Soothing & Comforting

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Soothing a Cough

My daughters have had several colds this winter, but their latest one is lingering in the form of a nasty cough. My elder daughter is almost 3 and she will cough so hard that she gags. This is making her very cranky during the day and wakes her up three or four times a night. I am just wondering if anyone has suggestions for soothing her cough.

Baby Swings

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Love the Swing, Hate the Swing

Hello! I'm a first time mom on maternity leave for now. I have a 4 week old precious little girl who loves her swing. After having many sleepless nights, we discovered she would fall asleep in her swing when we could not get her to lay down in her bassinet; she would thrash about, screaming and kick off any blankets that swaddled her. The pedi recommended that we prop up one side of her to prevent her from rolling back and forth, however that didn't work. I purchased an infant stabilizer and have tried to lay her down in her crib but that...


Sleeping in Swing

My son is almost 6 weeks old and the only way that he will sleep for longer...


Bassinet or Swing

Hi Moms, I have a dilemma. We just found out the bassinet we were...

Bouncy Seats

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Daughter Tipping over in Bouncy Seat

Hi Moms, My almost 5 month old daughter is uable to sit up unassisted, yet she pulls herself up to sitting while in her bouncy seat and then tips over the side. I've had to retire the bouncy seat (Fisher Price Aquarium) because this is obviously dangerous. So the question is, where do I put her when I need to put her down? We have bebe pod (like a bumbo seat) but she gets tired/bored/uncomfortable in that very quickly. Any other ideas? We have a Jumperoo and Exersaucer in storage that I won't be able to get to for another couple of...


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What Is Colic?

My 7 week old daughter might be colic. This is my first and I hear different things like "all babies cry". We had switched her formula 4 times and she is now on Gentlease by Emfamil. This seems to work but now she cries(screams) everyday, about the same time. Yesterday it was for 3 hours and it got so bad I had to call my mother to come over. Thankfully she lives about 10 minutes away. I just reached a breaking point and started crying myself. I took her temp and it was fine. Nothing soothed her. If she does this everyday is this colic or...


Could It Be Colic?

My daughter would always get fussy between the hours of 6p and 8 pm...but...


Is This Colic?

My daughter is 2 months old and has recently become very fussy especially in...


Is It Colic?

My 6 week old has been having trouble with having bowel movements pretty...


Gripe Water

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Nap & Bedtime

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Are You a Philosophy Girl?

I was watching QVC a couple weeks ago when I couldn't sleep and Philosophy was on. I ordered the Candy Cane scrub, body wash and lotion for my mom and MIL for Christmas and loved it for myself. It killed me to give them up! As this was my first purchase, I was wondering if any of you use their skin care lines. Which one? Do you like it? Pros/cons/ mix and match ideas? If scent is all Philosophy is good for, I would hate to spend the money on a facial cleanser.


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Overstimulated.......husbands On Christmas Morning?

One of many things I love about Troy is he is a big child when he is around the kids. Well this year I got a helicopter for my daughter since she plays with Troy's all the time. So it arrived two days ago and he keeps pulling it out of the closet with that hang dog look of "but it is nicer than mine". :( I felt so bad it is now a gift to Genna and Troy. Don't worry for the child she is getting wayyyyy too much anyway. So I got him a writing tablet. If you are not familiar a writing tablet is a tablet that attaches to your computer...

Pacifiers & Thumbsucking

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Blankie and Thumb Sucking

I am seven months pregnant and my youngest is just about to turn three. She has a special blankie that she sleeps with and sucks her thumb with. Our pediatrician said that around three is when we should deal with the issue. I think we waited too long. Also, my concern is that if I try to take it away now and try to discourage the thumb sucking with the baby coming that the events are too close together. I know she is going to have other issues when the baby comes. Any advice about how to get rid of the blankie/thumb and opinions on...

Separation Anxiety

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Is This Separation Anxiety?

My son, 17.5 months, has ramped up his separation anxiety in general the past couple months. Like, I go upstairs and it's "Mommy! Mommy! Mommy!" with tears and everything, and all is fine when I return. I have read a number of places that separation anxiety peaks at 18 months, so we're on track for that. However, I am unsure what to make of this: I am a SAHM and my DH works long law-firm hours, and see DS maybe 1-1.5 hours during the weekday. In the morning if he's awake when DH leaves, he is happy to follow Daddy in the bathroom while...

Stranger Anxiety

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Stranger Anxiety- 4 Months

My 4 month old seems to have developed stranger anxiety suddenly. He was fine a few weeks ago and now does not like new faces. He cries if someone he does not know even looks at him. He only wants myself or my husband to hold him. He starts crying if people look at him or talk to him. It seems really strange to me. We have had him around lots of people, but during the week he is at home with the nanny. I am looking for activities to expose him to more people. Any ideas for a 4 month old? Have you guys experienced stranger anxiety with your...


No Stranger Danger

My son just turned one yesterday and I'm really nervous that he doesn't have...