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  • I've learned that you can get used breast pumps, but it's important to get a closed system rather than an open system. In a closed system the breastmilk does not touch the inner workings of the pump, therefore there is no risk of contamination from…
  • I'm not sure what all I'm going to get but I know a few things I don't see the point in getting includes: baby bath, baby food blender, wipe warmer, bottle warmer.
  • I know a lot of people feed their babies apple sauce, pear sauce, smashed avocado.
  • My step-daughter is allergic to a lot of things like grass. She also has eczema so she has to get a bath every night and get medicated cream on her skin.
  • Oops, I forgot to introduce myself! Well better late than never. Hello, I am expecting my first child in a couple months and I am a step-mom to two girls. I have been a nanny and a teacher and I love children. I am also really interested in pr…
  • We've begun reading to the baby all together so she recognizes all of our voices. We try to do it every night. We also read a very short, easy, entertaining book, the same one every night. I read somewhere that repetition makes the baby more like…
  • Well, we're still trying to figure this out but for now, we're somewhat traditional. I take care of most of the household related things and he takes care of most of the working outside of the home. I work a little outside the home but only part-t…
  • I think they all look like boys! Are you planning to find out or keep it a mystery?
  • I've actually been able to hand express already. I'm curious to learn how easy it is for you to express after giving birth and if it changes with time or under certain types of circumstances.
  • A really great thing to do is to cover your hair with babies and small children around. Curly hair can be weak around the edges and I've had babies I've taken care of tear at my edges. Now I keep a bandana, large headband or headwrap whenever I'm …
  • We have a 7:30 in bed rule for the 7 year old because it takes her awhile to go to sleep. For our teenager its 9pm. I end up going to sleep between 11 and 1 lately but it won't stay like that. That's more because of pregnancy. I'd probably go to…
  • My dh is going through the same thing. There are people saying he doesn't give enough Christmas gifts to his daughters but I disagree. For one thing no one is obligated to give gifts and I think its going to encourage entitlement and ungratefulnes…
  • That sounds like it would be very soothing. I've been wanting to learn about essential oils. I know some people swear by them and use them like a first aid kit for everything!
  • Wow momma! Its interesting how different every baby is! I wonder what determines the rate teeth come in and how to prevent that horrible pain and drooling babies have to deal with. How well do teething toys and frozen rings work for teething babi…
  • Being flexible is really important but its one of my weaknesses. I'm hoping pregnancy is teaching me patience and to let go because I am not able to control my life the way I used to and it is overwhelming at times.
  • Yes I definitely need my chocolate but I've learned to enjoy it enough to savor it and only have as much as I crave in that moment and move on to something else. That is almost always just one square piece. I found that when I stopped worrying abo…
  • I would look into language learning curriculum. Its great to learn a second language as early as possible! Sign language is also a valuable skill as well as music. There is Suzuki type training that starts toddlers playing an instrument as soon as…
  • You can use powder to keep his skin dry which can prevent a lot of irritation from moisture. That's what we used when I worked at a childcare center.
  • I'm building up a cloth supply for the first 2-3 years. There are even very nice trainers in cloth that I didn't realize existed. I'm not sure how long they will last being used all the time, but I am trying to build a stash large enough to need t…
  • What a great resource!
  • I know a family where the kids all have the same initials as the father. Would you consider having the same initials or even sharing a first or middle name?
  • I'm a little worried about gaining too much or I was, but it doesn't seem like it's happening. I'm not going to worry about losing the weight for at least a year after baby is born. I've already put it in my mind that my focus is just on being hea…
  • I'm not sure. I haven't had a lot of experience when it comes to stretch marks, but from I read it is likely genetic.
  • I have an audio monitor, but I was thinking of maybe getting one of the video monitors. At the same time I plan to have the baby in the room with us. I'm going to use the walk-in closet as the baby nursery. I'm not sure for how long, so at some p…
  • I guess I'm a little odd in this way. I don't want to decorate! I'd rather see what I need and what I want after the baby is born, but I do want to make sure I have the basics for the first few weeks.
  • I hope to be able to breastfeed. It makes me nervous to think of making formula when I'm sleep deprived and it will be much less expensive. I also have been around a lot of breastfeeding mothers and it seems like a great way to force yourself to s…
  • I'm thinking I'll start trying to do just a little bit of work from home when the baby is around 6 months, then wait until baby is a year and try to work part-time outside of the home (like 10 hrs/wk.) and I would love to be able to take him to work…
  • My midwife said to just use water for the first few weeks. I'm not sure what the recommendation is after that. I think it may be because a lot of lotions, soaps and creams may have chemicals in them that can harm the babies skin, so I could see ho…
  • I would prefer to do it all in my home. I am hoping that I can, but I have a plan for the hospital as well. I am open to staying in the hospital or going home, that will depend on how I feel and how the babies health is. I feel like hospitals are…
  • Here is the YouTube Channel:
  • Does your baby have teeth at 8 months? How many? I was watching a youtube channel of a mother who breastfeeds long-term. There's actually all this evidence that natural weaning age is a lot older than we seem to subscribe to in modern society, bu…
  • I was very skinny like this when I was a child. I ate very, very well, some people would say I ate too much and had nothing to show for it. Later when I got to be much older I started having a lot of health problems, around the age I was a teenage…
  • I will have to look into this. I know acupressure has been recommended by the midwife as a thing they will do to help with labour but I'm not sure how you would have this work with labour, I guess you just go a bit before you are due?
  • I have one of these already, because it came with a bundle of things I got for baby. I hope the baby will like it and glad to hear you recommend it.
    in Jumperoo Comment by teachlove July 2017
  • I stopped smoking a long time ago, but I've heard good results for people using hypnotherapy to quit smoking. It can cause a lot of allergies for the baby. 2nd hand smoke and environmental smoke can be even more dangerous. I've read that even if …
    in Smoking Comment by teachlove July 2017
  • I'm not going to Christen my baby. We are not religious but I want to explore spirituality and do like you and raise him to learn about different beliefs. As for a guardian that is something I think about a lot. The people I trust most are pretty…
  • I know it must be really difficult with a baby because I'm finding it difficult in pregnancy to feel like anything other than pregnant and feel like I never get enough time with my partner. I'm also exhausted and not getting much sleep. I can't im…
  • 8 hours is very long with a baby or young children. I don't know if I would do it unless you have the ability to stop many times and a very spacious comfortable ride. Also if you don't have a lot of things to carry with you and if you have plenty …
  • It might be a little more difficult for me because I don't really speak the language but I am trying to learn German, and teach my stepdaughter, because my other step daughter speaks it. I also want to teach my baby when it is born. I don't have t…
  • This is difficult. I used to be a nanny and one of the kids had this issue. The parents would just put her in their room with them. Also they had to start an extensive bedtime routine, put her to bed earlier and leave the TV off. They just decid…
  • I've known a lot of really young parents and a lot of older ones. It seems like parenting is the great equalizer. From what /I've seen it's more about personality than age.
  • I'm having a very difficult time. A whole lot of morning sickness, shortness of breath, blood pressure or blood sugar issues, etc. It's a little scary sometimes.
  • I'm very nervous about giving birth, so I definitely feel like taking classes will be helpful for me.

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