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From your edit, it sounds like you're getting plenty of chances for engagement with him. At 6 mo, he's still neck-deep in parallel play mode, and autonomous exploration has benefits too. Cuddle time/holding is a good time to point out colors and describe things, so if he's not paying much attention during playtime, try it out then. You may find that as his ...


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You can buy yoga ball chairs with lumbar support. That's what I would like to buy. Right now I'm bouncing for ages on side of bed and its pretty difficult.


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Your son's needs/wants likely changed to something not available at daycare Without a lot of additional information, it'll be difficult to state definitively what the problem is. But I'm guessing you're super tired, so I'm going to advise on where to direct your limited mental energy. As you're probably aware at this point, once you start figuring out your ...


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There could be a few things going on. I can't say for completely certain, but here are some possibilities and solutions you can try. A baby that isn't eating well, isn't sleeping well, and fussy with feeding suggests some mild pain or discomfort. Teething is the obvious reason, but stomach pains or ear infection are also possible. The fact that this has ...


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All other things being equal, babies form habits and do what they're familiar and comfortable with. Sadly, huge numbers of parents insist their own experience is all there could be to it. Contrast this with the episode of Supernanny in which we watched what happened to a child who's troubled sleep was, after two gruelling years, tearing her family apart… ...


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I placed the child bed very close, right next to my own one so we could easily see and touch each other through the safety rods (the beds must be the same height). This worked well and I was not actually later caring about the need to teach her sleeping more separately till she was four.


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Also remember that when you have children living in your house you are likely to get children visiting your house. Those visitors might be younger and less sensible than your own kids. (Some of the safety items, such as fireguards, can also be handy when you have impulsive teenagers.)


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You are putting her from your warm arms (and your warm chest) in a relatively cold crib. Put a warm blanket in the crib first. You could put the blanket on the heating or so to war up. So the drop in temperature will not be so sudden and the baby will not notice an therefor not wake up. Simmilar to the frog in the greenpeace commercial.


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I am a big fan of "baby jail" - a play pen. It allows younger children to be doing stuff with minimal supervision while the parent/s are doing other things. This does not mean NO supervision... if they go quiet, check on them, but it allows you to be doing the dishes or cooking etc without them getting underfoot. As for the general baby-proofing, ...


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There are all manner of books and methods you can research. I doubt the efficacy of a cast iron methodology. We play it by ear and my boy who is 4 still needs me to come into him most nights, which is fine cause my 1 1/2 year old is a real wriggler and that gives my wife some more room. I believe that parenting and dealing with this kind of thing in a ...


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Honestly? 9 months old is a bit delicate. A/ Read this The baby has to learn to soothe himself, they have to know how to get comfortable in a little corner of the bed without needing to be picked up, it's a habit to teach them, so your task is to teach him to get cosy on his own, and essentially you are trying to make children good sleepers. B/ go to this ...


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I don't really agree with Ferber, but I think there are parts of the approach that can be adapted without as much of the "make your baby cry, and usually the parent also" portion. It's probably impossible to do it with zero crying, but that's mostly because you're ultimately trying to do something the baby doesn't like - so of course there will be ...


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Your baby is used to being soothed to sleep by you. This is normal (and I believe healthy) in infants and young babies. At some point, however, it's important for babies to learn to self-soothe at bedtime (and nap time). Nine months is a fine time to start the process. Please give her soothing objects, e.g. silky-soft plush toys or a soft blanket during the ...


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Spend more time together with grandfather, with your child and at least one of the parents present. Let the grandparent hold and play with something of interest to the child. It can be a new toy, or a favorite old toy. Or it can even be a household object fascinating to an infant: flashlights (blinking ones are the best), rattling keys on a keychain, velcro ...


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