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Thats a tough one. Personally, I would harness to 40# but if you are set on a booster you could get a high back turbobooster and tell her she can take the back off when she gets to 40# provided it fits. Turboboosters tend to fit petite kids well. Just make sure you check the fit. The lap portion of the belt should be low, touching her thighs, not her tummy. I believe there are backless boosters for 30# plus but I don't know what they are as here in Canada all boosters are...
I wouldn't put your eldest in the front seat, for sure. How far is she from out growing the radian? At that weight, unless she's all torso, I would guess she has quite a while yet before she outgrows it. Are all your Radians only rf to 40#? If one of them is a R120 or RXT it will rear face to 45# and you could swap it round when the time comes. But honestly, it sounds like your current arrangement could potentially work for another 18 months so I'd hold fire for the...
I would crate him. If he can chew through a top tether he can chew through something else essential. He actually might feel more secure in a crate anyway. I would just leave him for a couple of minutes at a time and build up. Giving him a chew bone or one of those toys that dispenses treats might help too.  Other than that, I like the idea of unhooking the tethers when he's left.    On a side note, does your child still fit rear facing? If so you could turn him...
Sounds like a normal 4 year old boy to me. They really are inexplicable! 
I'm no expert but I do have a challenging 5 year old son. Not to the level you describe but definitely difficult to deal with. This is what has helped us:   Diet - not what you want to hear at all I know but I removed gluten and dairy. There are gluten free options that are kind of 'junky' that your ds might accept. I rebelled against the dairy free route for a long time but it has made a difference. Sleep - until recently we used a nightly dose of melatonin. It...
I also had a baby who refused the breast. In his case he had tongue tie, high palate, a recessed jaw and traumatic birth. A craniosacral therapist was able to get him on to the breast but then we had a long up hill battle to get him sucking efficiently enough to get all his nutrition from me. However by 7 weeks he was exclusively breast fed.   I went to a lactation clinic and saw a specialist MD. In our case the lactation consultants couldn't do any more. This is...
O.T. but I feel this should be addressed. I know the OP knows this, but for anyone else reading this thread, it is MUCH safer to keep your toddler rear facing beyond the legal minimum of 1 year. These days some car seats can rear face to 45 pounds. I just turned my 2 3/4 year old as she has maxed out her seat but I would have kept her rear facing to 3 if I could.For anyone interested there are lots of ladies hanging out in the Family Safety forum who are car seat techs....
Is she still rear facing? Personally, I prefer my rear facing 2 year old to have shoes off in the winter to protect the car seat. It's super easy to slip rain boots on and off. Much less work than ribbons if you ask me. Another option would be to put elastic cuff rain pants over boots. She won't be able to get them off then!
Hmmmm... Well, I think she is asking too much. Yes, it's only 4 hours but it is premium time for a couple who work all week. How many invitations will you have to turn down because of this prior commitment? I would never ask anyone to do this. However, if your husband wants to do it then I think you should make peace with the idea but make it clear that you will be going out with the girls some Saturdays. I also think the every other week compromise is a good idea. Your...
I am a teacher and I do this, except I don't write names on the board as I feel is can be too much for a sensitive child to see their name up there. Also it gives some kids a certain 'notoriety' that i want to avoid. Instead I write it in a little book and usually all I have to do is pick up the book for them to stop talking. I also give them a chance to earn their name off. If they do stay in it is only for a very short time.   Basically, as a teacher, you have to...
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