My daughter is 11 months old, and about 3 weeks ago she started developing a rash on her bottem. I took her to the docter and he said that it is a yeast infection, he then put her on nistatin. I was using that for about a week and it didn't clear it so I called again. Then the put her on magic butt goo and that isn't working.. Is there something else out there that will make this go away??View Thread
My 10 month old son doesn't have any teeth yet. Today he just started screaming and crying uncontrollably all day. He didn't want solid foods much today which is totally not like him. He has only cried, screamed and slept all day today and he is usually incredibly active. Nothing is calming him down - teething gel, baby Tylenol, teethers, cold rags, nothing. He is not turning his head to the sides much and will not lift his head all the way up to look up above him. He is running a fever of 100.7. I don't know if this is teething - his mouth seems sore to the touch and he's not opening his mouth wide to cry or talk or anything, but he's lethargic and acting strange. What could this be? It is a shrieking cry - not like anything he's ever done before.View Thread
I just want to give a big hug to all the single moms out there that do it on their own. DH was out of town this week and I had to do it alone. I refused to ask for help since I know how many moms do it by themselves and I wanted to see if I could do it. Well I barely got thru it and DD was due for a bath last night and didn't get it. I didn't even do her hair today, I just put product on it and smoothed it out and I was 30 minutes late for work today. I cannot wait for DH to get back and take on some of the responsibilities. Thanks you to all the single moms out there. You are not appreciated enough!View Thread
Thinking about having tubes done for my daughter she has had an ear infection every month. Just wanting to know others experience with this and how it went... I dont know much about it other than I had them and they fell out when I was a kid.View Thread
Hi all. Moving up from the 6-9 boards, if there is anyone here who posts regularly.
I had a social worker form the county come by yesterday to screen DS for a speech evaluation. He does not make any speech sounds at all, just a few grunts, otherwise he is a really quiet little guy. (We joke that my DD does not let him get a word in edgewise LOL). My DD, who is 4, has an expressive delay so this is not a huge shock to us.
Anyway, DS qualifies to go forward with a full evaluation. (In this state, they screen first - the last state I lived in just sent someone out to do a full eval). I could not answer "yes" to even one of her screening questions so there was no question he needs to be evaluated. We go in two weeks to get the full eval. Hopefully we can get the little guy some help nice and early and get him up to speed quickly.
Might be too soon in your babies lives to ask you this, but I have read that the Dugger's would welcome child number 20!! If you could afford it, would you continue to have babies? I'm guessing there reality show is affording them these blessings, but when is enough, enough? How do you share yourself with all these children and make them each feel loved? I catch that show once in a while, and it looks like to me the older ones are raising the younger ones. I guess that's how it has to be! Your thoughts?View Thread
My daughter is ten months old already, I had a c-section after 12 hours of natural labor. I'm wondering if anyone else is in my same boat, I feel horridly tired most of my days, like someone drained all of my energy out of me. I have lost 60lbs of the baby weight and don't eat bad, I exercise when I can, but finding time is hard. I take vitamins, I just don't understand why I feel this way. Is this normal? has my body not yet recovered enough? it's not just normal tired, it's tired to the extreme, like i have to lay down right away and gain some energy. I am 26 and this is my first baby. any advice??View Thread
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I am wondering if anyone can help me. I have heard from so many people that it is normal but it just doesnt feel right to me. My son is 10 months old and he doesnt sleep through the night. The longest period of time he has slept is 3 1/2 hrs. He is extremely fussy, not all the time, but so much of it. He does a cry that is almost fake until I pick him up and then he still fusses. He does this when he has a full belly, clean diaper and everything else. I am just getting more and more concerned. I am exhausted and just want to help my son. I just dont understand what is going on with him. I hear from people all the time Im sure it is his teeth, but he has been getting teeth since he was 4 1/2 months old and he has never since he was born slept through the night or longer then 3 1/2 hrs. Please help me.View Thread
My daughter has had about 4 ear infections so far in her short 10 month life. They say it is hereditary (sp?) like I when I was little finally had to have tubes, lucky her. Well everytime we have gotten antibiotics for this first amoxicillin, then augmentin, then amoxicillin, and now again augmentin. This time though she has developed a whole body rash from cheeks all the way down the trunk of her body. Could this be an allergy? I am taking her back to the dr to get different medicine but in the mean time I wanted opinions or if anyone else went through this at all? Thanks guys!View Thread
My 9 month old has a very flat spot on the top/back of his head. I asked my pediatrician about it and he said not to worry. I guess I am more worried for cosmetic reasons but I think I want to have a second opinion about getting it corrected. I know we only have until 12 months to do this so we are running out of time. Do you think we see another pediatrician or a specialist of some sort? Has anyone else every gone through this?View Thread
Thought a poll would be fun, maybe spark some chatter too! Celebrities have been naming their offspring odd names for years and years. Frank Zappa has a child named Moon Unit and for the life of me I cannot remember if it's a boy or a girl! And more recently Gwen Stefani has a child named Zuma Nesta Rock, (sounds like a soft drink) again don't ask me the sex of the child! But what do you all think of these baby names? Something you could do? Have you named your son or daughter something different? What are your thoughts?View Thread
So my LO goes to bed about 8pm and wakes still once for a feeding and will wake up about 6am when I get her ready for daycare. So I was wandering how your Little ones are sleeping at night. If you guys are lucky and get an all night sleeper. Im not willing to do the CIO method, but I sure do miss sleep without interruptions.
And another question, I know when they are older you wean them off the bottle but if LO is still waking in the middle of the night to eat what happens then if anyone has experence with those non sleepers.View Thread
My husband and I are currently having a disagreement about our current living situation. He maintains that the 45 minute commute each morning and afternoon is bad for our little one, I'm not so sure....thoughts???View Thread
Okay I need some help in thinking of birthday ideas for my little girl. There is a couple problems we have about 26 that are close family that we would have to invite. My husband doesnt want to go to a chucky cheese type of place because there is nothing to do for our little one, we just went to a birthday party to one and Trinity couldnt do much there and its chaos and loud. So I think we have to have it at our house which sucks because there isnt enough room really and we dont have toys to entertain the older kids. We live in arizona and the weather will be about 99 out so outside park is out. Im stuck grrr. How about i have everyone just drop off gifts at our house and we will send pics of our dinner lol jkView Thread
We are moving into a house that has baseboard heaters. I have heard that babies can get 2nd degree burns from sticking their fingers in there, and am worried about DD. I am considering getting covers for them, but they are really expensive like over $100 each. Does anyone have BB heaters and what have you done to protect your LO's? Thanks!View Thread
CBS News reports that in a landmark ruling, a high court in Germany has decided to allow pre-screening of IVF embryos before implantation.
What does this mean? Well, for one it could mean picking up on genetic defects before actually implanting the embryo in the mother's womb. Which, at first thought, seems like a great thing....but, there are critics.
What happens to the embryos that don't meet up to the health standards? Is this selective breeding?
The Berlin gynecologist, who had carried out screening on embryos for three different couples, implanted only those that were healthy and those with hereditary genetic defects were left to die off.
In an article from SpiegelOnline , German commentators bring up other interesting questions. Some worry that although it seems IVF embryo screening for defects may make sense, this procedure may open the door to characteristic screenings -- such as gender, eye or hair color.
Several questions to ponder:
Where should the line be drawn?
When does the embryo become "a life" instead of a substance growing in a test tube?
Do we have the right to decide which embryo lives or dies?
Would this cut back on the amount of miscarriages & abortions due to mother or baby's health risk?
Is this the door to creating "designer babies"?
Would you like to have the option to choose your baby's gender?
Please take our poll on IVF Embryo Pre-Screening and leave your thoughts below.View Thread
Im frustrated I havent lost all my baby weight. I gained too much about 70lbs while prego. And I have only been able to lose about 50 of it so far. I am at a stand still. I cut out all fast food, all soda and sugar drinks, I work out 3-4 days a week at the gym for 1 hour. And for the last 2 months nothing. I know I must be doing something wrong, but I am trying. Does anyone have something that has worked well for them to share? I am up for doing anything I would like to lose 30 more lbs before trying for another baby and not any lb sooner its my motivation.View Thread
We are having trouble correcting my daughter when she is getting into something she isnt suppossed to. I say no dont do that, thats naughty. I move her away from the thing. I try to distract her. Still she will either just look at me, or shake her head no at me, and crawl right back to whatever she was doing. Anyone have any better ideas she is 10mos. I think we are in for it shes ornery(sp?). LOLView Thread
So DD is 11 mos today and when I tell her "no" she wants to bite me. For instance, she was unfolding laundry I had just folded, and I told her "no" twice then she tried to grab my hand and bite me. Also, when I was using the bathroom (I have to keep the door open or she cries.) she kept trying to pull garbage out of the trash can and when I scolded her she pulled up on my leg and bit my knee! I know about the diversion, ignoring and time out, but none of them seem to work. I have also tried leaving the room for a minute when she does it, but that doesn't seem to work either. It probably happens 5 to 10 times per day.
She is teething and we are only giving her her binky during nap time so I am worried that may be contributing to her biting, but she only seems to bite when she is angry.
Has anyone had a baby who had NEC andended up with a Gtube? My daughter was term at 38 weeks and ended uo getting NEC. It is very rare for a term baby to get this. 51/2 months in the hospital multiple surgeries left us with 3 small sections of her intestines removed and a feeding tube. She has been doing great, but just concerned now about weight gain. She consistntly gained while using the feeding tube. We have been giving everything by mouth since she was 8 months and is now 10 months. problem is she is only 16.8 lbs and hasn't put on much weight in the last 2 months. She is on cereal and baby food and eats very well. Just looking for advice/ support. We go back to see her surgeons in a week and I am scared they are going to make us start using the feeding tube again,View Thread
Hi, my daughter is 10 months old and has been doing pretty well with regular food, to a point now she doesn't really want baby food. Here is the problem: I don't really cook. It's just her and I and I usually get the frozen dinners or whatever (embarassing) I want to start cooking because I need to lose the baby weight for work and I want her to have good eating habits as well. Are there some good websites with good recipes for kids? or any suggestions on what to give her besides mac and cheese stuff? I would rather it be things I can cook for the two of us so I'm not making two different meals. Thanks! P.S. she has 8 teeth already and knows how to use them so it doesn't have to be stuff she has to gum.View Thread
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