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How can we make our newborn breastfeed less frequently?
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It is the baby's first growth spurt. Major growth spurts occur at 2, 3, and 6 weeks, 3 months, and 6 months. They can last a little more than week (such as in your case). If a two week old baby is ...

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At what age can you leave the child in the bathtub?
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The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends the age of 4 before children are allowed to bathe alone; a quick Google search will tell you that many parents start around that age. However, ...

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Why do parents refer to themselves in the third person?
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Because "you" doesn't uniquely identify me. Parents want to teach their kids "dada" and "mama" and other subjects. Using "my" doesn't help with that. Similarly, parents will also say "Sasha hold ...

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Is crib use (mostly) universal?
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My Indian parents had my sister and myself in a makeshift hammock-like swing called jhoola, that hung from the ceiling. The problem, of course, is safety. However, the benefits are that it provides a ...

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Any suggestions on how to control yelling and negativity on our part, and also teach my 8 yr old son to not feel so helpless and cry so easily?
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There are a couple of issues here. Your child throwing tantrums and dealing with that has been addressed by others. Then there is the cultural issue of how the interaction between an Indian parent and ...

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Is there any problem with same-sex siblings sharing a bedroom when there is an 8 year age gap?
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Are you paying rent to your mother? If you are paying rent, you should ask for a reduced rent since you are no longer getting your own room. Is there a basement? Another room on the main floor - ...

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Is this considered child abuse
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Unfortunately, disciplining your child after an act of immaturity is not considered child abuse. So sorry. You can, however, phone CPS and indicate how your mother retaliated when you humiliated her ...

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How can we make a long road trip pleasant for a toddler and the parents?
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We just (yesterday!) came back from a 10 hour drive from Ontario, canada to MA, USA. It was myself, my husband, and our 1 year old. To go to Boston, we took everyone's suggestions and drove through ...

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How do we help our toddler to sleep through the night?
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Move her into her own room. At 8 months of age, our daughter was in our room and still breastfeeding. She would wake up 2-3 times a night, from what we could tell was hunger. (She'd eat and then go ...

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Ideas for dealing with a 16 month old toddler who likes to climb things?
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Our daughter does the same thing. She had a couple of days where she decided she wanted to jump off the couch head-first onto the hardwood floor. She was told no, no, no, no - until she understood ...

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How to cut a newborn's nails?
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Your pediatrician can actually advise on this matter; ours told us that baby scissors are safer than nail clippers. Also, we never cut her nails while she is awake - she moves too much and well, she ...

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What are the biggest expenses for a new baby?
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Having kids has been a fairly expensive endeavor for my family. We have two kids - a 2 year old and an 8 month old. Our biggest 'expense' has been a loss of income (of the mother). Although I am not ...

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Ok to mix breast milk with water?
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Breastmilk is about 80-90% water as it is, so there really is no need to add additional water to it. Water use is also discouraged for the reason you used it: newborns can fill up on water, so they ...

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Are glass baby food jars safe to reuse?
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http://wholesomebabyfood.momtastic.com/FreezePage.htm Glass that is not specifically manufactured for freezing has the unfortunate ability to crack, leave behind tiny, microscopic shards and ...

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What is a good baby laundry detergent that is not tested on animals?
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We use Seventh Generation products and their Natural Baby Laundry Detergent. It is not tested on animals. There was a consumer who was worried that their products are tested on animals, not by the ...

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Is my pediatrician missing something about my 3 month old's gas pain?
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It's actually quite common for foods that a breastfeeding mother is eating to cause gas or colicy behavior in a child. A friend had to avoid eating chocolate because her child would cry on hours and ...

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How concerned should we be about Mice coming into the baby's room?
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Some studies (news article, another article, actual study) have shown that mice fecal matter could contribute to asthma, or otherwise cause allergies in young children. In a study of eight cities, ...

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Is it safe to breastfeed through pregnancy?
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It is interesting that your medical practitioners are advising you otherwise. Mine said that it was no problem. I breastfed all the way through the 7th month of my pregnancy - until my daughter weaned ...

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How do my wife and I stop our son from learning to swear from us?
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It took my husband and myself about 6 months (before the kids were born, so less pressure) but we were eventually able to stop. Now most, if any, of the cursing just happens inside my head. You just ...

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Thermometer for babies and children
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We purchased Braun Thermoscan Ear Thermometer with ExacTemp Technology when our second one came along. This thermometer is pretty fast, and I usually have the temperature before my toddler figures out ...

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Breaking my rejection of christianity to my parents
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I agree with Morah - don't tell them that you reject Christianity. It is OK to not be convinced that the faith is not for you - and if you phrase it correctly, your parents will not argue with you, ...

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What are the risks of putting a newborn baby to sleep on their front?
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Your Grandmother is correct - during their times, it was always recommended to place the baby to sleep on their tummys (because of risk of choking on their own vomit). Babies LOVE sleeping on their ...

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How can I get my strong-willed daughter to stop being so lazy when it comes to chores?
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It appears that your child lacks motivation to do certain types of chores. She sees little interest in things that are imposed on her, which is unfortunate, because in the real world few get to decide ...

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How can I get renewed medical attention for my child's undiagnosed sickness?
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Seek alternate specialists If you've lost confidence in your health care professionals, or if they've dismissed you despite clear signs of a health issue, I'd advise you to seek another health care ...

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Is giving my toddler a mobile phone to chew on bad for his health
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Cell-phone coatings are often made of lead. Cell phones also contain copper, nickel, antimony and zinc. Cell phones are officially considered "hazardous" e-waste. Heavy metals such as mercury, lead ...

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Is it okay for my newborn to sleep in a travel bed instead of his crib?
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If you're not adding bedding to the playpen (no mattresses, pillows, quilts, etc.) and keep it clean (empty) when your child is using it, it should be fine. Here is a report on precautions to use ...

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How should a toddler be encouraged to walk (if at all)?
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Our 11 month was similar to yours, and we encouraged her to walk. We didn't push her, just encouraged. My husband I would sit across from each other and have her walk between the two of us. We would ...

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How to reverse a new born's sleeping schedule?
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Give it time. The baby is used to sleeping all day because that's what the baby used to do in the womb - I am certain your wife used to complain how the baby starts moving around in the womb right ...

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Will a 12-18 month old understand a baby is on the way?
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My daughter was 15 months old when my second child was born. We didn't have any talks, but we would point at my belly and tell her that there is a baby in there. We'd show her that we are only suppose ...

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Do we need an electronic breast pump?
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If your wife is going to be a full-time / stay at home mom, do you really need a breast pump? What's the issue with just feeding from the boob? As a full-time mother, I did/am doing this with both ...

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