Health: Toddler, Baby Einstein

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How to Survive a 13 Hour Plane Trip with a 17 Month Old??

My husband and I are flying from West coast US to Australia next month with our 17 month old son. His favorite word is down and he is NOT a cuddler!!! I am starting to collect a few ideas on how to get through this flight (plus the 2 3-hour flights on either side of it). My pediatricians only advice was to not do it... this is not an option!! We will be there for 3 weeks and then have the same flight pattern home. Has anyone been in the same spot? What about using benadryl or something to help him sleep? (mind you, I am NOT a fan of...


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My 21 Month Old Not Talking

Hi moms. I have a 21 month old little girl. She is not saying any words. She can say mama and dada but never refers to us as that. She may say cheese, uh-oh, and i think thats it. She said Dora at 12 months for a weekend and then never again. I try to encourage her to say things before she gets them like: swing, milk, juice, up, down, please and thank you. All i EVER get is the sound, uh-guh. she makes that sound for EVERY word i want her to say. She is very smart, i guess i have nothing to compare. There's no doubt that she can...

Healthcare Providers

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Paying for Daycare When Its Closed During Bad Weather

Do you guys thinks its fair to have to pay for daycare when its closed because of bad weather. My daycare closes when school is closed and I dont think its fair to pay when my son isnt there. Especially today when I had to miss work and I dont get paid for it. Does anyone suggest another daycare that you know that wont do that? I hate to pull him out because he loves it there but I cannot afford this either. and by the way it is an in home daycare. It does say that she will be closed in the manual but its unclear if its payed and I am...

Sleeping Habits

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Does Baby Einstein Rot Babies Brains???

Hi there, so my son started watching baby einstein at maybe 5 months old and LOVED it. He'd completely pay attention and we'd watch together for hours. We, of course, played as well and read a lot too. I thought it was good for him to watch this and now.... 5 years later..... I'm not so sure. He is SO smart, everyone including his teachers has always said so, definitley at the top of his class as far as academics go. But he has such a hard time concentrating, he gets distracted very easily, especially by the TV. But even in class they have...


Toddler Sleep Issues

So for the last year I've been raving about the Sleep Lady's methods. (She...

Speech Therapy

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Speech Therapy Resource Referral

My 2 1/2 year old boy's pediatrician recommended that we do speech therapy for him. He has the words but cannot put a sentence together. I would appreciate if anyone can suggest any DVD, books or other materials that can used at home for speech development. Right now, we cannot afford expensive therapy and also the therapists are farther away and we have just 1 car!! Thanks so much for your help.

Stages & Milestones

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18 Month Old Not Talking

My 18 month old son is not talking yet. He hasn't even uttered the word momma or ma ma. Everyone has always stressed the importance of not using baby talk with kiks, but to talk to them like a regular person. I have lived by this rule since he was born. He loves for you to read to him, so I read to him no less than 5 times a day, but he still isn't talking. People have also said that boys talk late, but he vocabulary of words that you can actually understand is about 3, when the doctors say he should have been talking months ago. Now his...