Recurring Expenses: Toddler, Fisher Price

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Grandparents Buying Way Too Many Xmas and Birthday Gifts

My parents have always been really into giving lots and lots of gifts at Christmas and birthdays. As an older child and teenager, I was actually a little embarrassed about the amount of gifts that would be under our tree. My folks were well off at that time, and they came from very modest backgrounds, so it was a big deal to them to buy lots of gifts. Now that they are grandparents I am seeing that tradition start back up again with my son. Last Christmas, and for his second birthday, they spent more than my husband and I did on gifts for...


Timeless Toy Ideas

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How to Survive a 13 Hour Plane Trip with a 17 Month Old??

My husband and I are flying from West coast US to Australia next month with our 17 month old son. His favorite word is down and he is NOT a cuddler!!! I am starting to collect a few ideas on how to get through this flight (plus the 2 3-hour flights on either side of it). My pediatricians only advice was to not do it... this is not an option!! We will be there for 3 weeks and then have the same flight pattern home. Has anyone been in the same spot? What about using benadryl or something to help him sleep? (mind you, I am NOT a fan of...


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Help! Fisher Price Cradle Swing Broken???

One of my girlfriends gave me her used Fisher Price Nature's Touch Cradle Swing. She used it for only one kid for the short amount of time that they can be used. The thing has been a lifesaver - it puts my little miss to sleep and/or keeps her calm and entertained without me having to hold her. We changed the batteries and they are new - the music plays and the mobile goes, but the swing can't seem to get started. I don't want to buy one b/c our baby is almost three months. Has anyone experienced this and found an easy fix???