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  • Forum Post: Famous folks from Newton?

    Posted 11/19/2011 04:30:58 EST

    I don't know how long Jay Harrington actually lived in Newton, but he actually graduated from Wellesley High.

  • Forum Post: Potty training, when does night wetting stop?

    Posted 07/21/2011 11:45:30 EDT

    Hi -- You're right, this is not trainable and it's not considered a "problem" until the child is about 8 or 9. It's very common for kids to not be able to hold it all night long, and for deep sleepers more »

  • Forum Post: 2.5 week old and sleeping

    Posted 11/10/2010 03:03:57 EST

    Poppy, Swaddling was going to be my suggestion, too, but maybe this will help: DS hated the bassinette because he could touch the sides with his hands when he flailed around. He did much better in the more »

  • Forum Post: winter boots for toddlers?

    Posted 10/21/2010 01:22:46 EDT

    Definitely check out a consignment shop. For this age, you can get some nice boots that are *barely* worn for a good price.
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  • Forum Post: Second-Hand Strollers, Etc.

    Posted 10/21/2010 01:20:58 EDT

    I don't know where you live, but Kid to Kid in Natick (on Route 9 near the Wellesley line) is a great consignment shop for all kinds of kids' gear. They often have a decent selection of strollers. more »

  • Forum Post: help with swelling

    Posted 06/21/2010 02:57:19 EDT

    Ugh, that swelling is the worst! My ob recommended making ice packs with I think 2 parts water/1 part rubbing alcohol. When frozen, it's still mushy and malleable, so you can wrap around your feet as more »

  • Forum Post: diaper pail

    Posted 06/03/2010 11:49:09 EDT

    Don't you flush the solid waste down the toilet? I know you can't when they are babies, but for toddlers you can and I think they say you're supposed to avoid putting BM into landfills. Anyway, we did more »

  • Forum Post: Circumcision?

    Posted 04/30/2010 10:31:39 EDT

    >>And are we doing our daughters too any favors, having a hood over an organ they might want to casually check out now and again, when honey says - I have a clean bill of health... Kiwiguy, I'm glad y more »

  • Forum Post: Plant ideas for shady front yard

    Posted 04/30/2010 10:14:18 EDT

    Hi Jenv, we have the same problem in our backyard. Agree with the recommendations for pachysandra, hostas (they come in a million varieties!) and rhododendron as absolutely low maintenance. For the ar more »

  • Forum Post: Circumcision?

    Posted 04/28/2010 10:46:30 EDT

    Hi Sarah -- I think it's great that you, as the mom, are taking an active interest in this issue. We decided not to circ. I felt very strongly about that, and when DH looked into the pros and cons, he more »

  • Forum Post: Baby carrier recommendations

    Posted 04/18/2010 07:05:37 EDT

    Hi ERPT,  I had a Baby Bjorn, which I was sort of meh about (it was convenient but didn't feel that great for my back for extended periods of time). A friend gave me a Cuddly Wrap (www.peapodcreations more »

  • Forum Post: OB Recommendation in Boston (MGH or Bringham)

    Posted 04/13/2010 09:37:50 EDT

    I loved the practice at MGH. My particular OB is not there any more so can't recommend him, but I had a wonderful experience there for both pregnancies. They are efficient, responsive, and thorough. I more »

  • Forum Post: diaper duty?

    Posted 04/02/2010 12:32:04 EDT

    Ha! Wait til someone refers to your husband taking care of your child as "baby sitting"! Some people seem to think husbands are exempt from diaper duty or whatever. I was planning a trip for work once more »

  • Forum Post: Rolling over wake up

    Posted 03/31/2010 04:28:53 EDT

    Hi lilmomma -- DS started rolling over and sleeping on his tummy at a pretty early age. I think if you're finding your little guy stuck on his side, it makes sense to roll him back on his back -- but more »

  • Forum Post: Maternity (shudder) Swimsuits?

    Posted 03/29/2010 03:28:06 EDT

    "I am scarred from a beach-going trip with a friend who was SO horrified by the sight of a PG lady in a bikini that she would not shut up about it. " Eh, what's the big deal? It's a belly, only bigger more »

  • Forum Post: How far is too far to live from the hospital you want to deliver in?

    Posted 03/29/2010 10:25:19 EDT

    Is it 45 minutes that will be an easy drive or one that could potentially have you in a lot of traffic? One thing to consider is that it's not just the delivery--would you be having to go from the Sou more »

  • Forum Post: What is your baby name criteria?

    Posted 03/26/2010 10:35:50 EDT

    Also check that any nicknames sound good with the last name. We considered Gabriel, which sounded fine with a B. last name, but "Gabe B" was hard to pronounced so we nixed it. We also nixed any names more »

  • Forum Post: It's a girl, but no pink please!?! Help!

    Posted 03/23/2010 02:24:01 EDT

    I'm surprised the two stores you mention didn't have anything that wasn't pink -- those would have been my first suggestions for non pink stuff (I've successfully shopped both those stores for that)! more »

  • Forum Post: Breast Feeding Recommendations

    Posted 03/23/2010 11:56:09 EDT

    Keywest, good luck. I echo what others have said, especially about not putting too much pressure on yourself ... whatever you do will be right for you and your baby. Things I wish I had prepared for: more »

  • Forum Post: Questions To Ask When Interviewing Pediatrician

    Posted 03/18/2010 11:19:09 EDT

    Rysmom has good questions. I also asked questions about stuff that was important to us (perspectives on circumcision, vegetarianism, or daycare, for example) to get a sense of the pedi's general attit more »

  • Forum Post: Pediatrician for Framingham/Natick/Southboro/Ashland Area

    Posted 03/17/2010 01:01:07 EDT

    We have had an excellent experience with Dr. Robert Lindeman -- although his practice is called Natick Pediatrics, it's located on Lincoln St. in Framingham. He is very responsive, thoughtful and know more »

  • Forum Post: Pediatrician in Malden/Medford/Arlington Area

    Posted 03/16/2010 09:32:15 EDT

    We used to see Dr. Rajee Joyce in Arlington (and were sad when we moved too far away to go to her anymore!). She now has her own practice at Spy Pond Pediatrics in Arlington. We LOVED her -- she was t more »

  • Forum Post: Is 16 months too young to potty train?

    Posted 03/04/2010 04:19:41 EST

    If she's showing an interest because she sees her friends at school doing it, then there's no harm in putting her on the potty and encouraging that interest, although at this age it will be more about more »

  • Forum Post: early ultrasounds

    Posted 03/04/2010 02:10:11 EST

    Dream -- I have a friend who was absolutely positive she was a certain number of weeks along, and the doctor insisted that she was fewer weeks than she said. She planned for both due dates and deliver more »

  • Forum Post: early ultrasounds

    Posted 03/03/2010 09:41:12 EST

    Hi Dream -- Congratulations! I don't have much to add to this but to encourage you never to leave the doctor's office with unanswered questions that make you so worried. Make the doctor answer all the more »