Rachel
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Advice for carrying out the "Stay in Bed" technique with our 2-year-old
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As a note of encouragement, it sounds like the technique is working. The number of times putting baby back to bed is decreasing, despite a rather difficult night. It looks like you have stuck with it ...

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How to react when a child is in a dangerous situation which requires immediate reaction?
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I think yelling loudly to get the child's attention paired with getting to the child as quickly as possible is the best answer in these kinds of situations. This is especially true if you avoid ...

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Can we afford to have a baby?
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I won't say that having a baby isn't expensive, but you might end up cutting back on some things that you are spending on now. Eating out My husband and I go out to eat a lot less. It is simply ...

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Plane activities for little ones
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I would say that snacks are a must. I would also definitely recommend gum (for the older one) and a sippy cup for the younger ones to help their ears adjust during takeoff and landing. If they have ...

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What do you do to help an ADHD kid get along in the classroom or with school work better?
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I've worked at a school for kids with learning differences (mostly ADHD), and here are some suggestions that we've used: Try to have the child seated as close to the teacher as possible. It makes ...

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Is it safe to breastfeed through pregnancy?
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I will add a quick answer here since the new OB did investigate and call me back today. Her summary, after looking into the matter, was that there are no good double-blind, high sample size studies ...

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What do we do if our children don't like the nanny?
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You might try to let your son know that the neighbor is not an option. Maybe the problem isn't that he dislikes or is unhappy with the nanny. Maybe he just really likes the neighbor and wants to ...

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Ideas for dealing with a 16 month old toddler who likes to climb things?
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This is similar to other answers, but hover and teach him to climb. You will have to stay close by his side for a while. I agree with @Swati that there will be times you will have to set limits ...

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We're looking to get pregnant - what can we do to optimize our chances?
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Calculating ovulation by the days of your cycle will work reasonably well if the mom-to-be has a regular cycle. If she has an irregular cycle, then she should start tracking her basal body ...

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How can we make a long road trip pleasant for a toddler and the parents?
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I recommend fewer, longer stops instead of short, frequent stops. I have routinely driven 6 hours each way with my son to visit family. I've learned that he does better, and we can usually make it ...

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How do you keep a toddler safe around water?
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I agree that taking the toddler to the pool where he can swim with adult supervision will help him learn about the water. I don't think this will make him less likely to want to get in the water by ...

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What are the advantages and disadvantages of BLW (Baby-led-weaning) aka the Rapley method?
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It was pretty limited at first feeding solids instead of mush. I didn't use the Rapley method specifically, but my baby wanted to feed himself, not have me spoon feed him. Since he was still nursing ...

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Do toddlers need every size of shoe?
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I have found excellent deals on toddler shoes at consignment stores. I just got 2 pairs fo Stride Rite shoes (one looked new, the other slightly used) for $6.50 total. There are great deals to be ...

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What to buy to prepare for the arrival of a new baby?
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I wouldn't say this was an absolute necessity, but I absolutely love having a video baby monitor. It makes me feel so much better since I can just glance at it and see how baby is doing. I really ...

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Why do kids always do things which we tell them NOT to do?
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I think this is a stage of language development, the understanding of the concept of adding "not" to a phrase. Several times, with my toddler, I think instead of defience or anything due to positive/...

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Choosing a Doctor
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You could try asking on Facebook. I've found a few good doctors that way, although it may not work as well for a less common specialty. There are also usually Mom forums in the bigger cities where ...

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What age can I expect to not need a stroller?
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As @tomjedrz said, they do go from being baby carriers to stuff carriers and are always useful in that regard. That being said, all babies are very different. I have a one year old who has never ...

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How do you wash a toddler's hands in a public restroom?
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I do something similar to Cabbey. I hold my one year old straddling my knee against the sink or on my hip. We lean over and wash my right hand and his left hand, then dry both of those. Then we ...

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How can I stop repeating myself?
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I don't know how much this advice will change between a one and two year old, but if the command is something that I can physically make him do, I simply pick him up and make him do it after telling ...

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Are baby walkers harmful?
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Since the movement of pushing a walker is completely different than the muscle movement and balance required to walk, I do not think that a walker will offer you any advantages in helping your child ...

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What features should I look for in an infant or toddler bath tub?
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I've always just bathed baby in the tub with me, at least since he was 14 days old and we were allowed in the water (after 2 weeks for C-section incision to heal and for his belly button). He's 13 ...

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