Roseville, CA

New mom

Sensory play ideas for baby who eats it all

My 7 month old is an epic chewer - EVERYTHING goes into her mouth as she explores. I'm vigilant at home to keep choking hazards out of reach, but I want to start taking her out to the park and trying some sensory play activities but how do i let her semi-independently explore and learn without swallowing rocks and sand and trash? Any advice? And what were your favorite play activities in ... More

Amy posted in Toys & Gifts Jan 21

How do I clean baby toys?

I have all these toys -stuffed items with pacifier or teether toys attached - that say surface clean only and not to immerse in water. But they've been drooled on and spit-up on enough that my surface wiping just doesnt feel good enough (and they still smell like milk). What do you do???

Have you found a gym with reasonably priced childcare for infants??

I know I will feel better if I can be active and get out of the house, but I hate that gyms make it so hard to price compare.... Have you found a gym with trusted childcare that isnt crazily overpriced?

how much bottled pumped milk to leave for babysitter?

Our first night out is this weekend (yay!), and a friend is babysitting. My LO (almost 4 months) is breastfed on demand and tends to be a grazer - she nurses enthusiastically for 5-8 min,takes a break, & eats again, 3 or 4 times. And many evenings she seriously clusterfeeds. She has recently started taking a 4-6 oz bottle of pumped milk (success!!) but usually breastfeeds also within a coup... More

What photo sharing site/app do you use?

I don't want to flood social media with kid pictures, but i want grandparents and close friends to have access to lots of pictures. Do you have a method you think works well? It needs to be both android and apple friendly, and usable from a computer browser too.

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