Amanda

Amanda

Spring Hill, TN

I’m a mother of 7 kids aged 16-3 months.

comment Saved Posts 2

Foods for baby with no teeth

My 11 month old still has no teeth. The wic office wants us to give her more table food and when she turns 1 we lose baby food on wic so she will need to eat real food. Not sure what to give her since she has no teeth. Any ideas?

Formula ?

How to get the formula to mix up good in water. For some reason the formula isn’t dissolving good.

Amanda posted in Diapering Jan 12

Diaper stockpiles

Does anyone have an idea on how many size 3 diapers a baby may go through. My baby is 7months old and weights about 16.5 lbs. I have a stockpile so far of 924 size 3 diapers and trying to figure out if I should start getting size 4 or counting with size 3.

Formula side affects

I just switched my 7 month old to formula from Breastmilk and even since then she just gets so tired out of the blue and will lay over on you or anywhere and fall asleep. She has never done this before so I was just wondering if formula could cause that? She has been on formula for about 2wks.

💩 question

My 7month old was on breast milk and only pooped 2x a wk. which is ok for breast feed babies. But As of Saturday She has been strictly on formula and hasn’t 💩 yet. Wondering how long it will take for her to start 💩? I’ve tried some stuff but no luck in getting her to 💩. I think she needs to go because when I put her on the toilet to potty she tried to 💩 but Starts crying and wants to stand li... More

Early potty training.

I’ve started putting my 7 month old on the potty and she will pee almost every time and she has been pooping in the toilet the last 3 out of 4 times she has pooped. I feel like she actually is trying to go potty when I put her on the toilet. Has anyone done this early and what was you routine of time you took your baby to the potty? Would love some info on it?

How to tell

I’m switching my 7 month old to formula since I’m almost out of my freezer milk and she is sick right now so I’m having a hard time figuring out if she doesn’t like the formula or if it is because she is sick. 😬🤔

Oximeter

Does anyone know where you can buy an infant oximeter?

7month old fit throwing

How long do you let a 7 month old cry while they are throwing a fit.

Is it normal?

Does the In-Laws buy Christmas present for you? Is it bad if they don’t buy you anything? My husband family doesn’t buy me gifts but buys his brothers wife gifts. My family buys him gifts.

Breast milk to formula

What is the best way to switch to formula. I’m almost out of my freezer stash and need to switch to formula. How long should the process take?

Baby gags herself

My almost 7 month old will stick her finger so far back in her mouth she starts gagging and doesn’t stop. Is it normal? She does it all the time not just every once and awhile. It’s driving me crazy.

Pregnant after a tubal?

What are the odds of getting pregnant after having a tubal? When I had my daughter in May I got a tubal done and I breastfeed for the first 4 months and finally got a period on November 8th but haven’t gotten one yet in December. Not sure how long it takes them to be regular again. I’m hoping they aren’t regular yet and I’m not pregnant. 😬🤔

Sleeping on tummy

My 6month old rolled over in bed the other night and she is wanting to sleep on her tummy now but she isn’t figuring out what to do with her face so it wakes her up. She can fall asleep with in sec in her stomach but then she is awake because she can’t figure out her face placement. So the last few night have been awful because she isn’t able to turn back over and can’t figure her face out so s... More

Chiropractor

Has anyone every taken their baby to the chiropractor? Why did you and how did it affect your baby? I had heard from someone that their baby would cry in the car seat and was told by someone to take them to a chiropractor and they did and no more crying. So I took my baby yesterday to c if it would help since we have a 2.5hr car ride Friday and she usually cry’s the whole time in hopes that... More

Work through it or get Divorced

How to determine if you should work through it or get divorced. I take my vows seriously so I don’t just want to up and leave when it get rough. My husband and I have been together for almost 13 yrs and married for almost 10yrs. We have 7 children, it is a his,mine, and ours. Which the kids don’t know that and we don’t use the word step. My husband has adopted mine I plan on to adopt his when ... More

Baby food/ bottles

What is a good schedule on giving baby food but still keeping bottles. My baby is 6 months and I try to give her baby food but when I do she doesn’t want much of a bottle. Trying to figure out a schedule.

Sleeping

I have 7 children. 6 of them are in school and the 7th one is 6months old. My school kids get up by 6:30 and I wake baby up around 6:50 to change her diaper if needed and then take kids to school by 7. We get home about 7:10 or so depending on traffic and then I feed the baby and she goes to sleep @7:30ish and sleeps for 2-3 hrs. I am just so tired I want to go back to sleep as well but I feel ... More

Naps in bed?

My almost 6 month old will only take a nap in the morning after her first bottle in her crib but after that if she needs to nap she will only nap when I’m holding her and sometime take a quick nap in her swing. I’m fine with this but would also love for her to nap in her bed during the day as well. Any ideas or just cuddle with her and deal with it when she is older? She is my 7th child and l... More

Nipple size

Should I go by the suggested size. I I recently moved my almost 6 month old daughter to size 2 because I got a bigger bottle and she was doing fine but now she is starting to eat like she was doing with size 1 nipple. She is almost 6 months so should I try the size 3 or size 4?

Nipple sizes

My almost 6month old is still on the slow flow size 1 nipples on her bottles. I’ve tried to move her up in size but she just has it come to fast and can’t swallow it so it comes out her mouth. But she also takes forever to eat. How long should she take a bottle she eats about 6-7 oz. Is it ok to leave her on the size 1 nipple or do I need to slowly go up in size?

Screaming baby in a car ride

What to do with a screaming 5month old baby during a 3-4 hrs car ride? Already tried to plan the drive after eating, during nap time, having sibling talk and play with her, and even tried Movie on my phone. I’ve also tried moving her car seat to different places in the car and the tilt on the car seat. Not sure what else to do. I can’t drive with her screaming and choking all the time. What r o... More

Warming milk up on the go

Are there any good ways to warm milk up on the go? I will be taking frozen breast milk on a trip and will need to feed baby on the way. I can stop at gas station to use the sink but most sinks are not hot water and are motion activated which takes longer.

Sound machines

What is a good cheap sound machine for babies room? Are there any that make a fan noise or something like that?

Baby food

What are some good baby food brands or way to make baby food easy?

Frozen breast milk

I have a 3.5 hr drive coming up and need to figure out how to store frozen breast milk for my baby.

Dressing baby for a stroller walk

My daughter is 4 months and I’m finally feeling good enough and I’m wanting to start walking. She doesn’t like getting hot. Today was the first day I started walking with her which she did very good but I had to leave the cover part up so she could c. I’m afraid she will get to cold in the face and hands. Are there any tricks or new clothing to help protect her without making her to hot. Also s... More

Dry up my milk

I trying to dry up my milk and I fill like it just going to pump the rest of my life. I haven’t pumped for 3 days and I want to die it hurt so bad. I slowly stop pumping hr by hr min by min and got to the point I thought I could just stop since I was at about every 24hrs to relieve the pain but my baby wasn’t happy yesterday and my boobs grow like 3x bigger. 😬😱😢

Tummy time

Need ideas on how to get my 4months old to like tummy time more.

Helping baby sit up

What r some ways to help baby strengthen muscle to sit up. My baby is 4 month and a fat belly she tries to sit up some but since her belly gets in the way she could care less. I’m looking for things I can do to help her.

Leaning head to one side

Has anyone had a child that always looked like they were leaning their head to one side? My daughter seems to be tilted towards the left but she will turn her head both ways. She is 4months. Doctor doesn't seem to concerned but I am and planning on getting a second opinion but was going c if anyone has dealt with that.

Head, neck exercise

When my daughter was 2months she would always tilt her head to the right so dr wanted us to work on having her turn to the left so we did and now (4months) her head leans to the left. What are ways to help her keep her head straight. Never dealt with this with any of my other kids.

Trying to stop pumping

I’m trying to slowly stop pumping because I really can’t handle the pain when dealing with 7 kids. I have went from pumping every 4hrs for 10min to pumping every 6 hr for 5min. How quick should I change to 7 or 8 hrs. I can barely handle the 6hrs. Only switched to 6 hrs for like 2-3 days. Should I maybe wait until a wk and then go to 7hrs? Or try and go to 4mins or something. Any ideas?

Drying up my milk

Are there ways to help with the pain of drying up my milk. I want to stop breastfeeding mainly because I have almost 3 freezers full of milk and have no more room but I just can’t deal with the pain.

How much milk is enough to last a yr.

I’m trying to guess how much milk I need to stash to last my baby a yr. I’m wanting to stop pumping just because I have 6 other kids and I’m always on the go and baby only take bottles she was born early and never really got the hang of breast and don’t really want to so I just pump. She is 4months old on sept 27th and she takes probably about 25-30 oz a day. I already have probably over 3,500 ... More

Load More