Does anyone have an Elvie pump? Reviews?
I'm a pretty damn good mom of twins but it gets hard a lot of the time. My S/O works a lot to provide for the family. It feels like he isn't doing what he should with the babies though. They're a little over a year old and I was hoping he would interact with them more. He basically gets home and says hello, gives hugs, kisses and every now and then will play with them for 5 or 10 mi... More
A co worker was raving on about this system. I’m about to have baby #2 and am wondering if it’s worth it to switch over. I used just a normal medela pumping stuff and normal milk bags with dr brown bottles the first time around.
I’m getting a promotion at work, now working full time plus extra hour sometimes. How do I prepare my 2 year old for day care. How did you mommas/daddas handled the roller coaster of emotions when preparing your little one for day care? I’m so scared with everything I see on the internet involving the traumatic daycare stories but I know it beat for my baby, to learn social interaction and lear... More
Has anyone experienced this? Right before i start pumping i get this weird overwhelming feeling of happiness, to the point where I'm on the verge of tears. It only lasts a few seconds. My milk starts to express right away and then the feeling subsides. I dont particularily enjoy pumping itself but this happens to me before every single session. I know oxytocin is responsible for milk let-do... More
I’ve been a SAHM to my 16-month old son for almost 10 months. I will be starting a new job in a week and I’m looking for tips/advice from other working parents on how they manage their time in the morning with a toddler. How do you get yourself ready for work in the morning (shower, get dressed, etc.) when you have a busy toddler around? ** I can give my son the iPad to keep him occupied but ... More
We are putting our three month old in an in-home daycare facility, which is very close to our home (and she’ll be the only child at the moment!) The caretaker has asked for cash weekly. Does anyone have experience with in-home daycare payments? Should we be asking for receipts so that we can use our FSA dollars? Because she is running her own business, we don’t have to be concerned about how sh... More
It's painful for her when I'm changing her, and I feel terrible. I struggle to get her clean because she is crying and trying get away. She doesn't act like this when she doesn't have diaper rash, so I know it's the rash that is causing her resist the changing. I have mentioned this to the day care provider in the past, but I'm wondering if it's realistic to expect t... More
My toddler recently started daycare. Her provider texted a picture today where she was eating a dessert. I know, most people wouldn’t care. But I’m actually pretty angry because we intentionally don’t let her have sugar yet. (The book The Case Against Sugar makes convincing arguments about its addictive and epigenetic impacts, and recommends holding off until age 4 of longer if possible.) ... More
Our son is 18 months and very active, talks a lot, loves being outside and around people. I'm a SAHM. I keep us busy with library story times, play dates etc for 2-3 hrs per day usually 3 days per week. But the days we are not doing anything are hard sometimes. He has all this energy and I run out of ideas and he gets restless. I feel so bad. I wanted to wait till he truned 34 months at whi... More
I recently just got a job at a daycare and I was a stay at home mom before. My 2 year old is really having a hard time adjusting and is an emotional wreck all day, refusing to eat anything at home before we leave and at daycare until we get home around 4ish...
Both of my child’s grandmas watches my baby. One of them said last Friday my 8mo old had 1 more bottle than her usually 3 bottles (4oz each of BM) between the hours of 8am to 1pm then napped from 1:30-6pm. So she had 16 ounces in 5 hours.. then napped for a decade?? This grandma also dips into my frozen stash way more often than the other one. She claims she is still paced feeding but then s... More
I left a previous job to work at my sons daycare due to work pressure. And now I feel like it’s happening all over again but for more financial reasons. I enjoyed working almost 2yrs but there is no benefits, shift/time changes, or raises. I really like the owner but no body can just call out of work due to sickness because of child/teacher ratios. Even my husband is telling me to leave, simply... More
Hi FTM here & 1st time to quit working for more than a year now since I moved here in the US while expecting my now 1 yr old baby. My husband & I agreed that for now, even how challenging it is, that I stay at home while we haven’t put our little one in a daycare & I don’t really feel comfortable w/ a babysitter yet. He didn’t require me to work, for now we can manage, but I feel li... More
To all of you who work nights, how do your kids handle you not being there at night. I have 5yo B/G twins and I’ve noticed them getting more upset lately when I have to leave for work, especially my daughter. I’ve been on nights for 2.5 years now and this started just a few months ago so it’s not like they weren’t already adapted to the shift. Tuesday nights are the hardest because Wednesday’s... More