Not all babies sleep through the night unfortunately even after they are a year old. My son willbe 10 months on thursday and has never slept through the night. It does sound like night terrors but not necessarily due to ADHD. Have you seen a dr about this?View Thread
Your baby may also be colicy. All of the symptoms you just described sounds like colic and possibly a sensitvity as well. My cousin had to give her babies goats milk because regular formula as well as soy based formula made them projectile vomit. Have you tried colic tabs? Also, how is she burping? She may have a lot of gas built up as well, gripe water worked better for carson than the gas drops. The gas drops made him puke more. Have you tried changing bottles? Carson puked more with certain bottles. He also was just a puker and that was even on breastmilk (no formula). He just started getting better the last few months and he will be 10 months on thursday. Maybe try changing up the bottle and using gas drops/gripe water or colic tabs. Good luck!View Thread
My son is 9.5 months and I have been trying him on several types of sippy cups as well with not a whole lot of luck. He plays with them but won't use them. Have you tried to give him little sips from a regular little cup? As far as table foods, it may be a consistency issue. What types of baby foods does he eat (i.e. stage 2/3 or any other actual food?). Carson had problems with the stage 3 foods and so i have been slowly trying him with table foods. Steamed veggies (very soft brocoli he likes), I boiled some bonless skinless chicken and cut it into very small pieces about the size of a pea, small pieces of banana, try dry toast, they make baby yogurt as well both in the baby aisle and in the yogurt section (made by yoplait with whole milk instead of 2% which is recommended), small bits of brown rice, and I have cut up small pieces of pears/apples and then steamed/boiled them for a few minutes to make them very soft to eat. He seems to do well with all of these. Also will he eat things like the gerber baby snacks (i.e. yogurt melts, rice snacks made by mum-mum, cereal puffs, "corn puffs" made by gerber or generic brand. They look like baby cheetos but my son loves the veggie flavored ones).View Thread
Try pampers swaddlers. Carson couldn't wear huggies until about 6 months old because he would leak. If you have the money available, try getting a Fisher-Price SnugaBunny Newborn Rock 'N Play Soother or something similar. I had this one and used it till carson was like 7 months old. Best thing ever. It fit right next to our bed and I could reach him easily and you can strap him in or not, and there is a slight incline so baby isn't flat on its back. Carson slept really well in it. Since we haev changed to a crib I have a hard time getting him to stay asleep in there. Usually he ends up on the floor next to me to avoid everyone in the house waking up.Also congrats on the little one View Thread
She may have fluid behind one of her ear drums which could cause vertigo or basically her equillibrium would be off. I would make an appt to check it out. I know carson had a preference when he would sleep it would always be to the right but as he got older and older he gained more control of his head while he slept.View Thread
Carson will be 8 months old next week and is about 18.5 lb.
fun firsts: He is constantly pulling himself to stand (on everything!) and is trying very hard to stand by himself. He has also figured out how to climb on things like a box (short wide box) and stairs (thankfully none at our house and MIL said she got a baby gate now).
Thanksgiving was good. We hosted thankgiving this year in our new house and there were lots of people everywhere. It was good though. I did brave black "thursday/friday". Since its molded into two days now. I went at 8pm and then about 6am. It was a mad house in the first part because too many people were sitting in aisles waiting for the next set of items to be given (for the 10pm event) or they were sitting with their numerous items waiting for the 5 am thing to start (yes even at . But no fights that I know of and everyone got out in one piece. At the 6 am time we went to 3 different places. It wasn't too bad. It was mostly cleared out by the time we got to each of the places.
Saturday (and part of friday for some) was a bad day. 99% of the people in our house had a bad stomach bug. In addition to our house, my mothers house, my father in law, grandmother in law, grandmothers house, and my aunts house were all sicky from the same bug. THinking that my grandma and cousin/his gf carried the bug and didn't know it to thanksgiving because his daughter was home sick with his mom on thanksgiving. We are thinking they had the bug but just like other viruses/flu/bugs you tend to not have symptoms until 24-48 hours after the fact and thats why its so contagious because you don't realize you have it and passed it along till its too late. My husband ended up in the hospital overnight because he has crohns and it really attacked him including his kidneys. They were expecting him to have to stay a few days but luckily he made a full recovery about 36 hours after the first onset. Glad its mostly gone now.
Doing for myself this week. Umm shower and wrapping presents if I can find the time. Oh and I have a doctors appt to f/u benign PAC's and PVC's. does that count lol.View Thread
I am unsure on the tap water since i pump for my son and they say not to give your child water often as an infant since they need the calories from milk or formula. Usually the reason for a lot of places saying don't use tap water is because of bacteria in some areas as well as other places put fluoride into their tap water. It is also common for babies to not go for 3 or so days as well. Whether they are BF or formula fed. If it seems to be bothering your LO I would suggest maybe try some gas drops or gripe water (found next to the gas drops but are all natural).View Thread
My son is not formula fed but we had issues with him choking when he eats ( I pump milk for him and he eats it from a bottle) and he would also gasp for air. And even with the breast milk it would come out curdled sometimes. Two things. We were told he just needs to learn to eat and breath at the same time. He also would gasp for air sometimes at night as well which of course freaks you out. He did it during the day to at complete random. For the 1st 6 months (he is now 7 months) we kept him in a newborn sleep and play rocker thing which keeps the head elevated so less risk of aspiration and this way too, I was able to keep him right next to the bed or couch or wherever I was and could quickly get to him. It is scary I do agree. I also for the first little while kept a clean nose syringe (never used for nose) and would suck out the curdled stuff if I needed to. The hospital had us do this in the hospital after he was born because he was born via emergency c-section (36 hour labor, then complications for both him and I = emergency c-section and I was put completely under bleh oh and he was also 2.5 weeks early too). So he couldn't squish all the junk out of his lungs.I would suggest mentioning it to the doctor about the gunk. And if you can either get one of those new born sleep and play rocker things or see about elevating the head of the crib.The doctor can give you recommendations about that. Best wishesView Thread
My son got his flu shot last week and he is fine. When they are 6 months old they get half the dose now and then half again a month later. Carson got his a little later than his 6 month appointment since this check up is a big shot day. Give your LO some tylenol prior if you can because there a lot of pokes coming her way. It slows down to a few less pokes after this though. I also received my flu shot and made everyone in the house and the in laws who watch my son get theirs too. I would rather them have a sore arm (or in babys case sore leg) then my child get the flu. Also for the people that say "I got the flu from the flu shot or I got the flu shot and I still got the flu" well the flu shot is an inactivated virus so you cannot get the flu from the shot. Its dead. And what most people says is the "flu" is not actually the flu its a virus but whenever someone gets sick they automatically call it the flu (i.e. diarrhea and vomitting is not the flu. Respiratory, Fevers, chills are some symptoms of the flu but are also symptoms of a virus as well). The other thing to note is there are many strains as well the flu shot protects against the main ones. I was a certified medical assitant for 3 years floating to all depts within the medical center including the pediatrics department and these things were drilled into us in school as well. Also after the flu shot from what I learned recently (I switched depts to become a computer analyst but still keep up to date with my certification and I work with all the providers and nurses still) it takes a little while after the shot for you to be protected because the body needs time to build the antibodies. So if you get the shot, your not protected right then and there it does take a little bit to (I think I heard something like two weeks) to be immunized. And remember baby needs two doses (but they are 1/2 doses. spread 1 month apart). Hope this helps. Best wishes.View Thread