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BEHAVIOR & DEVELOPMENT

How regular should my child's bedtime be?

How strict should my husband and I be about bedtime for our 5-year-old? He never stays up too late, of course, but we have trouble getting him to bed at a consistent time each night - partly because of my husband’s unpredictable work schedule. Our LO wants to wait up for him. Does this matter?

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BABY PRODUCTS & GEAR

Best natural brands for baby products?

I’m seven months pregnant and I’ve been super careful about what products I use - no hair dye or chemical nail polish, only natural lotions and soaps, etc. Now I’m worried about what to use on my baby in a few months. There are so many awful products out there. Any recommendations of brands you trust with your baby?

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BEHAVIOR & DEVELOPMENT

2 and a half year-old won't potty train!

Our girl is past the 2 1/2 year mark and is just not down to potty train. I can tell she is ready in some ways (wants her diapers changed asap) but we’re having a hard time transitioning. Don’t wanna force it before she’s ready, but worried I’m screwing her up if she wears diapers for too long.

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PARENTING HACKS

How to keep infant safe in summer heat!

It's been so hot lately! And my baby gets really, red really fast. What's the best way to keep kids from sunburning besides long sleeves and sunscreen?

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BABY PRODUCTS & GEAR

Tips for buying our first baby crib?

My baby is on his way in a few months and I am debating about cribs! My sister wants to give me her kiddo's crib and nothing is wrong with it, but it's just a Graco crib that she bought from Target a few years ago. I don't know if there's a huge difference. I've seen some that are excessively expensive!

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BABY PRODUCTS & GEAR

Opinions on the Sophie the Giraffe Teething Toy?

Does anyone know of a good teething toy? I see a lot of my parent friends use the Sophie the Giraffe teething toy, but does it really work?

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BEHAVIOR & DEVELOPMENT

Do toddler seats work for potty training?

My husband and I have been trying to potty train my son but we have been struggling with him wanting to sit on the toilet. We currently use a training potty for him but he resists so much! I'd love to get feedback on what other people use. Any tips for potty training? Should we get a toddler seat?

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THINGS TO DO

Affordable kid-friendly activities in LA?

Looking for wallet-friendly activities for the kiddos in the LA area & willing to drive a bit. We have 3 kids under 5 so outings can be a nightmare and pricey. We have to hide how close we live to Disneyland lol. Looking beyond movies and the basics… ideas?

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THINGS TO DO

How do I encourage my toddler to be active?

What are some “active” playtime ideas I can do with our 4-year-old? We’re in an apartment without a yard, so ideally indoor-friendly unless we’re at the park. Want my son to start building good habits because his older brother is way too into video games.

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BABY PRODUCTS & GEAR

Best toddler pajamas?

My kid is 2 years old and he only wants to wear PJs that are super hero themed! Super hero themed anything can get pricey after a while and I was wondering how I can convince him to choose other options for toddler pajamas?

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