• FEEDING SCHEDULE FOR 7-9 MONTH OLD!! NEED HELP!!?

    My son is 8 months old... what is/was your little ones feeding schedule (in detail)? I need help, some people tell me my son should be eating real foods other than the baby food jars, other say it's normal. I just need a few pointers. thank you so much!!
    My son is 8 months old... what is/was your little ones feeding schedule (in detail)? I need help, some people tell me my son should be eating real foods other than the baby food jars, other say it's normal. I just need a few pointers. thank you so much!!
    8 answers · Newborn & Baby · 9 years ago
  • How to soothe my teething son?

    My son is teething and a friend suggested an amber teething necklace. Has anyone used these? I would like advice from everyone on this, as well as any other suggestions to soothe my son's aching gum's.
    My son is teething and a friend suggested an amber teething necklace. Has anyone used these? I would like advice from everyone on this, as well as any other suggestions to soothe my son's aching gum's.
    6 answers · Newborn & Baby · 9 years ago
  • BREAST FEEDING IS CONFUSING!?

    I have a 8 1/2 month old son who is thee most laid back baby i have ever seen! He came out nursing and we havent looked back. He was sleeping through the night at 4 months of age and is happy. We have overcome me having to pump and bottle feed through widsom teeth extraction and 2 weeks later having my appendix out. Through it all he started... show more
    I have a 8 1/2 month old son who is thee most laid back baby i have ever seen! He came out nursing and we havent looked back. He was sleeping through the night at 4 months of age and is happy. We have overcome me having to pump and bottle feed through widsom teeth extraction and 2 weeks later having my appendix out. Through it all he started nursing right away again as soon as i was cleared to do so, About 2 weeks ago he came down with the Roseola Virus and of course stopped nursing and eating. He has fully recovered and his appetiate is stronger than ever and i feel like my supply has diminished so i was feeding him and then giving him a few ounces of formula afterward...welllllll he now he doesnt want to nurse (sometimes if i struggle with him enough he will but he always takes a bottle straight away.....) so i tried to pump and bottle feed but I cannot get my milk to come in everytime or i dont get as much as i feel like i do when he feeds....HELP what should i do? Should i just give up? Can my supply come back up or no, now that we are this far along. FYI we are also "trying" for another....HELP
    7 answers · Newborn & Baby · 9 years ago
  • Any mommies feel like each day is "groundhog day"?

    I stay home with my 9 month old and have really been feeling restless. We do the same things everyday. The routine is the same. I know this is needed for good sleep, etc, but I am going to go crazy! We moved to a new town and so far, the people that I met are either not really my type, or they don't have children, so playdates are out of the... show more
    I stay home with my 9 month old and have really been feeling restless. We do the same things everyday. The routine is the same. I know this is needed for good sleep, etc, but I am going to go crazy! We moved to a new town and so far, the people that I met are either not really my type, or they don't have children, so playdates are out of the question. Also, do you ever feel like your hubby's life didn't change after the baby? I feel like I gave up a lot to make sure my son has what he needs. On the other hand, HE is out doing whatever he wants, when he wants, and it seems like he doesn't even have to think about it. If I even want to go to the grocery store, it is a big process to make sure we have everything that we need! HE just jumps in his car and is gone within 5 minutes of deciding he is going somewhere.....I am so jealous of this! (BTW, when I brought this up last, he told his mom, who in turn called me and said "honey you need to get out, leave the baby with me." Nice gesture, but HE should be doing those things...not her) Anyway, anyone ever feel this way?
    7 answers · Newborn & Baby · 9 years ago
  • Im breastfeeding my 5 week old baby and its hard to put him on schedule,he always seem his hungry?

    i would breast feed him for 10 to 30 min and falls a sleep for 20min and wake up and his hungry only during the daytime, his great at night cause he could sleep for 3-4 hours
    i would breast feed him for 10 to 30 min and falls a sleep for 20min and wake up and his hungry only during the daytime, his great at night cause he could sleep for 3-4 hours
    11 answers · Newborn & Baby · 9 years ago
  • How to break a sleep association (my boob) and cio question ?

    So my eight month old has a sleep association. She WILL NOT fall asleep without my boob in her mouth. I guess I'm to blame, for letting her nurse to sleep, it was just so much easier because she was very colicky when she was younger. Well now I have to break her of this because I am returning to work in a few weeks and I alternate day-evening... show more
    So my eight month old has a sleep association. She WILL NOT fall asleep without my boob in her mouth. I guess I'm to blame, for letting her nurse to sleep, it was just so much easier because she was very colicky when she was younger. Well now I have to break her of this because I am returning to work in a few weeks and I alternate day-evening shifts. She has begun daycare progressively and she WILL NOT sleep there either (nap). She cries the whole time she is lain down, and wakes up the other children. She is VERY curious and has never been a big napper, starting when she was three months old we couldn't get her to sleep anywhere but her crib. She is very good at fighting her sleep and will spend 8-10 hours without napping easily if we're out. She sleeps 8 hours at night, nurses and sleeps another 3-4 hours. However she will not go to sleep without my boob. We have tried rocking (me or someone else), walking, reading,singing, and giving her a bottle. She has a routine, a blankie, a pacifier and an aquarium that plays soothing noises. Does anyone know how to break this sleep association ? Oh and the cry-it-out part !!! I felt pretty opposed to cry it out but my husband says it's necessary and I really can't find any good arguments against it any more as he is the one having to deal every evening. Plus I would rather we start this when I'm still around. We gave it our first go tonight and it was horrible !!! We put her down, every five minutes one of us went in to soothe her, hum, rub her belly, if she was really panicked pick her up and help her settle then put her down again saying night night we love you. Did I mention she is pretty strong-willed ?? She cried for three hours !!! By this time, she was due for another feed, so I nursed her, and you guessed, she fell asleep on my boob ! Again ! So what now ? I refuse to go through this every night, but it will eventually end up happening anyway when I go back to work... If you tried cio, how long till it got better ? Umm, yeah... so the anti-c-i-o haters, do you actually have any useful suggestions, or do you just feel the need to diss on my parenting ? 'cause she WILL cry continually for my boob when I'm at work, so we're hoping to make the transition easier by getting her used to falling asleep without it when I'm still around to soothe her... But please, don't actually ANSWER my question, god forbid; obviously you have TONS of other tricks to solve this situation, you just don't want to share them with a cruel unfit parent like me ! LOL
    9 answers · Newborn & Baby · 9 years ago
  • Why does my mother-in-law make jabs about me getting an epidural?

    When people ask how my labor was in front of her and I answer the truth about it being painful, she scoffs. First of all, I had to endure hours of contractions BEFORE the epidural, and secondly, right before I started pushing, I felt the most HORRIBLE contractions ever! I wasn't completely out of pain, not in the least bit. Not too mention, she... show more
    When people ask how my labor was in front of her and I answer the truth about it being painful, she scoffs. First of all, I had to endure hours of contractions BEFORE the epidural, and secondly, right before I started pushing, I felt the most HORRIBLE contractions ever! I wasn't completely out of pain, not in the least bit. Not too mention, she had at least two c-sections in her child-bearing days...with pain medication. A lot of other older women have been rude about this too. Why?! Why are they so smug, and rude about it? I think whatever way a woman chooses to do when in labor with her baby, that's her decision and people shouldn't judge :-) Thank you guys, you made me feel a lot better :-) My water had broke early morning, and I had contractions start about three hours after that. I was dilated to a 5 ALL day and did not progress any farther until right when it up time to push. They had given me pitocin to try and progress me faster, so my contractions were really hard :( The epidural made me feel really good for awhile, it kind of felt like the relief you get from cramps when taking midol, it dulls the pain a bit. I was NOT numb like some people are when getting the epi. Just a little bit of tingling. I felt way better though. Then the feeling of my contractions came back with a vengeance and it hurt like nothing I've ever felt in my life. The anesthesia guy told me that it would not completely take the pain away and he was right! The nurse also told me that a lot of women start to feel the contractions again when it is time to push. I certainly did! I was still numb down there though, but did feel an extreme, intense pressure. Also, I was completely coherent the whole time. Despite what some women tell you that they want to be "alert" during birth and that is why they won't take the epidural, it didn't make me sleepy! I guess it is different for everyone though! I'm extremely glad that I got the epidural because I was able to focus, push, and enjoy my labor a bit more. And when she was out I wasn't in extreme pain, so I was able to enjoy my daughter. :)
    16 answers · Newborn & Baby · 9 years ago
  • Really stupid breastfeeding question?

    Ok so I know breastfeeding works on supply/demand and I posted a question about when sept comes I thought my daughter would have to stop breastfeeding because I will be starting classes again and when I'm at class for like 5-6 hours I can't pump or breastfeed so she would need to be given formula.. a couple moms suggested I don't quit... show more
    Ok so I know breastfeeding works on supply/demand and I posted a question about when sept comes I thought my daughter would have to stop breastfeeding because I will be starting classes again and when I'm at class for like 5-6 hours I can't pump or breastfeed so she would need to be given formula.. a couple moms suggested I don't quit (which I don't want to) and just feed her when I'm home in the morning and evenings which I am really excited to do... But my question is.. on mon, wed, and fridays, I only have 1 class for an hour and on tues and thurs is my 5-6 hour day (my husband and I have to trade off days for school because we are both in school and we aren't sending my daughter to daycare) So how is it going to work if I nurse her all day on mon, wed, and friday but on tues and thurs have to give her 2 bottles of formula during the day.. will my supply keep up or will I just be confusing my body too much?!?! Any suggestions or advice would be great I do have a pump and would have no problem pumping the problem is I don't have the time.. my classes are back to back.. I'm just worried about my body being confused on the whole every other day thing... like I'm telling it to produce milk on mon,wed, and friday but not on tues and thurs
    8 answers · Newborn & Baby · 9 years ago
  • Does anyone know how to find playgroups in your area?

    I am looking for a mommy and me playgroup...i dont have many friends with kids and was thinking about trying to join one with my 3mon old.
    I am looking for a mommy and me playgroup...i dont have many friends with kids and was thinking about trying to join one with my 3mon old.
    6 answers · Newborn & Baby · 9 years ago
  • What time do you send your baby to bed?

    I have 7 month old baby girl. I am trying to figure out want would be good bed time for her. I think when my two sons were at this age went to bed at 9. Before I mention she is a failure to thrive baby and has a feeding tube. This want our routine be like. 7:30 am be wake up time and diaper change 8 am first bottle of day and medicine. 9 am... show more
    I have 7 month old baby girl. I am trying to figure out want would be good bed time for her. I think when my two sons were at this age went to bed at 9. Before I mention she is a failure to thrive baby and has a feeding tube. This want our routine be like. 7:30 am be wake up time and diaper change 8 am first bottle of day and medicine. 9 am cereal mixed with fruit. But at times she already sleep for her first morning nap of the day. 11 am bottle and diaper changed 12pm vegetable and fruit or one Then she ready for another nap. 2 pm bottle and diaper change and med Nap 5 pm bottle and after wards at 6 meat and vegetable. Then she ready for another nap and plays and bath. 8 pm bottle diaper changed 8:30 or 9 I sent her to bed at 9 feeding tube starts that runs my the feeding pump. She sleep through the night and feeding tubes stops at 5 am. Sometimes she wakes up when I stop the feeding pump and waken up by me which i try not to do. But she does go back to sleep. So I am wondering what time you send your little one to bed and what age are they now. Thanks
    11 answers · Newborn & Baby · 9 years ago
  • My 8 month old baby wont sleep through the night, can any1 help please ?x?

    He goes to bed between 7 & 8pm we have a wind down hour to help him relax etc. He is just beginning to have 3 meals a day as well as his bottles so i am assuming its ok to miss his night feeds. he normally wakes up at 3 and 4.30am for feeds then is up at 5.30 for the day. So last night for the first time i took water up instead of milk, but he was... show more
    He goes to bed between 7 & 8pm we have a wind down hour to help him relax etc. He is just beginning to have 3 meals a day as well as his bottles so i am assuming its ok to miss his night feeds. he normally wakes up at 3 and 4.30am for feeds then is up at 5.30 for the day. So last night for the first time i took water up instead of milk, but he was crying from about 1am every half an hour, i kept getting him out of the cot and offering the water, he would just take a sip and then snuggle into me and go back to sleep but every time i put him down he woke up half an hour later, am i right in keep getting him out of the cot to offer the water or should i put up with the constant crying by just leaving him inthe cot and soothing him, i really don't know what to do i am so tired at work and i dont have any energy to carry out a normal day i,e housework, work looking after kids, im so exhausted, has anybody got any thing else to suggest or shall i just stick to what i am doing? any help soo appreciated
    22 answers · Newborn & Baby · 9 years ago
  • Moms who were induced twice?

    How long was your labour the first time and how long was your labour the second time?
    How long was your labour the first time and how long was your labour the second time?
    3 answers · Newborn & Baby · 9 years ago
  • Gerber Baby puree's & Jar food.?

    My 13 month old doesn't eat his Gerber puree's anymore. He has gotten so used to eating the food I make. "Real" food. LOL! I have several of the jars and boxes of puree's, but I don't want them to go to waste. Any idea's on how to mix them in with what I cook. Someone gave me a tip to use the carrot puree in the... show more
    My 13 month old doesn't eat his Gerber puree's anymore. He has gotten so used to eating the food I make. "Real" food. LOL! I have several of the jars and boxes of puree's, but I don't want them to go to waste. Any idea's on how to mix them in with what I cook. Someone gave me a tip to use the carrot puree in the spaghetti sauce. He loved it. Does anyone have any other ideas like that. The left over jar food/puree's I have are: *Organic Banana *DHA Banana Peach *Peas *Carrots *Turkey Rice *Garden Veggie *Beef Veggie *Chicken dinner I have tried mixing it into his Gerber cereal, but he won't eat it like that either, he only like's his cereal mixed with his milk. Thanks so much! He does eat food now. But I just thought people would have tips. It's not gross to mix it, so don't know why someone said ew. Couldn't even taste the carrots in the speghetti. I'd donate them, but like I said just though someone would have some good tips.
    7 answers · Newborn & Baby · 9 years ago
  • Stopping formula and starting to breastfeed?

    Has anyone else breastfed triplets? I have two month old triplets and have been attempting to breastfeed them. My daughter and one of my sons does really well. The other boy has had a hard time latching on so the pediatrician recommended supplementing with formula until he learned to latch on. That was a month and a half ago and we are still having... show more
    Has anyone else breastfed triplets? I have two month old triplets and have been attempting to breastfeed them. My daughter and one of my sons does really well. The other boy has had a hard time latching on so the pediatrician recommended supplementing with formula until he learned to latch on. That was a month and a half ago and we are still having latching problems with him. Is it too late to stop the formula completely? I am afraid that he won't take to the breast now since he is used to the bottle. One last question is can I still breastfeed two of the babies then pump when they are done to bottle feed the third baby?
    5 answers · Newborn & Baby · 9 years ago
  • Flying for the first time w/ 20 month old baby, any suggestions?

    I'm going on a 5 hour flight w/ my 20 month old daughter. I'm also 6 months pregnant. My daughter is in her terrible 2 stage and I'm agonizing the 5 HOUR FLIGHT. She hates being held down for more than 5 minutes. So how does flying w/an infant work if I didn't pay for her plane ticket? Does that mean she has to sit on my lap the... show more
    I'm going on a 5 hour flight w/ my 20 month old daughter. I'm also 6 months pregnant. My daughter is in her terrible 2 stage and I'm agonizing the 5 HOUR FLIGHT. She hates being held down for more than 5 minutes. So how does flying w/an infant work if I didn't pay for her plane ticket? Does that mean she has to sit on my lap the WHOLE time? Or do they try and seat me somewhere where there might be an extra seat available next to me? I will be bringing my DVD player so she can watch Cartoons (hopefully that will distract her for an hour). I will also be bringing books and toys. When exactly during take off/landing should I let her start drinking her bottle? Do the airlines have changing tables if I need to change her diaper? BTW, my flight leave at 9:00am, should I keep my 20 month old up all night until maybe 3am so that by the time we get to the plane and airport she'll be really sleepy? Any other suggestions? Thanks.
    8 answers · Newborn & Baby · 9 years ago
  • My 4 month old cant.........?

    roll, go to touch her toys, nor bring them to her mouth, or lift her head up for more than 2 minutes, she cant lift her chest of the ground either. mother in law said not to place her on the ground, only on the sofa or bed cause the floor is to hard, could that be the problem? she used to coo a lot but iv noticed it is a little less, and she... show more
    roll, go to touch her toys, nor bring them to her mouth, or lift her head up for more than 2 minutes, she cant lift her chest of the ground either. mother in law said not to place her on the ground, only on the sofa or bed cause the floor is to hard, could that be the problem? she used to coo a lot but iv noticed it is a little less, and she doesn't really laugh,. is this something to be worried about or am i being paranoid.
    10 answers · Newborn & Baby · 9 years ago
  • How do I increase my breast milk supply?

    I am nursing my 6 month old daughter and now I am going back to work. I tried to pump, but hardly anything comes out. My breasts don't feel as full as they used to. My daughter appears to be gaining weight. I really don't want to put her on formula, looking for a quick way to make more mild please help!!!
    I am nursing my 6 month old daughter and now I am going back to work. I tried to pump, but hardly anything comes out. My breasts don't feel as full as they used to. My daughter appears to be gaining weight. I really don't want to put her on formula, looking for a quick way to make more mild please help!!!
    6 answers · Newborn & Baby · 9 years ago
  • How do I break a 10 month old's night time bottle habit?

    Is there a way to do it without having him CIO. I've never left him to cry and don't want to have to start now... In relation to the question I asked earlier. He's waking like about 8 times a night to nurse or have a bottle. The doctor told me today that he shouldn't need to eat at all in the night time hours as he gets plenty... show more
    Is there a way to do it without having him CIO. I've never left him to cry and don't want to have to start now... In relation to the question I asked earlier. He's waking like about 8 times a night to nurse or have a bottle. The doctor told me today that he shouldn't need to eat at all in the night time hours as he gets plenty during the day plus solids. Ideas as to break him of the comfort nursing/bottling in the pm hours? I'm at a loss here and don't want to leave him to cry! http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index;...
    7 answers · Newborn & Baby · 9 years ago
  • What can I do to help my baby with teething?

    My 1 yr old is teething. I can not use any of my traditional remedies to help him. No tylenol, no motrin, no teething tablets. Oragel is useless. I basically can not give him any over the counter medication for this. I am out of ideas. Nothing is working and he's just miserable. Can you suggest anything that might help? We've tried... show more
    My 1 yr old is teething. I can not use any of my traditional remedies to help him. No tylenol, no motrin, no teething tablets. Oragel is useless. I basically can not give him any over the counter medication for this. I am out of ideas. Nothing is working and he's just miserable. Can you suggest anything that might help? We've tried cold stuff, cuddles, toys he can chew on, massaging his gums. We cannot give any tylenol or motrin or any homeopathic remedies because it could counteract his medications. When I called his oncologist she simply told me that theres nothing we can give him outpatient. And the reason the cold stuff doesn't work is he has a sensitivity to temperatures. Anything cold sends him into screaming. connie~ no fever reducers because he is on chemo and this could mask a fever. No herbal or homeopathic remedies because there is no way of knowing if it could effect the chemo or if it could make him feel more nauseated than he already is.
    9 answers · Newborn & Baby · 9 years ago
  • Mom's do you ever find time for yourself anymore?

    Since my daughter was born its rare when i find time for myself were i can just hang out with friends i haven't done that in a long time.. my boyfriend in the other hand he still hangs out with friends once in a while.. and i see other mommies going out and getting their nails or hair done... would you gather spend time with your child or go... show more
    Since my daughter was born its rare when i find time for myself were i can just hang out with friends i haven't done that in a long time.. my boyfriend in the other hand he still hangs out with friends once in a while.. and i see other mommies going out and getting their nails or hair done... would you gather spend time with your child or go out and have fun?
    15 answers · Newborn & Baby · 9 years ago