Stages & Milestones

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I'm sure all first time moms get a little paranoid about these milestones our children are supposed to meet... My daughter is 8 and 1/2 monthes old and...
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My daughter is 3 months old and was only 4lbs at birth, now she is just under 10...
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Hi moms. I had a baby boy at 33 weeks which makes him 14 weeks old now. I am n...
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My almost 2 year old daughter, Raven is trying to pass many toddler milestones a...
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My 7 1/2 baby still doesn't sits down by himself.... my first one, now 3 1/2 yea...

Birthday

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My daughter will be turning one in August and everyone is asking what she wants for her b-day. Does anyone have some good gift ideas for a soon to be ...
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Hello, MOms, My son will be turning two in February and I do not know what to d...
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At what age do you start offering parents the options of dropping off their chil...
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My birthday is coming up. I work FT from home and we have a babysitter come in ...
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Hi Moms, I'm starting to think about where & what to do for my daughters 2nd b-...

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Eating Solid Foods & Weaning

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My 14 month daughter does't care about eatting solid food. When I bring food to feed her, she never be happy. I have to play her favorite DVD, she will...
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How do I wean my 11 mos old that will not eat other foods? She'll eat foods but...
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Hi, I am a mom to twin 6 month olds and we have just begun solid foods after ...
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Hello I have a 13 month son who has very litle interest in solid food. I have tr...
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My daughter will be a year old on Monday and I'm trying to get her used to solid...

Growth Charts

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Hi moms, I have a two and a half old boy and he weights just a little over 26 lbs and he’s almost 36 inches. I just wanted to know if this is normal...
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My daughter is 13 months old and is in the 1 percentile for her height and weigh...
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Does anyone have any experience with their children being in a very low percenti...
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I had a re-cert WIC appt today so I had to take all the boys in. I have a 2 1/2 ...
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my daughter is 12 months old and is in the 20-25th percentile for weight. she is...

Growth, Height & Weight Charts

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Hi moms, I have a two and a half old boy and he weights just a little over 26 lbs and he’s almost 36 inches. I just wanted to know if this is normal...
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My daughter is 13 months old and is in the 1 percentile for her height and weigh...
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Does anyone have any experience with their children being in a very low percenti...
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I had a re-cert WIC appt today so I had to take all the boys in. I have a 2 1/2 ...
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my daughter is 12 months old and is in the 20-25th percentile for weight. she is...

Imaginary Friends

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My 2 year old kind of freaked me out the other day (about a week ago) when he was pointing past me telling me to tell the lady to go away....I asked wh...
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For the last two weeks, my daughter has been talking about an imaginary friend o...
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Hello everyone. I am new to this so I am not sure how to state my problem so her...
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Ok, quick question: Our almost 3 year old has recently started having imaginary...
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My son is 3 years old. He does not go to school right now or daycare. I have a d...

Independence

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Happy American Independence Day. I asked my 12 yr old niece what Independence Day meant & she had no idea besides 'independence' & get togethers & fi...
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I know it probably depends somewhat on the individual child, but at what age is ...
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Hi ladies! I need to know how to teach my almost 4 year old to be independent w...
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Hi mamas...Ok, I have tried to write this post a number of times but I have so m...
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My 6yr. old is currently in kinder. and is not an early morning riser. I have t...

Language

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My daughter is almost two years old and I am worried about her language skills. When other people are around her they do not understand what she is say...
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I have a toddler that will be two the end of March. I hear so many other little...
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Hi everyone! My little girl is 13 months old and very active. She can say momma,...
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Hello Wise Mommas! I'm going to start by stating that maybe I'm paranoid abou...
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Hi, are there other moms with kids that need a lot of processing time in order t...

Language Skills

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My five year old son will be starting kindergarten this year. He turned five in Jan. I see other five year olds that seem much more mature than he is...
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Why do we delay kindergarten entry? It appears mostly to be because some kids ...
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My son started kindergarten this August and he's a really great kid. We had no ...
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What exactly is a child supposed to know to pass the kindergarten readiness test...
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My son is so excited about being in school. He looks forwarding to going in the...

Learning Colors

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My four year old boy still doesn't know his colors. He can count,write his name, etc. He is very smart except when it comes to color. The teacher do...
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I have an 18 month old boy who is speaking well and learns quickly but doesn't s...
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Hi Mamas!! I am reaching out to all of you who are Mom to a toddler boy!! My so...
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My son will be 3 in April and is either really stubborn or just not getting it. ...
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My daughter turned 2 in May and is very strong willed and independent. She knows...

Learning Letters & Numbers

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Ladies, In an effort to keep up with my DS's matriculation into 3rd grade, his teachers sent home reading comp and math homework folders for the sum...
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I am not sure if I should be worried or not. My 3 1/2 year old can not reconize ...
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I just put my 4-year old son into a new daycare and compared to the other childr...
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My son will be 3 in June and he already recognizes most of the letters, recogniz...
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My son will be 5 in December, so he won't start kindegarten until 2009, but I'm ...

Learning to Ride a Bike

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The title says it all, but here are the details... My six and a half year old daughter needs (in my opinion) to learn how to ride her bike. We bike...
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My son just turned 9 and he does not know how to ride a bike yet. We tried last...
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My son just turned 5. He wants to learn how to ride a bike. We took him out toni...
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We are in the process of teaching our 5-year-old son to ride his bike without tr...
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We are trying to teach our 8 y.o. daughter how to ride a two wheel bike. She cr...

Left-handed or Right-handed

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I just read a question and answer post about a left handed child. Here's my problem, my son will be 4 in October and he doesn't seem to have a strong ...
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Please help my husband and I solve a long-going debate...I was wondering what ag...
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I looked back and couldn't quite find the answer I was looking for so I'm gonna ...
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My 5 month old son recently discovered what he's got that makes him a boy. Now ...
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Has anyone ever taught a leftie how to write? I am right handed and homeschooli...

Preschool

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Do you have to put a child in Preschool if they are in a daycare? My son is 2 years old and he is not in preschool but he is in a daycare where he is ...
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How do you decide what the best preschool is for your child. Is it location, pro...
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How do you feel about preschool? Yay or nay? What's your reasons?...
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Im having such a hard time finding a reasonable priced preschool for my son! He ...
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I am looking for a great preschool or mothers day out program...

Rolling & Crawling

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I know that all kids develop at different paces as well as the way that kids these days skip crawling but I would like to try to help my 9 month old ge...
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I know every baby gets around their own way, but my dd at 9 months 2 weeks old h...
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So my question is not anything serious but I just wanted to know if I was the on...
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My daughter is 8 months 4 weeks old and she's really making "strides" (but not r...
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Hello, my 9 month old son is not crawling yet. I know there is quite a range fo...

Scooting

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My 10 month old daughter does not crawl but she scoots around on her little butt. She can pull herself up and scoot along furniture. I was concern at f...
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My son is almost 9 months old and he still is not scooting or crawling. Other k...
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Hey Moms! My almost 11 month old daughter is not crawling in the traditional wa...
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I need some advise/pointers. I have a 3 month old son who use to sleep from 10/...
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my baby is about 36 weeks gestational. last night i found him to have scooted ou...

Self Feeding

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Hello. My only child is turning 1 in a couple of weeks and I'm totally panicing about taking her off the bottle. I don't think actually taking her off ...
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My 6 wks old daughter is eating about 4oz. every 3 hours, but sometime after a f...
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Hi all! My little one is now 7 months old and he eats three times a day with a s...
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I am just curious on feeding. I have a 2 1/2 week old daughter and she seems li...
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I have a 3 1/2 Month old girl. When is it the righ time to start feeding your ch...

Self Feeding & Finger Foods

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Hello. My only child is turning 1 in a couple of weeks and I'm totally panicing about taking her off the bottle. I don't think actually taking her off ...
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My 6 wks old daughter is eating about 4oz. every 3 hours, but sometime after a f...
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Hi all! My little one is now 7 months old and he eats three times a day with a s...
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I am just curious on feeding. I have a 2 1/2 week old daughter and she seems li...
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I have a 3 1/2 Month old girl. When is it the righ time to start feeding your ch...

Sitting Up

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Hello.. My daughter is almost 7 months old and isn't sitting completely on her own yet. Is this a concern? She can sit with assistance but never puts...
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My son is 6 months old, can roll both ways, sleeps and eats great, but is not si...
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So my son is almost a little over 7 months and he still can not sit up unsupport...
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So, is it too much to expect my 26 mo. old to have a little self-control? I want...
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I start school on Monday. Happy and nervous at the same time. I'm going for PCT(...

Social Skills

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As a child I was a social outcast, a nerd. I was overweight, had horrible acne, bad perm, oversized, thick glasses. I was a mess. I was a complete intr...
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I'm worried about my 17 year old daughter. She spends all day in her room with ...
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My 4-yr-old started preschool in August and has enjoyed it. Her teachers say th...
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Has anyone ever had to deal with social services or knwo how they work. My husb...
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My daughters father passed away a few days after christmas. We have been seperat...

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Standing

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Hi Moms! I'm expecting my second son in March. The boys will be 2 years and 8 months apart. I am looking into double strollers for long trips, altho...
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Our 8 mo. old has been the best sleeper. She goes down to sleep without any fuss...
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My grandmother has offered to buy a learning DVD or system for my son because he...
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Dumb new mom question sorry in advance. My 8 month old wants to pull up to stand...
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Ok, so I'm wondering if it's alright for my 11 week old baby to jump and stand. ...

Swimming

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I am just wondering is anyone knows where they do swimming lessons for babies....anyone know?...
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Anyone recommend a good place for 3 yr old swimming lessons?...
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Need advice whether or not swimming lessons for my 8 month old is a good idea....
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Anyone have recommendations for swimming pools/clubs with pools -- outdoor for t...
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I want to put my 3 yr old in swimming lessons, but I don't know where to go. An...

Talking & First Words

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At what age do you have the sex talk with your children? How did you talk to them about it and did it work for you? Thanks in advance :-)...
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My son is 19 mos old. He babbles but is not talking like a lot of the other kid...
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Is it normal for a 2 year old not to talk....
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What is a good book to use when talking to a boy and girl who are 11 yrs old abo...
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Hi Ladies, My daughter will turn 9yo this summer, and entering 4th grade in the...

Teething

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What age do babies usually start teething?...
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Hi Mommas- I can't believe it but I can't find any advice on teething. Can a...
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my 9 mnth old is teething. can anyone recommend a safe (perhaps notmade in China...
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any advice on how to make it through the night when dealing with teething.. othe...
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My 5 month is teething and is also crying, is there anything to help ease the pa...

Tummy Time

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My son hates tummy time! After three months, he still is not used to tummy time and very vocally lets us know. Even our daycare providers have mentio...
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My nine week old daughter hates tummy time. How do I make it fun for her???...
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Hi everyone! I know that tummy time is important, but my 3 month old really hat...
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Any suggestions on when to start baby on tummy time? My daughter is now 2 month...
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How much time does or should my baby be spending on her tummy. I understand all...

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Walking & Taking First Steps

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My 21 month old son just qualified for speech therapy services through First Steps. I would like to hear from any moms whose children have used or are ...
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What type of walking shoes are best for learning to walk?...
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My daughter is getting to point where she is learnin to walk and i need help or...
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Hello! I know I have asked about this before, but it's really starting to stres...
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I know most kids walk by the time they are 18 months. My son will be 15 months ...
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