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  • I gained around 20 pounds. It was really easy to loose it with my first baby, I may have even lost too much. I didn't try it was just through breastfeeding that I lost weight. With my next child it took a little longer, but again I really didn't …
  • I never let my oldest daughter get very attached to it. We only used it when it was absolutely necessary, mostly in the car because she hated being in the car or when I wasn't there for awhile. Other than that we would hide it so she didn't get to…
  • This is a great question. I think if you have friends who are moms invite them and their SO over for dinner or go out as a double date. You could also attend parenting or pregnancy classes together. There you're pretty likely to find other parent…
  • My son is almost 10 months now and he's had a lot more foods. He has had apple sauce, mashed peaches, mashed cherries, blueberries, strawberries, cucumber and watermelon. His favorite is definitely banana. If he sees a banana across the room he w…
  • I read to my baby, but not everyday. I read a lot to my older daughters and my baby is always around me, so I wonder if that counts. When I read to him I usually read something like Dr. Seuss or very simple rhyming books like Leapfrog books. I wo…
  • I think the recommendation is 2 or less glasses. A small quantity like that will not be transferred to breastmilk.
  • There is a chart I've seen somewhere that lists what kinds of chores kids can safely and effectively do starting at around 1 or 2 years old. A lot of parenting teachers/coaches recommend starting children with doing age appropriate chores as soon a…
  • I can't be sure of course but it seems like it's possible he doesn't fully recognize his dad. He's been looking at him funny for the past few days, but he's not nearly as active with him as we was the last time we were all together. I hope this do…
  • I like to make homemade bread, massive salads with special ingredients, and we eat the salad first. Other than that I try yo have a lot of fresh ingredients in serving bowls so the kids can try different combinations and get more interest in making…
  • Today my son was pulling himself up to a mirror and kissing his reflection over and over. Then later he was crawling around and would lay down and start tasting the floor! He's in a very busy phase right now where everything goes in his mouth! He…
  • Thanks momma 5931 I'll look into both plants. I worry about toxins and air quality.
  • Yeah there is a lot of e pressure to day things a certain way but we have to do what's best for our families.
  • The only things that bother me is when they do things I've specifically told them we do a certain way or if they bad mouth my patenting choices.
  • There's so many things. My middle child has always been hilarious. When she was a year and a half she used to pull the keys off my laptop, before I'd even see her. It was as if shed been stalking her prey then she'd pounce and pluck off a key! My…
  • Thanks for sharing your experiences. I really feel I should start looking now, its worth the sacrifice to budget better, forego take out, etc to get peace of mind and a break. My stress level directly affects everything else I do, so I definitely …
  • Oh wow a lavender plant sounds like a great idea. I can't believe I never even considered that! The spray works very well for us, almost too well. I once had a dishwashing soap with lavender in it and I never could get the dishes washed! I'd alw…
  • I've used lavender. I spray the room and linen spray on the pillows and in the room at night. Which reminds me I need to get more. I'm sure there are other essential oils you can use but I'm not an expert. I've just stuck with what worked for us
  • I don't post my kids pictures on social media I just don't feel comfortable with it. Anyone can take the pictures and do what they want with them. That makes me uncomfortable.
  • There are great glow in the dark stars you can stick on the ceilings. Kids love them! I've also used a lava lamp. It creates low light but its also stimulating to the brain which is sometimes what we need to relax enough to fall asleep.
  • I think we started chores around 4 or 5 years old. Mostly I'd have them wipe off their table, put their clothes away and wash some of their own dishes. After awhile they had more chores. When they do chores without me asking I pay them. There is …
  • If you've chosen a provider you trust you should feel safe following their advice. However if you're not sureif you trust your provider get second third or more opinions. You can switch providers as late as you wish, but also make sure to look at di…
  • I find that with toddlers it is important for them to be able to visually see everything they are eating and to have colorful food for them to eat. I try to keep things as simple as possible because I've dealt with a lot of picky eaters. My kids l…
  • It is really unfortunate how child support works in the U.S. If they are sending him to jail, it would be beneficial to have him make money while he's in jail and send it to his child.
  • One thing you might want to do is to have your child apply for small scholarships while in high school. If your child doesn't have a unique skill, try to find something they are interested in to pursue and progress at over the years. Allow your c…
  • There are many websites where you can find adoptive parents. There are websites where you work directly with the parents and websites where you work through an agency. I recommend AIC and/or adoptimist. With an unplanned pregnancy at AIC and othe…
  • I think about how much time do my kids need from me? My first daughter got a lot of time from me because although I worked when she turned 4 months or so, I was able to take her with me and I stopped working when she was a little over a year old an…
  • Each of my birth experiences have been very different. The first was very beautiful, 8 hours, but calm and easy at the same time. My second was my difficult one, it lasted over 24 hours, I was very exhausted. My third was the fastest. It was ove…
  • Drinking cold water might seem like it cools you down, but in the long run it really doesn't. It makes your body do more work to get it to room temperature. Putting cold water bottles or ice packs on the back of the neck, feet or forehead are grea…
  • I haven't Christened any of my babies. I didn't know people do it without having those religious beliefs. A lot of people have the beliefs and still don't do a Christening. I do think it's important to name a person who would be a guardian if som…
  • I've only had one in the hospital. I stayed in for about 3 days but I really wanted to leave right away. It was uncomfortable, stressful, cold and I really just wanted to go home, but they made a big hassle out of everything in my opinion. Only t…
  • My youngest daughter first said "gato", my oldest said "ma" or "mas". They both said things that resembled ma or mama early on, but it seems they may have both said their first words in Spanish. My baby boy is not talking yet but it sounds like he…
  • Sometimes this happens just as a result of hormones. With time it will grow back. You might want to see a doctor just in case, to rule out other causes. A lot of women, however, do have temporary hair loss after pregnancy. Usually prenatal vitam…
  • It can be a lot of things. I'm not really sure. Does she drool in her sleep? If so that might be a cause. It could also be eczema or just dry skin.
  • Sounds like he was maybe shocked and frightened by the fall. I'm sure he will get over it soon enough. Just try to assure him that he is okay and falls will happen. Maybe tell him a story of a fall you had as a kid. You might also get dressing f…
  • Sandra, I think that is a phase at that age. I remember my oldest daughter being like that at that age, and my 6 year old is the same way now. What I did with my oldest was to make sure she understood what I meant. Often she didn't understand wha…
  • There are definitely ways to get back into the work world after a long absence. You could look into freelancing from home on a site like Upwork. If you're good at writing, editing, photography, computer stuff, graphics, art, teaching (especially l…
  • It's become pretty trendy to have beds that sit low to the ground or on the ground. You could also get a mini loft bed with a canopy or railing around it. I've also had bed railings that are pushed in underneath the mattress, that worked well for …
  • A friend of mine teaches a class with musical instruments, singing and storytelling it's for babies to preschool age. It's a great place to meet new mom and get your baby socializing.
    in Playdates Comment by yogimama July 2017
  • I'm thinking about starting to work from home again. I've started doing some work at home, but I would love to get out a bit too! I'm considering working part-time at night-time. I'm not really sure but realizing my youngest baby is now old enoug…
  • I wanted to have a boy with my last baby and I did, but I can't say what made it happen. I also had two girls previous to this baby.
  • I had some issues like this with my middle child. She would bite people a lot. Luckily, I was fortunate to not have to send her to school because I was afraid she would hurt another child. She's almost 7 now and doesn't seem to do anything like t…
  • I'm not sure what I want to do, but I definitely want to do something where I can invite adults and kids to get to know him better. I know he won't remember it but I look forward to celebrating his first birthday.
  • This is something really important to me. I've bought a lot of kids games, toys, music, dvds and books to help my children to be be bilingual. I think when there are specific things that are only done or talked about in the target language that wi…
  • I don't remember much about the crawling phases. My babies stayed on me a lot. The little one is crawling right now but he's more interested in trying to stand up. He does like to get tissue and try to put it in his mouth, even right in front of …
  • All 3 of mine were basically born within 1 day of the edd. I was using natural family planning, so I knew to the date everything that was going on preconception.
    in Due date Comment by yogimama July 2017
  • I really disagree with sitting them in front of the TV for hours everyday. I am surprised how many kids watch show after show everyday, I think it's horrible for their brains. A few shows ocassionally is fine, but if that's all they ever want to d…
  • My little one seems to have acid reflux. At first it was breastfeeding problems and I thought it might be tongue tie or lip tie, but the doctor advised me on symptoms to look for. As breastfeeding got better, I still noticed a lot of spitting up, …
  • I don't even have one, I have never really had any except maybe one with my oldest child. We haven't needed one at all.
  • I trained in infant nutrition and child/maternal health and yes, most recommendation will say children need milk daily as their main source of calories up until 1 and should continue to have it daily until after 3 years old for brain development.
  • My baby was about 6 and a half pounds and was about 18 inches. He seemed really small to me, but my other babies were about the same size.

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