Hi everyone - what my nearly five year old girl wants more than anything is a doll salon with a doll whose hair she can do. Looking around it seems like there are plenty of doll salons, but a lot of negative reviews about the dolls hair. Have you had a good experience with a particular doll re doing hair? My daughter is not especially hard on things but she is 4. Thanks in advance!
Recommendations for laptops for kids? I've got an 11 year old and a 9 year old. 9 year old has special needs and therefore is a little tougher on things than average, so it needs to be sturdily built. Must be able to play Minecraft on it. Any suggestions? Budget in the range of $250-$500, preferably on the lower end, of course. Thanks!
We are in a but of a rut. I have allowed my daughter to develop a bad habit of needing assistance to get to sleep for her nap. Just before she self weaned we were on vacation and she napped in the stroller everyday. When we returned from vacation and she had weaned she would go to sleep only in the car, stroller or a carrier. I've enabled her to continue this habit for over a month now. I did this to avoid a fight. She is a VERY persistent little one and I'm 23 weeks pregnant and just don't have the energy to deal with it. She hardly eats and wakes up 3-4 times every night but that's nothing new.
I'm looking for some tips on how to get her to nap at home! I just spent 1 hour 20 mins trying to get her to lay down with me. I pretended to be asleep most of the time while she played or complained a little. I tried bring her back to bed a few times but she would just cry and get up. I'm ready to face this and deal with the fight but want to be as gentle as possible as she is very sensitive and doesn't deal well if I let her cry much- it doesn't get us anywhere cause it often ends with her vomiting.
Thanks for any ideas you may have!
Does anyone else NOT buy their kids birthday and/or other holiday presents? I feel like my son receives so much from relatives at these times that he doesn't need me buying him things on top of that. DS will be 3 this year and Iike the tradition we started last year. His birthday party is his gift from mom&dad and Santa brings him 1 low-moderately priced thing and fills his stocking. We always sponsor a family/child in need through SA or a local charity.
Then the rest of the year we will occasionally treat him to an age appropriate item he might be ready for and really want but even then he mostly doesn't need anything.
I mentioned this to another parent and she felt that my kids would eventually resent me for this as they got older because they would see elaborate gifts given to their friends by their parents. I would be seen as scroogey and uncaring.
Thoughts? Other ideas?
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