Javid Jamae
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What to buy to prepare for the arrival of a new baby?
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Diapers, car-seat, onesies, burp cloth, wipes. That's it. Steal a few swaddle blankets from the hospital (they'll usually give them to you for free). Don't buy needless furniture: change diapers on ...

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Why would a child hold his breath regularly?
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18 votes

I'm the original poster. Nobody gave an answer that covers what turned out to be the actual cause, so I'm posting this answer to bring closure to this question. Hopefully this will be useful to ...

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Should we change a wet diaper and risk triggering a night tantrum or leave our son be?
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Why are the sheets wet? Are you not using a diaper? Assuming you are using a diaper and the sheets are not wet, I would suggest you leave the wet diaper on. Our nightly routine with all 5 of our kids ...

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How do I stop my toddler from biting his fingernails?
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We went through this with my son a few years back when he was about the same age as your son. We had a few major changes that had happened in our life at the time: less time with us and more time with ...

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Is an expensive stroller worth it?
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Going through strollers for 5 kids (2 of which are twins), we've been learned quite a bit about what is good and what isn't. When it comes to price, here is what we've learned: Avoid the ultra ...

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How do I explain regional differences in language?
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Before you read a book, put a pin on a world map for where the author is from and/or the setting of the story. Then explain to your child that different people from different places speak and write ...

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How can I help my child develop social intelligence?
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I think the best thing to do is get your child thinking and talking about social situations. Presenting your child with hypothetical stories, role-playing exercises, and discussing real stories of ...

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Sneaking vegetables (and other healthy foods) to small children
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One possible way is to not sneak vegetables to children. As children get older, they realize that you're trying to sneak things to them, and it becomes a never ending battle. You should introduce ...

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How can I stop my two year old from taking off his diaper in bed?
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I find that putting a Onesie and overalls on our 20-month-old son usually does the trick. Overalls over the diaper still allows access from the top. But with the combination of the two, he'll have to ...

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How worried should I be about head bumps as my infant learns to get around?
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For the most part, my wife and I have hovered over our kids until they we're old enough to stop with daring climbing and toddler clumsiness. As the kids get older, we maintain basic rules to minimize ...

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Would it be bad to only speak to a child in a language in which you are not completely fluent?
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I grew up in America, but my parents are both from Iran. My Persian is not terribly strong (probably 3-4 grade level as well), but I try to exclusively speak it to my kids. I find it challenging at ...

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What are signs my daughter is teething?
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A simple Google search will return most everything you want to know on the first result page. From an article on the website whattoexpect.com: Drooling. You might find that your baby's shirts ...

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How do you teach a child to call for help?
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Based on what you're describing, it sounds very similar to issues I have had with my children. In particular, I have had this issue with my 3yo who is the middle child out of 5. The crying and lack of ...

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What books are in your parenting reference library?
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What's Going On In There?

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What books are in your parenting reference library?
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What is the correct temperature and humidity to maintain in a child's room at night?
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5 votes

The temperature part of this question is tricky, because different children are comfortable with different temperatures, just like adults. For example, each of our children have been different as ...

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How do you you encourage siblings to share their toys?
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This is a good question. We have a 5yo, 3yo, and 20 month old twins who often have toy ownership confrontations. Dealing with ownership issues is a constant task for us. Generally, in our house it is ...

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At what age is a child able to brush his or her teeth unaided?
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They have to have the physically and mental capacity to continually brush all of their teeth for about 3 minutes (a number I've been told is good by many dentists). If he's not able to get all the ...

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What are some age-appropriate tasks that my pre-schooler can do around the house?
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This is one of those things that if you get creative about, you can almost always find a way for them to help. For example, my 3yo wanted to help move a heavy couch a few weeks back. Of course, having ...

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Should I enroll my child in driving lessons or teach them myself?
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I realized there was one important aspect of the question that nobody else hit on, so I felt it appropriate to provide my own answer. While performance on a driving test and cost savings are ...

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How can we address lapses in potty training during afternoon naps?
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I can tell you my experience going through potty-training with 5 kids. Just make the cut-over to underwear and don't look back. When you put your child in diapers sometimes and not others it confuses ...

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How can we teach a toddler to use first person and second person point of view in speech?
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The best way I've found to help with this is to teach them a song where they use the 1st and 2nd person pronouns along with pointing. They would point to themselves when saying I or me. They would ...

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What are some tips for making an international flight with a toddler?
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Here are the best things you can do from my experience: 1) Do whatever you can to get bulk-head seats. These are the seats in the front of a compartment that have a bunch of extra space. This is ...

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How can I help a child who won't talk to anybody at school? Selective mutism
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My 5yo son has done this in many new environments, including the first preschool we put him in. In his preschool, he did not talk to any students or teachers for about 4 months. It was particularly ...

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How do you tell your child they are terrible at something?
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One way to handle it is to not say anything negative about her performance at all. A parent telling a child that they are not good at something can be very hurtful. If she has passion, then that's a ...

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How do you teach toddlers to defend themselves?
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27 votes

In general, at this age, it's not the child's responsibility to defend himself/herself, it is the parent's responsibility to make sure that the play environment an surroundings are safe so that the ...

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Should we discourage our toddler from taking sippy cups to bed?
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I wouldn't discourage taking a sippy cup to bed at all. This could cause unnecessary confrontation. If you're worried about potty training / bed-wetting, the following routine has worked well for us ...

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What methods improve creativity at an early age?
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Yes, as the brain develops and becomes more capable of new things, there are different activities that you can do with your child to stimulate creativity and learning. A good book to read on the ...

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How can I potty train a 12-month-old?
6 votes

Unless you have a parent who is with the child 24/7 and can constantly and consistently monitor the child's facial expressions and movements, I would highly recommend not wasting your time. In most ...

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How do you discourage a toddler from hitting people?
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21 votes

At some point, in the myriad parenting books, articles, and magazines my wife and I read, somebody said that the best way to discipline a child under 2 is to do the following: get down on the ground ...

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