Gear & Toys: Preschooler

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3 Year Old Behavior...

Hello there...I am looking for new tricks to have up my sleeve when dealing with my 3 year old daughter. As of late she has taken to shrieeking when put on a time out. I also have not been able to get her to say "I'm sorry for _____" once she's out of her time out. She flat out refuses and walks away or says she "can't". She also has taken to talking or raising her voice over mine to repeat herself when told "no" in getting something. This she picked up from me due to my using it when she started repeating herself so say "noooooo" over her....

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Unruly 3 Year Old

I wrote a couple of weeks ago and i really need some advise. My 3 year old...

Arts & Crafts

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Safe Arts & Crafts for Babies

Looking for fun, safe arts & crafts ideas for our 8 month old. Just a little something to start tapping into her artistic side. Everything she plays with goes in her mouth. I've seen non toxic finger paints in stores but of course they're not going to say it's edible. Any creative ideas? One friend suggested crayons as the least harmful? Pudding? Or just good old finger paints under close supervision? Thanks!

Baby Backpacks

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Recommend Backpack for Preschooler

My daughter will be starting preschool in the fall and I was wondering if you could recommend a backpack. Does your son/daughter have one you just love? Is it worth it to get a more expensive one from LL Bean or PB Kids, or just go with a cheaper one from Target or Wal-Mart? Thanks!

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Need Backpack Advice

My 6 year old's backpack is ruined. We bought this backpack at a drug store...

Backpack

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3 Year Old Running Away from Me

Any suggestions on how to stop my 3 year old from taking off on me? I'm at my wits end. Today he took off in a parking lot and I was so furious and scared that I spanked him. I've never spanked him before and I feel horrible but he could have been seriously hurt. He knows exactly what he's doing since he turns around and giggles when he's taking off. I also have a baby generally in a stroller or the cart etc. so I can't exactly leave her where we are at to run after him. AURGH!

Bikes & Scooters

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Balance Bike or Bike with Training Wheels for 4 Year Old?

My daughter is turning 4 next month. She's been riding a trike for 2 years now and we want to move on. I've heard great things about balance bikes or gliders, bur most people I know are buying them for 2 - 3 year olds. Would it be a waste of time/money for a 4 year old? Should I just get her a bike with training wheels? I'm not sure if it matters, but here is the background on my daughter. She is small for her age, so most 2 - 3 year olds are as big as her. She is very athletic and coordinated. She got a scooter for her birthday...

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Riding a Bike

I am so beside myself on what it takes to teach a 10 year old how to ride a...

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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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Car Seat for 4 Year Old

I'm in search for a 3 in 1 convertible car seat. I have a 1 year old and a 4 year old. I need to move my 1 year old out of the carrier and into a regular car seat. My plan was to give my 1 year old the Britax marathon that my 4 year old is in and by him a new seat since I will need a booster seat soon. I've been researching the Britax Frontier and the Graco Nautilus. They both have great reviews but I'm not sure which one to go with. I love my Marthon and I feel that the kids are very safe in them so I'm swaying towards the Frontier. ...

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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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Baby Carrier, Sling or Ergo?

I have a very active 2.5 year old son and am expecting baby #2 in mid-October. I'm thinking that I will need and make good use of a baby carrier, sling or Ergo carrier. Can anyone give me their feedback with which type(s) of gear they used: did you prefer a carrier vs. sling, for example? Any advice on what types to look for or what to avoid?

Clothing & Accessories

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3 Year Old Will Only Wear the Same Clothes over and over...big Fights!

I have a 3 year old daughter who has always preferred to be in her underwear only. Now that we are entering the colder weather, the struggles to get dressed in the morning have escalated and it has become an all-out battle to get to preschool and work on time. She has favored a couple of skirts and shirts for the duration of the summer, and if I present these to her, she will happily comply, but now that I am presenting pants (always favoring tagless, zipperless, loose and soft over tight, stiff and constrictive) and socks (no seam across...

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ADHD In 3 Year Old

We have been observing our 3 year old for the last year and 1/2 for signs of...

Electronics

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3 Year Old Behavior...

Hello there...I am looking for new tricks to have up my sleeve when dealing with my 3 year old daughter. As of late she has taken to shrieeking when put on a time out. I also have not been able to get her to say "I'm sorry for _____" once she's out of her time out. She flat out refuses and walks away or says she "can't". She also has taken to talking or raising her voice over mine to repeat herself when told "no" in getting something. This she picked up from me due to my using it when she started repeating herself so say "noooooo" over her....

24

Unruly 3 Year Old

I wrote a couple of weeks ago and i really need some advise. My 3 year old...

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My 3 Year Old

I'm having a couple problems with my 3 year old, the most important problem...

Furniture & Bedding

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My 3 Year Old Doesn't Sleep

Please help, I'm so frustrated, I just want to cry. My 3 year old doesn't seem to sleep more than 8-9 hours in a 24 hour period. Aren't kids this age supposed to get 11-12 hours of sleep in a day? She's been out of her crib for two months, and she started preschool earlier this week. Our bedtime routine is a nightmare (for me), and it has been for a while, not just recently. I start with the end of her TV show at 8:15, then it's brushing her teeth, which usually takes 15 minutes to half an hour because she doesn't want to cooperate,...

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Toddler Bedding Help

Hi Moms! I'm about to be in the process of moving my daughter to a bigger...

Lunch Box & Thermos

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Looking for Lunch Box Ideas

Okay - so my baby starts kindergaten in 2 weeks :-(. He isn't a picky eater, with the exception of peanut butter & carrots, so almost anything goes. I do want to pack his lunch so that I can monitor if he is eating though and not just talking at lunch (he's a talker!). Can you give me some ideas of thing to pack in his lunch that are healthy, quick and inexpensive??? Also, what are some things that you find are must haves for the lunch box routine (i.e., soup containers - do they work?). Thanks Moms!

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Lunch Box Lunches

So I am hitting the wall with lunch box lunch ideas for my daughter's...

Play Yards & Play Pens

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Homeschooling a 3 Year Old

Any advice on starting a cuuriculum for my 3 year old. I'm a SAHM and our budget is slim, right now I can't afford to get him into half day preschool. The least expensive I've found is $95 a week. So I've been seriously thinking of homeschooling him. What advice, websites and curriculum can be beneficial and easy to teach. Thanks moms

Safety Products

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4 Year Old Son Having Behavior Problems

Does anyone have any suggestions to help me out with my 4 year old son. While picking him up from daycare last week, the teacher told me that he is having behavioral problems. I also found out that he has still been in the 3 yr old room. He is not listening at all, he does not seem to understand that there are consequences for his actions, either good or bad. She suggested that I atake him to the pediatrician, which I am doing this Wednesday. I am just scared the doctor will try to put him on medication, which I really don't want. They...

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Pool Safety Fence

We are in the process of buying a home with a pool. With 2 young boys (3.5...

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Safety Gates Advice

My 10 month old has become very mobile and I have just begun babyproofing...

Strollers

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3 Year Old Running Away from Me

Any suggestions on how to stop my 3 year old from taking off on me? I'm at my wits end. Today he took off in a parking lot and I was so furious and scared that I spanked him. I've never spanked him before and I feel horrible but he could have been seriously hurt. He knows exactly what he's doing since he turns around and giggles when he's taking off. I also have a baby generally in a stroller or the cart etc. so I can't exactly leave her where we are at to run after him. AURGH!

Toys

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Unruly 3 Year Old

I wrote a couple of weeks ago and i really need some advise. My 3 year old girl is completely out of control. She does not listen to anyone, she is horribly bratty, and has no regard for anyone else. When we are with other children, she will rip toys away from them, push them, and is ALWAYS the boss. But, she is the first to cry when someone else does something to her that she doesn't like. She has started talking baby talk all the time. It's not an attention thing, because I give her attention 24/7 and try very hard to be patient. ...

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3 Year Old and Toys

I have a 3 year old son who has lots of toys and yet he doesn't seem to play...