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post #181 of 354
if there's a thom browne baby seersucker suit at 90 percent off or a baby tramezza loafer for only 100 bux don't get it because it don't work like that in the baby world.

Congratulations !
post #182 of 354
Congrats to you and your wife.

Advice: Buy lots of diapers, change diapers every 2-3 hours to avoid diaper rash; remember three things if they cry-hungry, diaper time or sleepy.

If all else fails CALL YOUR MOM for advice.
post #183 of 354
Hope your parenting is better than your reading comprehension dragon.
post #184 of 354
Thread Starter 
Thanks guys for the congrats - the boys are almost 18 months now. I bumped the thread to ask for advice on a specific point but it is actually an old thread.
post #185 of 354
is that link still firewalled out?
post #186 of 354
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is that link still firewalled out?

post #187 of 354
I love that guy
post #188 of 354
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Hope your parenting is better than your reading comprehension dragon.

Boy, I didn't realize thatthe thread was that old. Thanks for pointing it out. I hope the parentings skills are better
post #189 of 354
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Well this morning, we found him straddling the crib rail like a poney... I lowered the mattress to the lowest possible level and removed the padding around the mattress so he doesn't use it as a step to climb up. We'll see how that goes....

Before having kids, I had no idea that humans felt so compelled to go up. This climbing thing is clearly nature, not nurture (we don't climb on things at home...) and they always want to find a way to go higher, and higher... Must be in our DNA since we started climbing trees to escape dangerous animals?
post #190 of 354
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Well this morning, we found him straddling the crib rail like a poney... I lowered the mattress to the lowest possible level and removed the padding around the mattress so he doesn't use it as a step to climb up. We'll see how that goes....

Before having kids, I had no idea that humans felt so compelled to go up. This climbing thing is clearly nature, not nurture (we don't climb on things at home...) and they always want to find a way to go higher, and higher... Must be in our DNA since we started climbing trees to escape dangerous animals?

I think it is more that he is curious, and all he really has to work on is climbing - he's in a bed with nothing really else, and the whole world is outside.

curiousity is such an incredibly powerful drive for babies - trying to get to something new.


although one of my twins used to climb to escape her sister. that was pretty funny, it was like a hound and a racoon
post #191 of 354
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I think it is more that he is curious, and all he really has to work on is climbing - he's in a bed with nothing really else, and the whole world is outside.
I agree about the crib climbing. My comments were more about the general drive to climb up on anything and everything, furniture, chairs, tables, window sills... up up, that seems to be the favorite direction.
post #192 of 354
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I agree about the crib climbing. My comments were more about the general drive to climb up on anything and everything, furniture, chairs, tables, window sills... up up, that seems to be the favorite direction.

good point.


do you see a big difference in the twins skills and where they like to go?
post #193 of 354
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do you see a big difference in the twins skills and where they like to go?
Yes - very big differences. Physically, emotionally, very different.
post #194 of 354
My daughter was 2 a few months ago when she climbed out of her crib and fell so we couldn't procrastinate on removing the crib anymore.

We happened to have a toddler bed given to us by a friend so we took it but otherwise just go with twin beds (and barrier). My other daughter went straight to the bigger bed at 2.5 and loved it.

They will get up at first and get out of the bed but eventually learn to stay put and go to sleep. That said, she still ends up in our bed a few more times than I'd like. It must be tougher if they share a room though since he'll wake up his brother if you let him cry too long.
post #195 of 354
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They share a room and it's honestly not very spacious. We think that they'll eventually end up with bunk beds (ceilings are very high) but not really sure what age kids are ready for bunk beds and whether we'll need an intermediary stage with toddler beds
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