Health: Infant, Puppets

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16 Month Old on an Airplane

My 16 month old son and I are going to Travel to my parents, and I am having anxiety about the airplane ride. He is a very rambunctious little guy who can't EVER sit still. Does anyone have any suggestions on what I may be able to do with him.

Childhood Illnesses

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Traveling to Puerto Rico with a 23 Mo. Old & an Infant; Is This Feasible?

Hi Moms. My brother is finally getting married at the end of this year (right after Christmas) in Puerto Rico (where his fiance is from)! All of us are excited for him & would love to be there for his wedding. However, I am due with baby #2 Nov. 29th & am a little nervous about traveling that soon after the latest addition to our family arrives. BUT, I would like to try it if it's possible... My husband would be going too & we would be traveling with my Mom & Dad & my sister & brother-in-law (who have no children of their own yet), so...

Children's Hospital

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Baby #2 Due in 3 Weeks- How to Talk to 3 Year Old About Being in the Hospital

Hello. I am due to have my second baby in about 3 weeks and have been trying to figure out a the best way to tell my 3 year old daughter that I will be in the hospital for a day or two giving birth. I am looking for suggestions on a way in which she will understand the "reality" of coming home with a new baby. She is very excited to meet our new baby but I imagine it is going to be different once the new baby arrives. She is very much our "focus" and we give all of our time and love to her now- which of course will be shared very soon....


Air Travel with Baby

Does anyone have any suggestions for traveling on a 7 hr plane ride with an ...


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Non-animated TV shows/DVDs for a 2 Year Old Boy

I'm in search of some TV shows or DVDs for my two year old son that are NOT animated. He really doesn't like cartoons at all. He is very into Baby Einstein and Curious Buddies but I'm going to lose my mind if I have to watch these videos that much longer and would like to have a few more options in my DVD cabinet. I have been trying Sesame Street with him for some time but it only holds his attention for about 5 minutes on a good day. I've also shown him the Wiggles a few times but he doesn't seem interested in that either. Puppets of...

Diapers & Diaper Changing

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Diaper Changing Struggle with 11 Month Old!

Hi, I wonder if anyone has ideas or suggestions to help me keep my 11 month old daughter still while I change her diaper! She is always trying to get away when I am trying to change her diaper. Not so bad if it is not poopy, but can be a big problem if is is! She has also started to reach down to grab herself while I am trying to clean her. I do try to have interesting toys or objects handy to give her, but most of the time it doesn't distract her long enough. I do not use a changing table, but I have an area on a twin bed that is in...

First Aid

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Looking for Childcare Opinions

Hello Moms! I am looking for opinions on a childcare question. My 14 month old is taken care of full time by a sitter who lives within walking distance of my job. She is a grandmother, watches only my daughter, is CPR certified, has years of experience, treats my daughter like family. We adore her. She speaks spanish and my daugther has been exposed to both english and spanish since she was six weeks old and is becoming bilingual. I will be off for the summer and when I return to work my daughter will be 18 months old. My question is...


Home Remedies

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Traveling for the First Time with Baby

Hey there. My husband and I are taking our baby on a five hour plane trip in April (she'll be 10 months then). We've opted to buy a seat for her instead of holding her on our lap. Do any of you have other travel tips to help make this trip somewhat painless? We'll be out of town and on a wonky schedule for 10 days, any tips for that?

Illnesses & Symptoms

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Kids Play Places

My cousin and I are toying with the idea of opening a center where mom's bring their kids just to play. In the area where we live, there is nothing like this, other than the McDonalds play area. There isn't even a play area in our mall. Our plan would be for it to be a place where mom and child would stay - no drop-offs, not a daycare. We would have a cozy sitting area for mom's with coffee and snacks, and wifi, maybe a tv. The kids area would have a variety of different activities - an art center, a train table, an area to play "house...

Sleeping Habits

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Bedtime Shenanagans & Noise

BACKGROUND: My daughter is 26 months old and sleeps in her crib. She is very happy in her crib and I do not intend on moving her to a bed until she shows signs of wanting to climb out or get a big girl bed. Her room is directly next to my son's room, who is 11 months old. Unfortunately, the walls are thin and sound carries easily. We have white noise playing at a moderate (not soft!) level to try to mask house noises (so the baby's crying doesn't wake her and vice-versa.) Moving rooms is not an option. She is really good about...

Social Workers

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I Wouldl Ove to Stay Home with My First Baby!!!

I've received so much help from all of you that I am couting on you again!!! I am expecting my first baby and I would love to stay home with him or her! I am currently working as a social worker and at times it can be very strssful. I was looking into doing a home daycare, but I know myself and I would want to spend alot of time with my newborn! (and I plan to breastfeed!) then I was thinking of becoming a Medical Transcriptionist and that is my question...are there any moms who are transcriptionists or who know someone who is? how did you...

Stages & Milestones

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Help!! My 3 Month Old Baby Wants to Be Held All the Time.

I have a 3 month old baby girl and literally cant put her down for a second because she starts crying. I can't get anything done with her. Any suggestions on what to do to break this habit? I physically cannot hold her all the time, because I also have a 20 month old I have to tend to him as well. I have tried letting her just cry it out, and she will not stop. Help!!