Hi, we have compared many different cord blood banks and discussed with our OB and friends as well and...
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Hi, we have compared many different cord blood banks and discussed with our OB and friends as well and finally decided to sign-up for Maze Cord Blood. I have even called the customer service and discuss with them as well. They have been kind to answer all the questions that I had. They sent the kit on time and also provided detailed instructions for parents to be and doctor's staff as well. They also picked up the kit on time and promptly called when the sample has been stored securely. They have been in touch since then and also sending free goodies(ofcourse not important when you decide). If you are interested and plan to go with them, use the referral name "Presha Shah" and you will get $200 off for your order. Good luck - the mom or dad to be! View Thread
Choosing toys for your kids can be quite a challenging task. This is because, on one hand, you need to choose...
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Choosing toys for your kids can be quite a challenging task. This is because, on one hand, you need to choose toys that they are fond of and, on the other, make sure that the toys are educative as well. Don't make the mistake of buying toys for your children that you think are wonderful. Toys should be bought according to your child's liking, but with his/her development in mind. Therefore, it becomes important to consider a variety of factors. This article comes up with some wonderful tips on how to choose toys for your children. Go through them and determine the sort of toys your child will like, bringing that instant smile on his/her face.
Choosing Toys For Your Kids
Consider Age & Gender Age is a very important determinant of a person's likings and preferences and so is gender. It is hard to appreciate anything that fails to suit our age. Similarly, a young kid would not be happy, if handed a toddler's toys and vice-versa. Similarly, toys that are more appropriate for boys may not be liked by girls and the same thing goes for boys as well. Some apparent boys' toys such as stuffed dinosaur presents are not suitable for girls, and vice-versa. Choose toys that make sense for your child's age and gender, lest they end up serving no purpose.
Seek Opinion One of the best tips to choose toys for your children comprises of seeking their opinion. There is nothing more important than to consult your kids and know their preferences. Who else than the children themselves can determine which toys they will like? Ask your child, rather take him/her to the toy shop and let him/her choose toys of his/her liking. However, a toddler may not be able to decide on his/her choices perfectly and you will have to check out his/her expressions to decipher the toy that he/she likes the best.
Recall Your Childhood Trying to recall what you liked as a child will be of great help, while buying toys for your kids. It is, usually, said that one needs to think like a child to understand a child completely. Your choices as a child may be different from your own child, but the basic mindset will surely remain the same. It will help you better determine what toys the child will prefer. If not that, at least you know what toys you didn't like at all and will be able to avoid them altogether.
Go For Educative Toys Though toys mainly serve the purpose of playing and fun, they are should be educative as well. Children learn better while playing, because they feel completely stress-free at that time. Play helps them communicate ideas and develop many other important skills. So, go for toys that can educate your child and involve him/her in some mental or creative activity, like puzzles, crayons, etc. Do keep in mind the age factor, when you choose educative toys.
Ensure Safety While selecting toys for your child, it is important to make sure that they are totally safe to play with. Don't buy toys that can harm your child or jeopardize his/her safety in any way. Toddlers, especially, can't be expected to be too careful while playing, so in their case, you will have to exercise extra caution. Do not buy toys that are too advanced for your child's age, as he/she might get injured because of them.
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This is my first and i am 26weeks 2days and don't know what to do and need some answers that WILL help out.It starts out like heart burn than i start throwing up and sometimes it blood and just need to know what to do?View Thread
Hi, I'm sorta lurking cause I'm expecting a baby boy Christmas Day by adoption, but I also work in health insurance and thought I would post some tips in refrence to insurance and birth.
1) ALWAYS request an itimized bill from your hospital and check it. Especialy if you have a baby boy. Some hospitals auto bill for Cerc regardless if it was performed or not, or you might be billed for an Epi when you didn't have one. etc. If you find a mistake, call the hospital billing department, they can fix it, even if they already sent the org to the insurance.
2) You have to call your HR department (if the insurance is through work) AND the insurance company to add your new child to the policy. Usually within 30 days. it doesn't hurt to call before hand to ask the timeframe, or check the insurance or HR website.
Making sure you do these 2 things can save you THOUSANDS of dollars in hospital charges.
and 3) - (not really insurance related, but is hospital bill related) If you have OTC stuff that you can take with you to the hospital to take, do so. especialy if you will have to pay a percentage of the cost of your stay. Take your own prenatals, tylonol, asthma meds, breast pads, etc. unless you want the hospitals. Be sure you tell the nurse you have OTC meds and when you can take them so they can write it down on your chart. It's not uncommon for a hopsital to charge crazy $ for a single dose of something you could have brought with you instead. I have seen claims with prenatal vit single dose (one pill) be $25.View Thread
My second DS is almost 6 months old and I just requested the detail billing for my labor with him. They charge for every little single thing you use! They even charge by the hour for each hour you're in labor. It's ridiculous!
Most hospitals charge you like 3 times the cost amount for the medical items they give you. I.E. hemorriod cream, tucks pads, dermoplast spray, prenatal vitamins, tylenol, etc. My suggestion is that you go the store and buy a few of these items and bring them with you and refuse theirs! I was even charged $18 for a breast shield thing to help with breastfeeding. You can buy one of those at Babies R Us for only $7.
The things I suggest you buy and bring to your labor: Tylenol, prenatal vitamins, hemorroid medication (if you don't have any now you more than likely will get some with all of that pushing during labor!), breastfeeding accessories and breast pump, etc.
And I also suggest requesting a detail of the billing to make sure they charged you right. I was charged for 14 cans of Dermaplast. Who in their right mind would use 14 cans during 2 days of stay? Crazy! I didn't even use one. I was also charged over $100 for breastpump kit which I was never given!View Thread
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Hi everyone! im so excited and anxious waiting anyday now ill be having my first newborn in my arms! well i already have a name picked oout. im having a girl and im nameing her Sofia but i really was hoping to have a middle name to go with Sofia and i havent found one that fits!! can anyone help me find a good one? i would realy appreciate it!! oh and her last name is going to be Vargas.View Thread
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wow i cant believe im about to have my first baby? im scared and excited. Im happy and blessed. Im glad to my biyfriend here with me. I wouldnt know wat to do woth out him. In july is my baby due date. Its almost here.View Thread
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First off, I super miss this board, I "graduated" 2 months ago! I miss the excitment, so I still come back and read the posts sometimes. I just want to recomend diapers.com to you all (unless you allready get diaper bargians of course). I did it in my final trimester and it was great. New customers get 30% back on diapers for 3 months. You also get free 2 day shipping at $50. If you order before six on a weekday you can get your order the next day (not sunday)! So if you bought $50 in diapers then youd get something like $15 in credit off your next order of anything. The prices are the same as the stores around me, so it was really a good discount. Also you can mail in your MF coupons, and they load them to your account and you can use them as you wish. I like that because I'm awful at organizing and keeping my coupons LOL. Anyways, I just wanted to share that with you all, it was great for me, I'm stocked up on daipers. Also if you use my code ( PIXI8076 ) then you can get 15% off the rest of your first purchase (everything other than diapers) and I get a $10 credit for reffering you. And they have everything, nursing pads, car seats, clothes. Its really great. When I was on this board I used someones code to buy our car seat and got a great deal, so I wanted to share with you. Good luck everyone, hope your enjoying your last months (lol, as much as possible). Oh, and there is a sale until the 20th so you can get some really good deals with the extra 15 % off, so check it out if you like!View Thread
I am 32 weeks and fell on the ice yesterday afternoon while carrying my 3 year old. I fell on my right side and not long after I noticed a pain on my right side below my belly. A few hours later I noticed some slight cramping. I took a warm bath and it seemed to go away. But I noticed it again when I woke up in the middle of the night and it was still there when I awoke this morning. The cramping was also accompanied by some pressure down there and through out the day I noticed quite a bit of back pain with the cramping. I called my doctor last night after the fall, before the cramping started, but had to leave a message with the answering service and never got a call back. Is the because of the fall? Should I go in to the hospital? It is quite uncomfortable, but I hate to over react.View Thread
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Hi, since the secon trimester I have had a lot of pain in the pelvic region and between my legs. Today I lost...
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Hi, since the secon trimester I have had a lot of pain in the pelvic region and between my legs. Today I lost my mucous plug and have been very gassy. This is my second pregnancy. My first I lost my mucous plug the day before. What are the chances of labor starting tonight?View Thread
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Hello ladies, I just got a really good deal and I want to share with you all, especially having a baby near Christmas. So the car seat I wanted was $170 at babies r us, so I checked diapers.com like some ladies here suggested. They have an awesom thing right now where new customers get a 30% credit on diaper purchases for 3 months! So I signed up for that, and got 10% off my other purches. I ended up getting a box of diapers, the car seat I wanted, a box of breast pads, and wipes for $156! Thats less than just the car seat! I was so worried about costs that I've been waiting to order the car seat (I'm 36 weeks, with my 3rd) so I'm sharing this for anyone else with the same anxieties over money. They gave me a code, and it sais that if a new customer enters my code they will get 15% off their order, and I get a $10 credit. Allthough I would recomend the 30% credit for diaper purchases. Anyways I hope this helps some of you save some money.
diapers.com and my code is PIXI8076 for the 15% discount, but check out the other deal for diapers, I think its get30back.View Thread
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You ladies sound like I do now and I'm going through menopause. See what you have to look forward too. lol Hope you all have healthy babies and speedy deliveries! By the way, I did not glow with my pregnancies. Try to enjoy everything about it.View Thread
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I learned how to post images within my new posts and replies, so I wanted to share. It's not the greatest way, but it's something.
If you have an online photo album that is public, you just have to get the link of the image you want to post. I have a flickr account but you can use facebook, or any other site that you store images.
Once you have the link to your photo, click the last icon in the new editor tool bar. It looks like a photo frame icon (it's next to the unlink icon).
Put in the link to your photo, and click OK. The picture should show up. Here's an example of a recent ultrasound. I hope this helps.
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