My second child is due about 1-2 weeks before my son’s 2nd birthday. I want him to have a birthday party, but at the same time I won’t be in the position to do much organizing and I’m concerned about bringing my newborn. Any suggestions of easy party ideas? Should I be concerned about germs and the new baby if she’s generally kept in her bassinet?
My 14 month old suddenly started overlapping his arms (really looks like the “bullshit” arm motion if you know it), and he really seems to be trying to tell me something. I asked his daycare today if this is a sign they use and they said no. I thought perhaps the sign for “change” but it hasn’t correlated with a wet or dirty diaper. Anyone seen this before or thoughts what he is trying to commu... More
For the last week or so my son doesn’t seem to want to wake up from his late day nap. He will wake up look around and go back to sleep, repeatedly. I don’t try hard to wake him because I assume he needs the sleep, yet I’m worried it will throw his internal clock off. The naps almost cross into the time when he would otherwise be getting ready to bed. Anyone else had this around 8 months? Or an... More
Is there anything I should know or prepare myself for with an early walker? My 7 month old just started pushing his push walker so I'm guessing he will be walking sooner than we thought. I'm babyproofing things earlier than expected, but other than that, is there anything I should look out for more than if he were starting a little older?
When do babies start taking an interest in books? Online articles says to read from birth and point to pictures and talk, and while my son likes when I talk/read to him face to face, he doesn't seem to care about looking at or touching any books. I have black and white, crinkle, board, and regular books but he's indifferent and often times bored or annoyed. Wondering if I should just ... More
How far in advance did you see signs of teething before the tooth came in? My son just hit four months, and suddenly he goes from laughing to full on crying in a split second. Even in his sleep he will let out a distressed cry now and then. He's been drooling with hand in the mouth for a while now, but I don't really see anything different in his gum line. Could this be teething, or wo... More
Are there any water activities/toys for a baby who can't sit up yet? My son loves swimming but I'm looking for something quick and easy for backyard play. I've tried supporting him seated with Tupperware filled with water and rings but it seems uncomfortable with the rim of the container and him leaning over.
So my son started rolling from his back to his tummy but he hasn't learned how to roll from his tummy to his back. Should I be concerned because I thought it's OK for them to roll onto their tummy because by that point they were generally know how to roll out of it. Should I be teaching him how to roll out on to his back or is it not a big deal and I should let nature take its course?
My son will be 7 months when we take our first big trip. Standard hotel rooms only have a mini fridge and I'm worried they only keep thing cool, not cold. I'm worried about how to keep breast milk and other foods he may have started in good condition, as well as how to prepare them without a stove top. Should I be looking for a room with a kitchenette or are there ways of doing taking c... More
Any recommendations of brands for non-skinny, stretchy jeans? My son is at little over 16 lbs and not even 3 months old so we've been buying older baby clothes. But it seems when it comes to jeans, the legs are longer but the waists are still small. I'd love to add a denim look to his wardrobe.