Illnesses: Simplicity

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Having Trouble Finding a Mattress to Fit Tightly in My New Crib

Hi everyone. I was wondering if anyone is having the same experience that I'm having with a crib I bought at Target, the Simplicity Ellis 4-in-1 crib that was in the Target sale flyer a couple of months ago. I'm sure it's assembled correctly, and it's beautiful, but when I put in the mattress (crib doesn't come with a specific mattress, I chose a mattress separately online by the positive customer reviews)... we assembled it right before my daughter arrived, and I noticed that I could get two fingers between the crib interior and the edge...


Twins 1St Birthday

My twin boys will be turning 1 year old on Thanksgiving day. Due to the fact...


Mentally Ill Father

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


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Weaning a 14 Month Old

My oldest son, now 5, weaned himself at 14 months. His baby brother, however, does not seemed inclined to stop nursing on his own. He only really nurses 3 times a day, but he often wants to latch on just for comfort. He already uses sippy cups for juice and water, but he is allergic to milk so I don't know what I should try to give him instead. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!


Allergy or What?

When getting my 2 year old ready for dinner i took her shirt off and found...


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New to Autism

My daughter has recently been diagnosed by her pedia with a mild form of Autism. This does explain all of the developmental delays I have been experiencing with her. I've even asked for advice through mamasource about potty training and talking. Anyway, we have an appt with Child Find through LISD (in Sept)and an appt with a nuerologist (in Oct) to determine the level of her disability. I do consider myself fortunate because she can ask me for things with one or two words, like "milk" "snack" "go outside?" She is attached to my husband and...


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Another H1N1 Question

I noticed on some responses about H1N1 that some people say they have had it. I was wondering what your symptoms were, how quickly the flu came on, how long it lasted and what helped - if anything. My 6 year old is home today with a 102 fever and she is now complaining of a headache. I have a 4 year old and a 2 year old also. I do have my daughter quarantined, to her dismay. She seems to be in good sprites. I don't want to over react, but the stupid media is getting me crazy! I'm just looking for a little reassurance.


Twins 1St Birthday

My twin boys will be turning 1 year old on Thanksgiving day. Due to the fact...


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Bad Diaper Rash

I watch a little 15 month old boy who seems to have a diaper rash at least two weeks out of the month. The rash is so bad that when you wipe is poor little bottom will bleed. The parents don't seem to overly concerned and have me applying three layers of products after diaper change. I have him about 14 hours a day, 2-4 days a week and I know on these days he eats a pretty well balanced diet. Any ideas on what is causing him this pain and what I should do if anything?