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answered How to get my son to sleep earlier
Jul
21
comment Do false alarms on Angel Care monitor mean sleep apnea?
This answer might be salvageable as a useful answer to the question, but as it stands it's a giant rant. I think the general gist "The monitors can be useful in xyz circumstances when set up properly, but if they're not set up properly, you get false alarms like you see above" is not a bad answer (I don't agree, but it's a reasonable answer), but in about 90% less text and more directly applicable to the question, not just a rant.
Jul
21
comment How to remove Toddler's attraction for iPhone /iPad?
Regarding the rest of the post: for most of us adults, the iPad (and as well the iPhone) is a toy or entertainment device. Perhaps some use it as a PDA, but I'd bet a large majority use it as an entertainment device primarily. As such, I can't agree with forbidding it entirely - as I certainly use it as a toy, I'm not telling my son it's not a toy. Limiting screentime seems a better solution (both for me, and for him!).
Jul
21
comment How to remove Toddler's attraction for iPhone /iPad?
Regarding the note at the end, iOS now has a feature "Guided Access" that works roughly how the app seems to: it disables the buttons (and areas of the screen as you might desire) when enabled, so you can be confident the child won't leave the app they were set up with.
Jul
21
comment Infant turns in her sleep, is that a concern?
Well, it's up to you to include it in the answer or not (and you should > quote it if you're intending to to be a quote), but I can't agree with upvoting the answer with that suggestion. Both the AAP and the US HHS say not to turn the baby over (in the link to the duplicate question, above).
Jul
21
comment Infant turns in her sleep, is that a concern?
@JamesSnell I've never heard that as a recommendation (to turn an already asleep baby who turned on his/her own). If so please provide citation (from a real researcher).
Jul
21
comment Infant turns in her sleep, is that a concern?
I mostly agree with this answer, but I would disagree strongly with turning the child. Once she's able to turn, let her find her comfortable position and don't bother her. Otherwise agree with the rest - don't overwarm her, and make sure the mattress is a firmer mattress.
Jul
21
comment High pitched screaming before sleeping
Don't have a really good suggestion for you; what I'd go with is mostly, this is probably a phase, and it probably will suck for a bit. If you can, you might consider delaying naptime a bit to get him a little more tired before the nap starts.
Jul
21
comment Is jogging an appropriate activity for a pre-adolescent child?
I agree. I also think it's probably a way to get mother-daughter time in, when the mother will be doing this anyway. My almost 7 year old nephew runs similarly, with his mom, and does the occasional race. I ran some as well as a kid (but not quite that young); it was a fun family outing, we jogged some and walked some.
Jul
20
comment Should I force activities on my child?
@DaveClarke Incentives often work to overcome the initiation cost (equivalent of activation energy in a chemical reaction - the initial heat you require to start a fire, for example). Trying new things is hard for some children, and giving them that jump start with an incentive is an effective way to overcome the difficulty.
Jul
19
revised Is there a puddle jumper equivalent for 20lb babies?
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Jul
19
comment Is there a puddle jumper equivalent for 20lb babies?
Reread and realized you already mentioned float suits, so perhaps that's not applicable for your particular situation - or perhaps you might find other ones that fit better if you go try a few on your tot.
Jul
19
answered Should I force activities on my child?
Jul
18
answered Is there a puddle jumper equivalent for 20lb babies?
Jul
11
answered Would switching to a Waldorf kindergarten be worth the potential stress to our active pre-schooler?
Jul
10
comment Child (4-11) does not get into any of their preferred schools - now what? (UK)
To the extent that it's not a legal question, it's too specific for this site; and I believe that it's likely intended to elicit discussion of the legal matters primarily.
Jul
10
reviewed Leave Closed Child (4-11) does not get into any of their preferred schools - now what? (UK)
Jul
10
answered 4 year old steals toys from baby brother
Jul
9
answered Napping and early waking?
Jul
2
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