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Mar
20
comment Can I prepare baby cereal in advance?
Thank you! Maybe I should try it in advance to see if they'll take it. I'm assuming that food-safety-wise it's ok? (And it's 3 of them actually :) I'm somewhat terrified)
Feb
10
comment How do you get a 7 month old to keep their hands soaking to treat Paronychia?
Why don't you go to a doctor and see if it's necessary? You don't want to play around with an infection, it can be extremely dangerous.
Feb
6
comment When do twins know their own names?
(We do have cute little different-colored bracelets on them though for everyone else - babysitters, family members, etc - and a few of them have thanked me for it :) )
Feb
6
comment When do twins know their own names?
@JeremyMiller - when I first found out I was having identical twins I freaked out a bit ;) We ended up keeping their hospital bracelets (anklets really) on for the first few weeks, plus followed the nailpolish idea in this post: parenting.stackexchange.com/questions/1533/… . After about 3-4 weeks from them coming home from the hospital, I was pretty confident about being able to tell them apart, and now I can hardly understand how it's possible for people to mix them up :) They just seem so different to me.
Feb
3
comment At what age does a baby recognize themself in a mirror?
I was just wondering if this was different for identical twins :) (See my recent Q parenting.stackexchange.com/questions/11343) But to contribute to the discussion-I just put one of my nearly-1-year-old id twins in front of a mirror the other day, & while she was very excited & seemed to think it was another baby, she did not seem to think it was her twin. She just...reacted slightly differently than she does when she sees her twin. I don't think she fully realized yet that it was herself, but she did realize that she could raise her hands and the baby in the mirror would do the same...
Feb
3
comment When do twins know their own names?
@Joe - understood. I just wondered if the general timeframe was later.
Feb
3
comment When do twins know their own names?
I wonder if this is true. There must be some delay (longer than if they weren't twins). There are just so much fewer opportunities to address them separately than for a singleton... There definitely are times, but not nearly as often. (Even if I address one when they're both in front of me - how would they know which one I was addressing? It would have to be from individual one-on-one time, and considering that they have a lot less of that than normal parent-child interaction, there must be some sort of delay...)
Jun
29
comment Should I be worried about my baby's eyesight?
@Nick - there was nothing wrong, it was perfectly normal newborn behavior :) Hopefully you'll find the same with your daughter. It's a good idea to check with a specialist, though (especially if you're worried) - generally, the earlier you catch eye issues the easier it is to correct.
Oct
16
comment Is it okay for an infant to sleep 10-12 hours at night?
Related question - parenting.stackexchange.com/questions/2385/…
Jul
25
comment Should I stop my infant from sucking his thumb?
@Lennart - I think your comment comes closest to answering my question. I've found that there's not much to do about it now, and I just have to wait till he's older to get him off it. In the meantime I'll just focus on enjoying the benefits :) (You can't lose a thumb, and you have a pacifying method anywhere you go! ;) And it is so cute.) If you post your comment as an answer I'll accept it...
Jul
25
comment Should I stop my infant from sucking his thumb?
I agree with some of this, but I don't think this is typical baby behavior. Yes, most babies suck their hands and put everything they can find in their mouth... But I have hardly ever seen a baby this age who constantly and consistently sucks his/her thumb.
Jul
3
comment Should I stop my infant from sucking his thumb?
Ok, something funny that just happened that shows how addicted he is... I put him on the playmat and he was happily amusing himself. Suddenly I heard him half-crying, half-whining... Went to check it out, and everything's fine - clean diaper, not hungry, etc. Went back to what I was doing and he started crying again. Came back - and noticed that his stretchy is a bit big and the sleeves are too long, so he's trying to get at his thumb and can't... His sleeve is all wet and he's crying from frustration!
Jun
29
comment Why does a pacifier trigger my baby's gag reflex?
@HedgeMage - that's why we don't give it to him often. But occasionally he does seem to want it and enjoy it... except lately this gagging thing is getting in the way. Also, he's started to suck his thumb lately, and I'd prefer addiction to a pacifier over addiction to a thumb, considering that you can't take a thumb away :-/
Jun
16
comment Is it ok for my baby to sleep in his swing?
the swing has a "recline" feature so that you can move the seat back... how do I know if this is flat enough or considered upright?
Jun
16
comment Is it ok for my baby to sleep in his swing?
re: the update - isn't an infant car seat also somewhat upright?