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  • Is this the 2y10m in your sig? If so, you might just have to tough it out. Though I am LOVING the "feed the fish" idea!    For much older kids (4+), or if you are absolutely sure it isn't an accident or some mental trauma, I would punish for it. T…
  • Side-by-side all the way. I want to be able to use the stroller for a few years, and once they hit toddlerhood (or sooner, really), the one in back gets pissed about not being able to see what's going on.  The newer ones are pretty narrow. If you'r…
  • If it's just at night, put a giant band-aid on it.  Granted, she might get that off, too, but it's worth a shot.
  • dakota01: I am at my wits end with the little man! Two weeks before I had Elin he learned how to climb out of his crib. Let me say he is still in a crib currently since our house sold in may and we are in an apt where he shares a room with 4yo br…
  • cZa: We have this one. http://www.rubbermaid.com/Category/Pages/ProductDetail.aspx?CatName=CleaningUtility&SubcatId=LaddersStepStools&Prod_ID=RP091078  Cheap, sturdy and has a decent sized surface. Also has rubber feet to prevent sli…
  • When you say you've "tried everything," what does that mean?  A 3yo can understand a lot of stuff. Time outs, taking away favorite toys if he does something mean, etc. And, of course, praise praise praise when he is nice and gentle with her. The fa…
  • a bike? books?  Surely by now he has some specific interests. My DS1 could love any kind of construction machine or book about a construction machine or a t-shirt with a construction machine on it.  DS2 would be OK with that, but he's much more into…
  •   Amazon usually has them cheap from other sellers. Maybe try ebay as well. If you have netflix streaming, you can sometimes get some good ones that way. (Nothing Disney, though Monsters Inc *used* to be streaming.)   A Bugs Life is on youtube (s…
  •   DS1 thought those rails were monkey bars.     We initially switched to the converted crib, but he kept falling out. Then we just put the crib mattress on the floor. He still fell out, but he fell 3" onto the carpet, so it was more like "rolling…
  • Where are you in Southern IL?  I have an extra crib collecting dust in the basement. (I'm in the IL suburbs of STL.) It's yours if you want it.  PM me.  ETA: I also sent you a PM.
  • MamatoJackson: Abinormal: MamatoJackson: Abinormal: I have socks like these for Tegan (in solid white) and they seem to fit nicely around her ankles, with plenty of stretch to them. Ooh, those look great!  I am thinking I will need …
  • What does the pediatrician say?   Have you seen the speech therapist yet? If so, what does s/he say?   He won't be 2.5 until September, so that's not as alarming as if he were closer to 3.  Is he communicating otherwise? Pointing to things and …
  • Hopefull11: DG1:   If #1 is willing to stay in the crib, buy a new crib.  We have been in living hell since March 1, 2010 - the day my 16m27d old DS1 climbed out of his crib and we moved him to the toddler bed, then a mattress on the floor,…
  • ougrad1: DG1:   If #1 is willing to stay in the crib, buy a new crib.  We have been in living hell since March 1, 2010 - the day my 16m27d old DS1 climbed out of his crib and we moved him to the toddler bed, then a mattress on the floor, for his…
  •   like for halloween or something? I'd just use your H's stuff. Unless he has freaky sensitive skin/scalp, one use won't be that big of a deal.  If they really make baby hair gel, that would make me very sad.
    in hair care ? Comment by DG1 July 2011
  •   I would if I had to. I wouldn't sign a 6m lease on a "sight unseen" place, especially if I were moving a toddler into the place.  If you're moving "home," is staying with family not an option for the first couple of weeks?
  •   is that basically the same as hyland's? We loved those but had to toss ours because of a product recall. I haven't been able to find any since, and we are back to orajel. Thank goodness we only have 8 more teeth to go.
  •   If #1 is willing to stay in the crib, buy a new crib.  We have been in living hell since March 1, 2010 - the day my 16m27d old DS1 climbed out of his crib and we moved him to the toddler bed, then a mattress on the floor, for his own safety. Lik…
  •   FWIW, I think a chain will cause more door damage. When you open the door, it will hit the chain.  With the slide lock, the door doesn't open at all. Also, 2 screw holes vs. 4 is a little better. (But holes are holes, and it's a bummer either way…
    in Front door help Comment by DG1 July 2011
  •   IDK why people seem to think you can't put #2 at the top of the door. We have that on all of our exterior doors and the door to the basement stairs. DS1 (now 2.75 yrs) has LONG been able to open both the door handle (lever handle) AND the deadbo…
    in Front door help Comment by DG1 July 2011
  • DS only gets m&ms when he actually pees or poops. No m&ms for trying.  So, don't negate that as an option. How old is she? Eventually, I will go to "if you pee on Thomas, you have to wear a diaper."  Not angrily or as a punishment, just lik…
  • Has the pedi run any tests? I'm surprised they're dismissive of it after a month. Our pedi lets it go 2 weeks before they want to see them.   food allergy is a good idea, too. 
  •   Sophie, I will reply.    Dreamsicle, I will check that out!  
  • FWIW, 2 babies isn't much worse than one. If you can't go out now, you still won't be able to go out with 2. So you won't have lost anything.   Although I've got to say, if it's that important, you'd be willing to drive 20 miles in the opposite di…
  • As long as no one's getting hurt, I'd stick with things I can enforce. Unless she has a car toy you can take away, or if you are listening to her music that you can turn off, this would be one I'd have to let go.   When she's older, you can take …
  • ali-1411: Awwwww  I'd give it back.  My kids gave up their paci's when they were ready and it was totally easy.  DS was about 3 and DD was 2.5.   What's the harm?  Especially if she only has it when she's sleeping?  Its not like she's out and ab…
  • full length mat. I bought the suction cup frogs and ducks, and they still managed to slip in the spaces in between. The mat is awesome.  I have to replace it every 8 months or so due to mold (or damage from cleaning to prevent mold), but they're fai…
  • I wouldn't reject him just because he's male. Do the same background check you'd do for a female nanny. If he clears & you like him, go for it.
  •   We had good luck with SKR, but I recently found another brand called Jumping Jacks that has wide sizes. (often some discounted ones at endless.com) They worked great for DS last time. We did get one pair of pedipeds, but they really didn't work o…
  • I'd wait a while and see if your DS really grows very fast. My DS1 (now 2.5) has been hovering around 30 pounds for over a year. He just keeps getting taller and thinner. He was 30.6 pounds at his 2y visit, and now he's still not quite 32 pounds.  …
  • We've been advised against BRAT. It doesn't really help, and if they're on it for a long time, they miss out on nutrients provided by a more varied diet. I certainly wouldn't do it for a whole week. Maybe a day or two. See if she feels better. Then…
  • I'm not too strict about it, but we generally don't have the TV on, and we definitely don't watch our stuff when they are awake/around. Sometimes I will watch something on the DVR when DH has both boys outside for a while.  Otherwise, it's after t…
  • DS1 loved his last summer. He had been walking for close to 6 months, though - much more stable than your guy, it sounds like. IDK about support, but they had great traction, and I loved that they were sufficiently snug that they weren't a trip haz…
  •  We had both boys circ'd as newborns, and I totally wish we hadn't.  I certainly wouldn't do it with the added risk of general anesthesia, especially after the news story today about the toddler who died from complications: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/…
  • Does your grocery store have any of the kid carts that look like race cars or whatever? DS1 (age 2.5) LOVES those. Leaves more room for the carrier and groceries in the main cart.  If your littlest is OK with babywearing, that's also an option.  S…
  • The big thing about ellipticals is stride length.  Depending on your height, you may want/need a pretty long stride length. I'm 5'10", and I think I was looking for 21-22 inches when I was looking at them a few years ago.  There are a LOT on the mar…
  • jc&cat: LawLove08: We didn't confront that issue, but what about doing the "chair" trick that is suggested sometimes as an alternative to CIO.  The first night, you start sitting on the bed next to him, the next night at the end of the bed,…
  • Yep. Real name.    Do you ever watch Food Network Challenge? There is a competitor who shows up in the cake competitions periodically named Bronwyn Weber.  I know I'd heard the name before that, too, but I can't remember where. In literature some…
  • Maybe, but as long as it's still controllable, I wouldn't worry about it.   Remember you can alternate the motrin and tylenol every 2 hours. GL!
  • Both of mine only have/had it for naps and bedtime.  DS1 pretty much got rid of it on his own at about 15m.  DS2 is 16m now and still REALLY wants it for those naps and bedtime (and would have it all day if we let him).  But he doesn't get it for …