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 22 Jan 2011
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  • Toddlers & Preschoolers
     4 Dec 2011 1:52 PM

      part time daycare - which days?
    If it were me I'd do Wed/Thurs/Fri because having the days in a row seems the most predictable for him, and the only con you've...

  • New Moms - The First Year
     3 Dec 2011 12:52 AM

      Angelcare monitor
    Sometimes ours drops out for a second or so, but otherwise, no issues. Angry voice! Maybe reasonable, explanatory voice first though. ...

  • New Moms - The First Year
     30 Nov 2011 11:34 PM

      Pull to stand toys
    We're all about the Leapfrog/FP activity tables here. And our (short) ottoman... ...

  • New Moms - The First Year
     30 Nov 2011 6:45 PM

      Mixing formula with homo milk
    20oz isn't too bad. At a year they're supposed to transition to 16-24oz of homo milk along with solid foods. I'm not sure everyone really...

  • New Moms - The First Year
     24 Nov 2011 7:19 PM

      Sled?
    I'm looking for a wooden sled for small children that will fit two little ones (it's fine for them to cuddle up one right in...

  • Toddlers & Preschoolers
     12 Nov 2011 8:33 PM

      Any idea where I can find....
    Like this? http://www.ikea.com/ca/en/catalog/products/80202221/ ...

  • New Moms - The First Year
     11 Nov 2011 12:03 AM

      Reccomend your thermometer
    That Safety First one from the kit sucks. I actually think most of that kit sucked, except the nail clippers! We actually still have a...

  • New Moms - The First Year
     11 Nov 2011 12:00 AM

      Best bottle for fussy/gassy/spit up babies
    Another vote for Playtex Ventaire. They allow the air in the end to reduce gas (worked great for us, and we had gassy babies with...

  • New Moms - The First Year
     3 Nov 2011 12:02 AM

      Calgary moms - did you deliver at Foothills?
    I delivered at FMC last October (2010). As far as your questions, the hospital provided a few pads/disposable underwear, but you are supposed to bring...

  • New Moms - The First Year
     2 Nov 2011 6:56 PM

    Buying covers for ventaire bottles?
    I've never seen the caps sold alone - sorry. Do you know anyone selling their old bottles? Kijiji? ...

  • New Moms - The First Year
     29 Oct 2011 2:33 PM

      2 receivers with monitor necessary?
    I personally don't really get why you would need a second receiver. Ours docks by our bed, but we carry it around the house with...

  • New Moms - The First Year
     10 Oct 2011 6:27 PM

      Herniated belly button
    Both of mine had them (really common with preemies) and they both went away on their own by about three months adjusted. Even if they...

  • Toddlers & Preschoolers
     4 Oct 2011 10:58 PM

      Clothing Brand Sizes
    So after almost a year of sorting clothes and having my (big) babies grow through them, I've discovered many sizing differences between brands, like I...

  • New Moms - The First Year
     27 Sep 2011 1:01 PM

      activity centre q
    Mine were/are in our exersaucers flat footed quite a bit, because they're tall babies. They're at the highest setting, but I don't want to stop...

  • New Moms - The First Year
     11 Sep 2011 4:57 PM

      Spin: How often does your 8(ish) month old eat ?
    Usually: 6:15am: Bottle (100-200mL) 9:00am: Cereal with fruit or yogurt (4-5 tablespoons) 10:30am: Bottle (~200mL) 1:00pm: Half jar (or equivalent homemade) of two veg, or...

  • New Moms - The First Year
     8 Sep 2011 8:37 PM

      High Chair Recommendations ...
    I have wooden ones - they're Keekaroo Right Height chairs. Love the looks, love the idea, hate the execution (hard to clean). ...

  • New Moms - The First Year
     6 Sep 2011 12:57 AM

      Question for moms of preemies
    RSV can still impact them - I've heard of 16 month old term infants having to be hospitalized for it. Their immune systems are improving...

  • New Moms - The First Year
     6 Sep 2011 12:44 AM

      Washing crinkle books/toys
    I have a play gym/mat that has the crinkle stuff like a pillow along the entire side. It says "surface clean only" which is ridiculous...

  • New Moms - The First Year
     25 Aug 2011 11:17 PM

      How did fitness help your birth?
    Honestly? The women I know who did less during pregnancy (I mean, walking and maintaining a BASIC level of fitness only, rather than really focusing...

  • New Moms - The First Year
     25 Aug 2011 11:06 PM

      What middle names go with Joshua?
    What are the other names on your list? That might help. Joshua Beau Joshua Beckett Joshua Brady Joshua Michael Joshua Drew Joshua David Joshua Clayton...

  • New Moms - The First Year
     21 Aug 2011 7:15 PM

      Wash before wearing
    This topic surprises me too. I wash everything before anyone wears it. Even if the clothes are new, there are the previous tryer-oners (haha), possible...

  • New Moms - The First Year
     21 Aug 2011 7:09 PM

      Nail cutting....
    We have the Safety First clippers and they're pretty good. I just sit with a baby on my lap and turn on the TV so...

  • New Moms - The First Year
     20 Aug 2011 12:29 PM

      how many outfits do I need for each age range
    Mine wore newborn (and preemie in their case) sleepers at first, but as soon as they were in 0-3 month clothes they wore real outfits...

  • New Moms - The First Year
     19 Aug 2011 6:05 PM

      Recommend a side by side stroiller for twins
    As far as I know, and I now know many families with multiples, there is no double side-by-side that holds two bucket seats at the...

  • New Moms - The First Year
     17 Aug 2011 6:47 PM

      Pregnant with twins, at wits end, letting him CIO.
    Sounds good so far - you're doing great. I know it can be rough, and then you have the pregnancy on top of that. I...

  • New Moms - The First Year
     15 Aug 2011 11:20 AM

      Visitors with kids
    Ours were born at 29 weeks and came home right at the start of RSV season. We had no children over until they were about...

  • New Moms - The First Year
     7 Aug 2011 6:08 PM

      kids music recommendations
    We listen to Galaxie Kids on Shaw, and in the car to Kids' Place (or something) on Sirius. I've also downloaded a bunch of stuff...

  • New Moms - The First Year
     10 Jul 2011 11:25 PM

      I feel like the worst mother in the world.
    Awww... don't beat yourself up about it. NICU babies pull their tubes out all the time, on their own! And nurses do too. They have...

  • New Moms - The First Year
     10 Jul 2011 3:33 PM

    Starting solids with premmies
    We started at 4.5 months adjusted because our preemie nurses said it may take longer for them to accept different textures so you want to...

  • New Moms - The First Year
     9 Jul 2011 8:11 PM

      Xpost - Preemie birth, what to expect?
    My twins were born at 29 weeks, due to PTL (though they were going to take them by 32 weeks anyway due to placenta issues)....

  • New Moms - The First Year
     5 Jul 2011 7:42 PM

      how to switch formula???
    Like PP said, there's a transition chart on the back. We have just switched cold turkey to a new one today though, and it was...

  • New Moms - The First Year
     5 Jul 2011 7:38 PM

      Powdered Formula Newbie
    For the chunks, I really recommend the Dr. Brown's formula mixing pitcher. We mix a lot of formula around here, and the preemie formula we...

  • New Moms - The First Year
     5 Jul 2011 7:35 PM

      How many jars of baby food did you actually use?
    I make some food and buy jars too. We probably go through two jars a day (so one per baby) or the equivalent in cubes...

  • New Moms - The First Year
     29 Jun 2011 7:58 PM

      Best Place.. to order Birth Announcements From,
    Definitely Tiny Prints. Ours turned out gorgeous, great quality, with envelopes, and great customer service. ...

  • New Moms - The First Year
     27 Jun 2011 10:38 PM

      What are your favorite bottles?
    Playtex Ventaire - just the regular ones with standard nipples so you can switch those out with any other standard nipples if needed. A few...

  • New Moms - The First Year
     24 Jun 2011 12:21 AM

      Have you ever done this?
    Yes, every bath. We all love it. We were lent two baby bathtubs, but one was the round type and I found it awkward, and...

  • New Moms - The First Year
     21 Jun 2011 9:02 PM

      Waking a sleeping baby and schedules
    I wake sleeping babies if we are supposed to be doing something and if they've already been sleeping for 60-90 minutes. Usually they catch up...

  • New Moms - The First Year
     10 Jun 2011 4:55 PM

      Angelcare Monitor and Corner Sleepers
    Thanks all. Yes, we have a piece of plywood under the motion sensor that is almost as big as the cribs on all sides. I'm...

  • New Moms - The First Year
     10 Jun 2011 11:37 AM

      Angelcare Monitor and Corner Sleepers
    My boys tend to curl up in the corner of their cribs, making it hard for the motion sensor to pick them up. Oddly enough...

  • New Moms - The First Year
     7 Jun 2011 6:17 PM

      4-6 mth old fave toys
    The baby gym with hanging things only grabs their attention for a little while now. They are all about their jumperoo, exersaucers, and things like...

  • New Moms - The First Year
     7 Jun 2011 9:59 AM

      How often did you give pain meds during teething?
    Mine have each cut two teeth, and they didn't have a fever, diaper rash, red cheeks, or anything - just a lot of crankiness and...

  • New Moms - The First Year
     4 Jun 2011 6:58 PM

      Anyone tried cloth and then switched to disposable
    We were on a diaper service (Happy Nappy) until about a month ago, when we switched to disposables. I LOVE Happy Nappy and was really...

  • New Moms - The First Year
     4 Jun 2011 12:13 AM

      Jan Mommies?? Where are u?
    I'm here and we're doing well. Mine have been teething - we got four teeth in the space of three days - so it's been...

  • New Moms - The First Year
     31 May 2011 9:16 PM

      Parents to Premmies
    Mine grunted a little, but only at the beginning. They slept in our room until two nights ago. I wasn't letting them out of my...

  • New Moms - The First Year
     31 May 2011 5:14 PM

      Shower AFTER baby is born? Couple of Q's
    I only wanted a shower after the babies were born, if I was going to have one. To me it made more sense to have...

  • New Moms - The First Year
     30 May 2011 3:15 PM

      Info needed - returning to work
    It's one year since you began your maternity/parental leave. It is your responsibility to contact them regarding your return to work, however they are obligated...

  • New Moms - The First Year
     22 May 2011 11:06 PM

      Stokke Tripp Trap High Chair
    We have something similar (though we haven't started using them yet, as a disclaimer!) - the Keekaroo Right Height chair. They are a similar idea,...

  • New Moms - The First Year
     21 May 2011 6:13 PM

      Reccommend your infant car seat
    Snugride 32 and I'm really glad we got them. At first I heard from other twin moms about how heavy it is to carry two...

  • New Moms - The First Year
     17 May 2011 9:07 PM

      Woombies on Mama Bargains now!!
    Thank you so much, that's great timing for me too!! ...

  • New Moms - The First Year
     13 May 2011 12:02 AM

      Bottle types q
    We mainly use the Playtex VentAire, which we switched to after the small, plastic Medela bottles. They both use standard nipples, which I appreciate since...

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