I’m a FTM to a wonderful 22 mo son. I’m interested in child care to promote more sociability (for him and myself lol) a few days a week. He interacts well with people in general, all the normal milestones regarding attachments. He goes to our church’s child care facility during services and we’ve used a YMCA onsite child care facility in the past (where his usual caregivers are out of sight). M... More
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We’re getting ready to move and the new house we will be moving to is allowing us to paint the walls. We picked out paint and they provided :D (low voc).. anyway. The kids really got excited and want to help paint their room. Normally we have my fiancé do it but he’s out of town for work and so we will need to get going with the preparations and painting needs to be happening, just wanting some... More
I have a 13 month old that thinks pulling on the dog is funny. The more I try and say no to pulling on the dogs feet, tail etc the more she thinks it’s funny and goes back for more. I have tried to implement petting nice and being kind to the dog from day one with her. Any advice to correct this behavior would be welcome
My 16 mo toddler has been doing well with self feeding using his hands since he was 9 mo, when we started more varieties of solid foods & less purees. I used to let him hold a spoon then which always ends up just him playing with it. He’s starting to listen & understand more lately. I was hoping I can start teaching him with at least using a spoon. Just need ideas how & when did you... More
My LO is 8 months old.. till now i have always given her home made food purees.. is readymade purees available at shops r healthy n safe for babies?? Also i wanna know what type of solid foods can be carried for road trips 2-3 days long.. should i take these readymade puree pouches?? What do other mommies take for their babies?
We are a family of four and our grocery spending is crazy. Does anyone have any suggestions for shopping cheaper than Costco? I get my paper goods there (paper towels, tissues, toilet paper) and then the frequent foods we eat at home (kids Clif bars, bananas, salads greens and raw almonds to name a few). If Target doesn’t run a gift card deal when I need it, then I buy my diapers and wipes at C... More
My 16 month old has been trying to use a spoon for a while now with not much improvement. She is able to scoop food on the spoon and bring it to her mouth but then DUMPS it in. She does this twist the spoon in her mouth thing and half the food falls right out. Anybody else go through this....... any tips to help her?? She won’t let us do the hand over hand thing or adjust the spoon in her hand.... More
My daughter is almost 2, and I wanted to start getting her on a more consistent diet. I’m working on meal planning for myself, and I would like to do the same for her. Any suggestions on a good meal plan for kids? This would include breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks.
I just need to vent about my BIL really quick. He moved in with us a few months ago and everything was fine at first. He followed our (very simple) rules of cleaning up after himself and to be quieter when our daughter was sleeping during the day. But lately he seems to think the rules don’t apply to him!! He’s recently started smoking again and I told him if he wants to live with us/be around ... More
How do you deal/handle your emotions when your spouse feels they have helped your family enough, and if anyone asks for anything, the answer is no? Or my spouse said the exact words “what have you sacrificed for my family”. I didn’t even ask if we could lend my father money to float his business, I only told him that my mom told me he wanted to borrow money but she told him not to ask the ... More
Does anyone have suggestions on how to get 2 year olds to eat? He won’t eat Mac and cheese, chicken, bbq, hamburgers, meatloaf, and he also won’t eat stuff from like McDonald’s, chick fla a, and Burger King. When he does eat it’s just scraps of food. He weighs 35 pounds and the doctor says he’s healthy but he won’t eat!
I’m a stay at home dad, I try to keep up with the house chores while the baby sleeps, but it not always possible, and sometimes I feel bad about leaving the baby in the play pen so I can sweep and mop the floors. I feel like I should be entertaining or doing more activities with him. Is it normal to feel this way? And is ok to leave the baby in the play pen for brief periods?