Babies really don't need solid food for nutrition and for now it's just practice. Infact the APA doesnt recommend solids until 6 months. THere was a really good article about solids WEBMD sent to me via a email newsletter I get weekly on parenting. It was really helpful for me.View Thread
It is so hard to go back to work. My son was 3 months when I went back and I was physically sick for lioke the month before and I cried pretty much the whole week leading up to my first day back. It was nice to be at work and see my coworkers again and interact with adults but it is still an every day struggle to say goodbye to my lil guy. I hate it so much! I work 6 days a week 4 to 6 hours. I am always home bye 1:00 at the latest so I dont miss much of his day and his daddy takes care of him. SO I have it pretty good. His boss told him he can no longer have a set schedule tho and we have until sep to figure something else out. We are seriously considering drasticlly cutting our expenses so I can stay home with him. I just don't want to pay someone to raise my child for me.. My husband only makes 9 bucks an hour at his current job. I told him he has to find a better one asap. I will move where ever and do what ever to be home with my lil guy! Millions of women work and are moms, it is definatley do-able and once you get a routine set up it gets a lil easier. Being with your child is something to look forward to everyday after work and it helps you to always appreciate the time you have with your child. It does suck though, and I am a firm believer that you can make staying home happen if you are willing to do some major sacraficing. It's completly up to you, your husband, and what you both feel is best for your child!View Thread
At the hospital I work at they have done away with swaddeling unless its from the nipple line down. They now either swaddle from the nipple line down with hands free or use a sleep sack because it's supposed to be safer for SIDS. And remeber too that whats comfortable for you is probably comfortable for baby. Sometimes having a baby too bundled up is worse than letting them be a lil cold.View Thread
My husband's family is having a family reunion and this will be our first camping trip with our 5 month old lil guy. We are camping in Wyoming and I am expecting it to be cold and there could be bears too and I've never damped anywhere with bears. I'm not sure what to do about sleeping arrangments. I know there is a risk for sids with co sleeping but our lil guy is too big for those portable basinettes/ cosleepers and I'm a little leary of having him in his play pin with the cold... and the bears.. lol. Any suggestions or tips for camping with a little one?View Thread
Babies shouldnt have anything before 4 months at a MINIMUM and The American Pediatric Association says no solids before 6 months. Before that their system is immature and it can make them horribly sick! I would def consult DCFS because if they arent doing what is right for their baby now, they aren't going to magically start. Purposley ignoring the health of your child is neglect and is unacceptable. This poor lil guy doesnt have a voice and is suffering. I would be on the phone ASAP and contact the ped as well, so they can file a complaint too and continue to watch the baby.View Thread
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