I would only get a few sleepers in Newborn, most everything else I would do 0-3 months but even then not a lot, more of your stuff will need to be 3-6 months, my daughter was born in January and I have to tell you the newborn stuff I only had her in for a week or so. I thought it was easier to just use the 0-3 month stuff because it fit longer. She was 7lbs 11oz and 20 inches long so pretty average size baby and she was in 3-6 months at 1 1/2 months. I also live in MO and the thing that I loved when I did take her out is I got the cover for the car seat instead of trying to put the baby in a "coat" type thing. I tried blankets but they blew away with our super windy winter last year so this just fit over the top of the carseat with elastic and kept her warm.
I also say TONS of recieving blankets, and warm blankets too. I liked the dressing gowns because they were easier to change her especially when she was really little, but she got long fast so they didn't last long.
Where in MO are you? Sounds like you might be close to me, I am in O'Fallon MO.View Thread
I was driving on Highway 70 from St Charles to St Louis MO, I was in shock the whole time rushing to get to work where there were televisions to be able to see what was going on. I worked at a call center that did seminars in different cities, at the time we were calling NYC for a seminar later that week, needless to say our work screeched to a halt for 2 weeks before we started making calls again. I get the chills everytime I think about it!View Thread
Your article speaks only of soda, what about the juice issue? I have personally decided that my daugther will have NO juice before she is 2 and then it will be VERY limited. Some say I am overprotective, but both her father and I have struggled (and still do) with our weight so I figure if I teach her that water is the best thing for her and I start that habit young that will be for the best.
I know that the WIC office in our state has stopped providing juice as part of their program for children, which I think is great, but to hear the people complain about it is terrible!View Thread
I am so sad to hear you talk about yourself this way, you are this girls mother for a reason, it was not a mistake that you had her. Remember that kids with seemingly "normal" parents come out all messed up too.
I think the first thing you need to do is get some help with your depression because to me it sounds like you are very depressed and then find a support system for yourself.
HTH, Take care and Love that Little Girl with all you have!View Thread
that is such a fire hazard, no matter what the kid needs some time and talking to, if the child is used to sleeping with Mom it is going to take some time to break that habit. Locking the bedroom door is not the answer, honestly, what if there were a fire and you couldn't get out the door. Maybe have him talk to a counselor or something, find out what he is afraid of and then work from there.