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There are a couple of things going on here. There is reasonably firm evidence that TV immediately before bed time can cause sleep problems. However it may also depend on what is happening on the screen: if the videos are exciting and engaging then they are more likely to be an issue than if they are calm. So you might ask your brother in law what kind of ...


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First off, the APA is clear; no screentime before 2. (Zooming with relatives is different, because that's actually interactive) It's not hard to google a huge number of reliable sources saying the same thing; TV before sleep is bad. It's bad for people of all ages. Your kid's uncle is a jerk, and if your wife would rather please him than do what's right ...


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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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Unless you know of a tree with toxic leaves in your area, I would be more concerned with surface contaminants. I think a good (both sides) swipe on your clothes should make an intact leaf pretty safe. Mouthing a leaf is unlikely to cause it to release toxins, but if it is crumpled, broken, or she has teeth, I would prevent her from putting it in her mouth. ...


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Holding oak leaves is harmless. In fact, oak leaves are used in folk medicine. Acorns are a choking hazard and should be avoided. Note that I could not quickly find any references specifically on acorns. However, their size, shape and consistency are such that if acorns had been manufactured as toys or parts of toys, they would be classified as choking ...


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Let me preface my answer with a few general remarks about child development and stages: First, not all babies reach the various milestones at exactly the same time. In fact, most milestones have a rather large bracket of what’s “normal”, for crawling numbers are usually between six and twelve months. In short, your baby may be simply on the late side of the ...


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