smillig
  • Member for 9 years, 3 months
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  • Tübingen, Germany
How can I keep my newborn baby warm during nappy change?
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A lot of German families (including mine!) use a kind of heat lamp called a Wickeltisch-Heizstrahler which translates to change table heater. I haven't experienced them outside of Germany, but it ...

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How and when do I teach my son to use chopsticks?
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Our nearly-two-years old (23,5 months) son has been "using" chopsticks for about three months. We had an Asian stir-fry for supper one night and he wanted to use the chop sticks just like Mama and ...

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How to minimize diaper usage or replace it with greener alternatives
4 votes

An alternative I've seen is gDiapers which are sort of a cross between disposable and cloth diapers. Basically, there is a reusable cover that go along with a disposable insert that fully dissolves in ...

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What qualities should one look for when choosing picture books for young children?
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We have a 19 month old son so we're in prime picture book buying mode at the moment! We find that for our son to fall in love with a book, it has to meet at least one (and preferably both) of these ...

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How early should I start thinking about cloth diapers?
2 votes

We use cloth diapers for our son and mostly it's been a positive experience. Chris has outlined nicely the positives and negatives of cloth and disposable in his answer so I just want to add some ...

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Are there any rules of thumb on fitting cloth diapers with snaps?
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I don't know if there are specific or recomended rules of thumb for this, but we have been using the same brand of diapers as you for our son since he was 2 months old (he's now nearly 19 months) and ...

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