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Anonymous posted in Products & Gear Tuesday

Insect repellent recommendations

What are you using on yourselves and your little ones? Need recs.

  • Ivana

    Avon skin so soft wipes - the best!

Anonymous posted in Family Planning Sep 16

First response test

I’m seeing a lot of mixed reviews for the first response tests, amazon has a lot of false negatives then target has a lot of false positives. Anyone get false positives?

  • Katrina

    I dont think first response has false results, but more likely misleading or confusing because the 1 line or 2 lines is tricky. It's common you might see just 1 line which you would think means "not pregs" but it's actually the location of the line that really matters, see my photo of a positive test. there was only one line and so I thought it meant "not pregnant" ... More

  • Beth

    Honestly the little tests from Dollar tree are perfectly fine as long as thier not expired and they usually aren't in my area!

Second seat for Baby Jogger City Select 2016

Does anyone know if a Baby Jogger City Select LUX sear will fit in a 2016 City Select? I have a single City Select stroller and need a second seat, but have learned that they’ve been discontinued. Thanks!

C posted in Dental Health Sep 12

How to get him to take orthodontic pacifier?

He's 1. Pediatric wisdom says that he shouldn't be using pacifiers anymore at his age, yes, but I dare you to tell him that. He's attached to a non orthodontic pacifier that he's had since he was in the NICU. So if he's going to keep using that thing, I figure he should at least transition to one built for kids his age, and one that won't be a detriment to his emerging t... More

  • B
    Sep 12

    My dentist says as long as it is gone by 3 teeth will be fine. I wouldn’t stress it and just work in only giving him a pacifier for sleep and then slowly transition out in the next year or so

We had a milk spill in the car. I didn’t find it for 2 days. How do I get the stink out? Help!

  • Kieli
    Sep 12

    I second baking soda!! My daughter had the stomach bug once and it worked wonders.

  • E
    Sep 13

    It was on the floor and under the driver’s seat a bit. We did carpet cleaner, air out over night, then baking soda. It worked! I was thinking we would have to get the drivers seat up, but my husband’s long arms got under the driver’s seat.

Stepstool/ladder combo with seat? Or other recs?

My son is potty trained with the big toilet. He knows how to take off his pants and underwear then we help him up onto the toilet seat. However lately he’s been trying to get up there himself with the step stool that he uses for the sink. He’s having trouble maneuvering himself onto the seat (the seat sits at the back of the toilet). Any product recommendations for something that might help my ... More

  • A
    Sep 08

    I don’t really have advice, but I just want to say ... that is awesome he doesn’t like the little potty!! We have had issues transitioning off of the little potty ... and I am SO sick of cleaning that thing out.

  • Ivana
    Sep 09

    We have a little step stool in front of the potty as well as the sink, that seems to help. Also the baby bjorn toilet seat fastens super securely so I’d recommend that even if he tried to climb or wiggle that thing will stay in place at least

A Good Mosquito Spray for a 22 month Old?

My daughter got bit on her legs from Mosquitos I just want to know if anyone has any good Mosquito sprays they recommend.

  • Ivana
    Aug 22

    Avon skin so soft wipes all the way

  • Erica
    Aug 31

    We use stickers that have natural repellants in them. One on the front of the shirt and one on the back. No bites and no sticky residue on the skin to wash off later

Best Spill-Proof Sippie Cups?

Wanting to transition my son to sippie cups, but can’t find one that is labeled spill proof but ends up spilling or leaking. Any recommendations of ones you’ve tried and liked?

  • Destin
    Aug 19

    Right now we are using the nuk brand. My daughter has 3 of them and none have them have ever leaked on us. She even has thrown them and hit them on things (lol kids) and we have still never had a problem with leaks. I have heard great things about the 360’ cups though and fully intend to get one soon!

  • Lena
    Aug 20

    The Munchkin 360 worked for my son. A little trial and error at first, but he got the hang of it

7yo Water bottle recommendations plz!

My daughter is going to be in 2nd grade and we and I both share in the terrible stomach issues so we stoped drinking dairy milk (which has helped a lot) and a bunch of other stuff. Point is I normally get her a water bottle for school but last year she went threw them so quick and would destroy them 🤦🏽‍♀️ i normally get them from Walmart or target but I end up spending a bunch of money since sh... More

  • Jackie
    Aug 13

    I have 2 Mira stainless steel vacuum sealed insulated bottles. They are great at keeping water cold or warm all day! Yetis are nice but super expensive and this is a great alternative. They offer many different sizes and lid types. Go onto amazon and just search Mira water bottle.

  • Jennifer
    Aug 15

    I got the Swell water bottle and the water stays cold and the bottle takes some good beating and lasts for the whole school year.

Myrtle posted in Diapering Aug 01

Has anyone had experience flushing G diaper disposable inserts?

I recently heard about G diapers and watched the video claiming they are flushable. I have read mixed things online about whether they clog toilets or not. Anybody have any experience with them? Did your toilet get clogged if you flushed them? Also if you use them did you take them out and about with you and flush them in public toilets?

  • Caroline
    Aug 08

    I’m thinking you’re referring to flushable liners? I use a liner with each cloth diaper. It’s basically a poop catcher that lays over the cloth insert. It’s permeable to urine which will then absorb into the cloth insert. If the child poops, the liner will contain the poop so you can throw the liner with the poop in it into the trash or flush it down the toilet. The liners are typically ab... More

  • Vonda
    Aug 08

    They are too good to be true. If they don’t clog your toilet they’ll clog the waste system that becomes a problem later when they have to repair it. Costing money no one wants to spend. My husband works for waste management where we live and they have to do more maintenance just to try and get rid of them. “Flushable” is a lie. Please just throw them away. As Julie said; flushing anything othe... More

Sippy cup

From your experience, do you know any good quality of drinking cups for the age of 3 years and more? I want them not to cause a mess and they can use them in the cat car. Surely they can drink from the regular cup, but you know this age and the movement they have. I want something to relax mentally when I give it to my son. Most of the over the shelf just for younger age

  • Anonymous
    Jul 26

    Just a regular water bottle should be fine. They sell them in the kitchen section at Walmart and Target. They are around $10. Just make sure you wash the parts a lot, they grow mold if you dont

  • PK
    Jul 26

    We have the playtex insulated straw sippy cup. It said 12+ months on it. My son is 2.5 now... and we have had it for about a year and a half. Easy to clean (you will need straw scrubber) and very durable. It’s not super insulated like a hydro flask but it is nice that it keeps water colder for a little longer. And like yours... he drinks from an open cup for meals. This is mainly for on the go.

Lunch Gear for preschoolers

hi, pls can I get bowl recommendations that are microwavable for new preschoolers to take to school for lunch. thank u

Tommee tippee trainer straw cups - leaking on its own from suction?

Anyone have these cups and find it leaks/creeps up the straw from the suction? All by itself? Kind of like phantom milk haha I think the suction doesn’t break so it keeps “leaking” and I use quotes because it’s defying gravity with the suction as the cup is upright. I’ve checked that the vent is open, everything is as they suggest... Really want to love these cups as I’m trying to delegate... More

  • Anonymous
    Jul 17

    Yuuuuup. Hated those cups. Especially with milk.

  • cocomac
    Jul 17

    😭😭 ugh!!!

Anonymous posted in Products & Gear Jul 16

Registry must haves for multiples

Working on my registry for my twins! What types of things are a must for multiples??

Best Amazon Prime Day deals... go!

This article has some good ones... the Instant Pot is an amazing deal but I already have one! I just bought the crest whitestrips 😃

Anonymous posted in Breastfeeding Jul 10

Skin care

Anybody have any recommendations for a basic skin care routine that is breastfeeding friendly? I have pretty normal/maybe slightly sensitive skin. I’ve never had bad acne but will get the occasional zit. I’ve never had a skin care routine but am starting to notice some wrinkles and I know this is something I need to get started on. I’m specifically looking for a general cleanser, toner, moistur... More

Anonymous posted in Bathing Jul 09

Hair towels

My toddler doesn’t like toweling his hair dry - the hooded towels don’t work that well and I worry that he sleeps with wet hair almost every night. Any recommendations for absorbent hair towels? Thank you!

  • B
    Jul 10

    I use a microfiber one for my hair

Teresa posted in Flying Jun 27

Need carry on bag recommendations

We will be traveling by plane next month and need carry on bag recommendations. I will be traveling with a toddler, so we need extra clothes, diapers/wipes, toys and games. We use a small Skip Hop back pack as our day to day bag, but I don’t think it will be large enough. I would prefer a backpack style. I like organization pockets. Any suggestions?

  • Erum
    Jun 28

    Get the large

  • Amy
    Jul 04

    Diaper Bag Backpack Large... I ordered 4 before choosing this for a trip! It's big enough for my laptop, has a ton of different pockets so you can organize. I had a change of clothes for myself, a few outfits for her, a receiving blanket, snacks, a small lunch bag with frozen breast milk packets, a couple bottles, my laptop and ... More

ChildSafe Kit...?

Has anyone ordered a free ChildSafe Kit? Would you recommend it? I’m skeptical on “free” things that ask for your address and such. Thanks!

  • Holly Garnett-Pedreira
    Jun 17

    I have.. I've never recieved mine! That was last year lol

  • Destinee
    Jun 22

    I did, and I wouldnt do it again. They randomly showed up at my house to do it because one of their representatives has to do it for you. I get that part. But they make both parents be present when the kit is being done, which isn’t going to happen for me because my husband works crazy irregular hours. When I told them that they wouldn’t leave me alone. They kept showing up and calling me for w... More

Anonymous posted in Products & Gear Jun 16

Any advice?

Hey mamas! Was wondering if anyone had any advice on how to unbuckle a car seat with long nails? I was finally able to get my nails done but the manicurist made them a bit too long so it’s been super difficult to get my daughter out of her car seat. I know there’s a little tool I can buy but i’m hoping to avoid it!

  • Redd
    Jun 17

    Use your knuckles

  • June
    Jun 18

    Knuckles too. I wound up buying The buckle bee bc I got a thumb injury which made it so hard to unbuckle the kids. It's Great for kids and adults to unlock.

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