I’m 5 days post c-section and seriously struggling. My baby is a great eater and my milk came in on day 2 so I should feel incredibly lucky, however, she has a very painful latch so I need to use a nipple shield, which is annoying, I struggle to find comfortable breastfeeding positions that don’t hurt my incision and I’m just. So. Tired. I am lucky enough to have help from my husband and family... More
I had my first baby via c-section yesterday, and despite everyone saying babies tend to be sleepy in the first 24 hours she cries nonstop and my husband and I are going insane. The nurses and pediatrician tell us she is completely healthy and this is normal but I just can’t believe this will be our new normal. We try swaddling, shushing (all the 5 S’s really!), I feed her constantly, but she ju... More
Her room is dark, I play sound machine, she sleeps through the night which is great but refuses to nap much during day.
It’s a whiny/squeaky noise almost like the beginning of a cry, but not really... Is this normal? First time Mom here! Thank you!
I’m due with my first in a few weeks and starting to get worried about how I’ll survive the newborn/baby phase. My husband and I LOVE toddlers and always knew we wanted kids, but we’re just not “baby people”. I know some people are (my best friend is also due in a few weeks and melts every time she sees a baby - I wish I felt the same way). I’m especially worried because my husband only gets ... More
This summer we will have a newborn and an almost 2 year old. I am wondering what people found to be effective for them as far as making life eaiser. For example, did you potty train your older child? What-if any-different products did you use/buy? What are things that didn't work for you? As always, everyone is different-I'm just interested in what worked for you! TIA!
I have a month old who doesn’t like sleeping in her bassinet , only in my arms and she doesn’t like to sleep at night ... she eats a little bit and then three hours later she eats a lot she changes how much she was to eat is that weird ?
My son is 2 weeks old and sleeps great during the day but at 12am it’s a whole new ball park! He wants to constantly nurse and falls asleep on me. Once he lays down he gets up again and we repeat the process. We try rocking and offering the pacifier but he doesn’t really like the pacifier either (probably because my two year old tries to shove it in his mouth). My family (hubby and daughter)is... More
Curious to hear at which point have you all ventured out of the house with a newborn. Would you suggest at 1 month or after the first shots at 2 months? And where would you go to get out of the house for a bit. It is scary with the measles and flu outbreak so I’m pretty much glued to the house right now.
What do people feel is harder: Exhausted, bloated from pregnancy with a toddler OR Toddler and Newborn? Which is the less of 2 evils :-p
I’m 26 weeks pregnant with #2 and already freaking out! The kiddos will be 21 months apart (I never planned to have kids this close in age). My daughter is such a pleasure I’m terrified about #2. I’m kinda freaking out about the adjustment of having 2 kids and could really use some ENCOURAGING words or advice in making the adjustment. Everything I read is horrifying 😫
Please shine some light for me. I seem to be losing it wondering how I’ll be able to take care of a toddler and a newborn. I’m exhausted. Does it get better, and when? I’ve seen other moms do this effortlessly. And I am amazed, and baffled. Tell me how to make this work.
I’m 7 months pregnant and my best friend just had her baby girl. i had been trying to get a hint from her about the name or even letter she was thinking about but she went to the hospital with three potential names and didn’t decide until her baby was born. We just found out she chose the same name as us and we’re heartbroken. The name we chose is in honor of both my grandmother and great gran... More
A friend of mines newborn caught the RSV virus. And it has been awful for the little one. Now I have a newborn and I am constantly stressed of her catching it from visitors. First of all, I don’t allow visitors. But immediate family do insist. I make sure they wash there hands, sanitize, etc. Although, they get really offended about my approach. Also, with a toddler that attends daycare- I mak... More
Does anyone have any suggestions for getting two week old to sleep in her bassinet? For the past week, our little one has only slept for a short time in her bassinet before waking up and crying. In contrast, she relaxes comfortably in the mamaRoo swing. Any suggestions to make the bassinet more comfortable? We have tried a shusher device and different lighting, but so far these methods have ... More
My newborn baby is a week old and whenever we feed her, burp her for 15 minutes and put her down she spits up milk through her mouth and nose. How can I resolve this issue? What are good remedies, or over the counter medicines for this? The doctor recommended burping the baby very well, using a cool mist, and do not put the heater on in the room. Thanks!