Gear & Toys: Older Child

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9-Year-old Asking About Sex

My daughter has asked me what the word sex means and what sex is. She is 9. I explained to her that some questions are very difficult to answer and that I would like some time to think about it so I answer it the best way I can. She accepted that but I feel I need to give her an answer soon. Any suggestions? How much should a 9-year-old know? It's obvious someone, probably a kid at school, has used the word or talked about it. Otherwise she wouldn't be asking. I do realize she could have also gotten it from TV. We have already talked about...

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6 Year Old Allowance

My daughter is almost 6 years old. She has no concept of money. She thinks...

Arts & Crafts

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Christmas Gifts for 8 Year Old Girl?

Looking for some great ideas for gifts for an 8 year old not-too-girlie-girl. (She's no longer into dolls and princesses, etc.) She is at a loss for what she wants and now so am I! What are you getting for that special 8-9 year old girl in your life? Would love to hear your ideas, big, small, all price ranges. Thank you!!

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Arts & Crafts

When I was growing up, we used to do the same decorations or handprints year...

Baby Backpacks

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Need Backpack Advice

My 6 year old's backpack is ruined. We bought this backpack at a drug store. Well, it's not waterproof or good quality, obviously. Any suggestions on what backpack to get him? Thanks!

Backpack

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Should a 6 Year Old Get Ready for School Without Reminders...

I have a 6 year old boy.. and a 7 year old girl. I work part time and have a nanny come to my house to watch the kids get them breakfast and drive them to school. Today nanny called me. She said she thought the kids were big enough to get themselves ready for school without constant reminders. She said she had a talk with them today and told them that since they were big now.. she should not have to tell them to get dressed to put their pjs away and to brush teeth and hair... etc... they should just know the routine and do it.. ...

Bikes & Scooters

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Repainting a Scooter

I thinking about getting my 5 yr old boy a 2 wheel scooter like the razor or...

Car Seats

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Built in Car Seat

does anyone have a car/minivan that has a built in car seat? what kind of cars have these? are they safe?

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Car Seat ?

My son is 11 months and weighs about 22 pounds, woould it be okay to turn...

Carriers & Slings

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Carrier or Sling for a New Born

Just wondering what type of carrier or sling is recommend that anyone has used to carry a newborn. We have a Baby Bjorn but I know that the baby needs to be older with head control to use it. Thanks.

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Best Baby Carrier

So I am having my second child with in the month and i need a good baby...

Clothing & Accessories

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6 Year Old Allowance

My daughter is almost 6 years old. She has no concept of money. She thinks that it is ALWAYS available to her. I want to start giving her an allowance, so she can buy her own afternoon snacks at school and whatever toys she thinks she must have. My question is how much of allowance do you give to a 6 year old? What are the task she must do, in order to earn the money? What about deductions, when she doesn't do anything? Thanks for your help in advance. K.

Electronics

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Teen Cell Phone Vs. No Cell Phone

I have yet to see something about taking a stand against cell phones. My son has been asking, actually begging me to get him one (he is 16). We have gone round and round on the issue. He poses a very good argument as do I. I need some additional insight as to why he should and should not have one. He is a “good” teen as much as I can tell but I worry about the TEXTING that gets out of control, the phone calls in the middle of the night or alone in his bedroom, who is calling and how long or often is he chatting with a girl or his...

Furniture & Bedding

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Advice on Almost 8 Year Old Who Wets at Night

Hello..I have an almost 8 year old who I have kept in pull ups at night due to wetting at night..we stopped using them several months ago to try to make him more concious, etc. but it doesn't work..seems like i'm always washing bedding. I limit his fluids at night, and make sure he goes before bed, etc..any ideas??

Play Yards & Play Pens

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Baby Play-yard Advice/suggestion

Hi there, I'm starting to research about baby play yards (aka pack-n-play) and would like to know what factors you considered in choosing the one you had? Are there certain brands that seem to be better or more safe for your child? Any advice on this including what you liked or didn't like would be appreciated. Thanks!

Safety Products

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8 Year Old Doesn't Stop Eating, Anyone Else Dealt with This?

I have an 8 year old daughter who according to the children's BMI chart is "obese." She has always had a solid build and a large appetite but has gained 7 lbs in the past 3 mos (without getting much taller). My concern though is not her actual weight but her attitude towards food. She eats like there's a food shortage. I send her to school with a healthy snack, but she eats other kids' snacks too, and their snacks are often cookies etc. At birthday parties, she has 2 or 3 slices of pizza, and 2 slices of cake, and at that point I...

Strollers

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Stroller for Older Child

Hi everyone, Does anyone have any suggestions for a good stroller for an older child (6-7 yrs old)? I travel often with my son and found that using a stroller helps us both- especially in the airports and at theme parks. However, I have been using an umbrella stroller and he has definitely become too tall and heavy for it! I have searched a lot, but have not found any stoller which accomodates this age/size...If anyone has found one, pleeeease let me know!! thanks and have a great day!:)

Toys

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6 Year Old Allowance

My daughter is almost 6 years old. She has no concept of money. She thinks that it is ALWAYS available to her. I want to start giving her an allowance, so she can buy her own afternoon snacks at school and whatever toys she thinks she must have. My question is how much of allowance do you give to a 6 year old? What are the task she must do, in order to earn the money? What about deductions, when she doesn't do anything? Thanks for your help in advance. K.