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Question by I ♥ EC:
What’s so bad about dependence?
I noticed a lot of answers in the cosleeping questions listed dependence on mother and father as a downside to cosleeping. But what is so bad with dependence on mother and dad? They’re babies, they’re supposed to be dependent, aren’t they?
I do infant potty training with my baby, and a lot of people will say that it’s making a baby grow up too fast to do so, but then I get the argument that cosleeping causes too much dependency on mother and dad. So why is it okay for babies to be independent with sleep but when it comes to potty training an infant, it is a different story?
So I am genuinely asking here– what’s so bad about dependence on mother and dad?
Obviously as a parent, a goal of mine is to raise my children to be independent, productive, caring adults. I believe that the choices I am making now are contributing to that, and are not making them overly attached to me. But I do believe that babies and toddlers should be very dependent on their parents.
I am from the US, but I practice “elimination communication” with my baby. I discovered this with my first but potty trained her in the traditional way. Fortunately she was PT by the time she was 2 so I did not have some of the same PT issues others have had. I started EC with the baby because of recurrant rash issues, and we discovered that it fit in really well with our life and family, and we all enjoy the closeness that it brings to learn her signals and take her to the potty. So when people say I am letting my baby grow up too fast and not allowing her to be a baby, I chuckle a little because it is SO not about that. It’s about her comfort and her needs, not about me at all
Question by tEa Bagger DelUxe:
When preparing for a new baby, what’s the difference between an infant automobile seat and a convertible seat?
I am 34 wks pregnant and we are preparing for the new baby, but I am confused regarding which kind of seat I should get. I looked on Walmart and seen 2 diff. kinds. One is an infant automobile seat and the other is the convertible automobile seat. We are trying to save money, but I dont know what the ideal option would be. What’s the difference between the two and can I just get a convertible seat instead of the infant automobile seat?
Question by babygirl:
my newborn has a red line on her eyelid, what’s wrong with her eye? HELP!?
my almost 1 month old girl and has the tear duct in her left eye but as well she has red on the corners of her eye and a red line right on top of her eyelashes. I put fresh breast milk twice a day and clean her eye constantly with a warn washcloth, but it the tear duct still comes back and the line will not go away. what’s wrong with her and what do i do?
yes she has a blocked tear duct… and she started to get a big chuck of yellow puss in the corner of her eye
Question by Still Standing:
Whats the ideal way to check a newborn’s temperature?
Question by Rachael W:
Whats the right temperature for a 10 month old baby to have?
I am babysitting with a friend and the baby girl is sweating and crying , her temperature right now is 36.9 is that good or bad, i need the right tempature to see if she has a fever! PLEASE WE NEED HELP!! oh its in celciuss!
Question by neve_freak2001:
What’s a good temperature to keep the home when my baby is born?
My baby’s due in February and in the area where I live the days in February can be anywhere from 10 degrees to 60. What’s a good temperature to keep the home to keep the baby comfy?
Question by jveryrad:
What’s the ideal way to instruct infants to sleep alone?
My daughter is 10 months now. She likes to have someone be with her when she sleeps. It’s no problem when my mother comes to babysit because they like to sleep together. But when my mother is not around, my wife generally has to sleep with her. My mother says my daughter actually sits up at night to see who is there with her before laying down to continue sleeping. (I guess she learned from my pillow trick 4 months ago.)
I know of a lot of friends that have to sleep with their children too, so it’s a common problem.
So how do we instruct children to sleep alone? Walkie talkies, night lights? Cold turkey?
Question by Coeliac-Cupcake:
whats the ideal vitamins to take when TTC when you have coeliac disease?
Hubby and I are now trying to conceieve. I do have coeliac disease so ideally need something to help build up the nutrients again .
I am now following a completly gluten free diet and was wandering if i could take ‘ pregnacare’? Supposidly suitable for extra nutirents when trying to conveive and during pregnancy and has all th essential B12 , folic acid etc in it… does anyone know if thier gluten free???
thanks in advance
baby dust to all!!
Question by Stevie:
What’s up with my 5 week old?
Now before you say that I should just take her to the doctor, I am. I have an appointment tomorrow morning for her, but was wondering if I could get some input from others.
My daughter was born at almost 10 lbs and she’s almost 12 now. Up until a couple of days ago, she was eating about 4.5-5 ounces every 3-4 hours. The physician believes her to have acid reflux as when she feeds, she gets hysterical, arches her back and even wails when we stop to try and burp her (it’s awful). She also has a blocked tear duct that has developed into conjunctivitis once. My poor girl.
She recently developed really bad acne even around her eyes. Her eyes got really red and swollen and I was not sure if they were infected or if it was due to the conjunctivitis or the acne. I took her to the local ER and they said to just stop the conjunctivitis meds to see if she’s allergic. We did and it did go away, but then it came back in the same eye that still has a blocked tear duct. I reluctantly put some of the gel on her one eye again because it was getting fairly crusty and it took care of the crust, but now her eye is red again (on the lid). Her other one is red on the lid as well, but not anything like the other one. Oddly enough, she keeps rubbing the one that doesn’t appear to be giving her a problem.
Anyway, the main problem is she’s EXTREMELY fussy all day. Basically if she’s awake, she’s crying/screaming/wailing hysterically just like she does when she feeds due to the alleged reflux. I am constantly hugging her, rocking her, walking her around and she’ll stop for maybe a minute or so, but start up again. Normally if she has a dry diaper and is not hungry, she’s fine but now it doesn’t seem to matter. She is not sleeping as well and rather than eating every 3-4 hours, she’s been hungry just about every 2 and wanting to drink anywhere from 1-3 ounces then passing out for anywhere from 10 minutes to maybe an hour if I am lucky. I have checked her temperature periodically and it’s normal.
Has anyone else experienced this with their newborn? Is it possibly a growth spurt or something else normal? Could it be her eye is bothering her even though she’s not acting like it? Any other insight or possibilities are welcomed as I want to bring them all up to the pediatrician tomorrow because I want to get to the bottom of this ASAP. It’s so hard to see my girl so upset all the time.
WHAT ARE ESSENTIAL/BEST BABY ITEMS TO HAVE AS A NEW PARENT? WHAT’S JUNK? WHAT’S INVALUABLE? HINTS? TIPS?
Question by Andy M:
What are essential/best baby items to have as a new parent? What’s junk? What’s invaluable? Hints? Tips?
(Sorry this is so long! Many thanks in advance to those who reply!)
We are at week 34 awaiting the arrival of our Babygirl. Gifts and hand-me-downs are starting to come in that we’re marking off the “need to get” list (per Babies R Us).
We still have lots we need to get, so I wanted to ask for your opinions. For all those mothers and fathers out there, I have attached, below, the Babies R Us “Parents Checklist.” What is necessary? What is not? What is invaluable? What did you get on a whim and are eternally grateful for having? What turned out to be nothing but junk? What brands are the ideal (i.e., I hear that Boudreaux’s “Butt Paste” is the ideal there is)?
I’m starting to scout out Craigslist and eBay for deals (who the heck knew breast pumps were unbelievably expensive??? At least I can get new, in box items from eBay and save a few if I watch like a hawk!). If any of you have insights that you would share, we would be very grateful. Thanks!