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Anyone Have a Great Baby Carrier They Recommend

Dallas, TX

Hi Moms! I'm expecting my second in August. I still need to have two hands free to keep track of my 2 1/2 year old so I'm considering purchasing a Snugli, Baby Bjorn, etc. type carrier. Does anyone have any experience good or bad with these type of carriers. They are expensive and I would hate to purchase one and then not like or use it. Thanks for any insight!

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Baby #2

Chicago, IL

My daughter will be 18 mos old when baby #2 arrives in June...what "must haves" do I need for 2 little kids? We will probably use a bassinet because I'm not sure my little girl will be ready to be out of the crib. Do I need a double stroller? Any lifesaving products I need to pick up before I go through the chaos of going from 1 to 2?

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Baby Monitor for Multi-level Home

Chicago, IL

Wondering if anyone has a recommendation for a monitor that will pick up frequency in my baby's room (2 floors down)!! My daughter is 3 1/2 months old and has been sharing our bedroom- the time has come for her to sleep in her own room....even though I hate the thought! the BabyCall monitor I purchased does not work for this distance.

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Best Baby Monitor

Dallas, TX

I know someone asked this a while back, but I can't find the request. We are having our first in June and I need to know what the best baby monitors are and which ones not to look at. Thank you for all your help! J.

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Booster Seats

Dallas, TX

Hello! My 4 yr old daughter starts school soon and we need to buy an extra booster seat so my husband can take her to school on some days. I was wondering what kind did you get and what you liked about it? I prefer something with the back and my husband said he wants the one that is backless. My daughter is tall and she is barely 40 lbs. Thank you!

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Can Anyone Reccomend a Good Sling?

Dallas, TX

I am due in Feb and am excited to buy one of those cute slings you see everyone wearing. They weren't big when I had either one of my daughters 3-1/2 and 5 yrs ago! I went online to buy one and realized there are a ton of different ones out there. Can you give me some advice on how to buy one and also which ones you liked best? thanks!

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Car Seat for My Big Boy (6 Month Old)

Dallas, TX

Mama's My little , okay not so little guy is almost 6 months old and already 20 pounds (YES, 20 pounds, and YES I know he's a big guy, I don't think I've ever left the house w/o everyone telling me how huge he is-But that's a whole other issue I'm having) Any who, he is off the charts in his length and obviously the infant car seat is not going to work for us much longer, He still will need to be rear faced for 6 more months and I want him to be the most comfortable and SAFE... I've googled, searched mamasource and gotten all kinds of ideas, but I want to reach out to other mammas who maybe have had this issue.

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Car Seat Recommendations - 2Nd Car Seat

Minneapolis, MN

My son is 6 months old and already over 20 lbs and therefore outgrowing his 1st car seat/carrier. So I'm starting to look into getting him a new car seat. I know he needs to be rear facing for another 6 months, but how do I choose what kind of car seat to buy? I've seen some that are a 3 in 1 model that wouild likely last the rest of his car seet/booster days. The one I found like that is quite expensive though . . . is it worth it? Does anyone have any recommendations? I'm a new mom, so any help is appreciated! Thanks!

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Cloth Diapers I Can Purchase "In Store"

Dallas, TX

Hi Mamas! I need a couple cloth diapers for my 2 yr old. She's totally potty trained during the day, but floods her panties @ night. I thought it was a short term issue, but she's been doing this for about 2 months now. I tried doing the pull-ups thing @ night, but she calls them diapers, and wets them when I put her in them because they "feel" like diapers. Also, I like the cost saving of just using some washables instead of forking out 17-20 dollars for a bag of pull-ups. Anywho, I'm looking into the Bum-Genious 3.0 or Fuzzy Bunz, but my question is this....where can I buy these diapers in a store? I live in Ft. Worth, and need these a.s.a.p. Is there ANY store/boutique that sells quality cloth diapers? I tried making my own with the pre-folds (Gerber) that you can buy anywhere, and they just don't do the job. Please help! I'm tired of washing sheets everyday!!

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Cloth Diapers in Flower Mound?

Dallas, TX

Hey ladies! I came across a website for a store in Flower Mound that specializes in cloth diapers, but I cannot remember the name of it! Any one have any ideas? I'm not interested in the diapers, but they had slings I would like to check out. Thanks so much!

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Convertible Car Seat Recommendation Please

Kansas City, MO

My 7 month old son is getting close to outgrowing his infant car seat, so we're trying to decide on a convertible one. He's about 16 lbs. and 27 inches long now. I have some arthritis in my hands and wrists, so some of the styles with squeeze type chest buckle and tough red button are really hard for me to operate (preferably not super pricey like Britax as well). I want my little guy safe, yet also have something I can operate without too much trouble. I have a 4 door Chevy Cavalier it will be going into, so not a huge vehicle. Any recommendations would be helpful.

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Diapers - What Kind?

Minneapolis, MN

My daughter is 21 months old and we've been buy Pampers since she was a newborn. Well they are getting expensive because she's wearing size 5 and you don't get as many in a box. I'm wondering if there is a store brand that is similar to Pampers. Like Target or Wal-mart brand (they are cheaper). I'm afraid to try them and then get stuck with a bunch of diapers that we don't like. She had horrible diaper rash as a newborn and Pampers were the only brand that didn't irritate (we tried Huggies & Luvs). Now I'm just afraid to try anything else. Thanks for your help.

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Double Stroller

Chicago, IL

Hi, Moms. Can anyone recommend a good stroller for a newborn and a three-year old, who would probably enjoy a sit/stand combo for herself. I would like one that I can put the Graco car seat into. Thanks for your help:)

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Favorite Double Tandem Stroller for Twins

Los Angeles, CA

Hi, Could anyone recommend a good double tandem stroller (not a side by side double stroller but one with seats one after the other). Does anyone recommend the Kolcraft double tandem stroller or the Graco Double Tandem Duoglider LXI, or the Graco Double Quattro tandem stroller? Thanks, E. (mom to G/G twins 10 months old)

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Gifts for a Baby Shower

Dallas, TX

Okay. One of my really good friends is having a baby shower coming up. I viewed her registries and she didn't really register for alot. I have an 11 mo old and have forgotten (already) the necessities of a newborn. I know that diapers and gift cards are always good but I planned on spending a little more on her. My question is to newborn mothers: What are some things that you absolutely cannot go your day without?

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Highchair Recommendations

Dallas, TX

I need to purchase highchairs for my twins - needing recommendations on best brands, most comfortable/usable. Since I buy two i would love to know any bargains, what features matter and what not to waste money on. Are these ok to buy used or will they be too broken down or nasty? Do they make any for kids that can't quite sit up alone yet? thanks mamas!

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Life Jackets for Infants and How Young Is Really Safe for Boating?

Milwaukee, WI

My husband and I are big boaters and spend a lot of time on the water in the summer. We are also due with our first child in mid-May and I am starting to research Life Jackets for Infants. I have found a limited quantity of life jackets that appear to be truely made for infants (0-30 lbs) and that are Coast Guard approved, and very safe, etc. My question is how young as anyone every taken a baby on a boat? It must be ok to take them out at a young age if they make life jackets for 0-30 pounds, right? And I have already read many articles on keeping thier skin covered, avoiding extremely hot days, testing out SPF 50 a few days proior, testing out the life jacket itself a prior to the trip, etc. And when I say boating, I am referring to a calm, leisurely ride...NOT racing around the lake or trying to pull any skiiers or tubers, as I am a very protective and cautious person by nature. So, I have all the other precautions down, I am just wondering if anyone else has ever taken a baby out on a boat, and how young was the child at the time? Or am I crazy to even think that we will be able to enjoy this particular past time this year?

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Looking for Warm Shoes That Stay On

Chicago, IL

My husband, 8 month-old son and I just moved here from Florida, and are preparing ourselves for the considerably colder winter weather by purchasing boots, hats, mittens, etc for ourselves and our son. We are having trouble with finding our son some shoes - the ones I currently have don't stay on very well, and even when they do they don't keep his feet warm, even with a layer of socks on as well. This and it's not even that cold yet! I'd like to find shoes that will keep his footsies warm as it gets colder, but won't fall off every 3 minutes (or be easily pulled off). Someone recommended Robeeze boots - but before I spend $40 on shoes that will only fit for a couple months before being replaced with another expensive pair, I wonder if anyone knows of any less expensive options... I saw some boots at Walmart for $15 (about as high as I'd like to go, in view of the fact that I'll probably be buying another larger pair in a couple months) but I couldn't get them on his feet - no side zipper or flap or anything.

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Looking to Donate to Children/baby Charities

San Francisco, CA

Hello mommies, Does anyone know of a great non-profit organization in SF or Peninsula area that collects gently used baby and children's clothing, gear, etc. and gives to families in need? I normally donate to Salvation Army or Goodwill but I have quite a number of bags and want it to go directly to the babies instead of sitting in a warehouse waiting to be sorted and/or resold. Thanks and Happy New Year!

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Natural Baby Wash?

Minneapolis, MN

Hi! I have been using only natural baby products for our son (Burt's Bees), but they do not make a lavender baby wash. I like the idea of using something aroma based as a sleep aid, but don't really want to use Johnson's or Huggies- does anyone know of a good natural lavender baby wash?

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Need Advice for Breast Pumps

Dallas, TX

I am looking for the best breast pump on the market. I am going to be going back to work when my daughter is 9 weeks old and I don't want to stop breastfeeding then. I need a breast pump that is quick, quiet and easy to use. I won't have ideal situations to use the pump either. I am willing to buy or rent. I have heard good things about the Medela Advanced and the Symphony. Any advice would be greatly appreciated!!

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Need Bumbo Seat

Dallas, TX

Does anyone have a used Bumbo seat they are ready to sell or loan? I am having a boy, so prefered colors are blue or yellow. I have checked the local resale shops, and no one has any currently, and Ebay asks too much for shipping on top of the price.

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Need Help Finding a Good Double Stroller

Dallas, TX

I have a petite 17 mth old who weighs about 22lbs and a son who just turned 3 this month. My son isn't that tall and weighs about 32-35lbs at most and wanted to get suggestions on what type of stroller might work for us. I'm looking for a stroller that's not too bulky and is easy to maneuver and has a seat belt for my son. I saw good reviews on the Joovy Caboose Stand on Tandem Stroller but not sure if I like not having the option of my son being able to recline & sleep if he happened to be sleepy. Is there a stroller that actually fits that description? I'm looking to buy it used and would love to hear suggestions/opinions on strollers from ya. Thanks a bunch!!

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Need to Find Some Helpful Potty Training Tools

San Francisco, CA

I am looking for some kind of training pants that are not made of diaper material. I want my toddler to feel uncomfortably wet, but not mess up the carpet or furniture. I really can't take any chances of much leaking because we are currently staying with realtives until we can find our own place. The pull-ups don't seem to be working at all. Here is what has been happening: My almost 3 year old could be potty trained if she chose to be. She does great with going pee and poo on the toilet - BUT ONLY IF WE TELL HER TO. We usually have to fight her a bit to get her to go to the toilet, but once she does, she usually performs. The problem is that she really seems to prefer a diaper or training pants. It does not bother her at all to pee in her pull-ups. She could care less. She will never tell us when she has to pee, and denies that she has to go when we ask her. She will sometimes tell us when she has to poo, but could be just as likely to hide out and poo in her pull-ups. She wants to be changed immediately if she has a poo diaper, but the icky feeling is not deterring her much. When I let her wear big girl panties, that doesn't really stp her from pooing either. She gets lots of praise when she goes on the toilet, but she still fights us when we ask her to go. She does not want to be bothered or dtop what she is doing to go to the bathrrom. So I need some underpants designed to keep her "aware" of her potty and poo. Those wet strips in pull-ups don't help at all. Please help!

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OK To Turn Car Seat Facing Forward? Please Help! :-)

Dallas, TX

Hi Mamas! My 11.5 month old son is in a Britax cars seat that is still facing backwards. At his nine month appointment he was 30 inches long and weighed 22 lbs. He has gotten longer and heavier since then and is just not fitting in the car seat with it is the rear-facing position. His legs are so long and seems tall for his age. He is all cramped up and uncomfortable. He fusses/cries now in his seat during every ride and even cries when he sees that he has to go in the seat. Is it ok to turn him around yet? This is getting bad, but I want to be safe. What do you think?

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Overnight Diapers

Chicago, IL

My 27 month old son is currently using Pampers Baby Dry diapers at night (Pull-Ups during the day) and has been waking up soaking wet almost 80% of the time. This can't be normal, right???? Is there a better diaper that we should try? Any insight or recommendations would be appreciated

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Potty Training Equipment - I'm So Confused :)

State College, PA

My son is 17 months old and we're starting to think about potty training. I know its early, so I stress STARTING here. He is fascinated with the toilet and likes to follow my husband and I to the bathroom and "help" by flushing for us. So I'm thinking this might be a good time to introduce a potty chair. Any recommendations? Go simple, or get one with all of the music and bells and whistles, etc? Or should I just make my life easier and wait until he's ready for one of the seats that sits right on the toilet?

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Potty Training Toilet

Los Angeles, CA

I have tried all the potty's at Target and all of them have a rather small opening. My son is starting to train and just doesn't fit on the trainer potties. Does anyone know of a larger potty seat and not the ones that attach to our regular toilet? I would like my son to be able to sit on it without the help of me or my husband. Thank you, M.

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Robeez or Preschoolians or Another?

Chicago, IL

My son is starting to pull himself up on things and I'd like to get him some soft-soled shoes. I understand that barefoot is best, and he's barefoot at home all the time, but isn't at daycare. Socks with the rubber grip aren't grasping well enough. When my older son was at this stage, the selection of shoes was slim. It seems that there are a lot more out there to choose from. Opinions? Suggestions? Thanks

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Safe Carseats

Dallas, TX

I was curious as to what infant seats and convertible carseats are being used. I currently received an e-mail from Consumer Reports that they should recall the infant carrier that I have, but won't. It failed every test done. Needless to say, I am shopping for a new one! I have a 4 month old who weighs 12 pounds and am debating between getting another carrier or just putting her in a convertible car seat for her size. Any input would be great. Thanks

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Seeking a Convertible Crib/youth Bed

Dallas, TX

My daughter and her husband are in the process of doing foster to adopt. They have applied to accept a child 2 or under, which means they could get a child from newborn up to 2 years old. The agency requires that they have a bed ready for the child before the final inspection. So she is hoping to get a crib that converts to a toddler bed so that they can be ready for either. They already have 2 children, a girl 7 and a boy 4. They are on a limited budget so I am looking for a really inexpensive one or a free one. I live in the Fort Worth area but will travel to the surrounding areas to get one.

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Seeking Advice on Convertible Car Seat

Reno, NV

Hi mamas! I'm interested to hear your recommendations for a convertible car seat for when my daughter turns 1. I'm going to have to save money to get one, so I figured I'd start asking now. The only concern I have is that I have a 4 Door Honda Civic, which doesn't have a ton of room in the backseat. What kind do you have, do you like it, how much did you pay, and if you have a small car, does it fit well? Thanks in advance!

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Seeking Baby Items

Dallas, TX

Hello Ladies, I just recently started watching my nephew full time and he is 5 months old. I was looking for a reasonably priced Jumperoo and walker and a playpen. If anyone has one or might know someone that is willing to sale one please let me know. Thank you

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Seeking Info on Where to Buy Baby Bedding and Strollers

Chicago, IL

Hello-I am the mom of a 2 yr old son and a soon to be arriving daughter. I was wondering if anyone had any advice on a good double stroller. We are in the market to buy and there are so many options I don't know where to start. Also I am also in the process of furnishing the baby's room and fell head over heels over some Pottery Barn bedding until I learned it is all sold out! I am wondering if anyone is aware of any 'baby boutiques' in the Naperville area that would sell crib bedding, accessories, etc. I wouldn't mind driving to the surrounding suburbs either!

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Seeking Input on Double Strollers

Chicago, IL

Hi, I am eventually going to need to purchase a double stroller . I am looking for your suggestions or your likes and dislikes on all of the different models. I will have an infant and an almost 3 year old. I have the graco infant seat, so I would like a model that I could use that with. I also like the sit and stand features, but don't know anyone who has that to know if it's really that great. Any suggestions or input would be greatly appreciated! Thanks, S.

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Seeking SPF Shirts for Toddlers

Dallas, TX

Last year I got my son a surfer type water shirt that was rated 50 SPF. I can't find any this year. My son has an allergy to sunblock and the only block he can wear isn't water proof so I really need to find one of these shirts to make it easier for him to play in the water this summer. I got a "rash guard" shirt at Children's Place that is made to wear in the water, but it doesn't say it has an SPF so I am guessing it won't help any more than a regular shirt. Has anyone seen the ones specifically to guard against sun anywhere? Thanks.

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Shopping for the Best Car Seat/ Stroller(feedback on Alpha Omega Elite Brand)

Dallas, TX

i'm trying to shop for a carseat and stroller and i'm needing a feedback from anyone who has used the alpha omega elite convertible car seat. it says on the package that i can use it for my newborn up till 90lbs. can i really use for my newborn like it says. secondly, i need advice on the best car seat( in terms of durability, ability for me to use with baby for a longer time, strong, multi-purpose, its ability to fold and must be cost effective in the long run. my friend suggested that buying the alpha omega elte convertible car seat by cosco(bought from sams club) and having a costco sit n stroller 5-in-1 carseat/stroller would take care of all my carseat and stroller needs. please comment on this car seats and let me know if they are worth getting because i'm low in cash right now.

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Sit and Stand Stroller

Chicago, IL

Ok. Someone told me if you get a sit and stand stroller that if you use an infant car carrier for the newborn, there isn't room for the older child to sit. Is that true? What brand stroller of this kind is the better one? It looks like some of them have the "sit" part lower to the ground than others. ? thanks

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Sit and Stand Strollers

St. Louis, IL

Hi, I was wondering if anyone had any input on the best brand or type of sit and stand stroller to purchase. There are so many out there to choose from and I was wondering which one was the best or if you have any opinions on what you don't like about the ones you may already have. Anyone's opinion would be very much appreciated. Thanks a bunch!!!

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Slings

Dallas, TX

I have a very fussy newborn that seems to only stop crying when she is held!!! Unfortunetly that is not too easy to do ... Anyone have any advice on Slings? One they used and liked or disliked???

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Snow Suits

Chicago, IL

I went to Carters today, thinking I could find a snowsuit for my friend's baby. They have all spring/summer clothes in the store now, and only one rack of clearance winter items --- no snowsuits left. Does anyone know of any stores that may still have snowsuits?

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Special Open Top Drinking Cup

Dallas, TX

Has anyone seen unusual cups that will help toddlers drink from an open top cup (that will help with less spills)? My son is a special needs, he needs to start drinking from a cup and I was wondering if anyone has heard or used of such product. If so please let me know of the name or the link to a website. Or other suggestions are appreciated. Thannk so much.

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Stroller Advice for First Time Moms

Boca Raton, FL

Hi, girls. I'm first-time pregnant and so overwhelmed w/ all the stuff we have to get to prepare for the new baby. My biggest project right now is what stroller to get. I know i want a stroller system that has the car seat snap in option. I am an active person and like to take walks. I do not run or job,though. Is there a good stroller for power walking that takes infants? I know a lot of the reg. strollers' wheels will lock up if you go too fast. Thx for the advice.

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Stroller for Tall or Long Legged Parents

Dallas, TX

I'm looking for advice from tall or long legged parents who have done research into finding which strollers offer the most 'walking room' so you don't end up kicking the stroller while you walk behind it. I have a friend who has a Combi and she kicks it a lot and doesn't like walking behind it since she has to shorten her stride. Any suggestions? I have another friend who was going to get the same stroller and is now second guessing that decision since her husband is pretty tall.

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Sublock Allergies

Dallas, TX

All last summer we were trying to figure out what cased my son's rashes. We finally figured out yesterday that he is allergic (or at least highly sensitive) to sunblock. We have tried Banana Boat Kids and Hawaiian Tropic for kids. I have heard California Baby is good for this situation. Any experiences or suggestions are much appreciated. Thanks!

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Suggestions on Strollers for Twins in January and a 21 Month Old

Chicago, IL

I was wondering if anyone had any input on the best type of stroller to buy for twins and a 21 month old. I am considering all styles because I have no idea. I heard the tandom strollers are hard to steer but the side by side don't fit through aisles at stores. I am aware that the babies will be in their infant carriers until 6 months or so , which means I have to get something that has attachments for all carriers. I am also torn between getting a triple tandom or maybe a double with a toddler seat. My toddler is still big on taking naps. I also know that Valco has a side by side with a toddler chair that sits on top. I would appreciate any suggestions that can be given to help me make a desicion.

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Sunscreen

Dallas, TX

I have a 6 week old baby and my husband and I both teach school. We will be off for the summer and we spend a lot of time at the pool... especially since we have a 5 year old that swims like a fish. Does anyone know of sunblock that is safe for newborns? Any other suggestions? I have already bought her a swimsuit with SPF protection...

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Super Fine Hair, What Kind of Rubber Bands?!

Chicago, IL

My little girl has just turned one and finally has enough hair to make one of those little baby pony tails on the top of her head. She has super fine hair and I am concerned about what kind of pony tail holder or rubber band do you use that is small enough for a baby, but will still do its job of holding the hair and not damage it? Other moms, please give me some ideas! Thanks!

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Tandem Double Stroller Advice (Under $200)

Chicago, IL

Hi Moms, I have 9 month old twins & I am looking for a double stroller. I am thinking about the Combi Counterpart Tandem Stroller. Does anyone have any advice on it or other double strollers? (I am looking for one with one seat in front & one in back, as opposed to side by side) I want to spend under $200. I currently have the Graco duoglider & it's falling apart so I want to try a new brand. Thanks!

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Tandem vs Side-by-side Double Stroller

Dallas, TX

We are looking to buy a double stroller for our infant (3mo.) & toddler (19mo.). We have "test drove" a few at Lonestar Baby, but still cannot decide what to go with. We like the idea of a "sit & stand", but our toddler showed us he is not ready for this feature. We are wondering how much parents like the Graco Quattro Tour Duo. Has anyone found a side-by-side that isn't too wide and can fit an infant seat?

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Triple Stroller ?

Houston, TX

I am looking for a light weight, very sturdy triple stoller. We just received a new born baby boy (foster care). I also have a 1 yr old and a 2 yr old. My double stroller is a very heavy weight, large stroller. I love the sturdiness of it, esp for getting down our 300' crushed concrete driveway. It is excellent for these back country roads. You can almost 4 wheel with it. BUT I can't imagine the weight of a triple stoller like this one. So, I need a triple that will hold up to lots of use but is light weight. Any suggestions?

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Trying to Decide on a Double Stroller- Phil and Ted's Sport, Dash, or Vibe?

San Francisco, CA

I am looking for a good double stroller to use when baby #2 arrives. I will be using it daily to walk/jog as well as to go out to the malls, etc. Does anyone have a Phil and Ted's stroller that they love- or don't love? I am trying to decide between the Sport, The Dash, and The Vibe. Does anyone know the differences (besides the price) or have any recommendations for me?

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We Are Selling ALL Our Baby Stuff

Dallas, TX

My husband and I have decided that we would not have more kids. That's why we are selling EVERYTHING we have that we don't use anymore. We have 1 bassinet, 1 crib, 2 strollers (one is a double stroller), car seats, toys, clothes and much more. If you are interested, please email me any questions you have. I am not done yet with the inventory so I might have something not advertised here. Just let me know what you need! Helene email: [email protected]____.com

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What Gifts Do U Get a 5 Month Old for Christmas?

Philadelphia, NJ

my 5 month old has practically everything she could need from her big sister. i would still like to have her unwrap something. i want big sister (3) to give them to her to teach her about the giving/sharing. and, ofcourse, i want her to have a present..its Christmas!!! should i wrap some things around the house and have her open them? any ideas on something small and inexpensive that makes noise? do any of u like those baby einstein videos? thanks for all the input! ~J.

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What to Do with Handmade Blankets?

Chicago, IL

Both of my sons were fortunate enough to be given handmade newborn size blankets when they were born. The blankets are beautiful crotched items, and now that they are older, I don't know what to do with them. I don't want them to be just laying out in their rooms for fear they will get destroyed. But, I don't want to just pack them away in the basement either because they are special. So, I was wondering if any of you have any creative ideas of what to do with these handmade blankets that my children have outgrown. Thanks!

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What's Your Number One, Must-have Product?

New York, NY

Our baby is due the end of July. We live in just under 500sq ft, a normal one bedroom in Manhattan. The only thing we have in the apartment for the baby is the crib, and a we'll be getting a playpen (probably Graco). Other than that, we're not prepurchasing until we have need--due to limited space. Recently I've been taking my lunch breaks browsing Byebyebaby and am overwhelmed by the products. As someone who's been working in the advertising world, I'm very skeptical about packaging and promotions. There's so much stuff out there, and due to limited space, I'd like to get some necessities, but don't know what's necessary. :( If you can tell me the ONE thing that you couldn't do without, and why, I'd really appreciate it. Please remember it's for city living, and we don't have the space a suburb or outer borough dwelling affords. Thanks so much! *edit-We're also going to purchase a breast pump and accessories (starts with an 'M' forget the brand name at the moment)

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When Do You Switch from Convertible Seat to Booster?

Dallas, TX

I'm sorry to be posting yet another car seat question on here, but I've researched and guess I still don't understand. At what age, weight, height do they switch to a booster-type seat? I know it is best to keep them in a 5-pt. harness "forever" and I plan to do so. We currently have the Britax Boulevard, and I'm wondering at what point I will need a booster. Is there a seat that we can use now (in our other car) that will ultimately be the "final" seat my son will need? He is 18 mo., 26 lbs., and 33" tall. Thank you!!!

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Which Is better--BOB or Baby Jogger??

Dallas, TX

I am looking into purchasing a quality baby jogger to get back into running. Before my 10 week old son was born, I was up to 30+ miles a week and running in several marathons or half marathons. I am really missing my long weekend runs....I hear great things about both the BOB running strollers & the official Baby Joggers, but if I am going to spend $300+ I want to make sure I get the jogger that works best for me. Does anyone know about them to compare the two? His car seat would be compatible for either one. Thanks!!

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