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Every child is different, and some parents consider their children "more ready" than others to start school. I'm in the UK, where most children begin school the September after their 4th birthday. This means that some children in the same class are just 4, whereas some will be nearly 5, so classrooms contain an age range that spans a whole 12 ...


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Yes! Having a vacation was really good for you all. Trips with a baby are not easy, and probably not as relaxing as vacations without children, but they are worth it. I'm sure you know the difference between 'parent-led' and 'baby-led' parenting. The general consensus among parent-led advocates is that children thrive in a routine, which I personally agree ...


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First of all, you should not let your baby sleep for extended periods of time in a car seat or carrier. The danger comes from letting your baby sleep seated upright or on an incline. “When your baby is seated, her heavy head can fall forward causing difficulty breathing…and even suffocation,” explains Dr. Harvey Karp. “That’s why car seats—outside of moving ...


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It sounds like you're well prepared to protect your child from exposure to particulate matter. So congrats on your good planning! My major concern with renovating during the colder months would be exposure to VOCs (volatile organic compounds). I can't cite definitive literature for problems with children, because it's a relatively new concern except for ...


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