beansa
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What to do with many painted pictures/ handicraft work
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We take pictures or scan images to save digitally. We also have a set amount of space for saving artwork and crafts, a flat box about the size of a pizza box and a small shelf in her room. When those ...

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Unusually agitated and constantly sucking two-week old
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8 votes

Sounds like your baby has hit her first growth spurt. Expect her to feed more frequently, sleep less and be cranky for a few days, possibly longer. More info here: http://www.whattoexpect.com/first-...

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How do I teach my baby to not touch my computer?
6 votes

I didn't work from home when my daughter was a baby but I did take her to work with me. I worked at a small children's boutique and a lot of my job involved working on the computer. Because the ...

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Now that I'm working, my milk production can't keep up - What can I do to increase it?
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6 votes

I have a few suggestions based on my own experience and the experience of friends: Stay hydrated; dehydration will negatively impact your milk supply. Sleep (safely) with your baby. Increased access ...

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Letting a newborn sleep - bassinet or full-sized baby bed?
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5 votes

From your description of your living space, I would recommend keeping the baby in the bassinet in your room, at least for the first couple of months. Newborns, especially breast fed ones, wake every 2-...

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Feeding Baby while Traveling
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5 votes

Have you seen those silicone squeeze pouches for infant feeding? They are sized for baby hands and you can fill them with soft foods like applesauce or other purees or yogurt. They're basically a ...

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Three year old gets up hours before it is time - what do we do?
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4 votes

Oh, the joys of the night-waking toddler. My daughter was a terrible sleeper and woke at all kinds of random, crazy times. Rarely did she ever sleep for more than three hours at a time and she often ...

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What are healthy ways to help my 7-year-old in developing a thicker skin?
4 votes

One of the best strategies I have used to deal with this with my own daughter is telling her stories about how things were for me at her age. "Did you know that my best friend moved away when I was in ...

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Things to do while breastfeeding, other than watch TV
4 votes

I liked to do quite a few different things while I was nursing the baby: Listen to podcasts, meditate, draw, browse the internet or answer email, nap, call a friend, pump milk from the other side to ...

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Help With Sleep Training
4 votes

I lived through the same situation when my daughter was a baby. Some ideas that I found helpful were tightly swaddling her in a blanket (I think it helped minimize those jerky movements babies ...

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Stomach damage/sickness long after pregnancy?
3 votes

I always had an "iron stomach," until I became a mother. In the first two years of my daughter's life I was sick 5 times with norovirus or something similar, once I had to go to the ER for IV fluids ...

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Finding Great Books at the Right Level
3 votes

Does your daughter like to read poems? I was just as you describe your daughter when I was that age; my mother also had to search for challenging-yet-appropriate reading material for me. Her most ...

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