Stages & Milestones

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Hitting the Milestones

My daughter is 3 months old and was only 4lbs at birth, now she is just under 10lbs. Does anyone else have a premie and when did they hit thier milestones such as holding things in thier hands and holding themselves up when on thier tummy? When I try to put something in my daughters hand she can't hold it,like her hand is too small. And when I put a teething ring in her mouth she couldnt bite that either,like her mouth is still too small. She seems to be hitting all of her developmental milestones but not the physical ones. The dr says...

Birthday

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What to Do for 2Nd B-day?

Hello, MOms, My son will be turning two in February and I do not know what to do. He loves balls - any and all. He lies the monkey from Curious George and Jungle Book. I would like to do something with balls but I can't think of anything for his age. His firth b-day was Happy Feet which was a bug hit! Any suggestions would be great on some kind og ball themed 2nd year b-day party. Thanks!

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Daughters 2Nd B-day

Hi Moms, I'm starting to think about where & what to do for my daughters...

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Eating Solid Foods & Weaning

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Eatting Solid Food

My 14 month daughter does't care about eatting solid food. When I bring food to feed her, she never be happy. I have to play her favorite DVD, she will opens her mouth sometime. Sometimes she keeps food in her mouth but not swallow it, or sometimes spits it out. If I put her in highchair, it will be worse. The only time I feel her hungry is at night. Because I am still breastfeeding, she still eats several times at night. I read alot about let her be hungry, she will eat when she is hungry. But at night she just cry to eat. Sometimes I...

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How Do I Wean?

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

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Solid Food Advice

Hi, I am a mom to twin 6 month olds and we have just begun solid foods...

Growth Charts

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Weight and Height

Hi moms, I have a two and a half old boy and he weights just a little over 26 lbs and he’s almost 36 inches. I just wanted to know if this is normal for his age. His doctor said that he’s fine, but I still want to know from other moms toddler how there kids weight and height are. I fell that he’s a little smaller for his age. Am I worrying over nothing? I hope someone read this post and thanks for your comments in advance.

Growth, Height & Weight Charts

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Weight and Height

Hi moms, I have a two and a half old boy and he weights just a little over 26 lbs and he’s almost 36 inches. I just wanted to know if this is normal for his age. His doctor said that he’s fine, but I still want to know from other moms toddler how there kids weight and height are. I fell that he’s a little smaller for his age. Am I worrying over nothing? I hope someone read this post and thanks for your comments in advance.

Imaginary Friends

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Is It Telling Lies or Make Believe?

My eight year old daughter is still into fairytales. She still believes in the tooth fairy and since Christ's Day is approaching, her Santa questions are on the rise. I am getting to the point I don't want to keep telling her make believe stories or lies to keep her in awe. I admit that the questions are pretty unique and interesting but I have to reply back with something quick and meaningful for her. The latest question she's asked, "Depending on where we spend Christmas, how will Santa come into our house or dad's house if neither house...

Independence

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How Do I Teach Independence?

Hi ladies! I need to know how to teach my almost 4 year old to be independent when doing class work. For example, when we try to get him to write his name he says "I need your help" or "I don't know how". Basically, the only way to get him to write his name is to sit with him and praise every single stroke. UGH! Now he is in preschool and he wants the teachers to "help" him with EVERYTHING. I do not understand how we got here. **I suppose I need to give a little more information. My son started potty training at 27 months (very...

Language

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Language Skills for a 2 Year Old

My daughter is almost two years old and I am worried about her language skills. When other people are around her they do not understand what she is saying and I have to constantly tell them which is frustrating. To me it is pretty clear (most of the time)but obviously not to others. I know I shouldn't compare her to other children but when we take her to play areas or story time it seems that other children speak pretty well. When I ask how old they are their mothers say 2. Well that doesn't help me, that could mean 24 months or 34 months....

Language Skills

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Learning Colors

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Toddlers and Colors

My son is 3 years old. He will be 4 in March. He seems to have trouble recognizing, remembering colors. He is able to identify black and white. Other colors though, its iffy. Sometimes he identifies the colors correctly, and other times not even close. I worry and wonder how I can help him to correctly identify his colors. How old were other children when they began to be able to correctly identify colors? He does a wonderul job identifying is upper case letter and is still learning to identify numbers. He is pretty smart, and even so, I...

Learning Letters & Numbers

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Switching Letters and Numbers

Ladies, In an effort to keep up with my DS's matriculation into 3rd grade, his teachers sent home reading comp and math homework folders for the summer. He is almost 8, reads at a 5th grade level and handles math at a 6th grade level. His big challenges have been social and emotional. His most previous (and may I say wonderful) teachers wanted to make sure when he is evaluated in September that he score well. Their concern is that if he scores lower than his capability, they will assign him to a group that doesn't challenge him and...

Learning to Ride a Bike

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How Do You Teach a Child to Ride a Bike?

The title says it all, but here are the details... My six and a half year old daughter needs (in my opinion) to learn how to ride her bike. We bike a LOT as a family, and she's outgrown the bike trailer, and will outgrow the "ride behind bike" (don't know the name of it...the little extra bike frame that attaches to the back of a bike) within a year or two. We took the training wheels off her bike at the beginning of summer, and have made a few attempts, but I'm not really sure how to do it. I see all these three and four year...

Left-handed or Right-handed

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Lefty or Righty

I just read a question and answer post about a left handed child. Here's my problem, my son will be 4 in October and he doesn't seem to have a strong preference to either his left or his right hand. I usually just put a crayon or spoon down perpendicular to his body, so as not to influence his choice at all and I would say he has a Slight preference to his right hand and seems to have a little better control with it, but not enough that it is a clear choice... Should I encourage the right hand at this point. Dad is a lefty and I am a...

Preschool

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Preschool or Not?

I have a 2 year old little boy and people are starting to ask me if we are going to put him in preschool. I didn't go to preschool but all of his cousins are going. What do you think? I don't particularly want to send him but it might be better for him. What do you think? HELP!

Rolling & Crawling

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Helping My Little Guy to Crawl

I know that all kids develop at different paces as well as the way that kids these days skip crawling but I would like to try to help my 9 month old get as much help from Mommy as possible. I have a hard time keeping him on his belly. The second I put him on his belly he rolls right over to his back. He's been doing this ever since he learned to roll. He figures out how to get to places by just rolling there, not crawling or creeping. So, I try to keep his interest on his belly but it doesn't seem to work very well. My pediatrician...

Scooting

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Not Crawling but Scooting

My 10 month old daughter does not crawl but she scoots around on her little butt. She can pull herself up and scoot along furniture. I was concern at first but her pedi reassured me she was doing just find and I shouldn't worry. At this rate she will probably walk before ahe crawls...LOL. Do you ladies have any crawling, scooting, or walking stories you'd like to share with me?

Self Feeding

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What Do I Feed Her?

Hello. My only child is turning 1 in a couple of weeks and I'm totally panicing about taking her off the bottle. I don't think actually taking her off is going to be a problem because she's deffinately not attached; but I have no idea what to feed her. She only has 5 teeth, all in the front of course, and I feel like I can only feed her so much yogurt and applesauce. I need to make sure she's getting the proper nutrience. Please someone, give me some ideas.

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Am I over Feeding??

My 6 wks old daughter is eating about 4oz. every 3 hours, but sometime after...

Self Feeding & Finger Foods

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What Do I Feed Her?

Hello. My only child is turning 1 in a couple of weeks and I'm totally panicing about taking her off the bottle. I don't think actually taking her off is going to be a problem because she's deffinately not attached; but I have no idea what to feed her. She only has 5 teeth, all in the front of course, and I feel like I can only feed her so much yogurt and applesauce. I need to make sure she's getting the proper nutrience. Please someone, give me some ideas.

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Am I over Feeding??

My 6 wks old daughter is eating about 4oz. every 3 hours, but sometime after...

Sitting Up

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Sitting on Her Own

Hello.. My daughter is almost 7 months old and isn't sitting completely on her own yet. Is this a concern? She can sit with assistance but never puts herself into a sitting position when she is on the floor. Although she moves quite well by rolling, she isn't sitting. Any suggestions?

Social Skills

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Social Phobia, Me Again.

As a child I was a social outcast, a nerd. I was overweight, had horrible acne, bad perm, oversized, thick glasses. I was a mess. I was a complete introvert but managed to have a few friends. One became my best friend and was very loyal to me. She moved away when we were in highschool but as adults we still talk every few months. I was depressed a lot during the teen years. Once I lost the weight, my skin cleared up, and I got contacts, I felt slightly more confident. My reputation for being a nerd followed me into high school as I...

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What Is a Friend?

Mamas & Papas- What is a friend at age 3, at age 5, at age 7 in the...

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Standing

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Sit to Stand Double Stroller

Hi Moms! I'm expecting my second son in March. The boys will be 2 years and 8 months apart. I am looking into double strollers for long trips, although I'm not sure how much longer my son will be strolling! I've been looking into the sit to stand double strollers and was wondering if anyone can recommend one or give any pros/cons. I'd like to have one where baby can be in infant seat in rear and toddler in front facing until he's ready for the sit to stand part... Thanks so much!!

Swimming

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When to Start Swimming

My son is 10 weeks and we are taking a trip and will be go to swimming pools and beaches. Is it ok to take him in the water at all at such an early age?

Talking & First Words

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When to Have "The" Talk??

Hi Ladies, My daughter will turn 9yo this summer, and entering 4th grade in the fall. When do I have "THE" talk with her? She is not developing yet, but I want her to be prepared when the girls in school start talking about it. I have the American Girl book "the care and keeping of me", but have not read it with her yet. My mom never talked to me about anything. I learned from an afterschool program,in the 4th grade, it was the late 70's so there was not a whole lot of info. I learned more from my older sister and my friends. My...

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Talking over Me.

I have a good friend and I have to say she has been my rock over the past...

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Having the "Talk"

I have a DD who will be 13 next week. I have never had "the talk" and...

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I Talk to Myself

At times I talk to myself while I work. I never really noticed this quality...

Teething

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Is She Teething?

Good morning, I think my five month old might be teething. She is showing all the typical signs, except a swollen gum yet. She is more fussy and even pulling on her ear. I have given tylenol. It seems to help. Does anyone have any good tips or ideas for teething process? What should i expect? Thanks- reb

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Is He Teething??

My son is 3 1/2 months old and keeps knawing on his thumb and fist. He is...

Tummy Time

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No Tummy Time

My girls are 4 mo and I cant get them to do any tummy time.They were born at 34 wks and very small,but now I feel they should be ready and all they do is SCREAM!They can hold their heads up when lying on your chest & sit up assisted. Any tricks to getting them to enjoy tummy time? I have tried a boppy and flat floor.

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Tummy Time Questions

My 7 month daughter (5 months adjusted -- she was a preemie) has mastered...

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Tummy Time Fun

Does anyone have any suggestion to make tummy time more fun for my 3-1/2...

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Walking & Taking First Steps

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First Steps Early Intervention

My 21 month old son just qualified for speech therapy services through First Steps. I would like to hear from any moms whose children have used or are currently enrolled in the program. Have you seen good results, are you happy with their progress, etc? I was contemplating supplementing his therapy with private speech therapy as well. How often do you feel is too much for a 21 month old? A little about my son...he basically only has 2 words at this point. He does sign language and he understands everything that he is told. I feel he just...

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To Walk or Not?

My husband and I were just discussing my MBA and how I need to petition to...