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  • How much does your toddler drink?

    Moms, a two parter:

    1. how much does your toddler (2 - 3 years old) drink in an average day - in terms of cups of liquid.

    2. do you find it easy or difficult to get your toddler to drink enough fluids

    Thanks!

    8 AnswersToddler & Preschooler1 decade ago
  • What to do with leftover milk?

    We've transitioned our daughter from formula to cow's milk (she's 13 months). When she had formula I knew to throw out the leftovers as it would spoil quickly. But what's the rule with milk? If there's some left can I just put it in the fridge for next time or should I throw it out? It's organic milk to so I'd hate to waste it as it's expensive!

    6 AnswersNewborn & Baby1 decade ago
  • A question about winter tires?

    I live in Toronto Canada and with winter now here it's clear we need winter/snow tires for our car (2007 Audi A3). Turns out there's a shortage of winter tires in Canada. So my question is, are there any all season tires that come close to the performance of a winter tire? I know that they are not nearly as good in the snow. But since I can't find winter tires for my car, I'm wondering if there's anything that comes close (a good second best).

    4 AnswersSafety1 decade ago
  • Flying with a 16 month old?

    Moms with baby-travel experience...

    We are planning a trip early next year and the flight is 4.5 hours. Our daughter will be 16 months by then. The question I have is, based on your experience is it worth the extra $$$ to buy my daughter her own seat on the plane? Or just have her sit on my lap? (we have the money for the extra seat but only want to pay for it if it's worth it).

    As like any typical toddler she's pretty energetic and doesn't sit still. So I'm thinking she won't sit still regardless of she's in a seat or on someone's lap.

    Your advice would be greatly appreciated!

    5 AnswersNewborn & Baby1 decade ago
  • Bottle weaning, help!?

    My daughter is one tomorrow (yippee!!!). So over the next month or so we want to do 2 things: introduce cow's milk (she's currently formula fed) and wean from the bottle to a sippy cup. The question I have is, what is the typical process. Do I:

    A. Do these at the same time? That is, start to transition her from a bottle with formula right to a sippy cup with milk?

    B. Or do I first introduce milk in a bottle (so she gets used to milk) then move to milk in a sippy cup.

    C. Or do I put her formula in a sippy cup (so she gets used to the idea that the bottle is "gone"), then change it to milk.

    (Note, we're going to make any changes gradually, one feeding at a time. She has been using a sippy cup for a few months now so she is used to the concept).

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

    4 AnswersNewborn & Baby1 decade ago
  • 12 month old playing?

    I hear all these stories from people about how their kids "play with blocks for hours" or "will sit in his room and read books for ages." Well, my daughter is 12 months old and doesn't play with anything for more than a few minutes! She goes from one thing to the next pretty quickly. Is that normal? At what age do kids start to play with something for more than a couple minutes?

    13 AnswersNewborn & Baby1 decade ago
  • A quick spelling question for you...?

    Tell me, what is the proper way to spell the following...

    Option 1: A lot

    Option 2: Alot

    (I know the answer, I'm just curious to see what you think)

    34 AnswersPolls & Surveys1 decade ago
  • Need your help with a debate!?

    My daughter, almost 12 months, is a bit under the weather with the sniffles, a low grade fever but otherwise acting herself. My husband and I are having a debate and we'd like your thoughts. Here are the two sides (I won't tell you which of us is thinking what!):

    Side A: since she's sick she should not go outside for a walk today. She should stay inside where it's cozy and warm.

    Side B: the fresh air would do her some good. Bundle her up in the stroller and go out for 20 minutes (it's a few degrees above freezing today). The air / walk would make her feel better.

    What do you guys think? Thanks!

    16 AnswersNewborn & Baby1 decade ago
  • Could she be doing it on her own?

    My daughter is 11 months old. She has 4 bottles of formula per day, a big one in the morning (9 oz), a medium one before bed (6 oz) and two smaller ones during the day (3-4 oz each). She's also eating a wide variety of solids and has quite the appetite. Over the past week or so she seems less interested in the 2 smaller bottles. She has a few ounces and that's it. And she can barely sit still to drink those few ounces.

    So my question is, given her age and that she's eating plenty of solids, is she weaning herself from the bottle? Should I start to phase out the 2 smaller day time bottles? What have been your experiences when weaning from the bottle at/close to a year?

    5 AnswersNewborn & Baby1 decade ago
  • Spoon vs. the fist - who should win?

    My daughter is 11 months old and eats a wide variety of solids (pieces of fruit, veg, meat/chicken, bread, pasta, bread sticks, you name it, she's probably tried it). She's quite good at picking up even the smallest pieces of food with her fingers and getting the food into her mouth.

    My question is however, how well should she be using the spoon at this age? When I give her something like oatmeal or mashed potatoes or even yogurt she'll use the spoon for a mouthful or two then ditch it in favour of her hands. As you can imagine she doesn't get much yogurt in that way but she sure has fun!

    Should I just let her carry on with the hopes that one day she'll realize the spoon is more efficient? Or should I try to keep her hands out of the bowl and continue to give her the spoon so that she gets better at using it? What have been your experiences?

    12 AnswersNewborn & Baby1 decade ago
  • Do you feel guilty when...?

    Okay, so I bought these little organic animal cracker cookies for my daughter. She's napping and I'm sitting her on Y/A eating her cookies. For some reason I feel guilty because I bought them for HER but they taste so good!!!!

    Just for fun, what "irrational" guilt do you have when it comes to your little ones??

    11 AnswersNewborn & Baby1 decade ago
  • 10 month old is SUPER clingy, why?

    Today my normally "independent" daughter (as independent as babies can be at 10 months old anyway) is SUPER clingy. For example, when we came in from grocery shopping I put her on her play mat so I could take off my jacket and she cried and hollered and looked at me like I was abandoning her. This is just one example of many today. What gives? Would love your thoughts on what could suddenly cause this. Thanks!

    10 AnswersNewborn & Baby1 decade ago
  • Removing furniture polish build up...help!?

    I have a dining room table that I wipe with furniture polish. Seems I now have a lovely build up. I put a bowl on the table and it left a very slight "ring" as it may have been slightly damp on the bottom. I can tell the ring is not into the wood, but in the build up. How on earth do I get rid of it? Eco-friendly solutions would be most appreciated, but I'm happy with any ideas!

    4 AnswersCleaning & Laundry1 decade ago
  • Need your help - Car Seat Question?

    Next month we will be purchasing a convertible car seat for our daughter (she's out grown her rear-facing infant car seat) and I'd love some suggestions. We want one that she can use for many years. I hear some go from a forward-facing baby seat to a booster seat for toddlers (up to 100 lbs) - that's what we're looking for. I'd love your recommendations on what convertible car seat to buy and why you love them. Or any to stay away from!

    Many thanks in advance.

    7 AnswersNewborn & Baby1 decade ago
  • Advice for keeping baby warm?

    We live in Canada where it gets awfully cold in the winter. I'm going out today to buy my 10 month old a winter coat. I've seen really cute "puffy" winter jackets that look really warm. but they seems so big and bulky. I can only imagine just trying to stuff her into her car seat in one of those, lol!

    But the thinner fleece coats don't seem warm enough.

    Any advice on what to buy that's both warm yet comfy for her?

    Thanks!

    7 AnswersNewborn & Baby1 decade ago
  • When did your baby go to one nap?

    At what age did your baby transition to one nap per day?

    4 AnswersNewborn & Baby1 decade ago
  • Why do people do this?

    Here's the situation: There's a guy on one side of the street who wants to get to the other side. He decides to run across the street because there are cars coming. So he does, jogging across the street at a good pace, then slows down to a walk about 10 feet from the other sidewalk. WHY??? Why don't people just run all the way to the other sidewalk? Why slowdown partway in the street when there are cars coming?

    Does this drive you crazy? Or am I the only one that notices this, LOL!

    2 AnswersPolls & Surveys1 decade ago
  • Getting baby to eat broccoli?

    Okay, my little one USED to like eating small pieces of broccoli, carrots, beans, etc. when she was 7 months old. She's now 9 months old and turns her nose up at it all her "faves." I tried sprinkling a bit of garlic powder on these pieces of veggies and that worked for a bit. But now I suppose that's boring too as she now shuns them yet again!

    Do any of you moms out there have some great ideas for a sauce / topping for veggies?

    Thanks!

    10 AnswersNewborn & Baby1 decade ago
  • Help with solids, what's going on???

    Hi mommies. Something perplexing is happening and I'm just wondering if anyone knows why...

    My 9 month old has been eating solids since she was 6 months old. She loves small pieces of fruit (e.g. steamed apple/pear, banana, peaches) that she can feed herself.

    And she USED to love small pieces of vegetables such as steamed broccoli, sweet potato, potato, avocado (I know, it's technically a fruit). However, over the last few days she seems to dislike whole pieces of veggies. She won't feed herself sweet potato, for example. And when I put the piece in her mouth she spits it out. But she'll eat the veggies when I mush them up.

    Anyone else experience this? Any thoughts on why this is happening? Why veggies and not the fruit too? I'll obviously keep giving her the mushed up veggies, thankful that she'll eat any veggies at all! But I'm just curious about what's going on.

    Thanks!

    3 AnswersNewborn & Baby1 decade ago
  • Is it necessary to feed bread?

    My daughter is 8.5 months old and we're starting to expand the table foods we serve her (right now she eats whole pieces of fruit, veg, rice, Cheerios, etc).

    The question I have is: is it necessary to give her bread? Specifically whole wheat toast / bagels (we don't eat white bread so I won't feed it to her). I'm just worried that whole wheat breads may be difficult to digest. True? And if so, when is it a good time to start to introduce bread?

    Thanks!

    3 AnswersNewborn & Baby1 decade ago