Health: Toddler, Sam's Club

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Hepa Filters and Other Air Purifiers

I was just wondering what Hepa Filters and other Air Purifiers people have had good experince with. I am expecting my first child in June and want to have at least one filter in his nursery and my bedroom because we have animals and I want to minimize the amount of animal dander he comes into contact with. The animals are rarely in my bedroom and will not be allowed in his nursery. One I am particulary curious about is the new one that 3M came out with. However any suggestions are greatly appreciated. Happy Easter everyone!!

Childhood Illnesses

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12 Month Old Allergic to Milk?

Hello moms! My 12 month old recently made the switch to organic whole milk. He has been having a major problem with constipation and then diarrhea. Then, after his milk this morning, he threw up. He's been on regular milk for about a week now and before he was doing fine on regular formula. (He was on Enfamil since i had to stop breastfeeding at 6 months.) I was wondering if anyone has heard of a baby being allergic to milk when they did fine on normal formula. Could his tummy upset just be coincidence? He has no other symptoms of...


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Which Is Best?

I have been formula feeding my new little girl for almost 2 months now. We have been using the regular Enfamil formula but my husband just noticed that the kroger (generic) brand is about $10 cheaper and almost the same. Also when we buy the Enfamil we get coupons for $10 off nestle, I was wondering if anyone had any advice or thinks one is better than the other. If we could save money that would be great, but I don't want to impare my babies growth or development. Thank you!


Enfamil Vs. Similac

I was wondering how important it is to keep your baby on the same formula or...


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What Kind of Milk Should I Give My Toddler?

My daughter is 14 mos. and has shown some signs of intolerance to cow's milk (diarrhea 5-6 hours after a bottle). I'm wondering what kind of milk to give her. She likes rice milk but I'm concerned that although it's fortified it doesn't have enough fat. Goat's milk seems to go down a little easer but it is expensive and sometimes hard to find. Have any of you had experience giving your child rice milk and adding fat? She eats well and is healthy, just wanting to make sure she gets all she needs from her drink. Thanks!

Healthcare Providers

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Need Cheaper Prescriptions

I have insurance that I purchase privately because my husband and I are both self-employed, but the drug insurance part of it is really bad. You get $30 off prescriptions. Unfortunately, one of the prescription that my daughter takes off and on (not anywhere near a regular basis) is not covered at all because I was honest and put it down on the forms when filling them out. Anyway, my daughter was just prescribed Prevecid as an acid blocker. With my insurance, it's still $138. I guess there isn't a generic for it or it's not on the list that...


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Sam's Club or Costco???

I have been going to Costco forever which I love their products and especially their return policy, but now I live at the area that Sam's Club is closer than Costco... Mostly I heard that Sam's Club and Costco are pretty much the same... Now My questions to all the fellow moms that what do you think of each of them, which one do you like and what do you like about them??? Thanks for the help. ^_^

Illnesses & Symptoms

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Healthy Breakfast Ideas for 18 Month Old That She Could Eat with Her Hands

My daughter is 18 months old. She's currently learning how to eat with a spoon. She has always have yogurt or whole wheat bread for breakfast. For the bread, she does not have an issue since she could use her hands. The yogurt, she's still learning since she needs to use a spoon for that. Is there any good healthy breakfast that I could serve her that she could eat on her own? It would be nice to serve her some variety and at the same time, she is able to eat on her own since she has her breakfast at daycare. In the meanwhile, I will...


Constant Runny Nose

Hi momma's since starting preschool my DS constantly has a runny nose every...


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Immediate Prescription Assistance

I am looking for anyone who can help or has ideas that might help. My grandma went to pick up her prescriptions this evening and was told she is no longer covered on grandpas insurance from his work. She called insur. and they confirmed. She has multiple health conditions and cannot afford the $700 for her scripts the pharmacy wanted to charge her. She is deathly afraid because she does not have any medications for tomorrow and to be honest I'm worried bout her. Her blood pressure is through the roof with stress and worry. I am going to...


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Breastmilk vs Formula: Finances?

Ok mama's. I'm 36 weeks pregnant with my first baby, and I still can't decide whether or not I want to breastfeed. I'd always said that I would strictly be a formula mom- I was adopted as an infant, therefore not breastfed, and my husband was strictly formula fed as well. So while I know breastmilk is nutritional and whatnot, it was never a priority for me, I've always wanted to formula feed my babies. Like most, we're on a tight budget, and so I started considering breastfeeding as a way to save money. However, I want my husband to...

Sleeping Habits

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Seeking Inexpensive Toddler Bed

As with many other families we have had to cut back due to the economy. Both my husband and I have had to take wage cuts this year. Our youngest is climbing out of her crib and we would like to move her to a toddler bed. I have not had much success finding one in my price range on craigslist or local resale shops. Does anyone have any ideas for where I can find a sturdy but inexpensive toddler bed? While I prefer wood or anything Dora related I am not picky at this point. Thank you!

Stages & Milestones

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Diet Pill Desperation

My son is almost 2 now and the "I just had a baby" excuse is not working for me anymore. I was 204 lbs (5'2") before I got pregnant and I gained 75 lbs. I've gone down quite a bit and have hit a stopping point that leaves me feeling frusterated. I only have 15 more pounds to go to hit my goal but all my working out and eating right isn't doing a thing anymore. I'm getting discouraged and really didn't want to go this route but I need some sort of boost. I was wondering if anyone can recommend a good diet pill, one that won't make me feel...