General babies

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    RobinG
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    IMO no, not unless he is well over a year old. My son is 16 months and falls sleep drinking. Most fall alseep drinking or many do I should say. As long as you brush his teeth once he has them all is fine ~ but others will disgree, its one of those that you do what works. All three of my kids did and none have problems. So do what works for you 🙂

    #6768554

    LittleLayla
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    blydansmommy My mother used to let me sleep with a bottle in my mouth and most of my front baby teeth had cavities! My pictures of me as a kid look so redneck! So it is a little more harmful than most people think.But then again that was my teeth maybe your little ones will be different. I refuse to let my baby girl go to sleep with a bottle setting in her mouth because of it.. I would rather put up with her fussing than her teeth look like mine did LOL!

    #6768555

    Bri
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    izziebo – Just because you are going back to work doesn’t mean you have to wean. Kekoa is 16months and I’ve been working since he was three months….he hasn’t weaned. I pump twice daily and feed at lunch and evening time. Now that he’s older he isn’t asleep when I lay him down after our evening feed. I enjoy that time with him. I’m away from him for so long during the day that it’s nice to have that cuddle time. Wean if you want to but don’t feel as if you have too. You could also just feed in the evening time. Your supply will go down but it will adjust to just evenings. I agree about pacifiers. They are fine for itty bitty babies but I hate seeing bigger babies and toddlers running around with them. Also, Kekoa has a blanket that he sucks on. Actually he sucks on the tag. He loves it and anytime he isn’t happy he hugs it. It’s like a child and a teddy bear. I would recommend getting your baby something like that. A bear or blanket usually works. Something that is soothing to her.

    #6768556

    Bri
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    About sleeping with milk. There is a difference between breastmilk and formula. Breastmilk doesn’t have the same sugars and tend not to rot the teeth as much. Also, it depends on genetics. I was nursed to sleep until I was two and didn’t have a single cavity until I was 18years old. No one in my family has had problems with cavities. I hope Kekoa follows in my families footsteps. Not that my husband’s teeth are bad but they weren’t as good as mine. HAHA!

    #6768557

    I have a question for all moms…my baby girl will turn 4 months next week. Now she eats a 4oz bottle of formula every 2 hrs…plus shes teething as well..
    My question is at what time can i start giving my baby girl gerber fruit stage 1?
    Thanks

    #6768558

    Bri
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    luvmalilbaby24 – Two things. First, doctors are now trying to get moms to hold off on baby food until six months. Feeding solids too early can lead to gast. problems, early diabetes and allergies. That being said, six months (like one year) is not a magic number. Some babies are ready earlier then others. If your baby is wanting food and can eat by a spoon then you can try. Even when you start, don’t give too much. My doctor recommended 2-4tbsp a day max. If your baby doesn’t want to eat and doesn’t get the spoon then hold off a bit longer.

    #6768559

    I have read that sometimes if you put something in the crib that smells like you (mom), some babies will sleep better because they feel like you are there. I have tried it once, and Colin went to sleep pretty quick, but he had been fussy for like an hour before that so he may have just been tired. But I’m sure it helped a little bit at least.

    #6768560

    Bri
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    I’ve heard that too. Especially for moms that cosleep and are trying to transition baby to their own room.

    #6768561

    Izziebo
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    thanks bri:D im gonna try n keep feeding in the morning n evening myself n pump at work id just feel werid asking a new boss if i was allowed to go express haha

    i dont think shed even take a dummy now shes got her poo bear she LVOEs him he sings n she always cuddles him tis the sweetest thign ever n hes holding a bear with a blanky and she sucks the blanket on that or kisses it rather

    i dont want her relient on a dummy n i think they are iccy. shes 6 months now its a bit late to introduce one lol

    #6768562

    Bri
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    izzie – It can be weird but you said that you boss is a she. That’s easier then a he. My boss’s first grandchild was born six weeks before my son. She breastfed her babies and now had a breastfed grandson. It was just assumed that I would be pumping. It’s less weird then you think it will be. Also, know you rights. Depending on the state you have the right to pump so it’s not asking if you can it’s telling them that you will. Good luck!

    #6768563

    Izziebo
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    i think over in the UK were allowed till the babys 1 year old as many breaks to go and express or something!

    i think but im not sure but i THINK shes getting a tooth lol on her bottom bum theres a little nudly bit with a sharp feeling to it…

    oooooooo exciting

    #6768564

    yeaok872004
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    Anyone have ideas on THEMES 4 a BOY? 🙂

    #6768565

    Mommy28
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    I have a 6 month old son and recently he has been having solid bowel movements and they hurt him…he cries and I cringe. Anybody know what I could give him that would be safe and soften these?

    #6768566

    tarynnicole
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    PRUNES work wonders for that!! They have them in baby food…my daughter loved them.

    #6768567

    Prunes do work! Before I started Colin on solid foods, he had to drink apple prune juice, which also works really well. We started with 1 oz. in the morning, 1 oz. at night. But prunes do work also if you have started solid foods.

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