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Mar
10
comment How to put a newborn/infant to sleep to bed without waking her?
Interestingly enough, the floppy arm test has been a total fail for my second child after the newborn phase. She is rarely in a deep enough sleep to transfer. I pretty much have to put her down wide awake or hold her until I want her to wake.
Dec
26
comment When do baby's gas pains usually go away?
My pediatrician said something similar - usually 12 weeks but sometimes up to 16. My older daughter had problems until about 15 weeks. My younger is 17 weeks and still dealing with issues. Some babies apparently will have them until they are more upright and mobile and the digestive system is done rapidly changing at 6 months.
Dec
26
comment Is my pediatrician missing something about my 3 month old's gas pain?
@CreationEdge - yes, a family member who is a pediatrician suggested Simethicone. It seems to help somewhat, but not entirely. At this point I am also considering some sort of more serious elimination diet myself, evaluating the baby to see if she needs a tongue or lip tie clipped, chiropractic manipulation, prescription drugs, and begging for a referral to a pediatric GI. Studies suggest that probiotics help with colic, which was why I tried them.
Jan
28
comment Extremely fussy and refusing to sleep 12 week old
All of this. The wonder week around this time is shorter (I think usually half a week) and the growth spurt up to 5 days. It's the next wonder week that can go on for up to 6 weeks.
Dec
17
comment Two year old still takes a bottle of milk before bedtime, should I wean her from the bottle and the milk?
On top of these concerns, don't most parents implement a "no liquids in the 1 hour before bedtime" (or so) cut-off when night time potty training? It was for that reason primarily that when I weaned my daughter I did not replace her nursing session before bed with any sort of liquids but went with extra cuddles instead.
Dec
8
comment What should my wife eat and drink during pregnancy?
This seems far too broad (as the possible spectrum of answers is nearly everything) and too personal (as your wife has her own unique tastes) to be a good Stack Exchange question.
Dec
7
comment My son sleeps too much
When is the wake-up time? Does he have an age-appropriate amount of time available to sleep at night? If so, this is probably a question for his pediatrician.
Nov
26
comment Rough Nose is Painful to wipe - what to do?
Aquaphor also heals pretty well. I've used it and lanolin interchangeably for noses.
Sep
30
comment How do you make an infant sleep on her stomach with her hands on her chin?
@Chrys - actually that pose is really dangerous to try and do without a spotter.
Sep
26
comment What are some alternatives to bouncing on an exercise ball?
Are you using the bouncing just for calming during fussy episodes, for soothing to sleep, or both?
Sep
19
comment What can my girlfriend do for her daughter?
I know in my area there is an organization that offers free legal consultations with a lawyer. One of my friends is a lawyer who participates. They offer time slots during one Saturday a month or something like that. You should see if your girlfriend qualifies. Then she can speak to someone about custody issues who knows.
Sep
13
comment Can a 17-month old really appreciate humour/irony?
@RobertCartaino - I can delete my comment, but as it was pure speculation I'm not sure "answer" is warranted.
Sep
12
comment My toddler has started “lying”
I can never figure out if my 18 month old is "lying" yet. When asked if she has a dirty diaper she usually says "no" when she does and "yes" when she does not. I'm not sure if she just doesn't know what I'm asking or if she's playing games.
Sep
12
comment Can a 17-month old really appreciate humour/irony?
It might have something to do with power dynamics. According to Happiest Toddler on the Block toddlers spend a lot of time feeling like the weakest and the smallest, so any time they get to feel bigger and better than someone/something they love it. Also Happiest Toddler recommends role play with dolls as a way of positive enforcement of rules, so if you have the dolly eventually give in nicely to her teeth brushing you might find it has a good effect on your daughter.
Sep
11
comment How to mimic the infant sucking actions with a manual breast pump?
What I'm talking about is not even just a regular double electric pump. I'm talking about something like the Medela Symphony‌​. Often people don't buy them. They rent them from the hospital. The pumps are designed so that many people can use them (unlike regular double electrics which only one person can use) and use expensive technology to adequately stimulate milk supply.
Sep
11
comment How to mimic the infant sucking actions with a manual breast pump?
In addition breast compressions once letdown has occurred are helpful. Babies use not only suction (which is all the pump has) but compression to get milk. However none of these motions mimic the other complex reactions that actual contact with a baby gives in establishing milk supply.
Sep
11
comment How to mimic the infant sucking actions with a manual breast pump?
The only pump which is considered good enough to establish and maintain a milk supply for exclusive pumping is a hospital grade double electric pump. Are you breastfeeding at all? If so you need time with your baby to build supply. It is not possible with a manual pump.
Sep
9
comment What are some focusing exercises that can be performed on an infant to improve their motor skills and cognition
While this question has good pieces, the age range of 2-6 months is probably too broad. A 2 month old is likely not rolling over. A 6 month old should be rolling both directions and able to sit if placed in that position, and may be independently sitting up as well as crawling. A 2 month old is barely batting at toys. A 4 month old is grasping toys and bringing them to his or her mouth to chew or reaching, grasping, and rattling. Also the categorization "motor skills and mental development" is so broad it might as well be "all developmental areas."
Sep
9
comment Why does my infant bang her head sideways in sleep?
See: parenting.stackexchange.com/a/7187/2146
Sep
5
comment Stroller for twins
This appears to be a shopping question, which is not going to work well here.