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comment 8 month old won't drink anything
Ah, I see - below six months that makes more sense. It would be interesting when I have time to compare and contrast AAP and UK NHS - I feel like they're different, but I can't enunciate how, other than the NHS seeming to be a bit pushier about some things ("are not appropriate" versus "should be minimized" type of language).
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comment 8 month old won't drink anything
I agree with 90% of this - but I'm a bit curious about "boiled cooled water". Is water in the UK that bad? I would think an 8 month old otherwise has a sufficiently developed immune system to protect against normal microorgamisms in water, at least at the US standard? Or is there another reason I'm unaware of?
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comment Why is the due date different in France than in the US?
That's interesting. I think that the reason for inducing early is that babies who are too overdue eventually start overwhelming the ability of the placenta and the other systems there to clean out waste; I would assume the "no later than" date would be determined scientifically based on that. But the due date itself might lead to more inductions or voluntary C-sections on that day (so, earlier in the non-French systems) since that might be chosen by those who prefer to do things that way.
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answered How to deal with the story books which indicate stealing to be okay/good?
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reviewed Reviewed Toddler scream at night during sleep, but she does not wake up
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comment How can I reduce back pain from lifting or holding a baby for too long?
Hi Peter, welcome to the site. Thanks for the answer!
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comment How to handle my baby boy urinating in bath?
What we're doing with my 2 year old right now is probably not really "potty training" per se - we're just taking a real laid back approach, thinking that it will help him not be as stressed by it in the later stages (maybe six months from now, who knows). Potty familiarization, perhaps. My real hope is that at some point the rewards cause him to decide to push on his own... i've heard enough stories about parents whose children told them they were ready to potty train I'd reaaaaaaaaally enjoy that as a change :)
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comment How to handle my baby boy urinating in bath?
I will add that my two year old (26 months) is basically at this stage: he knows how to urinate on purpose, and tends to urinate infrequently (so he probably is able to hold it). He loves going potty, but is still at the 'sometimes' stage of actually doing it - and we're fine with that, 26 months is very early for a boy. He hasn't had a habit of urinating in the bath that we've noticed (And his older brother almost certainly would), but we'll see if that continues!
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reviewed Leave Open is my 7 month old in danger from falling off the couch or bed yes or no
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reviewed Leave Open Why do people in media always refer to babies as females?
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reviewed Leave Closed How do I tell my Mom I'm Agnostic?
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comment How do you get your kid to lay in the crib?
One note: it is not recommended to use a bottle as a sleep aid. If that bottle has anything but water in it, it may cause tooth decay, and it will become a necessity to have that bottle even as he is older and no longer uses bottles.
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comment Why do people in media always refer to babies as females?
@DanBeale You can't vote to migrate to english; from a beta site you can only migrate to meta (which wouldn't make sense here). It certainly would have some value on ELU; perhaps as asked ("in the media") it's not really on topic here, but if asking about how other parents use the word it would be okay here.
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comment How can I teach my kids how to shop for groceries effectively?
I think this is an interesting question, but I think you should consider the title... it doesn't really seem to match up with the actual question, which is much more specific.
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comment How do I tell my Mom I'm Agnostic?
I would recommend a bit more detail here. In particular, why do you want to tell her? Are you concerned with avoiding going to church or participating in certain activities you're not comfortable in? Or are you thinking it's the right thing to do to tell her (but have no other specific reason)? Or something else?
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comment When do children's immune systems become as effective as adults?
But I think the real problem for the very young is the body, not the immune system. The body isn't as strong and just isn't as large, and that means it's easier for the disease and/or the over-active immune response to overwhelm it and cause problems. Not as developed lungs are more vulnerable to airway inflammation, for example. I imagine our more medical folks could be more specific - but I don't think it's specifically the immune system once you're talking about kids 1 or 2 years old. (Under 4-6 months is a very different story.)