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4/18/13 5:18 P

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My Nathan is 2.5 weeks old and we're still working on the crib. He does fine with it during the day, but at night time he wakes up screaming most times if we put him in it. I can't tell what the problem is. I swaddle him, he gets out of it. I give him a pacifier he spits it out. He's not usually hungry (tho he does wake up at least once to eat during the night)

He would sleep in his swing all the time if I let him. Any ideas?

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4/12/13 3:55 P

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rebekah just turned a year old she has 4 teeth with 2 more coming in on top. she seems to eat really good in the morning and always eats better if im feeding her . but then come evening she is hard to get to eat Im sure most of it is because my husband dosent really have a routine set up for her. I usually start by feeding her with the spoon if its a spoon food then let her have the spoon to make a mess lol. I also give her a few things she can feed her self good like baby puff cereal cheerios baby cookies biscuits diced fruit stuff like that. so far she is not picky with food she loves to eat what your eatting so i always try and fix something that she can eat with us.

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4/12/13 9:29 A

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Thanks for the tips. I'm going to try a more "efficient" bath time on nights when we might be pressed for time. Thanks!

How old is your daughter? I was thinking when I read your post, she must have been sick to lose weight. That is pretty common during cold and flu season. If your pediatrician didn't think it was a big deal, I wouldn't worry about it. As far as her getting enough nutrition, I can help give suggestions better if I know her age and if she has any dietary restrictions. Does she have any teeth? Is she eating finger foods or do you feed her off a spoon? Our boys are really good eaters but they would eat mac & cheese and hot dogs every day if I let them. I make sure that they get at least one fruit or vegetable at each meal and start with the healthiest food first. And if they're still hungry, they can eat pasta, waffles, cheerios or whatever. (I try to make those as healthy as possible too - whole grains, organic, etc but I still consider it a filler food.) I also have a couple baby cookbooks that I love and try new ones from the library too. I recommend Super Baby Food, Start Fresh, C is for Cooking, and Jessica Seinfield's books. I'll look up some of the other ones I've liked. This way, you get fresh ideas and can flip through and pick based on what ingredients you have on hand and how much time you have.

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4/11/13 7:43 P

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i have no idea what my speciality is lol but for baths i dont give my kids a full bath everyday my one daughter has eczema so her skin would break out if i did. I do baths every other and just spot clean in between. I call it top and tail. they get there face, hands and bottom cleaned . also i keep most baths quick i wash you off no play time and out of the tub you go.
Im now working on switching from bottle to cup. she did great with giving up the pacifier never crys for it. she can drink out of a cup but at bedtime she wants that bottle to help her sleep.
and im working on trying to get her to eat more. she weights around 19lb so she is on the lower end of the scale she usually will eat 1/2 a container of baby food in the morning lunch time a bit more and puff cereal for babies then at supper im not home im at work so i have to rely on the babysitter and my husband to feed her . I think she only eats about 1/2 a container and some puffs. not to say all i feed is babyfood she eats table food as well but hard to measure that out. she will eat what we are eatting and likes to eat from our bowls and plates . ive started giving her more snacks during the day trying to encourage some food. she seems find she is not hungry and she dosent fill up on a bottle. im just worried she is not getting all the nurtiction she needs. at her doctor appt she actually lost a little weight but they just said it was her being sick and didnt act like it was important.

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4/11/13 2:59 P

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I was just thinking we all have strengths and weaknesses and parenting tips to share. Maybe my weakness is your strength and you might have some tips to help me. So let's each share a tip or something we're good at and an area where we could use some help. If you see a team member you could help with a tip, please share some friendly advice. I'll start.

I'm good at getting my kids to brush their teeth. We clean our kids up after eating while they're still sitting in their high chairs. We have them caught here and their attention and they can't reach the sink in the bathroom yet anyway. We hand them their toothbrush with the toothpaste on it and brush their teeth. It's part of our routine after meal time and they accept that and seem to like it. It's an easy way to keep it up regularly.

I could use some help with bath time. The whole bath process takes us close to an hour for the three boys. We have toys and bath time is fun but also a lot of work. After dinner, it doesn't feel like we have that much time before they go to bed to spend it all in the bathroom. Our pediatrician said they don't need baths daily especially during the winter because their delicate skin could dry out. But it's spring now, they are getting older and dirtier and I think we should probably step up our game. They are almost 17 months old now. Any tips?

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