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Marley sucks her thumb hard core and we are trying to get her to stop now. We have tried putting a band aid on her but she just pulls it off. i tried putting vinegar on it today but she didn't even seem to notice.

We tell her all the time to take it out because she's a "big girl" now and that sucking thumbs is for babies and she takes it right out smiles and says "big girl" but then it's right back in a few min later. I'm sure she doesn't even know she's doing it but i have to get her to stop somehow. Late sucking runs in my family. my mom sucked her thumb until she was 8 and i was 10 when the dentist finally gave up and fastened something in my mouth so it literally wasn't possible for me to get my fingers in there.

Any other tricks that might help??

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Lately Arianna has been doing one 1 hour long nap and 2 30 minute naps during the day. We still aren't anywhere near sleeping through the night as she is up between 3-6 times a night. It is amazing how my body has adapted and I actually handle the many wake-ups well! That's not to say that I won't treasure it when I actually get a full night's sleep (or at the very least 6 hours of uninterrupted sleep...).

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How long are your babies sleeping during the day now?? Marley's Dr. told me she should be taking two 2hr naps during the day. I can't get her to do this. she takes two 1hr naps pretty consistently. She sleeps 12hrs at night.




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like 9 table spoons a day sometimes with food and sometimes with her formula.

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5/19/11 10:27 A

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How much cereal are you giving Marley?

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5/19/11 10:18 A

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I's so hard.
She's at the right weight so I'm not too worried. At her highest intake she was doing 28oz that was right before we started solids. I think I will try giving her a bottle before food at lunch time when i start that to make sure her oz don't go down more.

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5/19/11 8:58 A

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Jamie, I think Marley may need more formula. I looked in my Baby 411 book and it says between 6-9 months the baby should drink 28-36 ounces per day. At 9-12 months they should drink 20-30 oz. Maybe you can try feeding Marley solids about an hour after she gets her bottle, rather than right away. I have been doing that with Lillian and she seems to be eating more solids.

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Marley is getting like 16-18oz a day now and between both meals 1 jar of baby food plus cereal.

Maybe i should cut back on the cereal and add in more oz. I think the cereal is what really makes her full.

Before i started her on food she was having 24-28oz a day

She's starting to have trouble staying asleep for her day times naps maybe it's because I'm not giving her enough.

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well..they are eventually going to be on baby food only anyways right? So we feed more baby food and less formula. I think we started doing that 3x a day/food when he was around 7 months old? He's definitely eating alot more now that's for sure..we are feeding him Gerber "sitter" food and he eats 1/2 fruit tub and 1/2 veggies tub at each sitting + his bottle which is like 4-5 ounces 3x/day. Sometimes instead of 1/2 a tub for breakfast, mom will feed him oatmeal or rice cereal. Joseph used to drink 8-9 ounces per bottle before food started..just to give you a comparison.

So overall he eats....3 Gerber tubs a day? + 15 ounces formula/day + then his nightime bottle of 9 ounces for a total of 24 ounces a day which is right on track per the sheet my pediatrician gives us as guidelines as to what to expect..and this is just formula, I think if kids are still on breast milk and/or nursing, they need more because breast milk is so digestible than formula. The pediatrician did tell us he would start drink less formula and fill up on more food. You'd never know it as he is so skinny!

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5/17/11 10:32 P

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I was indeed.
right now Marley is getting breakfast and dinner food and bottle
lunch and night time snack (if need be) are just bottles.
When should i start her on three meals a day??
I know that my Dr. said that food has no nutritional value the first year and food should not replace bottles but........... when i give her food she's not as hungry for a bottle. should i be giving her less food?? That seems backwards to me.
What are you guys doing??

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I'm glad I'm not the only one who wants to take pictures of my little one in the carriage for the first time..! LOL : ) she looks ADORABLE sitting there all "big girl! " you must have been one proud mama!

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5/16/11 4:12 P

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sorry duplicate post

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So I took Marley to the store today it was her first official trip to the store as a big girl. She loved it. She was stoked to interact with people from her new perch and bounced up and down a lot :) She didn't try to eat the bar like i thought she would but I'm sure once the novelty of the seat wears off that will be the first thing she does to stop her boredom.

The duck tub price wise is a much better option although it doesn't look like she will be able to sit as deep in it.

My birthday is on Friday and i might just be getting a trip to babies r us emoticon

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LOL I have the whale tub too! www.toysrus.com/product/index.jsp?pr
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.....it's been great growing with Joseph from newborn to now but I actually have to keep the whale tub IN the real tub now because he splashes all over the place..no putting the tub on the counter anymore..he's so freaking cute..he loves to splash water with his legs and watch what he is doing.

$36 bucks IS kinda steep. I saw this inflatable tub too and for $14 bucks, it may be worth it while we are on vacation in Texas...it looks pretty great for being transportable anyways.. www.toysrus.com/product/index.jsp?pr
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The cart cover I got for my shower is the Balboa cover, I liked how it folded up into like a carryon...and the thought of what is even on those carts makes me nauseous....: www.cymaxstores.com/Balboa-Baby-Lola
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5/14/11 6:28 P

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This is the cart cover that I have:
www.walmart.com/ip/The-Original-Clea
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I have the "Whale of a Tub" and I took out the insert since she is bigger. I do put it in the regular bath tub though. I hear ya about your back hurting! Bending over is a pain. Once she can sit up unassisted I will probably just bathe her in the tub in shallow water. The thing at Babies R Us is cool, but I would also have a hard time spending the money.

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That's good idea. Mine is like that too. It makes it so hard to bend over and wash her or kneel next to the tub then my back hurts.. Sometimes i just shower with her.

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I just do the bath in the big tub. I got her this froggie pad thing ( www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003DNS9XG ) to keep her from sliding around. I do get in with her as the downstairs bathtub has those sliding doors instead of a curtain so I find that I can't get to her easily to scrub her if I'm out of the tub.

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5/13/11 8:51 P

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lol i watched a news story about how all the produce has feces on it too. and it showed a time lapse of everyone picking up tomatoes and putting them back. It really made me want to wash my veggies emoticon

Ok i have another question. What are you all using for a bath tub now??
I have a baby tub the has different positions and what www.toysrus.com/product/index.jsp?pr
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not but I'm starting to think she doesn't really need it any more since she does sit up on her own. But at the same time i don't think she's ready for the big bath tub yet either because i would still be afraid of her bumping her head on the porcelain when she got excited about a duckie or something. I want to put a blow up bumper around the tub lol. like this www.toysrus.com/product/index.jsp?pr
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I can't see me really spending the money on it though

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wish i knew about that 6 months ago lol O well.

I agree about the cold and mouthy part and the more i think about it the more i think she'll try to eat the bar. Maybe i will get a cover. What kinds do you guys have??

I had that same thought when i saw her in the set.
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"Those metal bars just scream "COLD" to me..."

I don't know where this study was done, or if it is even reliable, but I heard on the radio a couple of months ago that 70% of shopping cart handles contain fecal matter. I guess they swabbed them or something. It grossed me out beyond belief. I wish I could buy my own cart...LOL.

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I like the covers only for the fact of comfortability and the fact that most of them have a little seatbelt too if the carriage does not. Those metal bars just scream "COLD" to me...I also like the cover cuz knowing your kids are just as "MOUTHY" as mine, he has EVERYTHING in his mouth, I can see it now...Joseph leans down and starts sucking on the plastic push handle..ick...clean or not...just..ew...that cant taste good! ehheheh

Jamie, there is a long metal bar that I believe most carriages have now where the area under where the babies feet are in the car seat actually can "clip" in now like you have in the car base so that way you dont knock a seat over and its at least a little more secure than it used to be. We have the Safety 1st pegasus car seat, which is just SO big..so it'll be nice to not have to place it in that small seat area when we go this weekend..

Katie, I know I'm gonna be the same way when Joseph does it...I may just have to be that neurotic and proud mom that videos it ROFL hahahaah

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I did it this week for the first time. Arianna LOVED it! She was so proud and sat there with her hands on the handlebar! It almost brought me to tears because she looked like such a "big" girl!

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I always put mine in the cart because i read it wasn't safe to leave then on top that there are a ton of cases each year of people turning around and knocking them off. I see people do it all the time though i didn't know there was a way of clipping them in.

I was going to get one of those shopping cart covers but then i thought i much rather wipe it down then put a cover on it and then take my now contaminated cover back in my car.... I don't know if it's really worth it. But i have to admit she would look much more conferable and cute in one.

My mother in law told me that she use to put a roll of paper towels on each side of my husband so he wouldn't lean over. lol she also tied a balloon on to the cart it kept his attention they whole time she said :)

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LOL! I was just thinking about this today. She can't sit up unassisted yet, but I think she would be fine lounging in her shopping cart cover. I have a big infant car seat, so I have to put it in the main basket of the cart. There is almost no room left for groceries. I think I'm going to give it a whirl!!

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OMG..I hadnt even thought about that!! Now I can use my shopping cart cover!! LOL TOTALLY FORGOT about it! I was so used to clipping the car seat in, I didnt even think about the fact that the seat is meant for their little bodies LOL..

As long as they can hold themselves up..I think its great...Joseph always wants to look around...I'm going to try it next time...we are dire need of a food shopping trip LOL : )

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are you guys putting your little one in the shopping cart yet or are you still keeping them in their car seat in the basket? Today after we went shopping i tried her in the seat part and she did fine. It says 6months+ on it but she still looks so little in it.

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Thanks.
She's doing much better now. I stopped adding cereal to the food and she started to like it. I don't really understand that because the cereal is pretty taste less. And she will take the cereal with just her formula. I did start to feed her before giving her the bottle and the i think helped the most.

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I also let Joseph play with the spoon, I let him hold it and play with it and put it in his mouth and get the feel of it, as long as it wasnt the handle part! Now he's a part time drummer sitting in his high chair waiting for his food LOL I dont think I have any tricks I used..just persistance and patience and thankfully my mother who worked with him every morning..and knowing that if it wasnt goin to happen...it wasnt going to happen..and then one day it was like he was all about it...

I also feed him the food before his bottle, as long as he isnt super starving cuz that can be tough as they sit there crying cuz they are hungry and instead of a bottle they are getting a spoon. You'll notice that the large volume of formula you were soley feeding your baby will steadily decrease as you increase the volume of food. They just get more full with the baby food/cereal first and dont need as much formula afterwards.

Just wanted to let you all know so you arent dumping lots of unused formula down the drain thinking baby was going to drink it all...learned that real quick! Formula is way too expensive to have to dump...

Happy Wednesday ladies!

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I wouldn't fret about it too much. Lillian's sitter said neither of her kids were interested in solids until they were 8 months old, so she didn't push it. She is getting what she needs from the formula and everything else is just a bonus. Opening her mouth for it is great progress. I don't think my little one is at that point yet.

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I gave Marley sweet potatoes today and that went much better. she opened and swallowed it.
i think what helped is that i fed her before giving her a bottle this time, she was hungrier and more interested.
also i gave her some on my finger first to get her to suck it and just get use to the taste before giving it to her on a spoon.
who knows if tomorrow will go well though. emoticon

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Zoey's been on solids for about 3 weeks now. She took to it like a pro. I would say that she had the hang of it within a few days.

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Lillian has been on solids for about a week-and-a-half. I don't think she has the hang of it yet. I just sort of spoon it in there when she has her mouth open and she mushes it around in her mouth. She thinks it is more fun to roll her head side to side in the high chair. She really doesn't show an interest in eating solids, but I will keep you posted. Hang in there.

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for those of you that have little ones eating food.....
How long did it take for them to get the hang of it??
Do you have any tricks??

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Jamie, I have the same thoughts at the gas station although I always take her in. I think the same thing about running down the street to get the mail. I always take her with me, but the thought always crosses my mind.

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Kate i had a moment like that today when i went to the gas station..... I had to go in and get something to drink and pay with cash and for a sec i was debating whether or not to leave Marley in the car while i just ran in or not..... didn't happen i took her with me but it made me think of this topic.

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I needed to go pick DB up from work and I had a split second where I thought it would be so much easier if I could just leave Lucas in his crib and go pick up DB! Obviously I never would ever do that but it just flickered into my mind!

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OK maybe i shouldn't be admitting to this but ...LOL.... even though Marley is 3 months old i still have moments not often but .....where I'm planing to go do something without thinking about what I'm got to do with her. Then it will suddenly dawn on me o wait that's not going to work. do you guys have moments like these still??

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I would continue to practice good hand hygiene. I'm a germophobe so I would also consider wearing a mask around the baby if you are coughing and sneezing a lot to prevent droplets from flying through the air. I hope you feel better soon!!!

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Kristen, I just got over a real nasty cold that I caught from my mom who takes care of JC all day long. I had a stuffy/runny nose, running eyes, sneezing, etc. So needless to say he got a double dose. I just kept on making sure I had plenty of breastmilk for him.

They say that is the best thing for them and to try and keep their nasal passages clean w/a bulb syringe if they start to get congested. They even suggested to BF him when I had a real nasty stomach virus and thank god he survived it...even DH had it too and he came away unscathed...xoxoox

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Has anyone had to deal with taking care of their little one when sick? I have a mega cold and feel like death. Typically when sick I spend all day in bed but obviously that not possible with Zoey. My worry is how to take care of her without getting her sick. Having to couch and sneeze while I'm feeding her makes me feel so bad. How have you guys dealt with this?

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The olive oil worked really well! It took a while to get all the oil out of her hair but this morning the cradle cap is almost all gone. I think I will do it again in a couple of days. We usually don't wash her hair with each bath so I'll wait until we wash her hair again.

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I read olive oil is good too. We put lotion on our son's head but he don't have cradle cap yet. We give him a bath as needed because he hates them as well.






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The Baby Book says to rub some oil like olive oil on the cradle cap, let sit for 15 minutes, then gently scrap the flakes off with a baby comb and then wash off with baby shampoo. I noticed today really bad cradle cap under her "mohawk" that had been hidden by the hair so I'm going to try it tonight right before her bath. I'll let you know if it works!

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well today i tried putting a little lotion on her scalp where it's dry and i just made her look greasy LOL Time for a Tubby!!

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We give Zoey a bath once or twice a week. She absolutely hates them, so we only give her one when it is needed (i.e. she has a massive blow out)and then the night before she goes to the sitter.

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I'm the same way. I bathe Arianna every day because it helps her wind down at night. I use lotion on her afterwards and we haven't had any issues with dry skin.

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I probably bathe Lillian too much. I bathe her every night at 7 p.m. because it is part of her "go to bed" routine. Bath, nurse, and then bed. At first we were bathing her every 2-3 days, but then she got a bad case of cradle cap...or cradle crap as I like to call it. So we began bathing her every day. She doesn't stay in the tub very long and I don't use a lot of soap. I just rub a little Oil of Olay Sensitive skin soap (that is what our Dr recommended) on a wash cloth and dab it a few places. She gets a lot of milk and drool stuck in the skin folds on her neck so I like to clean that out every night. Then I rub some lotion on her and she is good to go.

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We bathe Lucas about once a week because he hates it and gets so distressed that it doesn't seem worth upsetting him when he's not dirty! We don't use anything in the water or on his skin but we were told at the hospital to rub olive oil on any dry skin. The health visitor also said to put baby oil in the bath water but not on his skin as it blocks the pores if you put it on their skin.

Lucas had very dry skin as he was so overdue and it has cleared up on it's own but he still gets it on his back from where he sweats and his clothes rub. I think it could be lots of reasons why Marley is getting it now, not sure about bathing too much if you're not using any products and you're drying her thoroughly after each wash

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How often are you giving your baby a bath??

Marley get's a Tubby like twice a week now and we just sponge bather her as needed. She wasn't born with cradle cap but this week her scalp is all dry. I know that you can put olive oil on it and it's suggested that your bathing the baby too much if it's skin starts drying out. It doesn't bother her and you can't really tell unless your looking for it so it's really not that much of an issue but I was just wondering if i was giving her a Tubby too often.

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I think that too Ashley, every time I get a bubble in my stomach I wait for him to start kicking. I miss being pregnant too, never thought I would say that but I miss his little flutters and my big round belly!

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So, I get little bubbles and stuff in my tummy and every time I think "it's the baby."

Sometimes I miss being pregnant...but I certainly don't miss the labor or the first few weeks!! LOL

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We've been doing gas drops after her feeding, with no success. My friend recommended doing it before, so we are going to give that a shot

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I never understood why mom's got so upset over their children crying..I would just think to myself "god why dont they just stop their kid from crying"...NOW I know its NOT that easy and man is it hard now to hear a baby cry now. It just tears up my heart when I hear JC cry too, I can hardly stand it, makes me sad when he's crying. Funny how things change isnt it?

I was going to suggest checking in with the Doc but since you have her appt next week...at least you can see what is going on. I hope its nothing big. Maybe its acid reflux? I'm wondering if you gave her gas drops 30 minutes before you fed her, if that would help out and calm her..

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Zoey has not had any bad associations, but I am worried she will start to and will refuse to eat. The problem really seems to be with her tummy. She takes the bottle fine and will be happily eating and then all the sudden she starts screaming. Sometimes I can tell it is about to happen because her stomach makes a noise or if I am holding her in a certain way I kind feel it tighten. She started having fussiness issues right before her 1 month appointment that seem to be tummy/gas related. We spoke to her doctor about it. He told us it was just because at that age babies don't have single muscle control, so when she would try to push the gas out she would also tighten her sphincter, which made it hurt. He basically said she would outgrow it. I put myself on a no dairy diet to see if that helped. It honestly doesn't seem to have made a difference. Now I am concerned that her tummy/gas issues are getting worse and there might be something else going on. Her 2 month appointment is next week, so I will bring it up then. For the time being she is still eating. It's just a long process and it's so hard to see her scream like that.

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Katie and Kristin,

I've had both things happen with JC. The crying after the bath AND before even...I think you just have to keep on doing it until she gets comfortable with it and you should try to remain calm for them cuz babies know when you are upset. I think its just the quick change over from being warm to being cold..no matter how warm the blanket or towel is that they go to. I think she will catch on with age. JC still kinda whimpers some afterwards..but I try to interact with him and get him to smile when I put him down and talk with a real high voice and make silly faces at him while I put lotion on him, etc. I try to do it quick so he doesn't get too cold and get him into a nice warm fleecie jammie.

With the feeding at night..sometimes JC will cry like you are describing Kristin. Did she have any bad experiences with you when you fed her with a bottle that she would associate with? Choking, etc? JC knows when its bed time cuz we have a dimmer in the room and he starts to cry right before he's fed every night. Not sure why he does it either, he's fine 2 minutes before we go into the room, the 2nd I put him down and its like the end of the world LOL

So I guess I dont have any real answers, just over time I hope these things will go away as they get older and get used to the routine...

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I don't have any real advice about either fussy episodes but sometime when Marley fusses and i can't get her to stop (it usually because she just wants to be held) I put her in her high chair with out the tray on and bring her into my office with me. That way she's sitting a lot closer to me and probably more importantly on my level. Until the other day i had her in a bouncy chair on the floor beside my office chair but i find that she much rather sit at my level and see whats going on up here.

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I'm sorry that Zoey is screaming with the feedings. I am no help because I'm having a similar random crying thing with Arianna after I take her out of her bath.

She is happy and content while in her bath but about a minute after I pull her out of her bath she starts screaming bloody murder, the type of cry where they aren't really breathing and start gasping for air. I've tried covering her in an extra towel and blanket to see if it was because she was cold. I've tried holding her and drying her off. I've tried giving her a paci to suck on. I've tried feeding her while drying her. Nothing works. She always starts to scream. She stops after I've dried her, got her back in her diaper and sleeper and have been nursing her for a bit(usually she is screaming for 15-20 minutes). Even at the beginning of the nursing she will pull off and scream some more.

So I add my query to Kristin's crying query. Any thoughts on what might be the problem?

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A week ago Zoey started this thing where with some bottles she starts eating and then will all the sudden start screaming bloody murder. It can take up to 2 hours to get her to eat and most of the time I give up and don't have her finish the bottle. The strange thing is that she is fine as soon as I place her on my shoulder and stays happy until we try the feeding thing again. It's not every bottle and it doesn't matter if it's breast milk or formula. I can feel her tummy tightening right before she starts crying and she will often cry if she has gas while feeding. I have tried gas drops, but they don't do anything. Anyone have any ideas? I have already switched formula to Similac Sensitive and am on a no dairy diet, which was suggested last month by her dr because she was fussy due to gas. This feeding thing is new.

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ABIGAILFR I'm so glad that you suggested feeding her right after the shots it worked like a charm!! thanks

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never mind on the spit up. :(

We'll get this fixed soon, hopefully!

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thats wonderful. glad to hear she is doing well.

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She is better today.

She was just SOOOO clingy and would just moan last night. But she is much better today.

And she is now taking zantac and rice cereal in her bottles and she hasn't spit up ONCE today! WAHOOO!

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so sorry :( is she sore or just acting fussy?

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Did you give her the Tylenol last night and/or today? Check her temp and make sure she doesn't have a fever...you dont want a reaction to the shots to go untreated. You might want to just give her another dropperful for today or give the office a call and ask..I am sure they will advice you without having to go back in.

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she is miserable :(

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Give the office a call like an hour before your appt and see what they say...I dont think Tylenol can really hurt..if she's about 9 pounds..they'll probably tell you 0.4 dropperful..good luck!!

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AB gets her shots tomorrow, but she is only 9 1/2 lbs, so I don't know if we can give her meds.

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Q: What do you guys know about using a regular stroller for jogging? I don't go very fast (I think the fastest I get to is about a 12/13 minute mile...a fast walk for some) and I am on paved roads. I thought that maybe locking the front wheels would give it more stability and make it safer. What are your thoughts?


Katie, I guess it depends on how much you would use it? If you plan on using it alot, you dont want to kill your regular stroller's tires...the jogging stroller tires are larger for more stability and on some regular strollers you cant lock the front tires (mine doesnt)...some jogging strollers are lightweight (definitely not all) but I dont see a problem with using a regular one..just the tire thing, wearing out and the weight would be my only thoughts and it turning over when you are jogging..fast or not..random rocks ya know?....

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When JC had his shots, I gave him 0.4 dropperful of Tylenol 1 hour before his appt and another 0.4 dropperful of Tylenol about an hour afterwards. If the baby is more than 12 pounds or thereabouts, the pediatrician said 0.8 is okay to give.

I hope it goes well, JC gave me 3 loud purple colored face screams and the 2nd she told me to pick him up, I did and he stopped. I didnt hear a peep anytime after that. Watch out for when you hold her later in the day, they give the shots in the thighs and you dont want to press on those spots. Good Luck, let us know how she did!!

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I don't know anything about the shots thing- he got one yesterday at his one month apt.- hep B #2. Dr. says he gets 2 shots at two month apt. maybe you could give him tylenol? I think feeding for a couple of minutes right afterwards would help- thats what I did- he seemed to calm down pretty quickly.

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I don't envy you having to deal with Marley and the shots! I am not looking forward to that appointment! I don't know anything about pain relief for them...

Q: What do you guys know about using a regular stroller for jogging? I don't go very fast (I think the fastest I get to is about a 12/13 minute mile...a fast walk for some) and I am on paved roads. I thought that maybe locking the front wheels would give it more stability and make it safer. What are your thoughts?

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Marley has her second Dr apt next week. I know that she is going to get a lot of shots. i have heard that it might be beneficial to give her something for pain before the apt. What do you guys think??

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So i just bought Marley a new hanging rattle bird thing and 5 minuets into play she spit up all over it lol. don't think it's a good idea to put it in the laundry because who knows if all the detergent will come out of it and it's just going to end up in her mouth again. so i just wiped it off with a wet cloth.... that doesn't really seem to be a very clean way of dealing with it either. what do you do with cloth toys to get them clean??


also do any of your babies have acid reflux?? Marley lately has been spitting up clear liquid which is a sign. her Daddy as always had it really bad so I'm thinking that's probably what her problem is too.

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wow- sounds like marley has got a great routine going. I will hope for that some day...

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I'm so jealous of people that can work out on their lunch hour. I get way to sweaty when i work out to be able to just walk back in and continue out my work day.

Marley for the past three days has been requesting an extra ounce at bed time so i have been giving it to her which pushed her bed time back to midnight instead of 11:30 BUT for the past three nights she has not woken up again until 8am!! no more 4am feeding!! This means both my husband and I can get a full night sleep and be well rested. and better yet i have found time to exercise!! she gets up at 8am i feed her and she's back to sleep until 10am so now i can get in a quick work out shower and make oatmeal for breakfast before she wakes up. i just hope it's here to stay.

Ashley it sounds like she's on her way to putting her self to sleep stay strong:)

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Ashley- that is good. I hate it when he wakes up for stuff like that. my LO keeps wetting through his clothes and wakes up from that- happened last night :( no fun for anyone.

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Great job Ash! Sounds like you are on the road to a rested baby :D consistency is key! Keep up the good work!

yeah, its a tight schedule, but I cant fit exercise in anywhere else. I want to workout at lunchtime at work but I have to get in a pumping session and eat lunch..gotta get those calories in to keep up my milk..etc...so that leaves 5 minutes left? Yeah no. I need more than that!

When I am no longer pumping and lactacting, I think I am going to start running here at work during lunch..but thats like when its warmer here in New England. Like Spring/Summer. Cuz right now. Wicked bitter cold. I dont run in the cold..nu-uh! LOL

Not yet anyways ROFL

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Put AB down awake last night and for the 2nd time, she put herself to sleep. An hour later, she woke up. I went in and patted her back and noticed she had spit up a lot. So I had to get her out to change her sheet saver. As soon as I put her on my shoulder she fell asleep again. She was up again an hour later and had pooped.

I think she can do it, we just need to stop the pooping and spitting up! :)

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yeah that's a crazy schedule and i have no idea to how you do it. I still haven't figured out hot to get exercise in but i know your right I'm going to have to make it a priority or else it wont happen. I hope for your sake JC starts sleeping more and cuts out that 6min feeding session emoticon

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don't know how you are keeping that up...

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Its funny...my new schedule has me waking up at 525am, feeding him at 530am, getting ready and leaving my house for 630am to get to work for 7am.

Then I work from 7am til 335pm, pump 3x during the daytime, get home for 4pm so my mom can head on home, play with JC for an hour or so til DH gets home, workout/exercise with DH for an hour (if JC lets us), then get my clothes laid out for the next day (its SO dark at 530am!), feed and put JC to bed for around 7pm and then eat dinner at like 8pm. I start falling asleep on the couch at around 9pm LOL...then rinse, recycle, repeat the next day!

So when he gets up at 3am in the morning..omg..talk about being "off my game" when I get up for 530am even if he only eats for like 6 minutes...

....its crazy. I dont know how people manage to do it with more than one child. I can barely handle this schedule with one. Thank god DH cooks us dinner while I feed the little guy...otherwise we'd be eating pizza every night ROFL...

its definitely doable, just wow, I can see how easy it is NOT to workout and let exercise not be a priority. It really makes you see that you need to MAKE the time to make it happen cuz it wont happen unless you can plan accordingly. There is just such little time to juggle it all AND get rest.

Dont even get me started about trying to find time to do laundry, put away our clothes, clean the house and do the dishes. At least some of these can wait until the weekend...but sheesh! I really look forward to the time when he starts to sleep through the night!

(Sorry for the mini vent ROFL!!)

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ouch! thats a lot of feeding in the night for someone working full time. I sure hope you're able to go to bed really early.

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We WERE doing great in the sleep area..he gets fed and changed at 7pm, he's normally down by 8pm. He would sleep from 8pm til 1am and then I would feed again, then he would last from 1am until 525am.

But now that we have the swing of things he's changing it up on us..he's been waking up at 3am again like he was before and I dont know why. I try to rock & soothe him back to sleep but he's upset enough to know he's hungry and so I feed him. Wondering if this is another growth spurt at the 3 month mark.

*YAWNS* working 40 hours a week and dealing with this..oye..thank god for coffee in the morning.

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I think its good for them to lay down without being asleep already. I don't want to be rocking my kid to sleep for years - its good for them to be able to soothe themselves and fall asleep on their own. My LO is almost 3 weeks old and sometimes he is already asleep when I put him down but a lot of times he lays there a while. I just keep an eye on the monitor and if he starts crying I always go right in there and rock him some more or change his diaper or whatever.


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When Marley was born she had a lot of neck strength too and my Dr. made the same comment. But she doesn't have total control yet. The whole point of the bumbo is to help the babies get the mussel strength sooner to be able to sit up on there own, it's meant to be use before they can actually sit up on there own. I tried her in it but i needed to put a swaddling blanket on one side of her to keep her from leaning still so I don't think she's ready for it just yet :)

11:30 comes around and Marley is in her crib no matter what. sometimes she's groggy because she just ate and other times she's wide awake but we stick to that bed time.
if she's groggy it only take a matter of minuets for her to fall asleep. if she's wide awake she could lay there for up to and hour kicking and punching the air. She coos a little but never really cries during that time. If she dose cry thought we go and tell her it's ok maybe turn the mobile music on again and maybe if shes really up set pick her up and pace the room for a bit so she calms down but then she goes right back in the crib. no lights, playing, and no conversations go on between 11:30pm and 8am.
when she wakes up in the morning sometimes she crys for breakfast and other time we wake up to her just laying in her crib kicking and punching. She's a super good baby.

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Jamie ,AB has been supporting her head since week 1..the DR told us it is VERY unusual for babies to have that strong of neck/back strength, but she has also been standing since week 1 too! We've got ourselves a little athlete over here. I haven't tried the bumbo or anything like that yet. I wouldn't feel comfortable until she can sit on her own.

Lets talk SLEEP!!!!

How long does it take your little one to go down at night?

DO you put him/her down asleep or awake?

What time does your LO start bedtime routines?


AB is a GREAT sleeper (knock on wood). Once we get her down, she is down for 6-9 hours. But we have a hard time getting her down. Usually around 9:30 we take her up to her dark room (with a nightlight), put on her music soother, change her diaper, and feed her. Then we rock her/sing to her until she is asleep. Lately, she is startling herself awake (Even swaddled) and then wide awake. This has been tough for us because we can never put her down 'asleep' until almost midnight.

Last night, I decided I was going to let her whimper and be restless for a little while and see what happens...10 minutes of moaning and wiggling and then she fell asleep. She didn't once cry--just wiggled around. I don't know if this will happen again, but I didn't know if anyone has a LO that will put themselves to sleep like that.

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I think it has only happened to me once when I wasn't able to wake her after a long stretch of sleep. As Nat said, you don't want her to become dehydrated. Make sure she is having enough wet diapers each day.

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Jamie, she's how old now, 5 weeks?

For us, our growth spurts were the opposite, all he did was nurse ALL the time. She should have had a growth spurt at 2 weeks. 3 weeks and then again I believe around 6 weeks. It couldn't hurt to check her temperature and make sure she doesn't have a fever and just call and ask a Nurse at the Pedi's office. Asking questions doesnt always mean you go into the office, hopefully they can shed some light on this. I never had this happen with my guy. You want to make sure she gets food in her or else she could dehydrate from skipping her meals. Just make sure she doesnt have a fever and know how long she slept for etc if you do call the nurse/doctor..they'll ask...let us know how she is doing!

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Marley is a really deep sleeper sometimes it's hard to wake her up. but last night she went to bed at 12mindnight was up at 6:30am for about and hour then didn't wake up (despite my trying)until 10:30 ate fell back to sleep then i tried to get her up at 1:30pm and she just wouldn't so i ended up giving her a bath which worked and boy was she mad at me but then as soon as i got her dressed again she drank only an ounce and fell back to sleep and now i can't get her up again. I'm starting to think something is wrong but my husband say to wait a little longer hat she might just be going through a growth spurt and needs the sleep. has this happened to any of you??

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thanks- I will look for that.

I have a bumbo chair- they seem really useful. I am not sure about when you can start using them though.

BTW- my LO gained 9.5 oz in just 4 days from the supplementing so he's almost up to birth weight. thats exciting- just hoping my milk is increasing and I am not doing all this torture for no reason.

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I used mothers milk tea and it defiantly helped me but not enough to get caught up but it might be good to try that as well as the fungreak.

So do any of you have the bumbo chair?? I just borrowed one from a friend. it says you can use ti as soon as your little one can support their head. Marley is almost there but not quite.
how long dose it usually take for babies to fully support their own heads??

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thanks- I am taking 2 capsules 3x day right now. the LC couldn't suggest it but when I brought it up, she acted very positive about it and said to keep increasing it until my urine had a maple syrup smell.

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Hang in there. It sounds like you are trying everything you should. I was worried about my milk supply a couple of weeks ago and took fenugreek capsules and I could totally tell a difference with an increased supply. I also try to drink Mother's Milk tea each day to help with milk production. I'm not sure if it works or not, but it is worth a try.

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We have had trouble with slow weight gain.
birth weight- 8 lbs 8 oz (Thursday)
left hospital- 8 lbs 4 oz (Saturday)
1st dr. apt- 7 lbs 12 oz (Wednesday)
2nd dr. apt- 7 lbs 12 oz (Friday)
I went back to dr. Monday and he had only gained one ounce (to 7 lbs 13 oz) so he said that was some improvement but he was concerned that it wasn't enough. He is really trying to be supportive about breastfeeding and has been really patient- did not say we needed to supplement but he suggested we go to the lactation consultant to find out how much he is getting and find some ways to increase my milk supply.
I went Tuesday- had a very long session with someone at the hospital. She weighed him before and after a feeding and he was only getting a little over half an ounce. Then I tried pumping after the feeding and got basically nothing from it. So, its clear that I have milk (it squirts out, he gulps a lot, etc.) but its just not enough right now to get him back to his birth weight. I have been wearing myself out with hour long feedings and then barely getting any sleep because he wants to feed again pretty soon.
So we started supplementing yesterday with formula- not an easy decision but definitely the right one. I am feeding him (only 30 minutes is what she said I should do- just to keep from over-exhausting myself), double-pumping for 15 minutes (to create more stimulation and collect extra milk still in my breasts- I can use it for supplementing when I have enough to give him), and give him a bottle with about 1.5 oz in it. If my mom or DH are around, they can give the bottle while I pump but if I am alone, I hook up my hands-free pumping thing and just feed him the bottle while I pump.
I don't think its going to take any less time than the one hour feedings but I do think its already letting him sleep better and that will give me more rest and time between feedings (sticking to 3 hrs).
I am also starting on fenugreek capsules which should help milk supply. I really hope that I can get things built up to where I can stop supplementing in a few weeks. I have another dr. apt on Friday to check his weight again so he should be up a few ounces by then. Overnight, he already slept much better and much more peacefully. He is not fussing at all which tells me that he must have been hungry before :(

so- any advice? anybody been here before? what should i be expecting? will this work or am I stuck with this forever?


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