Beck - posted on 05/23/2010 ( 3 moms have responded )
Anyone else got some interesting stories from parenting around the world.
I don't know, its pretty stock standard here in Aus. We reccomend solids at 6mths and breastfeeding til 2yrs. Most people are done by 6mths! - Im still going at 14mths and its not overly common.
The current car seat laws are; Babies up to six months of age must be in a rear-facing infant capsule, then in a forward facing car seat until four years of age and then in a booster seat from four to seven years of age.
Up to the age of four, children must be restrained in the back seat of the car. Children between four and seven years old must not be seated in the front seat unless all backseats are taken up with younger children.
Ummm... I don't think there is anything really unique. We have 'routine' ultrasounds at 12 and 20weeks. Its recommened you take folate at least a month before conception. Kids start Kindy 2 9am-3pm days (or 4 half days) a week at 4yrs old (must be turning 4 by June 30th otherwise they go the year after), then Preschool at 5yrs old which is 5 days a week.
I heard once that China had some really interesting 'standards' I will have to find the article.