I'm planning a trip from CA to WI in June with my 8 mth old DS. My husband won't be flying out with us (flying a few days later) but will return with us. My parents graciously offered to by DS a seat on the plane, but am afraid that I will be in over my head carrying all of his stuff, in addition to a car seat. Is it okay if I get him a seat on the plane and not bring his carseat? I was just thinking that I would hold him during takeoff and landing and use the seat while we're in the air, with the seat belt. I was just thinking that it would be nice to have some additional space so that I don't HAVE to hold him the entire time.
Is this okay? eta: What airlines DO NOT offer a discount for infants purchasing seats?
x-posted from my LJ...
On Thurs night, you can check out PBKids summer offerings at potterybarnkids.com
. Catalogs should be arriving in mailboxes next week. I work for the company (yep, my kid's nursery looks like a page out of the catalog) and would love to hear everyone's feedback.
I really hope this isn't a stupid question, but it's one I don't know the answer to.
How do cloth diapers work? Wouldn't things just soak through the fabric? I know that waterproof pants are required (right?) with them. If these are plastic how do they allow the skin to breathe and not get too hot or stick to the skin? What is the proper way to clean cloth diapers? Do they have to be washed immediately? Just rinsed and wait til the next load of laundry? Should they go in on their own cycle even in hypo allergenic and baby safe detergent is used on all clothing? When travelling or visiting friends, is there any reason to not temporarily use disposable diapers? How many cloth diapers should a new mother have?
I'm very interested in this natural and money saving alternative to store bought disposable diapers, but I just don't understand exactly how it works.
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+1 for Ovulation - C'mon Baby!
For the past week or so Alexander (6 months old) has refused to eat oatmeal. He continues to eat his other foods (fruit, veggies, and turkey/chicken and veggie combos) as normal. Before he always enjoyed the oatmeal but now he just turns his head or spits it out. I've tried mixing fruit in the oatmeal for breakfast, but I don't want to do that with every meal because then he will always expect it.
This is a question for those of you who have had your first baby already.
I know, this is only my first month TTC but I'm hopeful. If it worked this cycle then I would be due right near the time our Renfest starts and I have a show there. How long after giving birth vaginally should I reasonably expect to be able to do this? After a C-section (which I don't want unless absolutely medically necessary)? There is walking and standing involved, but no heavy duty dancing, lifting or the like. I also can sit a LOT when we're not on stage. The show, at most, happens 4 times a day and is a half hour long each time. Everything else is advertising and eating.
I need to know if I should have a stand in for the beginning of the run and, if so, for how long.
x-posted to making_babies
So, I'm pregnant. Yay! But I am sick - all. of. the. TIME. Not so yay. I'm fortunate enough to not be vomiting up a whole ton, but that nauseous feeling just won't go away.
I'm fortunate enough to have a boss and a co-worker whose wives are both pregnant, so they've each dealt with the whole morning sickness thing and are totally sympathetic. My boss undertstands if I need to stay home, and my coworker is more than willing to cover for me. However, I work part time, with no PTO. Every day that I miss is a good $40-50 that we won't be able to use to pay our bills at the end of the month - we can't afford for me to stay home all the time!
My question is, how to you mentally
deal with being sick? The staring at your computer screen, trying so darned hard to focus on the task at hand when all you feel are the gurglings in your belly? Actually getting in the car and driving to the office when you know you're probably just going to sick up when you get there?
I've gotten all the physical remedies from the FP thread. Sometimes eating crackers or drinking lemonade works great, and sometimes it doesn't work at all. And sometimes I'm just stuck at my desk a couple more hours before I can go get those. So please, no suggestions like "saltines do wonders!" :)
I've never been good at just "toughing out" being sick - I'm the first to go lie down at the hint of it - but I really cannot afford to miss any more school and work. So please, if you have any suggestions on how to just suck it up, share them - I'm desperate!!
x-posted a couple places
I'm curious about how many babies had hard falls, and if anyone had any serious injuries, when they were just starting to walk. My theory is that its going to happen, that I can't catch him every single time because he's got to learn to pick up his feet, right? So any stories to share regarding learning to walk?
I started a gymboree community, I'm suprised there wasnt one already, but please join so Im not talking to myself :)gymboree
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I am in some need of words of wisdom! Three issues:
1) Luke has been eating a lot more lately and closer together. Growth spurt for 6 mos even though he is only 5mos 3 week (I think)?
2) My boy has yuk mouth (thrush). Last week we treated, it went away but now it appears to be back so we got a new med. Do you think we could be passing it back and forth? I have no thrush symptoms. At least I think. My boobs are a tad sore but I thought it was because to the increase nursing.
3) After he goes to bed at around 7 he still wakes up 2X to nurse. Once at about 11pm and the about 3am (good thing he is a fast eater!). Any suggestions of how to gentle ween him from night nursing? He is very healthy. His weight is like in the 97th %tile. He is freaking huge.
last night my son clearly had an upset stomach, most likely due to teething; he was crabby all day, spitting up a lot, just generally in a bad mood. i called my mother to ask what she'd recommend. she suggested peppermint extract (probably to be diluted in water), which unfortunately i don't have. but i did remember that i have chamomile tea, which is also good for stomachs and general soothing. so i asked Mom if that might work, and she said i could try it, just make sure to dilute the tea very well. she suggested making it an only quarter-strength (so four times the normal amout of water for one tea bag). here's the recipe i came up with. if you try it, let me know how well it worked for you, because it did wonders for my son!( baby tummy teaCollapse )