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What is the best way to baby proof our stairs?

What is the best way to baby proof our stairs?

Baby gate: Invest in a good baby gate to avoid the infant from falling down the steps. ...Read more

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What is the best way to baby proof the kitchen?

What is the best way to baby proof the kitchen?

Knob covers/latches: A great way to baby proof the kitchen is to get down on your hands and knees and look at what a baby can pull on, open, turn, or put in their mouth. Often times, it's the stove and oven knobs that need covers, doors need latches (even the fridge), pots and pans that can be pulled down need to be put up, cords of course need to be put up, and sharp/heavy objects need to be put away. ...Read more

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What is the best way to baby proof the bathroom?

What is the best way to baby proof the bathroom?

Keep the door closed: There are parts of your house where you can remove items that might harm the inquisitive baby. But there are times like the early todler years when you should keep baby out. Open toilets are a magnet for the child facinated by floating objects, yet todlers are top heavy & may tople in & drown trying to retreive a toy. I don't trust toliet locks or all family mbrs using them correctly. ...Read more

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What is the best way to baby proof the living room?

What is the best way to baby proof the living room?

Crawling around: Crawl around on your hands and knees and see things at a child's level. Remove things that you do not want broken. Look for sharp corners on furniture etc and find ways to protect them. Consider a lock on the tv/stereo cabinet f it is at child eye level. Plug electrical outlets. Make sure there are not areas your child can get trapped behind things. Life to the baby is an adventure. ...Read more

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What is the best way to baby proof the nursery?

What is the best way to baby proof the nursery?

Safety Anticipation: I have found that by anticipating your child's normal development steps and then predicting what they may be doing in 6 months will allow us to stay " ahead " of them. In other words institute protection 6 months from where we are now! ...Read more

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What is the best way to get our baby circumcised?

What is the best way to get our baby circumcised?

Before leaving hosp.: The easiest, best way to get a baby circumcised is for the doctor to do it while the baby is still in the hospital. If the doctor uses a gomco clamp, the penis will look "finished" when the circumcision is done. ...Read more

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What is the best way to unlatch my baby?

What is the best way to unlatch my baby?

Break the seal!: Gently press your finger between the baby's mouth and your nipple and push down on your breast to create a break in the seal - the vacuum - that the baby's suckling is creating. Once the seal on their little oral vacuum is broken, they'll come right off! ...Read more

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What is the best way to clean our high chair?

Soap and water: Just clean it after each use with mild soap and water. Better not to use any toxic cleaners. ...Read more

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What are the best ways to baby proof my house?

What are the best ways to baby proof my house?

Get on all fours: Get down to their level and while on all fours, go through your entire house preferably several people should do this. As previously stated lock up just about everything that the child could get their hands into. Remember drapes, electric cords, tv sets and audio equipment that could topple over, pull cord for window blinds, etc. Remember to: lock, cover, protect and discard. ...Read more

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What is the best way to launder my baby's clothes?

What is the best way to launder my baby's clothes?

Extra Rinse: You can wash your baby's clothes along with yours, although if your baby seems to have sensitive skin, you may want to do an extra rinse and avoid fragranced softeners. In most cases, it is not really necessary to buy special "baby" detergents! ...Read more

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What is the best way to clean my baby's toys?

What is the best way to clean my baby's toys?

Soap and water: Soap and water is all you need unless the toys are contaminated with stool or other infectious material. ...Read more

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What is the best way to raise bicultural children?

What is the best way to raise bicultural children?

With sensitivity: Allow them to experience the fullness and positivity of each culture without bias or preference. ...Read more

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What is the best way to accept the fact that I am autistic?

What is the best way to accept the fact that I am autistic?

Seeking knowledge : There are many available resources that help the person himself and his family and loved ones have a better understanding of this biological disorder. With that comes involvement in therapy which also helps with some of the symptoms of autism. Several websites and centers such as www.Autismspeaks.Org, www.Autism.Com and may others that are very helpful. Feel better and good luck. ...Read more

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What is a safe way to clean floors in the house so that the baby can crawl on them?

What is a safe way to clean floors in the house so that the baby can crawl on them?

Natural cleaners: Virtually all commercial cleaners contain chemicals that are toxic. Vinegar (white, distilled), diluted 1:1 with water, makes a great general purpose cleaner. It cuts soap scum, removes mildew. Note that it can also dissolve tile grout or discolor some materials, so try it out first on an inconspicuous area. Search "better living through less chemistry" for more. ...Read more

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What is the best way to protect yourself from dogs walking?

What is the best way to protect yourself from dogs walking?

Be confident: Dogs, like all pack animals, respond to fear or confidence. Be confident and most dogs will leave you alone. Try to avoid eye contact with them, and if you cannot, command them with a loud command. ...Read more

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What is the best way to explain the death of our family dog to our two year old son?

What is the best way to explain the death of our family dog to our two year old son?

He understands it: He understands the finality of death.When he steps on a bug he knows it's dead.Keep any other discussion simple.He is not a little big person and unlikely to follow discussions about "a better pace" or doggy heaven. Expect an occasional question about it to come up randomly over the next year.Again make answers short. ...Read more

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What is the best natural way to help an elderly man to make his bawls move?

What is the best natural way to help an elderly man to make his bawls move?

Hydrate bowels: Hydration! We think we drink fluid that should be equivalent to the amount of water we need in a day, but it isn't! If the gentleman in question were to replace half of what he drinks other than water with water he would likely see a change in his bowel habits. Depending on his cardiac function, he should drink about half of his ideal bodyweight in ounces daily. Talk to his doc about this 1st! ...Read more

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What is the best method for not allowing noise to bother/distract/irritate me in my apartment?

What is the best method for not allowing noise to bother/distract/irritate me in my apartment?

Various: Meditation, deep breathing exercises for relaxation, distraction with music by headphones, masking the sound with white noise (eg the sound of a fan, of an fm radio set to a frequency where there is no radio signal, or a white noise app for a smart phone), complaining to the landlord, and moving are all methods I have used in my own life. Unfortunately, only the last one was 100% effective. ...Read more