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TODDLERS

Alternative medicine for children: pros vs. cons?

Did anyone else grow up with alternative medicine (mostly herbal teas) as the only remedies for common colds, fevers, and flus? I'm not anti modern/western-medicines, but I grew up with it, and I don't feel comfortable giving over-the-counter drugs to my son every time he shows some sign of an illness? Esp if it doesn't seem urgent.

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LEARNING & EDUCATION

What is the best instrument for a toddler to learn?

My oldest (9) has been learning how to play the piano for a few months now. Naturally, his little sister wants to follow in his footsteps. I just keep wondering if her fingers are too small to play the piano, though. She’s only three! Is three old enough to learn how to play the piano, and if it is, is there a better instrument for her to learn how to play instead?

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CHILDCARE

How to make my child's first day of daycare go smoothly!

My son will be starting at a daycare this week and he is definitely a momma’s boy. Parents, tips please on how to make sure he has a good sendoff on his first day this week!

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TODDLERS

Best pediatric dentists in Palmdale?

My son’s first tooth just started coming in and now I’m starting to look for pediatric dentists for him! I’m worried, though. He always acts up when I take him to see his pediatrician. He really doesn’t seem to like doctor’s offices, and that makes me think he’ll be anxious going to the dentist, too! Have any of you found any super kid-friendly pediatric dentists? We’re in the Palmdale area.

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PRESCHOOLERS

Things to do with little kids in Lancaster!

My daughter, mother, and I just moved to the Lancaster area (in California) and we want to find some fun things to do on weekends that are kid-friendly! My daughter is four. Has anyone been anywhere fun around here? Thanks, mommies!

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LEARNING & EDUCATION

What do you think about the Waldorf method?

I recently watched a video about a growing movement of parents who want to eliminate technology in the classroom and instead focus on real-world interaction and holistic skills. I thought this was an interesting contrast to all the tablets and coding courses that are so common in the modern classroom. My niece is a toddler but I wanted to mention it to my sister as she nears school age. Is this too extreme? Is it worth the cost?

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TODDLERS

What do you do when your toddler has allergies?

My son is allergic to pollen and lately there's been a lot of flowers blooming. I don't want to continuously give him benadryl since it makes him drowsy. Help!

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TOUGH TOPICS

How much screen time is okay for my kids?

My little ones spent some time with their grandparents over the weekend, and my mom let them play some games on her iPad. My kids weren’t interested in my phone or iPad before, but they sure are now! They won’t stop bugging me about playing games on them. Is it bad for kids to have to be exposed to things like this? How much time is too much screen time?

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TOUGH TOPICS

Vaccines: Pros vs. Cons!

Okay, so I know this is a big topic, but I’m wondering what your honest thoughts are on vaccines. I’ve read so much on both sides, but I’m kind of afraid to talk to my mom friends about it. Do you vaccinate your children, and why or why not?

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TODDLERS

How can we prevent my daughter from having potty accidents?

My Sammy keeps having accidents. She has been potty trained for over a year, but she tends to hold it in until the very last minute. That’s fine when we’re at home because she can run to the bathroom, but when we’re in the car or out in public it means lots of accidents. Help us out!

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