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Having Young Children Attend Births
Many hospitals now offer mothers the chance to invite whomever they like to their births, including children. To some, this idea is completely foreign, and to some an obvious choice. So why have a young child present at the birth of a sibling?
Guidelines for Young Children Attending Births
If you are planning to include a young child at a birth, whether in or out of a hospital, there are many things to consider to ensure a positive experience for the child and the birthing mother.
Using Child Leashes
Considering using a safety harness or leash with your child. Here's my perspective on the child leash debate and my guidelines on their use.
Alternatives to Child Leashes
Don't want to use a child leash when out and about with your toddler, but need to have outings be more under control? Here's some ideas for alternatives.
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