.
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comment Are there any non-soy, non-dairy infant formulas?
@Lloydie I added a citation that was easily reached through the link at the bottom of the Mayo Clinic page
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comment Are there any non-soy, non-dairy infant formulas?
@Lloydie In my opinion, it is sufficient at the Mayo Clinic to quote a 'recent study' and then have a link to where all of the peer reviewed literature that they used can be found.
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comment How can I potty train a 12 month old?
@Lennart I can understand your confusion, but the difference is that you don't discourage them from pooping and peeing in their pants, you just give them the opportunity to do it in the potty. Similarly, you don't really 'train' a baby to eat or sleep, you just provide them with the opportunity to do so.
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comment What to buy to prepare for the arrival of a new baby?
+1 I think 'buy it when you need it' is the best advice we got. Not only can you spread out the costs, but it gives you more time to find deals, hand-me-downs, etc.
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comment How can I potty train a 12 month old?
@Just it sounds like a lot of work, but changing poopy diapers is both hard and stinky. It really doesn't have to be any harder than, when you see your kid squeezing on a poop, take off the diaper and let it drop in the toilet. Or when changing a diaper, put them on the toilet before putting the new one on. It is not required to respond 24/7, or any more than you have time for. I mostly focused on catching poop, but by 18 mo, it was possible to catch most of the pee too. (the toilet does the actual catching).
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comment How can I potty train a 12 month old?
It might not be a good idea to aggressively train too early: according to pediatrician Dr. Brazelton "trying to toilet train before (a child is ready) could be coercive and therefore psychologically damaging", but see my answer for a Brazelton approved method.
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