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Parenting newborns and infants, up to 1 year Group

This is a group for those of us who have newborn babies, or infants anywhere from the newborn stage up to a year since there is not a forum specifically targeted for that age group. I think it's very important that people have this forum to share experience and gain advice on the small things involved with newborn/infant care...and this is also a place for new mothers (or fathers!) to speak about the difficulties (or joys) about their new babies, and to get support if you feel like you're struggling with adjustment. Please note::: this forum is NOT a substitute for medical advice. If your newborn has any potential medical problem, seek professional medical help immediately. DO NOT WAIT FOR AN ANSWER ON THIS FORUM. Call your pediatrician or take your child to the nearest ER or Urgent Care Center. Any indications of serious distress, high fevers, excessive vomiting, lethargy, fussiness, lack of appetite, etc are all things that must be evaluated ASAP by a medical professional so please seek help and do not wait..newborns are delicate and time spent waiting could be vital. With that being said...please feel free to ask any and all questions about the day-to-day care involved with newborns and infants, and if you feel as though you're having trouble adjusting please feel free to speak your mind and vent your concerns here and get the support you need. Congratulations on joining our community, I hope that you find the friends and answers you're looking for! I also recommend this group for pregnant women who can hopefully learn some very helpful tips for once their bundle of joy arrives!

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1165284 tn?1323459076
Hi Mommies!!! I have twin boys who right now take a bottle every 3 hours around the clock, It takes me 1& a half to feed both so i really get an hour and a half til until the next feeding. & I have to fit in steralizing everything and ...
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1165284 tn?1323459076
Why does it take one of my twins longer to take a bottle? Does anyone have any ideas I have tried every kind of nipple AND bottle system for my slower twin. My girlfreind came over to look at him feeding bc her son was tongue tied so w...
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803938 tn?1403751853
We're soon going to transition our son from a bassinet to a baby bed - he is 4 months and a half. He is unable to fall asleep on his own, we are used to rocking him to make him fall asleep so I am worried about this transition. Added to ...
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377493 tn?1356505749
This is so odd. Yesterday Ryder had his breakfast as normal, and at lunch time a bit of yogurt (normal, we are not quite up to 3 solids meals a day). Last night at dinner he flat out refused to eat. I didn't worry to much about it as ...
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377493 tn?1356505749
So we had one other episode like this a few months ago, but it's much worse this time. Ryder is an incredibly social baby...loves people watching and will pretty much go to anyone..trust me, every little old lady in our neighborhood has...
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353148 tn?1293064764
Just courious as to what everyone's schedule is for their 9 month old. Ours had been working great for a few months but now Trinity seems tired alot and fussy. Wondering if it's time to tweak it. Plus I just thought it would be interesti...
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1169162 tn?1331235953
My 7 week old is scheduled for his 2 month vaccinations next week and I am already dreading it His doctor recommended bringing infant Tylenol with us to give him after the shots. I know that some people give Tylenol before the shots. ...
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377493 tn?1356505749
Hello all! I am still struggling with solids with DS, but it is improving. He will be 9 months old this week (yikes, I can't believe it!!) and am wondering when the ratio of solids/formula changed. If I give him 3 solids meals a day...
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470885 tn?1326332637
First of all, I apologize if this seems like a silly question - my oldest son (now 4 years old) didn't have yogurt until he was well over a year old. I've been thinking about how to add variety (and extra good fats) to my younger son (8...
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353148 tn?1293064764
We just got back from Trinity's Dr apt and I am really confused. Her height had always been in the 80% percentile weight 50th and head 20th. At her 6 month apt it all had evened out and was all in the 50th percentile. Now today at her 9 ...
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951477 tn?1293072287
My son will be 6months old in about 10days and I am preparing to introduce him solids. At the moment I nurse him exclusively so he's never been bottlefed. I was wondering if I should be steralizing the utensils I will be using for him...
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353148 tn?1293064764
Ok, so my DD is almost 9 months old. Last winter we used the swaddle blankets to keep her warm. This year we are looking for LS Sleep Sacks. Anyone know where I can find one? I get real nervous about winter because when my DS was 5 month...
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873692 tn?1337279333
so hrs his history started sleeping thru the night about 4 months old with the ocational wake up now at 8 1/2 months old he has been waking up for the past few weeks around 2-3 in the morning and he wants to be fed so i give him a bottle...
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377493 tn?1356505749
Hello all! Up until recently Ryder was doing really well with solids. I had been able to introduce a fairly wide range of foods and he hasn't been a picky eater at all. Now, at 8 months he is basically refusing solids. I can get a fe...
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964234 tn?1331952807
I posted this in the children's allergy forum as well, but it doesn't look like there is much traffic there. Any input would be appreciated. Also, since I have posted here before and I got some replies in response to Franky's fussiness...
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803938 tn?1403751853
Hubby wants to buy an other activity mat for downstairs so he does not always have to carry the one we already have. Question: when do babies stop using activity mats? Benoit is already 5 months old (well he will be on Monday) so...
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My DS is great eater. he eats solids very well. We have just started introducing finger foods. Although he will stick all non-food items in his mouth, he does not attempt to put the finger foods in his mouth. he just pushes them off his ...
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1169162 tn?1331235953
Does anyone have suggestions for cleaning urine off of a couch? The seventh generation diapers, while environmentally friendly, are not the most fitting or absorbent. Finn has found a way to leak out of a few of them, and I need a bett...
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377493 tn?1356505749
Hello ladies. I am having a bit of a confusing time and hoping some of you might be able to help me out here. Most of it revolves around creating a schedule for baby. First off is sleeping...we have a really good bedtime routine that...
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741741 tn?1294287610
Every time I put Soraya in her car seat (I actually have 4! (I know) 3 are different names and shapes) she cries and screams! Once she screamed the whole way home, its a 30 min. drive!! Im not sure if she just really hates car seats or w...
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