YES! I struggle with YI's so I've been chalking it up to that, but maybe it's a little more "normal" than I've been giving it credit for, lol. I take a lot of shallow baths to clean myself down there and change my undies once a day. (Pantyliners irritate me so much donw there it's best just to wear cotton. Then I do a special "panty" load with tea tree oil to really sanitize them)View Thread
1) What will be your nursery theme? We're keeping the "nursery" for our "big" kids (they'll be 3 and 21m when this one is born). Baby will sleep with us for about 6 months, then we're talking about switching room with the kids so they can have our big loft room and we'll get the small bedroom. The theme in there currently is Noah's Ark from BRU a couple years ago.
2) Have you thought of any names and if so list them (if you want)? The only name so far is a first name for a boy - Zephaniah, or Zeph for short. Goes along w/our prophet theme (DD is Mika, DS is Urijah). Possibly Mitchell for the middle name. No idea if this baby is a girl, lol.
3) Are you naming your child after someone? If so, who? A biblical prophet, lol. Mitchell would be after my maternal grandparents.
4) What baby item do you just have to have? A new Beco! (I'm a babywearing nerd, lol). Other than than, just replacing a couple older things that are falling apart like our changing table pad.
5) What baby item would you suggest not to buy OR for you first time mommies what have you heard not to buy? Hm.....this is kinda different mom to mom. I personally didn't use a stroller until very pg with #2. Hated teh baby bathtub - just put them in the bath with me, or in 2" of water
6) What do you think you are having? We think boy, but we really don't care.
7) What does DH think you are having? Boy.
Is this your last child and if not, how many are you going to have? Maybe. We're going to wait until we're at least 30 (DH is 28 and I'm 27) to make a firm decision, but we're talking like it's our last since it's #3.View Thread
I unfortunately dry up by 5-6 months so I have bottle fed my 2 kiddos after that. With #2 (DS) we started out with Born Free bottles and liked them, but, like my DD, he had reflux and I had the Dr Brown bottles recommended to us to help with it. They did wonders!! After just 2 weeks on the Dr Brown bottles we were able to stop reflux meds! I definitely recommend them. At least keep them in mind if your LO ends up with reflux. Bottles can let too much air in unfortunately, upsetting little tummies.View Thread
You can research, but I know a regular bobby can REALLY help nursing twins, and there may be some even better pillows specifically designed for that if you're going to try to nurse them at the same time. You will definitely want a nursing pillow of some kind!View Thread
Swing or bouncer - great to catch a quick shower if baby's asleep or happily playing. I got mine at consignment sales. I admit I have one of each since I have a 3 story house.
I really can't think of much else besides carseat and basic clothing for the season your baby will be born in. Since mine are just before winter, (DD is Aug, DS is Oct, this one will be Aug) I have nice newborn "snowsuits" that I can put them in for walks. And a carseat cover to keep them warm in the car since you're not supposed to put jackets/snowsuits on in the carseat. Hats are often overlooked, too. Even for spring/fall babies you want a couple cute li'l hats since most of their heat escapes out their head.
I currently Cloth Diaper (CD) with my 2.5y/o DD and 16m DS, and will with #3 as well!
There are a few different ways to go about CDing: (least to most expensive) Prefolds Covers Fitted Covers Pocket Diapers Inserts All in Ones (AIO)
Prefolds are like the old basic cloth diapers that people sometimes use for burp cloths.
Fitteds are like a soft disposable,but you need a cover to make them waterproof.
Covers are akin to the plastic pants of old but SO much nicer! They make your prefolds and fitteds waterproof.
Pocket Diapers and AIO's are similar, but you have to use inserts with the Pockets to make them absorbant. They are more adjustable for absorbancy, which is nice. AIO's are your "disposable in cloth form".