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  • My step-daughter started talking when she was about a year old. She didn't say much and she talked really quietly.
  • My baby hasn't been born yet but I have a step-daughter and I've taken care of a lot of kids and I think it's so cute that it seems like all little ones love things that either make a lot of noise or can be banged on (like blocks, musical instrument…
  • I believe in a mother's intuition, but I believe it has to be verified logically. I believe you're patient and gracious your intuition will show you the full story. Often people get an intuitive insight and then they act on it or make an assumptio…
  • I meant none, not nine!
  • Academic workbooks and dry erase flashcards are really great. They'll be occupied and exercising their brains!
  • There are actually hospitals that are labeled baby friendly or not. They have to meet certain requirements. Most towns only have one, sometimes they have nine! Even places where babies are born aren't necessarily considered to be baby-friendly. …
  • I havent found out the gender of my baby but I think of it as a boy, mostly because of the vivid dreams I'm having.
  • You have a very good point momma. When I was a nanny I took a background d check and was monitored on a nanny can. Those are great ways to prevent dangerous situations and irresponsible sitters
  • I found mum and me dance and yoga classes I think I might attend but I'm not sure it will translate into friendship with other moms.
  • I would want to make sure breastfeeding is established and baby has a clean bill of health first. You could be introducing germs that could endanger your baby because their immune systems are so fragile in the beginning. You could also disrupt your…
  • Be careful if you have a history of depression you can also get it in pregnancy. I would make sure you have a good therapist first, then learn some coping skills and build your support system. Also make sure to pay attention to see if your partner …
  • Yes, communication is so important I would look into counseling too to help learn problem solving and relationship skills. Support is super important in my opinion.
  • With my stepdaughter I've tried many things. I found that if she falls asleep in our bed its easy to just put her in her bed once she's asleep. For that reason I don't worry about making her go to sleep in her bed.
  • That sounds sweet momma. I was thinking of including my step daughters so they feel included but I don't know if I will be unpleasant and scare them.
  • Plenty of healthy snacks, art supplies for the ride, books and magazines they have never seen, sunscreen, life jackets if you'll be in water and they are not comfortable. I would also bring a calming CD and a fun one, a movie, your own blankets, to…
  • I think 3 or 4 is good. Especially at 4. That is an age where peers are beginning to play a bigger role in how a child sees himself. Is he ever around other children his age?
  • I've heard a lot of toddlers overusing the word "no". I think that's a first word for many, I've taken care of a lot of kids and I've heard that one a lot. I really want to try to not say it much for the sake of not having to hear it too much when…
  • I'm not sure if I'll be living in the same house when the baby is born so I don't want to do anything too complicated. I want to make sure I have the basics, but my main goal is to have the baby sleep in the room with me for awhile anyway.
  • This article has tips on how to deal with night terrors:
  • Welcome momma5931! A grandmother that's great! How old are your grandchildren? I'm step-mother of two and soon to be mother of one!
  • I think 8 months is pretty young for that. At 8 months they are still in need of special nutrients to help develop their digestion system, brain development and bone/muscle structure. I would wait until they are at least a year old, if not older…
  • I'm not worried much about losing the weight. I will just try to be active with my baby, going on walks and to park outings, as well as modeling healthy eating for my baby and breastfeeding for as long as I can. With a few healthy habits everyth…
  • Thanks momma5931, that's great advice. I will be taking care of the baby full-time for at least several months. I will try to make sure to talk to him a lot. It's not the easiest thing, he doesn't like to talk much lately, but maybe that's becau…
  • I'm not working right now. I haven't since I became pregnant. More than likely I won't work again for a few years if we can afford it. The first year might be tough adjusting to a new budget and lifestyle with the baby, but dh will make a lot mor…
  • Reading is one of the best activities you can do with your baby. It's recommended to read to babies everyday. Singing, music and dance is also a very powerful learning tool and can calm a baby and make them feel happy, safe and playful. Any objec…
  • I think it's very useful to have siblings to grow up with, hopefully they are close in age, but even when they're not it can be very beneficial for the kids to learn to have different relationships and work together with different personality types.…
  • Nice app, I will have to try it out later.
  • I can't remember how many kids I wanted as a child, but I would like to have another one after this baby. Bringing total children in my household to 4, but my biological children to only 2. I actually think this is the best of both worlds: 4 child…
  • I have never had acupuncture and I'm a little nervous about it. I will try any other natural treatment, but acupuncture makes me nervous. I have heard great recommendations for acupressure though and I am happy to use that.
  • I have a huge allergy to smoke. Sometimes the smoke that is left on things is worse than if someone is smoking nearby. The scent can make my nose hurt a lot and give me a headache. I can't imagine how bad that would be for a baby and they can't c…
    in Smoking Comment by teachlove July 2017
  • My baby isn't born yet, but this is what I've learned to do for me. I go out early in the day and then in the evening. I do not go out in the middle of the day unless I have to. I also carry cold water and frozen water with me. I can put the fr…
  • I think physically it is better to be younger, but sometimes the maturity level isn't there. It also depends on how much support you have. If you have a great family, it's easier and better for the children.
  • I definitely feel like I need some time to be a woman again. So many things are changing in me, not just my body but also my mind and my soul are growing. I want to do some traveling and get some pampering. Also, it would be nice to connect deepe…
  • I think I would see if a neighbor or someone could stop by or if the kid could go to someone's house while I am out. I think I'd wait until they are more mature, like around 12 and older. They might also be nervous staying home alone.
  • I've known a few women do this. Not necessarily 40 days but a few weeks for sure. I think it will be difficult to stay home for long, but I will try for as long as I can. But maybe I will be so busy with the baby it won't be difficult at all!
  • My due date is in November but I've been told to expect the baby to born up to two weeks after my edd. Most people I know have had their babies early. I think I'm prepared for the former, but not the latter.
    in Due date Comment by teachlove July 2017

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