It is looking like we will be bringing home our DD Emily very soon and I was wondering what type of car seats that you all have so that we can make a better decision. DH is thinking about getting a chicco key fit 30. I am definitely not getting a graco due to the problems that I have had out of my daughter Ashleigh's car seat. Any and all ideas will be appreciated. TIA!View Thread
I HAVE TIRED EVERYTHING TO STOP THEIR RUNNY NOSES N COUGH.. BUT EVERYTHING I BUY OR THA DOCTOR PRESCRIBES... NOTHING SEEMS TO WORK THEY BOTH NOW HAVE TUBES IN THEIR EARS THAT STILL DOESN'T STOP THAT EAR INFECTIONS.. YEAR ROUND I KNOW THEY STAY SICK I KNOW BY MY BABIES BEING BORN SO EARLY THEIR IMMUNE SYSTEM ARE NOT STRONG... I JUST DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO TO PREVENT THESE COLDS AND RUNNY NOSES.. I HATE SEEING THEM SICK ALL THA TIME THEY REALLY CANT GO OUT TO DA WATERPARKS N DO FUN LIL KIDS STUFF CAUSE THEY STAY SICK WHAT CAN I DO TO MAKE IT BETTER FOR ME AND MY TWO????View Thread
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Our baby was born at 32 weeks...he is now 2months but adjusted age of 12 days. He isn't focusing or tracking anything with his eyes..the dr is sending us to an optometrist and I am a little worried. He reacts to light but not much else...has anybody else experienced this?View Thread
I had my son July 19 2010 after being in labor for about a day. The doctor said he was in distress so they did an emergency c-section and he was rushed off to a NICU an hour away from me. The nurse that was attending him said that he has no tone, he doesn't swallow, isn't comfortable breathing on his own and his head head seems swollen in places where it really shouldn't be. They recently did a head scan and said it came back normal but would likely do another if he doesn't start responding, even at a preemie level. I'm not sure if im asking the right question but i was wondering if anyone had any similar stories to share or could give me any infoView Thread
I have a 5 year old son who was born at 26 weeks gestation. We've been very blessed, and his only known issue is a moderate hearing loss and speech delay. For this reason, he has been attending preschool since he was 3 years old. It was determined that he wasn't ready for kindergarten this year since his conversation skills are still delayed, so he is again attending a preschool program. He seems very frustrated and angry alot since starting back to school, and I have noticed a "step-up" in the responsibility given him at school and the consequences if he doesn't adhere. My concern is that because of his prematurity, he is emotionally delayed as well (he seems to be on about the same level as my 3 year old daughter) and I sometimes resent the fact that his teacher expects him to behave the same as her other 5 year old students. Am I babying him too much, or do I have a legitimate concern? Anyone with experience in this area is welcome to advise!! Thanks so much.View Thread
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Hi all. I just wanted to offer some encouragement. My baby boy Jacksen was born at 32 weeks gestation, by emergency C-section. He was born at 3 lbs, 1 oz. He lost a lot of weight while in the NICU, and went down to below 2 lbs. He couldn't eat until his 2nd week due to complications. Luckily on Mothers day of 2007, he got to come home after a 4 1/2 week stay. Nothing prepares you for their homecoming. You are so used to the monitors and beeping noises which tell you their heart rate and if they are breathing and if their temperature changes, etc. At home it is a different story. It is just YOU and your baby and you feel like you have to check on them every 5 minutes.
My son just had his 3rd birthday and everyday I thank God he is here. He is my miracle baby. He is fairly healthy. He has had respiratory problems but they think he will outgrow them by age 5. He gets stronger and healthier everyday.
I think back some days when I was in the NICU 3 or 4 times a day and not one time did I ever feel like I was in the way or anything. I felt like I didnt do enough. But I had great doctors and nurses there who told me what to do: how to feed him and hold him and breast feed him with all of his tubes and monitors. They made me feel so special and told me how I could do this, take care of him as other babies were not so lucky. He was so fragile and had a couple of scary moments but we made it. Not one day goes by that I dont tell him how I much I love him and how much he means to me.
If anyone ever needs to talk I am here. I cannot give medical advice, but I can sympathize with you and let you know I am here.View Thread
Our resident pediatrician, Dr. Adesman, on the Parenting Community posted this interesting article I wanted to share with you.
I just read an interesting column on parenting in Newsweek by Julia Baird entitled "Lowering the Bar: When bad mothers give us hope". (http://www.newsweek.com/id/237526
The column raises the question of whether modern-day parents are expecting too much from -- and giving too much of -- themselves. Julia Baird writes: "Today, women no longer need to escape their families to work or be happy -- now they need to escape their own unrealistic expectations of what a good mother is". She continues: "Oddly, the more involved we are, the more guilty we have become".
For the rest of the article click on the parenting link above.
I suspect this observation or opinion will resonate with some and offend others. What do you think: when it comes to parenting, is "good enough" good enough? What type of mother would you consider yourself?View Thread
"June 1, 2010 -- More children's medicines -- four products sold under the PediaCare brand name -- have been recalled. All four of the over-the-counter medications were made in Johnson & Johnson's troubled McNeil plant in Pennsylvania. Numerous problems at the plant, including drugs containing incorrect dosages and unsafe manufacturing conditions, led to the April 30 recall of popular child and infant versions of Tylenol, Motrin, Benadryl, and Zyrtec . The products recalled over the Memorial Day weekend are sold by Blacksmith Brands. They include:
PediaCare Long Acting Cough 4oz. UPC# 3 0045-0465-04 7
PediaCare Decongestant 4oz. UPC# 3 0045-0554-04 8
PediaCare Allergy and Cold 4oz. UPC# 3 0045-0552-04 4
Although no injuries have been reported from use of these products, the manufacturer warns parents to stop using the drugs and to throw away any product they may have purchased. Parents with questions, or those who would like a free product replacement coupon, may call Blacksmith at 888-474-3099."
Please make sure to tell your friends and family members to discard the recalled product as well. Be safe and look out for others:)View Thread
"McDonald's said people who purchased the glasses should visit its web site at www.mcdonalds.com/glasses starting June 8 for instructions on how to return the glassware and obtain a refund. Customers also may call its toll-free number at 800-244-6227."
Please tell your family and friends, so that everyone is safe:)View Thread
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Hello everyone.My baby was born on April 3rd at 26wks 5dys weighing 2lbs even.She was on the ventilator for a week and now is breathing on her own we had complications with infections which was expected because i developed a uti that sent me into labor early.She was given atibiotics for about two weeks and the blood test came back negative. A few days before the test came back negative her twos began turning blue.I wasn't very concern because this had happened before when the iv line she had in her leg had infiltrated but it cleared afte they had moved the line.but it has been a week ow the twos are black and the foot is swollen.the doctor said he suspects it's an infection and started her back on antibiotics.I don't know what to think.I'm losing faith in my doctor who is suppose to be the best in the country,(I live in the Bahamas).I'm scared,confused and feel so helpless. I don't want my baby to suffer more than what is necessary. Has anyone been through a similar situation and what was the results.View Thread
My grandaughter Aaliyah was born premature at 24weeks on September 24,2009. She spent 2 months in the hospital and then was released. Since her release date Aaliyah has been in and out of the hospital and also seeing a gastro doctor. Aaliyah has refluex and has a very bad cough. The doctor say they cannot give her anything due to her being born premature. It is very frustrating she is coughing all the time to the point where she gets really red. My daughter i really upset it kills her to see her coughing all night and day. Is there really nothing these doctors can give her for this cough? Albuterol is all they have given her and its really not helping.View Thread
Hi There! I just saw you post on the Intro thread... how are you doing? I remember you from the pregnancy boards and was so upset when I heard you went early You are probably very busy with two little men on your hands... I hope they are doing well (sounds like they are)! So yeah, just thought I would say hi View Thread
I thought it might be nice to help everyone, including myself to get to know everyone a bit better. So lets play a little game.
1. How many children do you have? (I have 5 children ranging in age from 16 to 9 weeks, my 4 older children are boys)
2. Are you the mom, the dad, the grandparent, or someone else? (I'm the mom)
3. Does a parent stay home with your child/children or do they go to daycare? (both of us work from home)
4. Was parenthood exactly what you thought it would be? (I was a nanny for a few years and helped raise my 2 younger sister 9 & 11 years younger than me, so parenthood was really what I thought it would be)
here recently my premie, has been having bad dreams i think thats what is happening,she screams bloody murder in her sleep, and thrashes around almost like a temper tantrum in her sleep, i am at a loss, i finally had her sleeping threw the night, and now im not getting any sleep again its to the point where i have almost fallen asleep driving with her in the car with me, i have spoken to her doctor and she says not to worry she will grow out of it but im already so exhausted from work and her being constantly sick any suggestions?View Thread
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