Money: Toddler, Baby Einstein

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Infant Educational Products (Like Baby Einstein)

I am writing a paper about infant educational programs and products. I wonder, have you ever purchased a product to make your baby smarter or to help your baby learn academic skills? Something like Baby Einstein, Brainy Baby, Baby Prodigy, Your Baby Can Read, etc. What were your motivations? Do you feel like the products "worked," was it worth the money and/or time that you invested? Do you think that a genius can be "created" through such programs?  

Major Purchases

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Should I Buy a Airplane Seat for My 17 Month Old??

My husband and I will be traveling on a four hour plane ride with our 17 month old. Should we take the chance with not buying a seat, and hope there is an open seat for the little one, and have him ride on our laps otherwise? Or just bite the bullet, and buy the third seat, and install his carseat for the flight? Realistically, I really can't see him sitting still on one of our laps that whole time, it's hard enough to get him to sit still long enough to put shoes on! But if we pick either a real early flight, or one during a normal nap...

Recurring Expenses

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Is This Just a Phase?

I feel as if I’m about to lose my mind and I’m writing in desperation for some advice or answers. Our son is 18 months old and is getting over a spell of vomiting and diarrhea. He started off with vomiting on Monday which lasted a day. Tuesday he was tired and Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday he continually got better each day. Then starting on Saturday he has had diarrhea and it lasted through Sunday and part of Monday. During this time his appetite has been normal but we've been watching what we've been feeding him. We've replaced milk...