Health: Infant, Gerber

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Air Travel Requirements and Baby Snacks

I am getting ready to take my 13 month old to Florida tomorrow. When looking at security requirements, I am worried about making sure my son has something healthy to drink. It looks like I can't bring juice from home because it comes in larger than 3oz containers. Has anyone tried? Could I put 3 oz in a cup and have my hubby put another 3 oz and we take it through security that way? Or if we try to buy something after the checkpoint, do they sell 100% fruit juice back there? Or even whole milk? It seems like everywhere I have seen...

Diapers & Diaper Changing

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Cloth Diapering-- Are Liners Necessary?

Are diaper liners necessary when using prefolds w/ diaper covers? AND-- when venturing out on the town, what do you do with the dirty cloth diapers-- rinse them in the public restroom and then carry them with you in a separate bag? Do they smell? Thanks ladies... any input would be greatly appreciated!


Cloth Diapering 101

I feel like there is a whole world of cloth diapering to learn about. I...


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Infant with Gas

My 2 month old son has been suffering from long periods of excessive gas--especially in the evenings. It's severe enough that it keeps him from going to sleep and repeatedly wakes him (often partially, sometimes completely). It has interfered with nursing on a couple of occasions--he was "starving" (as all babies are when hungry ^_^), but had to disengage to pass gas so frequently that he couldn't nurse! The gas is obviously painful--he starts screaming as he feels it coming and really strains to pass it and sometimes screams even more...


Infant Food Confusion

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Any Suggestions on Toddlers Very Curly Fine Hair

Hi everybody, my 2 and a half year old daughter has extremly curly hair. On top of that it ofcourse is baby fine. I have to brush it every night and every morning....if I dont it literally becomes a rats nest, almost dreds. She ofcourse HATES me to do anything to it so I have just resolved to knowing that this is our life for now...twice a day I chase her around the house until I pin her down to comb. ANYWAY, just a little question is products. I am currently using Target brand detangler. It is a $1.07 a bottle which is my...

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Wondering What Kind of Bottles to Buy

I am planning on breastfeeding, but I work, and will also have to use bottles. I am wondering what kind are the best. I know I want BPA free, but I'm not sure what's best with the pump and all of that. I'm going to be a new mom in February.


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Gerber Insurance That Great?

my daughter is almost 9 months old and i was looking at the gerber things you get in the mail about life insurance for you and your partner and then the life insurance for your child in case something happens to you and you pay so much a month and then they can renew it at 21 if they want or do something when they turn 28 it doubles or something. i was just wondering if thats something i should do or just ignore it? its nice because if they need the money you can just get it but it looks like your just going to get whatever you paid for...


Mentally Ill Father

To make a very long story short, the father of my 5 month old daughter has a...

Illnesses & Symptoms

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Infant Vomiting Once Only After Rice Cereal

Hello everyone, My kids is almost 7 months old and we started rice cereal since he was 4 mos old. He had a stomach flu a month ago when he started day care and since then, he has projectile vomiting when I tried to put him on rice cereal again. I have been tring Gerber brand. This happens only with cereal. Should I try an organic brand or just start with veggies instead. Please advise. Desperate Mom, Thank You M..


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Cure for Excessive Spit-up in Infant

I have a 4 month old baby boy who has been excessively spitting up his formula since he was 1 month old. His pediatrician has already changed his formula. He started on the Similac advance (blue), and then was changed to the Similac Soy. It seems that his spitting up has gotten worse with the soy, and the spitting up comes out curddled. He's now really gassy, even though we give him mylecon drops. We've also tried all types of new bottles, and burping him every so often during each feeding. However, none of this seems to work. He even spits...


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Baby Has a

Hello beautiful moms! So here's the thing: My 8 month old daughter was running a fever early this past week. It was over 102 at some points. It lasted about a day & a half and the fever is now gone. Just after the fever went away, we got a stuffy nose and have now developed a cough. In addition, her stuffy nose has become a runny nose with "extras" (messy sneezes). We have tried doing the Little Noses to clean her nose out but it doesn't help. Doctors can't/won't recommend ANYTHING for a baby this age to take to help with this. ...

Stages & Milestones

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Gerber Baby Food Plastic Containers

With all the news coverage about concerns over plastics I've started checking the recycling codes on all the stuff our son uses. I noticed over the weekend that Gerber Baby food comes in plastic with a recycle code of 7 - which has been reported to contain BPA. I've emailed the company and for the time being have switched to brands (Earth's Best) that come in glass containers - but really miss the variety that Gerber offered. Any advice on making baby food at home or resources that explain how to make baby food? I'm pretty short on time...


Gerber Life Insurance

My stepmom has offered to pay for life insurance for my two daughters. When...