Nutrition: Elmo

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Specialty Birthday Cakes - Who Makes and Elmo Cake

It will be our little girls 1st Birthday soon, and I was wondering if any of you moms have suggestions on where to go to get an Elmo Cake made? Anywhere within 15 miles of Fairfax VA? I only know of Amphora Bakery in Herndon or Vienna.

Bottle & Breastfeeding

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Ambivalent About Breastfeeding

I haven't decided whether I want to wean my son, but I have been thinking about it more and more. I get frustrated often with nursing and am not enjoying it like I once was. My son is 18 months old, 32 lbs, and super tall for his age. He is incredibly smart and we have been learning about the potty lately and he is starting to talk all the time. At the same time he is teething continually it feels like and he has probably 8 teeth trying to come in right now. I know this is a time of intense change for him. Part of me wants to continue to...


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Needing to Get My Son's Poor Sleeping Habits Under Control.

Ugh where do I begin. I have been dealing with my son's poor sleeping habits since he's been two weeks old. He is now 17 months old and still not sleeping properly. A little past history....In the begining he was colic which I beleive was one cause of his poor sleeping habits, we put him on alimentum and pepcid and he could not tolerate any regular formula, really not even the allimentum, from colic was teething, before i lost my mind I started bringing Mason into bed with my husband and I in order to get some sleep( in the middle of...

Feeding Accessories

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Need Advice on How to to Prepare Myself for a 2 Year Old & a Newborn

Ok...I've used this before & got great responds. I'm looking for advice, ideas, what to expect or any kind of helpful information for myself & my 20 month old son (on how to prepare him too). I'm due in June with my 2nd baby-a girl & my son will turn 2 in June. I'm a person who likes to plan & read info to be prepared. So, now I'm asking you all to help me with great advice & helpful ideas! Or any helpful info that helped you survive! I know the first year will be a challenge but I'm ready for it.

Juice & Milk

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Milk from a Sippy Cup Help

I am trying to get my son to take his milk from a sippy cup and it just isn't working. I realize that it's only been a day but can someone please tell me that it's going to get better. I'm not sure if it's the milk or the cup. I've bought at least 3 different types of sippy cups for him to try. He doesn't seem to like any of them. I've gone from a Gerber, Nuby to even a Born Free brand. Please help!


Bottle to Sippy

I need suggestions on transitioning from the bottle to the sippy cup. My...


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When Do You Limit Fluids at Night?

I am in the beginning stages of potty training. Gabby is 22 months and i've reduced her milk to roughly 16 ounces a day with the last 8 ounces after dinner. She was drinking too much milk and not eating enough so the doctor told me to subsitute water in place of all the extra milk. i'm just wondering if i should cut all liquids after 7 or 7:30 pm? She generally eats dinner and snacks between 4 and 6:30, followed by her 8 oz milk. I am not doing overnights, or pull ups yet. i just want her to get the hang of the potty first but i also don't...


Drinking More Water

If anyone has any ideas on how to get my 10 month old daughter to drink more...


Low Milk Supply

I have a problem with low milk supply I just had my son in Jan he is my...


Refusing to Eat

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11 Month Old Will Not Eat Much

My daughter will be 11 months on the 21st. She has been breastfed since she was born and used to to very well with eating baby food. When she started eating mostly baby food during the day she got constipated so I slowed down. Then she did not want to eat baby food at all after that. We keep trying to slowly get her back into eating but she only wants to eat what we are eating. I have tried pretending to take out of my bowl or off my plate but that doesn't fool her. I give her veggies and the healthy stuff but Im worried shes not eating...


She Won't Eat

My daughter just turned 2 and she has started going out of her way to NOT...

Solid Foods & Weaning

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How to Wean 16-Month-old

I have been happily breastfeeding my little girl for 16 months now, thinking we would wean when she was ready. However, now I am starting to think that time may be a long way away. I am ready, but she is not. We cut down to nursing only morning and night at about 9 months old. But the last 3 months or so, she seems to want to nurse more and more! It's mostly for comfort it seems...during the day, if she's bored, fussy, if I cuddle her in my lap etc... and she is very demanding, grabbing my shirt in public, crying. I try to distract her...


Weaning from Bottle

My almost 16 month old still has a 6 oz bottle of vitamin d milk in the...


How Do I Wean?

How do I wean my 11 mos old that will not eat other foods? She'll eat foods...

Weight Management

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Husband Needs to Go on a Diet

My husband tells me to be strict to him about what he eats, he says I need to be his drill sergeant. I've been doing research and finding low fat recipe meals for us. I just had a baby 1 1/2 months ago so I thought this would be a good time to lose weight together since I am recovered. I cooked him a low fat meal like ex: baked fish, vegetables and some brown rice and water to go with it. He ruins it by mixing mayonnaise and relish together and tops it on his fish and kills his vegetables and rice with salt. Every meal he does something...