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  • Posted 05/30/2013 09:42:37 EDT

    Lead is the least of the worries at that place. I looked at 2 units in that building a few years ago and they were absolutely horrifying - filthy and unbelievably run down. The landlord just smirked a more »

  • Forum Post: Baby Names

    Posted 02/04/2012 01:44:11 EST

    My DH and I felt strongly that we choose a name that was somewhat uncommon but not TOO unusual for our son.  We ended up deciding on one that has just started making it into the top 100 list, although more »

  • Posted 01/17/2012 09:02:47 EST

    Is it possible that your son is going through a physical or developmental growth spurt? I've noticed that my son (22 mos) will have phases of absolutely horrific tantrums when he's going through a big more »

  • Posted 01/09/2012 09:07:16 EST

    We had ours inspected by the Wakefield Police Dept. We didn't live in Wakefield, which wasn't a problem at all. The officer was great. We have an older car w/o LATCH and he got that seat in so that it more »

  • Posted 12/29/2011 04:01:03 EST

    That's interesting, Miss Lilly. It had never occurred to me that most people leave their kids in daycare or that daycare centers = preschool once kids get to a certain age. The center option is probab more »

  • Posted 12/29/2011 02:25:29 EST

    My son is 21 mos and is currently in a home daycare but we are starting to think about preschool. I have to admit that I am completely clueless and confused. My research so far has been confined to th more »

  • Posted 09/15/2011 02:46:10 EDT

    Hmm.. yes, I grit my teeth and act like it's fine because that's my personality, but it puts us in an extremely difficult position when that happens. My husband is a mental health professional so it i more »

  • Posted 09/15/2011 12:30:35 EDT

    Why so rude, everyone? I also don't understand why people think this is sad? He's given families to those who were not able to achieve it on their own whether that is because they are single parents, more »

  • Posted 07/08/2011 11:21:04 EDT

    I didn't buy a bedding set, either. Like ajuly said, you aren't supposed to use bumpers and quilts so it didn't seem worth the $$. I bought a crib skirt & bunch of coordinating fitted sheets in neutra more »

  • Forum Post: Infant Allergies

    Posted 06/11/2011 04:45:03 EDT

    CVS brand prenatal vitamins are soy, wheat and dairy free (according to the bottle, anyway).

    more »

  • Forum Post: Bumpers

    Posted 06/07/2011 07:27:51 EDT

    I was firmly in the nothing at all in the crib except a fitted sheet camp. My mindset was that I wanted to know that any possibility of SIDS, suffocation or injury was minimized, but many people seem more »

  • Posted 05/27/2011 08:03:29 EDT

    Yeah, when DS first learned to roll, he'd wake up in all sorts of crazy positions, screaming bloody murder. He'd have limbs sticking out between the rails of the crib, be smooshed in one corner of the more »

  • Posted 05/18/2011 09:29:40 EDT

    I was paranoid about choking and was terrified to try finger foods.  We started with puffs at 9 months and didn't try cheerios until about 9.5 or 10 months. DS was more than ready! more »

  • Posted 05/13/2011 10:59:14 EDT

    Believe it or not, there are people that still believe that it's possible to kiss your kids too much.  My MIL actually told my son (9 mos old at the time) that his father kisses him too much and that more »

  • Posted 05/03/2011 01:43:11 EDT

    My thawed milk always has that kind of off smell to it and DS doesn't love it. He used to reject it but will now accept it (begrudgingly) after a few tries. You could try mixing some thawed BM w/ fres more »

  • Posted 05/02/2011 01:25:48 EDT

    Ridiculous! It would be very awkward to hold a baby in one's arms, carry a folded stroller and carry any other belongings even if you were guaranteed a seat.  I don't even know if I could fold my stro more »

  • Posted 04/19/2011 10:21:19 EDT

    I stockpiled Medela bottles to use for fresh storage in the fridge. I felt more secure transporting them and not worrying about bags puncturing and leaking. I only used bags (Lansinoh) for freezing. I more »

  • Posted 04/17/2011 04:42:04 EDT

    Thanks! We took advantage of the sale at Stride Rite and got one pair for now and another the next size up. DS LOVED being able to walk between us in the mall and outside at the park today! more »

  • Posted 04/15/2011 03:39:21 EDT

    My kid has never owned or worn a pair of shoes so these will really be the first pair. It always seemed like a pointless endeavor to even try pre-walkers. I can't even keep socks on him. I've probably more »

  • Posted 04/15/2011 11:59:56 EDT

    I just gave my DS a slice of the big cake rather than getting him a separate cupcake. It worked, although, probably wasn't as cute for the photos:) I did get a candle but didn't end up lighting it. We more »

  • Posted 04/15/2011 10:04:59 EDT

    Any recommendations on a good first pair of shoes for a 13 mo old just starting to walk? I'm looking to buy them in a brick and mortar store so that we can try them on. (Half the things I order online more »

  • Posted 03/29/2011 11:15:20 EDT

    My son just turned 1 and is 32" tall, 26 lbs. We'll be keeping him rear facing even though he is big and may or may not feel cramped. He is used to facing the rear. What would be tough is trying to sw more »

  • Posted 03/18/2011 12:56:28 EDT

    I made all homemade food and just bought jars when we were away for 2 weeks. It was much easier and I didn't want to spend any more time than necessary in my MIL's kitchen, for a variety of reasons. S more »

  • Forum Post: Starting solids

    Posted 03/15/2011 02:32:28 EDT

    LLLE - you can give them the puffs and cheerios before they have teeth. The puffs are mostly air and dissolve really quickly once they hit saliva. I was more nervous about the cheerios but my DS did j more »

  • Posted 03/14/2011 04:43:11 EDT

    I had a more negative experience at the BWH but I don't blame it on the hospital. My nurse in Labor seemed very supportive of medication free birth and knew exactly what I'd probably want (no IV, infr more »

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