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  • My baby was crawling at 6 months and pulling up at 8 months.
  • I did not and will not Christen my baby. You can have someone be the designated emergency guardian without having a big ceremony that you don't believe in. If you believe in it, go for it, but if you don't I don't understand why you'd have the cer…
  • There's a store here that has family bathrooms so you can take your whole family in there with you, when you have several children. They also have lowered sinks and toilets and a little lounge area with chairs and couches for breastfeeding.
  • I think while you're pregnant or before you should try to make sure you have the same or similar values and try to do a few challenging things together to build your bond and faith in each other. It's also important to build on your communication a…
  • As my son is getting older I'm starting to remember some of the toys my older babies liked to play when they were younger because he is starting to play in the same or similar ways. I see him playing with blankets a lot and I remember using silk ti…
  • A friend of mine sent me some Eric Carle books they are really pretty, really simple and my kids loved them. I don't remember the names of all of them but a couple favorites were Little Cloud and the Very Hungry Caterpillar!
  • Did any of you know you were pregnant before you really knew? That's a really common example of mother's intuition or women's intuition. Or know you would get pregnant by your SO before you were even that deep into the relationship or even when yo…
  • I think one of the most important lessons to learn in pregnancy is to slow down, trust and listen to your body and prevent too much stress. Sometimes we're addicted to stress and we don't even feel like the stress is a bad thing, until we see the s…
  • That sounds like a really great app. It should be really useful for expecting and new parents.
  • I have a dog. She is not very disciplined so I have mostly kept her pretty far from the baby. I did try to introduce her to the baby in the way you posted but I may not have consistently introduced things in short phases over several consecutive d…
  • I plan on working from home and away from home but on a very part-time basis until my youngest is around 8 years old. I want him to have a few years to get used to interactions with other authority figures, his peers and different systems and circu…
  • For me it was different with each of my babies but I never gained much. It was between 7-9 kgs. I also lost the weight less fast each time, with it being about 8-9 months with my last baby and with this current baby I haven't lost anything so it w…
  • I think its great to save but also great to consider that a lot of parents try to invest in their children's interests and talents. If you really get them involved in a couple of their interests at a high level they can gain scholarships and easy ac…
  • I got them workbooks, flash cards, reading books and food! They were really excited about the food!
  • I had a struggle with this, especially during my law pregnancy. I didn't want pregnancy to limit me because it didn't in the pregnancy before but this last pregnancy I had to learn the hard way over and over again that I couldn't physically or ment…
  • I think this is highly dependent on age. My youngest is only 9 months but based on his personality I was thinking I might put him in daycare when he's 3. With my middle child I wish I'd put her in when she was 4, but with my oldest she didn't go a…
  • I actually had nothing prepared when my first daughter was born except the car seat and a tiny few outfits. When she was born we didn't even have diapers so her dad went out and got some. The midwife wrapped a towel or blanket around her bottom in…
  • Someone was telling me yesterday that there are great creams you can get over the counter that are just as good as prescriptions.
  • I think puzzles and a new book series is great for winding down for bed. That's usually much more difficult when you're on vacation unless you have really active days.
  • This depends a bit on the age of your baby. First make sure your baby will take a bottle and try to get a nipple that mimics breastfeeding as much as possible. Try one bottle at a time in case one doesn't work well. If after a few different types …
  • I've had both. I would always try to have a midwife in or out of the hospital. I would choose hospital if I was high risk, didn't have any support at home or locally. I would also choose a hospital if I was worried about anything.
  • I only left my oldest kids with a babysitter when they were 2 and 5. It was a neighborhood girl and I'd send them for no more than a couple hours. I'm thinking of doing just one hour while with my oldest kids, as well as up to 3 hours while I'm th…
  • I had postpartum depression with my second pregnancy. Its very difficult. !along sure you have enough sleep, healthy food and help is honestly a huge factor in your experience. Another thing for me was a support group. There are many you can find on…
  • My kids seem to have the same allergies I have, the one exception seems to be peanuts and tree nuts. I have a mild sensitivity to them while they don't bother my kids at all.
  • I think its great to have your favorite people nearby but not necessarily giving them the idea they will be in the room with you. That way if you want them to come in it will be a great surprise for them.
  • I didn't find out the gender with my first two. I wanted it to be a surprise. I did with my last, mostly because his dad claimed he already knew and I wanted to prove him wrong...but he was right.
  • I think this happens when they are more accustomed to one parent than the other. I can even see this with older children and even adults. There must be a psychological explanation for it. It's like we don't show our worst habits to strangers, we …
  • I lasted several years with both of my older children and I hope to last until this baby is 3 years old. It does a lot for their health to have a base of milk and they need a lot of fat in those first 3 years. Milk is the best place to get it. I …
  • I stayed for 3 days when I gave birth in a hospital. It was almost unbearable and I couldn't wait to leave. I felt like they gave me the runaround while I asked the nurses when I could leave. It seems like every time I asked there was a new answe…
  • I basically feed him mashed bananas and avocado. I only feed him every now and then he is almost 9 months now and he grabs for my food all the time, but I want to keep him eating the most simple foods so his belly can adjust. I also want to make s…
  • I have a baby monitor that was given to me as a gift when I was pregnant with my first daughter. I am now on baby number three and it has never been opened. I don't know why, I guess I've been lucky to not have to leave my babies very much durin…
  • Yes, I stick with using oil, like sesame or coconut on baby's skin. I was also told you can do a tea bath or infused bath with chamomile tea to soothe the skin. You can also put in lavender and put oil into the bath water.
  • The jumperoo is a very cool toy for a baby. Also, once they can sit up you can put them in a walker. That can be really fun for them and help build their leg muscles so they really learn to walk.
    in Jumperoo Comment by yogimama July 2017
  • I haven't used formula on either of my children. Sleep was never an issue when it came to feeding them. The midwife said to sleep when the baby sleeps, so I did that as much as I could in the first few months and after awhile I no longer needed as…
  • I think I will start brushing my babies teeth. They are really just barely peeking through his gums, but he enjoys watching me brush and I think it will help him to pick up the habit when he does have teeth.
  • I think the easiest thing is to put the bed on the ground or on a low platform that way, if they are slipping off the bed, they will notice and can easily put themselves back in the bed, or if they don't notice, falling wouldn't hurt them.
  • I hope that helps you feel more comfortable about leaving him alone.
  • Sorry I didn't mean after fruit, I meant after anything sweet, even as snacks, but of course after meals as wells. It will probably be fine and fall out as long as her teeth are being taken care of. My daughter developed two cavities, but they did…
  • The massage sounds lovely. I had massage with my first birth and helpers coming to the house for the first few weeks, but I lived in a different place with the other two and didn't get that.
  • How old is your daughter? Cavities in the baby teeth is considered normal in a lot of circles, but some really have concerns about it. I looked this up a few years ago because of my oldest daughter having cavities. To stop the spread of cavities i…
  • Ganga R wrote: » Yes Yogimama, as I have told I am travel sick too. But I will feel relaxed when I hear music. I will sing along and and try to concentrate on that rather than the journey. But kids cannot do that, right? I find that binaural so…
  • How old is your daughter? Cavities in the baby teeth is considered normal in a lot of circles, but some really have concerns about it. I think it depends if it is painful and how serious the cavities are. Could the pain be from the cavity or some…
  • Different emergencies such as: 1. If there is a fire, what do you do? If you're in the main house or if you're in a room. 2. If someone knocks at the door or comes into the house. 3. If you feel sick or hurt yourself. 4. If there is a weathe…
  • I think just general healthy eating and exercise will help her to grow to her natural height. Stretching and exercise will definitely help with that, I believe poor posture can affect bone health, so yoga and most exercise will be good to build str…
  • I'm not sure if there is any method that has 100% accuracy. I have heard of many people becoming pregnant while using contraception. A lot of it may be human error, like forgetting to take medication or putting a diaphragm in wrong or it getting l…
  • Wow Ganga! I think it's very important to grow up in a close family or community if you're a child with other children. Even if you are an only child, you can learn to have empathy for others if you are used to problem solving and different person…
  • I got this way a lot when I was pregnant. I will have to think back to remember what I did. I know with dogs you can use a vest that gives them the sensation of being secure, maybe a weighted blanket would work on people? I have also heard about …
  • Yamini Bala wrote: » Thanks for your reply. Actually my son is not worried about being alone. He himself will say that I will manage it. But I am worried and always think what he will do in case of an emergency. Yamini I understand. If you hav…
  • 3 weeks wouldn't have been enough for me either time. I had a vaginal birth all 3 times and my body needed much longer to heal. Doctors and midwives all recommended taking it easy for 6-8 weeks but I needed to completely relax and take everything …
  • I think it depends a lot on where you're located. It's very easy to be vegetarian or vegan here, but other places I've been it is a lot more difficult. Several cultures and religions including Sikhs are traditionally vegetarian, so there is a lot …
  • I didn't use a dummy with either of my children, except trying one for a very short time with my oldest daughter when she was around a year old.
  • I was just looking this up recently. It really seems to depend on where you live, but most places I've seen actually say 8 years old is a good age for this. I think it depends also on how much time you're going to be gone and how comfortable your …
  • I wouldn't worry about hormonal treatments. I don't think there's anything you can do to make her growth any different than it is just to make sure she eats well and try to help her stay emotionally and physically safe. Not being properly nourishe…
  • All of my children have nicknames that are yogi names or Spanish names. I grew up being called a nickname, so I didn't worry too much about a perfect name and just waited until the last minute to name each of my children.
    in Baby names Comment by yogimama July 2017
  • I only use a carrier like a ring sling, a pouch sling or a backpack sling. I really like the different types and I want to try different kinds for different occasions. I really would also like to try to make my own, but I don't know if I will ever…

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