Re: March Infants and Toddlers
posted at 3/7/2013 4:43 PM EST
ML - OMG, I love you for that toilet paper suggestion! I am doing it tonight. BTW, I recently realized that one reason my DD might unroll the paper is because she wants the empty tube to play with! So, mental note to keep all old tubes. (and by "realized" I mean, she TOLD me that's why she does it.)
Rama - you are so much kinder than I! my DS has been waking up at 530ish recently, and I do not get him unless he cries for more than 15 minutes.
Summer - my DS (few days shy of 7 months) also canât get any finger foods into his mouth. I recently rediscovered those net-like things you can put food into that babies can hold and suck on. I cannot think of a better way to describe it, hello mommy brain. Ok, theyâre like this: http://compare.ebay.com/like/290770624518?var=lv<yp=AllFixedPriceItemTypes&var=sbar The only issue is I can't get the nets completely clean, so tend to throw them away. So it's used sparingly. But it's GREAT for keeping him happy in the high chair while Iâm doing things for other people.
First time I gave DS a puff in his mouth, it triggered the gag reflex and he upchucked all the sweet potatoes I had just fed him. He was perfectly happy, with sweet potato all down his front. Scared the sh!t out of me even though I know this is a very common response and does not mean he was choking. So now my theory is, if he can get it into his mouth himself, he can eat it. I'm not putting any other solid foods into his mouth. And yes, I am the crazy person who sucks on the puffs to partially dissolve them before putting them on his tray. Just call me Alicia Silverstone.
CLC -what is Waterbabies?! Is this a swim class for infants?? DD starts her first swim class with me on the 16th, but I'd love to do one with DS while he is an infant!
Fram -we like the Nature's Promise chicken nuggets. I'd always been a fan of Applegate until I was eating one and got a bone! Was glad it was in mine and not DD's!
Liz - congrats on the weight!
Medford - our daycare does the combining rooms for dropoff and pickup thing too. We hate it. DD has gotten pretty good about it, but DH says he still can almost see her literally gulp and swallow, and brace herself for joining in. But then later in the day I know it gets better and she has fun. Sometimes I'm glad that I can't do dropoff because of work.
Luv - that story is so adorable! Love the love!!
Arcain - our second was a bit of an "oops", so the decision was made for us! Sort of. In as much as an adult can be surprised by pregnancy, knowing full well how it is achieved. But itâs such a good question and Iâm looking forward to reading the responses. Hope you are feeling better soon, btw!