When at a fast food restaurant, choose the kids meal. The burger and fries and soda is much smaller. It's usually enough to fill up on; and it has (usually) all the flavor you want from this type of meal with much less calories. When you just have to have your burger and fries but can't spare the calories.
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A few years ago, a friend of mine made each grandchild a jar she had decorated to match the child's interests. For their birthdays, she gave a jar with change amounting to the dollar amount of their ages. Of course they could spend the money if they wished, but she told them that if they saved the money & added more to the jar, any time she visited she would double the money & deposit it in a savings account for them. Some children saved nothing, but... (click title for more info)
a few added some of their allowance. One saved about $2/wk = $300 in 3 yrs, which doubled to $600 +interest. Children may withdraw money from the accounts, but their parents can veto proposed purchases. (See 1st comment for some cautions.)
I have a toddler that wears a Size 4 diaper. I have found that by putting on a Size 5 for nighttime sleeping greatly reduces any chance of leaks! The increased size seems to hold more while still fitting properly. A girlfriend of mine also found that putting a maxi-pad inside the diaper works well too!
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