• If your toddler won't nap anymore, do you give them an hour of quiet time in their room?

    My 2 1/2 year old will nap sometimes, but if she does nap then she won't go to bed until super late so I figured its not even worth it anymore. Ive really been having issues with her lately with temper tantrums and throwing things when shes upset. Any advice????????? I feel like shes been out of control lately with it all. I try time outs but... show more
    My 2 1/2 year old will nap sometimes, but if she does nap then she won't go to bed until super late so I figured its not even worth it anymore. Ive really been having issues with her lately with temper tantrums and throwing things when shes upset. Any advice????????? I feel like shes been out of control lately with it all. I try time outs but she won't stay in the spot I put her.
    3 answers · Newborn & Baby · 7 years ago
  • Parents with BlackBerry phones - please help?

    I just got a BlackBerry Curve 9330. When I put a password lock on my phone, it has an "emergency call" option. Is there any way I can remove this option? Or, change the number so it doesn't immediately dial 911? I find that when I'm carrying it in the diaper bag/purse or when my toddler is playing with it, it's SO easy to... show more
    I just got a BlackBerry Curve 9330. When I put a password lock on my phone, it has an "emergency call" option. Is there any way I can remove this option? Or, change the number so it doesn't immediately dial 911? I find that when I'm carrying it in the diaper bag/purse or when my toddler is playing with it, it's SO easy to dial 911 even when it asks "Are you sure?" before dialing. Two clicks and WHAM! - 911 is on the line. Thanks!
    1 answer · Newborn & Baby · 7 years ago
  • Do you think the £500 sure start maternity grant is enough?

    I bought everything when I was about 5 months gone, but wondered how people manage to buy everything with just £500? Things are so expensive these days, especially maternity wear!! I'm expecting my 3rd baby in 6 weeks and have just been awarded the £500, did you manage to get everything with yours?
    I bought everything when I was about 5 months gone, but wondered how people manage to buy everything with just £500? Things are so expensive these days, especially maternity wear!! I'm expecting my 3rd baby in 6 weeks and have just been awarded the £500, did you manage to get everything with yours?
    10 answers · Parenting · 7 years ago
  • Did your children do anything destructive today?

    Mine found a red crayon in the back seat of the jeep and colored all over the door while I was driving. BQ: Anyone know how to get crayon off a car door?
    Mine found a red crayon in the back seat of the jeep and colored all over the door while I was driving. BQ: Anyone know how to get crayon off a car door?
    19 answers · Parenting · 7 years ago
  • Should i give my baby rice cereal?

    Ok my son is 3 1/2 months old. He was 10 pounds 4 oz at birth and is somewhere around 16 pounds or so now. He usually drinks 6-7 oz bottles every 3 hours. He spits up a lot and I think maybe i should give him rice cereal. He always wants to eat more, then spits up from all the spazzing out from still being hungry. He never seems content after eating... show more
    Ok my son is 3 1/2 months old. He was 10 pounds 4 oz at birth and is somewhere around 16 pounds or so now. He usually drinks 6-7 oz bottles every 3 hours. He spits up a lot and I think maybe i should give him rice cereal. He always wants to eat more, then spits up from all the spazzing out from still being hungry. He never seems content after eating but im scared to feed him too much formula. Any thoughts? Amy experiences with babies born big and things like that? ok so how much should i give him and how often?
    8 answers · Newborn & Baby · 7 years ago
  • I know its an old chestnut, but...?

    The penis, mightier than the sword? Or is it just a phallusy?
    The penis, mightier than the sword? Or is it just a phallusy?
    6 answers · Philosophy · 7 years ago
  • At what age should your child... ... ...?

    (I'm asking this again because when I did the first two times, it never showed up in Y!A.) At what age should your child... 1) not see mommy/daddy naked (SAME sex child)? 2) not see mommy/daddy naked (OPPOSITE sex child)? 3) not see mommy/daddy use the bathroom (SAME sex child)? 4) not see mommy/daddy use the bathroom (OPPOSITE... show more
    (I'm asking this again because when I did the first two times, it never showed up in Y!A.) At what age should your child... 1) not see mommy/daddy naked (SAME sex child)? 2) not see mommy/daddy naked (OPPOSITE sex child)? 3) not see mommy/daddy use the bathroom (SAME sex child)? 4) not see mommy/daddy use the bathroom (OPPOSITE sex child)? Please give your opinions. :o) Some of my mommy friends and I are debating this, so I'm interested in all points of view. Thanks!
    3 answers · Newborn & Baby · 8 years ago
  • Please all Mothers new and old, can you answer my questions about breast and bottle feeding?

    This is for a school assignment in child studies. By bottle feeding I mean formula. 1. If you have breastfed what do you believe was good about it? And/ or If you bottle fed what do you believe was good about that? 2. What didn't you like about your choice? What disadvantages did you find? 3. Do you ever feel like you should have... show more
    This is for a school assignment in child studies. By bottle feeding I mean formula. 1. If you have breastfed what do you believe was good about it? And/ or If you bottle fed what do you believe was good about that? 2. What didn't you like about your choice? What disadvantages did you find? 3. Do you ever feel like you should have chosen the other method of feeding? Or which method did you prefer if you did both. 4. How do you feel when you see other women breastfeeding in public?
    12 answers · Parenting · 8 years ago
  • SIDS, what would you tell this mother?

    One of my friends lets her baby sleep on his tummy. Now, she's well-educated, well-read, and researched. So I asked her why. She said that the SIDS organizations haven't sold her on the back to sleep campaign. There's no evidence of rebreathing, and what they have found recently is that it's typically a genetic condition, and... show more
    One of my friends lets her baby sleep on his tummy. Now, she's well-educated, well-read, and researched. So I asked her why. She said that the SIDS organizations haven't sold her on the back to sleep campaign. There's no evidence of rebreathing, and what they have found recently is that it's typically a genetic condition, and has trends that her baby doesn't fall into a risk for. With her acid reflux, sleeping on the belly helps her keep off of medicine that we don't know the long-term effects for. So she believes this is better. Then she pointed me to a study by the SIDS groups that have said to stop swaddling (she knows I swaddle) because it increases the time the baby sleeps, and that increases their risk for SIDS. She said that it seems to her that basically all of their guidelines are based on one thing: make the baby uncomfortable so they easily rouse themselves... and that isn't good for brain development, lack of deep sleep. She gave a bunch of risks that her baby doesn't fall into. Like: -not an ethnic minority -not in daycare (a large number of SIDS events happen in daycares...) -not born to a teen -no smokers in the house. -not a boy. -well-ventilated room -kept at a comfortable temperature (but not the SIDS recommendation of under 69degrees...) -no one in her immediate, extended, or hyper-extended going back 200 years has ever had an infant die in the first year. It's always been older than that. And as far as she knows, they all slept on their tummy with blankets. She even uses a blanket when her daughter seems to want it. I know I can't convince her otherwise. Her daughter's reflux has stopped and she's sleeping peacefully. But I wonder, what would you tell her? I told her that she's welcome to her opinion and I hope it turns out alright, but not to blame me if I'm more cautious. She's done a lot of genealogical research and there's no record of a baby in her family dying before the age of 1, and it would have been recorded since all the births are there so she can say there's been no SIDS deaths for 200 years or around that. The youngest deaths in the family are connected directly to illnesses (like the 1918 flu epidemic) and even they were older than 1. I wouldn't question her on that. :) And no, like I said I didn't get after her or judge her, but wished her the best, and excused myself for being more cautious. I wanted to know her reasons, that's why I asked. It's not like she wouldn't know about the Back to Sleep campaign. I wouldn't try to convince her otherwise. If she chooses something for her child, she's done more research on it than I have. :P That type of a parent. I can't quote studies. She can.
    10 answers · Newborn & Baby · 8 years ago
  • Possibly getting induced...i need help though first!!?

    i am 39 weeks 5 days and ill be getting induced on tuesday...if i can dialate half a cm to get to three cm so my labor isnt so long. otherwise they will wait til thursday. i have been stuck at 2cm for about a month and finally got the last half a cm but honestly idk what i did because i havent had many contractions or anything. whats the best way to... show more
    i am 39 weeks 5 days and ill be getting induced on tuesday...if i can dialate half a cm to get to three cm so my labor isnt so long. otherwise they will wait til thursday. i have been stuck at 2cm for about a month and finally got the last half a cm but honestly idk what i did because i havent had many contractions or anything. whats the best way to get me to 3 or maybe 4 cm by monday? i tried walking a lot and that doesnt do anything for me i walked 2 miles one day and went shopping for 6 houris the next day and i was still stuck at 2... i have kidney stones and i would really like to get him out so i can take care of my body to be a fit parent. help!!
    5 answers · Newborn & Baby · 8 years ago
  • How do you properly prepare the formula?

    I'm using powder formula. What I've done so far is fill the baby bottle with baby water and pour the scoop of powder formula and then shake it.... Should I be heating up the water first? Is it ok to just give it like that?
    I'm using powder formula. What I've done so far is fill the baby bottle with baby water and pour the scoop of powder formula and then shake it.... Should I be heating up the water first? Is it ok to just give it like that?
    6 answers · Newborn & Baby · 8 years ago
  • Women with babies, isn't your husband supposed to come first?

    I have a 3 month old baby boy and I love him but my husband comes first. Different kind of love of course but my husband is # 1 and that's the way it's supposed to be I'm his # as well. That doesn't mean that we don't love our baby but we love each other more. I notice that most women put their children ahead of their partners... show more
    I have a 3 month old baby boy and I love him but my husband comes first. Different kind of love of course but my husband is # 1 and that's the way it's supposed to be I'm his # as well. That doesn't mean that we don't love our baby but we love each other more. I notice that most women put their children ahead of their partners and I can't understand that. It's because of your partner that you have a baby. No wonder so many marriages fail.
    30 answers · Newborn & Baby · 8 years ago
  • Forced weaning?.....how to get the balance right?

    Hi, I have a 5 month old daughter that I have just started to wean onto rice cereal - up until recently she was having a small bowl a day of rice cereal + breast milk on top. Anyway 7 days ago I was taken by ambulance to hospital with suspected meningitus and I was not allowed to feed my daughter until I got the all clear..... Whilst I was in... show more
    Hi, I have a 5 month old daughter that I have just started to wean onto rice cereal - up until recently she was having a small bowl a day of rice cereal + breast milk on top. Anyway 7 days ago I was taken by ambulance to hospital with suspected meningitus and I was not allowed to feed my daughter until I got the all clear..... Whilst I was in hospital my husband and mother were having a pretty tough time getting her to eat - and in the end just gave her jars of food (no milk) she apparently liked this so they continued to feed her this way until they eventually gave her a couple of bottles of formula. I got all my results back and I didn't have meningitus, I had labrynthitus (inner ear infection) I'm just wandering - after this kind of diet will she just go back to being a breastfed baby or will she want more now? And also if she wants to wean - how much juice/milk/food do I have to give her. Sorry but very confused
    2 answers · Newborn & Baby · 8 years ago
  • To all moms with newborns?

    My stepchildren ( age 4 & 7 ) stay with me & my husband every other weekend. I have a 2 week old & they have already visited last week. I was freaking out because they are always sick. Any suggestions so the kids, my husband and I can come to a happy medium because I don't want a sick newborn.
    My stepchildren ( age 4 & 7 ) stay with me & my husband every other weekend. I have a 2 week old & they have already visited last week. I was freaking out because they are always sick. Any suggestions so the kids, my husband and I can come to a happy medium because I don't want a sick newborn.
    8 answers · Newborn & Baby · 8 years ago
  • Looking for moms who've had vbacs?

    Was it successful? And what are the risks involved with them? Are you for or against it? Oh Daniel's mom! I'm so sorry about your second son.
    Was it successful? And what are the risks involved with them? Are you for or against it? Oh Daniel's mom! I'm so sorry about your second son.
    3 answers · Newborn & Baby · 8 years ago
  • My daughter is nearly 16 months and earlier today?

    she ate a toffee crisp cluster that she stole from the bag i had accidentally left lying next to my sofa. I was reading the back of the pack and it said "may contain traces of nuts" should i be worried and contact my doctor? I'm from the UK. This happened about 3/4 hours ago and my daughter is now down for the night. She has been fine... show more
    she ate a toffee crisp cluster that she stole from the bag i had accidentally left lying next to my sofa. I was reading the back of the pack and it said "may contain traces of nuts" should i be worried and contact my doctor? I'm from the UK. This happened about 3/4 hours ago and my daughter is now down for the night. She has been fine so far but i'm just a bit worried about her having a nut allergy or some kind of reaction from eating the small cluster. Would the reaction have happened straight away or can it happen after a few hours? Thanks in advance x
    5 answers · Toddler & Preschooler · 8 years ago
  • My son is 2 months old.I was feeding him for every 2 hours.?

    And two days before my doctor asked me to feed him for every 3 hours.Since then he is not nursing.Now I have to give him a bottle.How can I stop this and nurse as usual.If i am not giving a bottle then he is crying and I am afraid whether he will dehydrate.
    And two days before my doctor asked me to feed him for every 3 hours.Since then he is not nursing.Now I have to give him a bottle.How can I stop this and nurse as usual.If i am not giving a bottle then he is crying and I am afraid whether he will dehydrate.
    6 answers · Newborn & Baby · 8 years ago
  • I want my 2 month old baby to gain more weight what can i do? He is 11.11 lbs right now which is perfect but..?

    my MIL thinks he needs to gain more and actually i agree with her cos i like rolly polly babies too! Although is middle of the road as far as weight is concerned the thing is my son is in the 87 percentile for height so he is tall and so he looks kinda skinnier than the other babies his age. I breast feed him during the day and give him formula once... show more
    my MIL thinks he needs to gain more and actually i agree with her cos i like rolly polly babies too! Although is middle of the road as far as weight is concerned the thing is my son is in the 87 percentile for height so he is tall and so he looks kinda skinnier than the other babies his age. I breast feed him during the day and give him formula once at night, what else can i do? Will he gain more weight once he starts solids? I meant because he is taller he looks skinnier and so i want him to look more chubby. I am happy and grateful to God for giving me this beautiful gift but every one wants their baby to be the cutest and although mine is, i still want him to be a little more bigger. At birth he was a 9lb baby delivered vaginally and i want him to look like it!!! I went through all that pain and delivered him naturally, and now when i tell people he was 9lbs they say he doesn't look like it and it's just not fair! :-( Besides, when i look at skinny babies i feel they r not taken care of properly and i don't want to fall in that category.
    9 answers · Newborn & Baby · 8 years ago