Health: Munchkin

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Most Useful New Infant Item You had...please share...especially Preemie Parents

So my SIL gave birth VERY early last 30.5 weeks gestation. My niece weighed in at 2 lbs, 1 oz. She has done vent the whole time, no emergencies and while she has not gained any weight yet, she is maintaining her birth weight at this point. She looks wonderful...even a full head of hair! I thought fat and hair grew last?? She is a tiny little spectacular miracle! She will be needing some selections of preemie clothes, and other such things. But I am wondering what were the most useful things you had for Preemies...


What to Buy

Hi. I'm expecting my second baby in a few months. I still have all the...


Best Straw Cups?

I have tried a couple of brands and they are so ridiculous to clean!! Is it...


Gas Station Advice

I was wondering what moms (and dads) do when they go to the gas station with...

Childhood Illnesses

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Breastfeeding with an Illness

After 4 kids, I should know this, but have never run into this issue before. I am currently breastfeeding my 3 week old. oday, she started to get very fussy, which is unlike her. She acted like her belly really hurt her, and I assumed it was gas. Around noon, I started having really bad stomach cramps, and had an upset stomach afterward. I've thrown up a few times and feel a little better afterward, but have also had diarrhea. I don't know if it's just a bug or whatever, but should I still be nursing my daughter? I looked on the website for...

Children's Hospital

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Munchkin Fresh Food Teether

Hello, my little boy just turned 7 months old. I received a two pk. of the Munchking mesh fresh food teethers for my shower and have still yet to use them. My baby is eating stage 2 foods three x's/day and loves it! He is also heavily teething right now. I am not sure what to put in this thing. I have heard strawberries, but not sure of what else. I also heard of putting meat in them? Ew..what kind? Do your babies like this product? Thanks!


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TOO Much Milk for a 1 Year Old?

Hello, I was wondering if it's possible for a 1 year old to have TOO much milk? We just recently had Lilia's 12 month appt., and her pediatrician not only said to have her off the bottle by her 15 month appointment, but to also not allow her to drink any more than 16 oz. of cow's milk a day. I had also heard this prior from a couple other mothers, since they can get other sources of calcium from other foods, so I didn't think to question her at the time. I wasn't too concerned about the 'amount' of milk b/c at the time of her...


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Steroid Shot for Lung Development

I have been on semi-bedrest since I was about 26 weeks for having contracations, not dilating just contractions! I was in and out of the hospital for 2 weeks having to go in for contractions and was given medications to stop them! Well I am now on meds at home however my dr is planning on giving me a steroid shot when I am 31 weeks for the babies lungs just in case he is early! Keep in mind my 1st baby was 6 weeks early so there is a chance this one will come early too! I was just wondering if any of you had steroid shots for lung...

Diapers & Diaper Changing

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What Do You Really Need for an Infant?

So it's been 8 years since I last had a baby to care for. I am expecting again and am at a loss for what I really need and trying to prioritize. I have looked at many registries and think they include a lot of frivolous items (wipe warmers ect) So if you could go back in time and know then what you know now, what are your must have items. When I say I have nothing I mean not one baby item at all. I know I'll need a crib, clothes, ect. I also plan on breastfeeding, so I will need a pump for when I return to work and there are so many to...


Baby Diaper Genie 2

Does anyone have any comments on the NEW Diaper Genie 2. I had a orginal...


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11 Month Old's Decrease in Fluid Intake and Constipation

Once again, I am tapping into the collective knowledge and experience of this awesome group! My 11 month old girl is not taking in as much fluid as she used to and is constipated. She used to take about 14 ounces of formula a day, plus what I mixed in with her and her twin brother's cereal. I also offer water in a sippy cup, which she only takes a couple sips of. Lately, her formula intake has declined to about 8 to 10 ounces a day. She is having at least 1 BM a day, but she cries/wails when she does it. It is a lot firmer than her...

First Aid

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Help: My 6 Month Old Is Gagging Herself

Last night for the 1st time I witnessed my 6 month old gag herself. She always sucks on her fingers but this time my husband and I heard an odd gagging noise and turned to find my baby while in her saucer completely pale white as a ghost w/ bluish red around eyes-. She had her mouth in a silent stiff open as if she would vomit with her hand in there. I Immediately thought she is loosing air, my husband thought she had an object lodged in her throat because she was literaly choking. She didn't know to take her hands out her mouth. Daddy did...


Sippy Cup Straws

Ladies, Do any of you have any suggestions on how to really get the sippy...



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Advice on Bike Trailers

Our son is nearing two and my husband and I are itching to get back on our bikes this summer, which means we are looking into getting a bike trailer. Given the expense (holy sticker shock!) I was wondering if any of you mamas had any advice. We scoped things out at Penn Cycle and, of course, they tried to sell the most expensive two-seater they had. We have (and plant to have) only one child, so is a two-seater worth it for the extra room as one child gets bigger? Do any of you have and love (or hate) a particular brand? We were also...


Nursing and Work

Hi, I am a working mother of a 4mth old and trying to nurse. I started...

Foot & Toe

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My 7 Year Old Has a Horrible Attitude Problem and Is Extremely Spoiled!!!!

My 7 year old daughter Briana and I live with my parents. I seperated from Briana's father when she was just 2 and ever since I moved back in with my mother Briana's attitude has been horrible..the older she gets the more spoiled she is espically by my mother. Brianas also spoiled with her dad but he tries to discipline her and she listens more to him then me. I dont spoil briana like everyone else in my family does...i am always on top of her about school and respect but that is something that she refuses to give me. Just today when my...


Broken or Not

Feel like a terrible mother right now. Was frustrated when baby girl went in...


Pain in My Foot

Hello, I am at 33 weeks with twins. Lately I have either a sharp,...

Healthcare Providers

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Babies Can't Wait

I have a friend that has a 19 month old son that hasn't spoken yet. Her pediatrician isn't overly concerned, but recommended having him evaluated. Private therapy is expensive-but she heard that there was a funded program called Babies Can't Wait. Does anyone have any info I can pass along regarding this program? Thanks!

Home Remedies

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Secondary Infertilty - Advice and Support Needed!

Wondering if anyone can share their story or offer advice and support about secondary infertilty issues. We've been trying for another child and recently went through some initial examinations with a Reproductive Endocrinologist (fertiltiy specialist). Apparently everything is NORMAL! (and our first baby was conceived lickety-split!), but since its been a year, we still fall into the "unexplained infertility" category. The doctor's first suggestion is for us to try a combination of chlomid treatments, HCG injections, and Intrauterine...


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Pregnant and SO Sick

I need some tips and advice. I am 8 weeks pregnant with my 4th baby and I feel so sick that I can hardly function. I don't throw up I am just really nausious(sp?). Do you have any tricks or suggestions? I don't know how long I can live with this! Thanks, K.


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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Viral Infection- Rash

Ds2 6 months old had what looked like hives or a slew of bites on his arms and legs. We had his 6 month well visit and innoculations yesterday. Fearing an adverse reaction, I took him to the ped who gave a diagnosis of a viral infection presenting as a rash. I've never seen this before. She suggested cortisone cream and Tylenol, and to keep an eye on it. He doesn't seem too bothered, but it looks awful. Any thoughts or suggestions? Any ideas on how to bring down the welts? He isn't otherwise sick. Regards F. B.


Cups with Straws

Does anyone know of a good cup with a straw for grade schoolers? I love the...


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5 Month Old Teething

Is it normal that my 5 month old refuses to eat cereal now that he is teething? He loved to eat it before, but has cried each time I have tried for the past week. he is still eating formula fine. Should I be worried? And any good home remedies for teething? I am doing frozen wash cloths, tylenol, orajel and a couple teething rings, just looking for options other than medication:)

Potty Training

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Difficulty with Potty Training

My son is turning "3" in four days. However, he has no interest in potty training what-so-ever. It doesn't bother my husband and I (other than the high cost of pull ups); however, it bothers his day care center. He goes to day care Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and is with my mother on Thursday and Friday. He is supposed to moving into the "3's room", however since he is not potty trained, he can't go. We've tried all the tricks to no avail. Did anyone have any luck doing something off the wall?? I would appreciate your help. Thank you.


When to Potty Train?

I have twin girls, almost 18 months old. One of my daughters is constantly...


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What's a Item You Used for Your Baby That You Couldn't Live Without??

HI MAMMA'S! I'm a soon-to-be 1st time gramma and wanted to make sure my daughter had some great things to help her transition into parenthood with the new baby. Is there something you received as a gift or bought yourself that really helped your sanity those first few months?? I bought her a cotton swaddler for the baby from target as I hear that swaddling is the thing to do to help a baby sleep better. (wish I would have known that back when she was little.. I wrapped her in a blanket but it wasn't like these swaddlers out now.. and...


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Seeking Product Advise for Baby Skin Irritations

Does anyone have any products that worked for dry patches on abies face. My 6 month old has this reoccuring dry patch and sometimes it looks horrible. I'm not sure if it itches her or not. The Dr. said to try some creme, duh. I have tried Aveeno, This Johnson ans Johnson balm for patchy skin, Burts baby bees and none of it helped. Anyone have a magic potion to share?

Skin, Hair & Bath Care

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Munchkin Fresh Food Teether

Hello, my little boy just turned 7 months old. I received a two pk. of the Munchking mesh fresh food teethers for my shower and have still yet to use them. My baby is eating stage 2 foods three x's/day and loves it! He is also heavily teething right now. I am not sure what to put in this thing. I have heard strawberries, but not sure of what else. I also heard of putting meat in them? Ew..what kind? Do your babies like this product? Thanks!


Bath Ring/seat Advice

I'm looking for a bath ring/seat to use with my 5 1/2 month old in our "big"...


Sleeping Habits

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Where Should My Son Sleep?

My son is 10 mos old and currently shares a bed with me. My husband says he should be sleeping in his crib by himself. my son naps in his crib, and is capable of putting himself to sleep. This isn't affecting my husband at all, he sleeps in a seperate bed because of our schedule differences. I feel that my son will be grown soon enough and the only time we get to cuddle is when we go to sleep at night. i don't plan on him sleeping with me forever, and don't understand why my husband is so sure this is bad for him. Is it wrong or unhealthy...

Stages & Milestones

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Help with a Late Walker

Hi all. My DD is 17.5 mos and will only walk with a walker, holding onto furniture or by holding someone's hands. She is in Early Intervention as she had a hypermobility problems in her ankles and hips preventing he from walking. That has since been fixed, and she was doing great starting to walk on her own, and now she almost seems as if she is regressing. It is driving me crazy! All the other kids in her playgroups, etc are walking well, and running. I want to be able to have her play in our big backyard and the parks with the other...


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3 Yr Old with 20/200 Vision

I took my DD in for her 3 year check up yesterday and was shocked to learn that she has 20/200 vision, in both eyes. I have a sister who is legally blind (20/2000), so I have watched my DD pretty closely for any signs that she struggled with her vision. She often points out things that she sees as we are driving, such as letters on signs, the moon & stars at night, and the color on traffic lights. Because she does this, doesn't bump into things around her, holds books at a normal distance and has never said anything about not being able...