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Oct
26
comment How do I teach my child to express his frustration?
@MichaelF: They could with a gravity assist. (i.e. diving off of something)
Sep
5
comment Should I monitor my child's internet usage?
If you control the gateway, you control the internet, as far as clients are concerned. The only way around that is to find another route to the internet. It does require a certain level of technical skill though.
Aug
26
comment What age do you stop reading bedtime stories?
Don't forget, you don't have to finish the entire book in one sitting. For my kids, some of the fun is hearing a chapter a night of a much greater story.
Aug
15
revised At what age should I enroll my child in dental and vision plans?
Added segment on requirements other institutions may have and FSA bits
Aug
15
answered At what age should I enroll my child in dental and vision plans?
Aug
10
comment Where can I find good research on long term health impact of different types/brands of infant formula (in the US)?
@DanBeale: US laws regarding formula are pretty strict too.
Aug
4
revised How can a parent remain sane? How do you keep your energy and temper?
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Aug
4
answered How can a parent remain sane? How do you keep your energy and temper?
Aug
1
comment What are good techniques to reduce separation anxiety?
+1 for "The answer [...] is experience."
Jul
26
comment Why does my toddler cry when he's put to bed?
The important part is finding out what was the correct answer for you, not necessarily from where it came. :-) FWIW, I wouldn't worry too much about staying under the blanket. If he's cold, he'll cover up, and if he's hot he'll kick the blanket off. My oldest uses blankets even in 90° F heat, my middle child sleeps in her underwear all year around. My youngest isn't old enough to have made his preferences yet, but seems to be gravitating towards "keep a blanket, but only across the belly".
Jul
24
comment Can I figure out what my baby wants by the sound it makes when it cries?
+1 - This mirrors my experience almost exactly. IME, there are still some subtle differences later on. Crying from pain is very distinct from other cries, and cries for attention are distinct from cries of necessity (i.e. hungry or diaper)
Jul
24
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Jul
20
comment Do you use number of weeks or day of the month to determine an infant's birthday?
+1 for the website alone!
Jul
20
answered Can we afford to have a baby?
Jul
19
comment Do you use number of weeks or day of the month to determine an infant's birthday?
+1 for total calendar geekery. I now have another piece of nigh-useless lore with which to impress my friends who will no doubt exclaim "Why the #$@! do you know that?!"
Jul
19
comment Is cosmic radiation a concern for a pregnant airplane passenger?
+1 for mentioning thrombosis. Depending on how far along she is, this is something that the asker should be worrying about more than radiation.
Jul
6
answered How much sleep does my infant really need?
Jun
26
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Jun
26
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Jun
23
comment How can I prevent diaper leaks with my newborn?
At the risk of being insulting: You are pointing his penis downward when putting on the diaper, right? I only mention it because before my son was born, it had never even occurred to me until my sister-in-law pointed it out. My daughters had certainly never needed such treatment. :-)