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  • New Moms - The First Year
     17 Mar 2012 2:52 PM

      Medela Calma bottles Anyone??
    YDS took a bottle for the first few weeks, then we no longer needed to supplement so we stopped offering a bottle. The next time...

  • New Moms - The First Year
     17 Mar 2012 2:50 PM

    Post Partum allergies
    I didn't have allergies before having kids but definitely have them now. Not sure if it's an age thing or related to pregnancy/having kids. I've...

  • Toddlers & Preschoolers
     7 Mar 2012 1:52 PM

    Bravado bras ever seen on babysteals???
    I've seen them a couple of times - the "fancier" ones I think. Random colours though like PPer said. ...

  • New Moms - The First Year
     6 Mar 2012 3:08 PM

      Introduce a lovey? Yay/Nay?
    I gave one to both my boys. Started out just leaving it in the corner of their cribs but once they were about 6 months...

  • Toddlers & Preschoolers
     6 Mar 2012 2:52 PM

      X-Post: GTA daycare - where to start looking?!
    I'd start calling around now, ask what their wait lists are like, etc. Can't hurt to start early but you'll regret starting late if spots...

  • Toddlers & Preschoolers
     6 Mar 2012 10:45 AM

      GTA - average cost of day care or nanny
    We're in the 'burbs (east end). An infant spot is approx $1,300 per month, a toddler is approx $1,100 and preschooler is approx $900 per...

  • New Moms - The First Year
     3 Mar 2012 8:24 PM

      WTF Evenflo nipples
    Pretty sure I've bought them at BRU and at No Frills. I think I've also seen them at Loblaws and possibly Wal Mart. PS -...

  • New Moms - The First Year
     1 Mar 2012 2:42 PM

      March Mommies - Our last month here!
    I cannot believe it's already been a year. Where has the time gone? Anyone remember what they were doing/feeling a year ago today? Maybe I...

  • Toddlers & Preschoolers
     1 Mar 2012 2:33 PM

      PTing boys...sitting or standing up to pee?
    Sitting initially but standing within a couple of weeks. ...

  • Toddlers & Preschoolers
     1 Mar 2012 10:27 AM

      PSA: Sale at Mabels Labels
    Just wanted to say thanks for posting! ...

  • New Moms - The First Year
     29 Feb 2012 10:17 AM

      Babysitter, WWYD
    That is a great idea. My only question is, is there definitely 15 potential sitters there or is it possible that there might only be...

  • Toddlers & Preschoolers
     28 Feb 2012 3:03 PM

      Sick of my LO being a daddy's boy - vent
    No advice, ODS is a total Daddy's boy too and has been for over a year now. It's tough. He does have his "Mommy" moments...

  • Toddlers & Preschoolers
     28 Feb 2012 2:59 PM

      siblings and "hand me down" shoes
    If you have two (or more) LOs, did your younger child(ren) wear hand-me-down shoes? ODS got a lot of shoes as gifts between ages 1-2.5,...

  • Toddlers & Preschoolers
     27 Feb 2012 3:00 PM

      Indoor play grounds East GTA/Durham?
    Rainbow World Tumbles and Toys Playtime Island Mega Fun for Kids (never been there but in Scarborough) ...

  • New Moms - The First Year
     25 Feb 2012 2:33 PM

      Sunscreen
    I use Badger for my ODS and will for YDS as well but I can't comment on whether it's safe to use 6 months of...

  • Toddlers & Preschoolers
     25 Feb 2012 2:14 PM

    wagon recommendation + WTB?
    Can anyone recommend a wagon and where to buy? I'm looking for one for two kids (age 1 and 3), with a sun canopy, cup...

  • Toddlers & Preschoolers
     24 Feb 2012 2:23 PM

      2.5 Year Old Independence and Attention
    ODS is very independent. I'm not sure if it's his personality or if being in daycare contributes to it. But I'm inclined to say it's...

  • Toddlers & Preschoolers
     24 Feb 2012 2:15 PM

      Straw Cups
    I like these Playtex ones. The grippers are good for little hands. My YDS uses them. I also have these Playtex ones but because they...

  • Toddlers & Preschoolers
     24 Feb 2012 2:06 PM

      Cast care for an almost 3 year old???
    Oh man I have no advice for you but tons of sympathy. My ODS is the same age and I know it would be really...

  • New Moms - The First Year
     22 Feb 2012 2:50 PM

      Which car seat?
    I have a Graco. The Peg Perego is heavier - makes a big difference if you are carrying the baby in the carseat often. That's...

  • New Moms - The First Year
     18 Feb 2012 3:12 PM

      Cruising with an 11 month old
    At 11 months, both of my boys were very mobile and wouldn't (won't) sit still on my lap for an extended period of time. ODS...

  • New Moms - The First Year
     17 Feb 2012 10:01 AM

      Waking too Early
    I *wish* I had advice - that would mean I figured out how to get YDS to sleep longer in the morning! Has he learned...

  • New Moms - The First Year
     16 Feb 2012 10:05 AM

      Pampers and Huggies codes - worth it?
    I've been collecting Pampers codes since ODS was born (April 2009). He was in diapers for 28 months and YDS has been in diapers for...

  • Toddlers & Preschoolers
     16 Feb 2012 9:39 AM

      DCP and illness notification - is this normal?
    Our daycare posts signs on the room's door. So if it's in the infant room they post on the door "There are X confirmed cases...

  • New Moms - The First Year
     14 Feb 2012 3:00 PM

      Breastfeeding and YOUR weight (x-post)
    I lost the baby weight easily both times. I was below my pre-preg weight with ODS by the time he was 2 months old and...

  • Toddlers & Preschoolers
     13 Feb 2012 2:20 PM

      Balance Bike or Tricycle? Pls help me decide!
    ODS got a tricycle for his 2nd birthday (last April) and got a balance bike in June. He didn't start riding the tricycle confidently until...

  • New Moms - The First Year
     10 Feb 2012 3:01 PM

      Moving to 2-3-4...how/when?
    YDS didn't start 2-3-4 until close to 9 months but he was a pretty early riser so I found that meant he needed that 3rd...

  • Toddlers & Preschoolers
     9 Feb 2012 3:07 PM

      3 yo suddenly very sensitive to discipline?
    Thanks all. Like others have said, it makes it so tough to discipline him when he gets so sad about it. I almost prefer the...

  • Toddlers & Preschoolers
     9 Feb 2012 2:49 PM

      Show me your boys bedrooms?
    Beautiful rooms! I don't have any photos but ODS has this duvet set , walls are painted grey and we have "transportation" theme wall decals...

  • Toddlers & Preschoolers
     8 Feb 2012 1:57 PM

      3 yo suddenly very sensitive to discipline?
    My 3 yo has recently become very sensitive about being disciplined, i.e. he'll get very upset (sad) about it. Is this a normal developmental thing...

  • New Moms - The First Year
     7 Feb 2012 9:56 AM

    Uppa G-Luxe
    I think it would be fine for swimming lessons, it stands upright when folded. I've used mine in the sand. Definitely not ideal and I...

  • New Moms - The First Year
     3 Feb 2012 3:05 PM

      Crawling milestone = clingy and not sleeping??
    YDS was miserable when he was learning to crawl and to pull to stand. The clinginess and crankiness was ridiculous. And he was waking super...

  • Toddlers & Preschoolers
     3 Feb 2012 2:48 PM

      Regular Queen Size bed for Toddler??
    ODS moved to a double a few weeks ago. The first night he fell out but luckily we had his crib mattress on the floor!...

  • New Moms - The First Year
     2 Feb 2012 10:35 AM

      What's the man version of flowers??
    What about having lunch delivered to him once/week for the next month or so? (or until your budget runs out!) ...

  • New Moms - The First Year
     31 Jan 2012 2:49 PM

      Flying with an infant?
    I never requested an extra seat for my carseat when travelling with LOs. But the times I've travelled, my flights have been full so it...

  • New Moms - The First Year
     30 Jan 2012 10:07 PM

      Anyone's LO do 3-3-4?
    Yup, YDS frequently does 3-3-4 because he has a tendency to wake up early most days but I don't adjust his nap time based on...

  • New Moms - The First Year
     26 Jan 2012 10:52 PM

      Questions about tooth care.
    #1 - No great tips...but maybe try giving her a toothbrush or another novel item to distract her? #2 - Water is ok until she's...

  • Toddlers & Preschoolers
     26 Jan 2012 3:20 PM

      Using bathroom on their own
    ODS has been doing this since shortly after he potty trained (maybe within the first month?) - thanks mostly to daycare. With us, he prefers...

  • Toddlers & Preschoolers
     25 Jan 2012 2:06 PM

      Tubes in ears?
    Sounds like the same scenario we had with ODS - constant fluid in his ears and so his hearing was muffled, like he was underwater....

  • Toddlers & Preschoolers
     25 Jan 2012 1:59 PM

    Eye Infections: How Long?
    I think if it's viral it can last up to a week or so. If it's bacterial and he's being treated with antibiotics then he's...

  • New Moms - The First Year
     22 Jan 2012 10:31 PM

      What kind of baby cereal do you use?'
    My Organic Baby (you can buy it at Loblaws in the Organic section). ...

  • New Moms - The First Year
     19 Jan 2012 9:45 PM

      What is/was your 10-12 month olds schedule?
    I've recently bumped breakfast earlier and added a snack when YDS wakes from his afternoon nap. So here is a typical day: 6:30 wakeup/BF/diaper change...

  • Toddlers & Preschoolers
     19 Jan 2012 2:43 PM

    Dual Baby Monitors
    I have a Summer Infant Sleek and Secure . I like it in theory (i.e. having two cameras and as single handheld) but after dealing...

  • Toddlers & Preschoolers
     18 Jan 2012 10:26 AM

      dropping to one nap...remind me?
    When LOs drop to one nap, they typically shorten (or refuse) one of their naps, right? But is it the morning or afternoon nap? I...

  • Toddlers & Preschoolers
     16 Jan 2012 3:25 PM

      PSA--Mom's of boys and Old Navy
    What a great deal! I wish they were just regular jeans though, the fleece lined ones are way too warm for ODS. ...

  • Toddlers & Preschoolers
     13 Jan 2012 3:22 PM

      Milk after vomiting?
    I'd wait 48 hours. ...

  • New Moms - The First Year
     11 Jan 2012 1:43 PM

      Recommend your BIG diaper bag!
    I have a Lug Tuk Tuk and love it. It's huge and has tons of pockets. But...it's HUGE. And has tons of pockets. Some days...

  • New Moms - The First Year
     11 Jan 2012 1:40 PM

      Holy god, I'm a hormonal, irrational, lunatic
    Ummm...YDS is 10 months old and I *still* have those days It'll get better though! ...

  • New Moms - The First Year
     11 Jan 2012 1:38 PM

      PSA: Amazing deal on Pampers
    Got it in Toronto too. Thanks Canaci! ...

  • Toddlers & Preschoolers
     9 Jan 2012 2:48 PM

      switching to one nap and daycare
    ODS was taking two naps (2-3-4 and fantastic nighttime sleep) when he started daycare at 1 year old. He transitioned to a single nap at...

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