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  • Forum Post: August I&T

    Posted 08/20/2014 10:40:49 EDT

    CLC--I'm so sorry for your losses.  I finally visited this board after a long break, and thought I would reach out, since I've dealt with the recurrent pregnancy loss issue. We also had a panel of tes more »

  • Posted 01/29/2014 04:18:44 EST

    I traveled for 3 nights and pumped for my 6 month old.  The Isis webinar was invaluable in planning this: See the one from 9/13.  It wa more »

  • Posted 01/21/2014 10:15:02 EST

    Also, why the heck is $h0rt a banned word?

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  • Posted 01/21/2014 10:13:52 EST

    Hope the sick LOs are feeling better now! My question today: how cold do you think is too cold to go on a 10-15 minute outdoor walk with baby? I decided that this 14 degree morning was too cold to bri more »

  • Posted 01/04/2014 06:55:57 EST

    Our pediatrician suggested using just plain water and soft cloth for wipes instead of any "baby wipe" product.  Sounds like you already tried that though?   DD has not had a terrible rash yet, but wha more »

  • Forum Post: Baby carriers

    Posted 12/27/2013 11:37:40 EST

    Magic Beans also has a great selection that you can try on, as does Buy Buy Baby.  We got the Stokke MyCarrier and we really like it. It is easy to put on and very supportive. We liked that there was more »

  • Posted 12/19/2013 01:05:50 EST

    Had our 6 mo appt today, and the doctor suggested introducing a sippy cup with water.  Exciting! Re. solid foods: DD has gotten more and more enthusiastic about these.  For her, we just offered them c more »

  • Posted 12/16/2013 01:23:55 EST

    JL--My DD is almost 6 months old, and has been eating solids for a few weeks now.  She is at daycare from 9-6 some days.  We do three bottles of 4 oz each at daycare, because I can't pump more than th more »

  • Posted 12/11/2013 10:19:35 EST

    I was raised vegetarian and plan to do the same with DD, so I wouldn't be inclined to sweat the meat consumption. Protein deficiencies are exceedingly rare in the developed world, but if you're worryi more »

  • Posted 11/13/2013 08:48:55 EST

    Congrats on your new daughter WPP!  I'm sorry about the BF troubles.  It's not always fun and easy. You've already done a wonderful thing for your daughter by giving her 3 weeks of BF.   Re. pumping, more »

  • Posted 10/30/2013 07:44:03 EDT

    medfordcc--yes, that is the table I was thinking of.  I think my in-laws already bought for DD, so that ship has sailed, but I do like the idea of just a regular kid height table that we could put dif more »

  • Posted 10/30/2013 01:11:36 EDT

    Thanks for all the recommendations!  Starting with frozen fruits and veggies for the purees sounds like a great idea, which (silly me!) I hadn't thought of yet. I will need to get an ice cube tray and more »

  • Posted 10/29/2013 01:57:04 EDT

    Hi all-- DD had her 4 mo checkup and she is growing like a champ!  She is catching up to the median in height and remains a chunky monkey in the weight category. :)   Some close friends recently had a more »

  • Posted 10/29/2013 09:24:19 EDT

    Congratulations WPP!  I hope you can enjoy these precious first few weeks with baby Quinn and that you have a speedy, safe recovery.

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  • Posted 10/10/2013 12:13:54 EDT

    medford--if you want a snuggly/stretchy arms out swaddle, check out the woombie.  They have one that converts to arms out, although we just don't zip her regular one up all the way.  I've never seen i more »

  • Posted 10/10/2013 12:08:26 EDT

    Sending a big hug to you Jennifyr.  I'm so sorry for your loss. NL--you are brave to be facing this and making the decision that is right for your family.  I hope you are able to settle in and enjoy t more »

  • Posted 10/08/2013 02:37:38 EDT

    Thanks for the thoughts! DD doesn't seem to have trouble falling asleep at daycare, but she just won't stay down long. At home she may sleep for 2-3 hours in one of her daily naps. She still gets tire more »

  • Posted 10/08/2013 12:38:48 EDT

    Med--you could try a legs only swaddle or try the Magic Merlin sleep suit. DD became obsessed with sucking her thumb overnight so we switched legs only swaddle by not fully zipping her woombie. But I' more »

  • Posted 10/01/2013 02:43:17 EDT

    Jennifyr--sorry for your scary first visit. I will keep my fingers crossed for you.  WPP--I was also GBS+. My OB said not to worry about rushing to the hospital earlier bc labor is usually plenty long more »

  • Posted 09/16/2013 01:50:54 EDT

    Thanks for the advice on pumping! I am using your idea of storing pump parts in the fridge, and I will look into ordering a 2nd set  of parts. I am also using the cleaning wipes.  Today was supposed t more »

  • Posted 09/12/2013 01:28:17 EDT

    Chiclet--that mailman comment is so ridiculous and offensive.  THe LC I saw gave me a ton of pointers on how to position the baby and use my nursing pillow so that I could do compressions at the same more »

  • Posted 09/12/2013 01:24:02 EDT

    JL--That's ridiculous that they kept trying to take the baby out of the room! I just wanted to add for any pg ladies though that a hospital experience doesn't necessarily equate with them trying to ta more »

  • Posted 09/12/2013 01:08:51 EDT

    My DD also wakes up twice every night to eat at 11 weeks old.  It's exhausting.  I'm still waiting for a break here! For you ladies who pump at work--what do you do to keep pump parts clean between se more »

  • Posted 09/11/2013 01:27:00 EDT

    WPP--Our dog trainer highly recommended this blog: The idea is that dogs and babies should have a sort of parallel existence. You want both parties to be rel more »

  • Posted 09/10/2013 11:27:59 EDT

    Chiclet--I'm so glad you had a helpful visit with the nurse.  That sounds like it went really well.  Today I left my sweet little peanut at daycare for the first time.  I will go back there in an hour more »

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