Health: Toddler, 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...


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Trying to Get 19 Month Old off the Bottle!

My daughter is 19 months old and we're really struggling with getting her off the bottle. She only takes the bottle before her nap and in the evening before she goes to bed. Other than that, she drinks water (sometimes juice) throughout the day in a sippy cup. She really can't have too much milk regardless because she struggles with constipation. Anyway, we've tried giving her the milk in her sippy cup, but she let's it sit there. She will not drink it if it's in the sippy cup for some reason. It will sit there all day if I'd let it! YUCK!...

Diapers & Diaper Changing

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Traveling to Europe with 11 Month Old

Does anyone have advice for traveling overseas with an 11 month old? My husband and I are planning to take our daughter to Paris then to Prague for my cousins wedding in September. I know its going to be a challenge but I believe it can be done as best as possible with some handy tricks from experienced traveling parents. Please share what has worked and not worked for you. Thanks!


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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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Feeding 12 Month Old Apples

I started my baby on solids long ago, but tonight while I was feeding her apples I got a little nervous. I use to cut them up in pieces and make sure that they were soft, but I feel that she is now 1 year old and should be able to eat them better. Anyhow, my niece almost choked on apples after my sister gave them to her cut up into tiny pieces so now I am scared to give them to her like that. I gave a big chunk of apple tonight and she seemed to eat it fine with her two teeth and gums...but at the end she shoved the whole thing in her...


Home Remedies

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Teething in 18 Month Old

My 18 month old is teething, getting molars. HELP ME :) He doesn't seem to want to chew on teething rings and things anymore so I am trying things like pear slices and today I will go out and get cucumber? I am thinking that might be soothing to him? I hate giving him Tylenol and Motrin all the time, will also try the Hylands tablets again. But really why I am writing, you hear so much about the teeth when they are little but not toddlers. The kid is in pain, did everyone else go through this? Teething with a toddler is a completely...


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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.

Illnesses & Symptoms

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How Can I Get My 15 Month off Bottles????

I have been giving my son sippy cups since he was about 6 months old. About a month or 2 ago I tryed taking my son off bottles and he was doing good he went about 4-5 days without no bottle. Well then my mom was conplaining to me to give him his bottle back. I gave in and gave his bottle back. But I need help. Because I dont want him to get anymore teeth and him have bottle mouth. Right now he only has 5 teeth. Can anyone help me???...He only gets his bottle when he goes down for a nap or bedtime. He calls his cup his bottle. So Should i...

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...

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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Update on 12 Month Old W/ DD, Would Appreciate More Feedback...

Sorry, I couldn't think of the best or easiest way to set up this question. So , if u guys don't mind going back to my 1st post about 12 mos old. I'm just looking for any insight anyone may have. I realize I'm not being very specific. just if anyone has had close to the same situation & how they dealt with the everyday sadness, dealing with this? I'm just confused & trying to cope. TIA, especially for having to go back in time. **** Peg M, that' why I apologized in my post, embarrasingly I'm unaware / can't figure it out...