Baby/Kid Chat -- February!

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Baby/Kid Chat -- February!
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Tue, 02-01-2011 - 8:00am

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Tue, 02-15-2011 - 2:26am
Alyssa I didn't look at that high chair but I wanted to let you know that we just have one of the boosters that you attach to any chair. It's been working good so far. I can find it online and send you the link.

Sorry for the lack in personals. I am behind but I am reading.

AFM- gabby still has her darn ear infection. Thursday she only ate 6oz at daycare. But Friday she was fine and she was still eating from me. She seemed in good spirits and was only getting up 2 maybe 3 times a night so I didn't worry. Saturday though she finished her meds and didn't nap all weekend. We had her baptism on Sunday ( see pictures on my blog) and it all went well. Sunday night though around 4:00 she was getting crabby. And it went down hill. We left the ILs. And I was so horrible. I apparently got distracted and put her in her seat but didn't buckle her in. I felt awful. We had this 1/2 hou. Car ride going 60 mph and she was just lying in there. It still makes me shutter to think what if something happened. Thank god nothing did.

That evening it took us 4 hours to get down. Mon at daycare when I picked her up at 2 she had eaten 3oz and was fussy. So thank goodness I was bringing her in. Well her ear infection in her left ear is there still. Round 3 of antibiotics. This time 5 days once a day. Si hopefully this works. She is 6 months on Thursday and has her well child visit on Monday.

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Tue, 02-15-2011 - 6:36am

Ruby, I don't know if this advice will help you or not... Here it goes... If he is anything like Fede, he wakes up and "calls" sometimes just to be sure you are there close to him. So sometimes going there and singing a little song or rubbing his back does the trick. Next time he does this, let him whine for maybe 5 minutes, maybe he will fall back asleep on his own. If he doesn't, go there roll him over and help him go to sleep. That way you'll loose 15 minutes of sleep instead of a full hour! IMO, he'll learn to go back on his back when he is ready, it's not like he will be 15 and still whining for you to help him roll over!! I get that sometimes you need to let them CIO or figure things on their own, but the middle of the night isn't the right time to do so!

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Tue, 02-15-2011 - 10:05am
Thanks Mari, yes that helps! You're right, he wont do it forever and he doesnt do it every night. I just dont want to set up any "bad" sleep habits, ugh...its hard to know what to do.

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Tue, 02-15-2011 - 10:12am
Thats a neat chair but I'm not sure on the price too. I like stuff to match so Im not sure i would keep a chair for my kitchen for life if I didnt have at least one other to match, lol, but thats me and Im weird. Also, babes are hard on stuff so would it still look nice later?

We also have a booster type seat that attaches to our chairs and I love it. I love that I dont have an extra chair that takes up space or to trip over and if we have guests over, I just take it off and put it in the corner. It was $50 at Sears so if it gets wrecked or we have to replace it for future kids, I dont really care either.

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Tue, 02-15-2011 - 10:31am
Ruby I would have gone in too. Then again, mine are still sleeping with me at that age, in bed next to me, so I just have to roll over to comfort them. You need to do what works best for you, and if you get to sleep faster going in and snuggling with him for 7 minutes until he falls back to sleep, then go for it. Really they are little for such a short time, they will sleep through the night eventually, no matter how you respond when they are tiny. Some babies just need a snuggle now and then, they will eventually learn to put themselves back sleep even if it takes them a few months longer then a different child.

Alyssa we have two Stokke Tripp Trapps ( http://www.stokke.com/en-us/highchair.aspx ) which are similar to the Sven. We love them, Desmond still uses his at 4 and it is great for Eloise at 2 as well. We will likely get one for newbie when he turns 1, we will likely use the $30 IKEA high chair we have till then. They are great because they do work for adults and they are nice for kids because they fit them correctly and their legs don't hang/they are at table level rather then below it. I love ours, it really was worth the $250 or so we spent on each one.

Jessica: Sorry about Gabby's ear infection, I hope it clears up soon. Have you tried a few drops of breastmilk in her ears? It tends to help a lot of times, and maybe it would help clear up the infection since she is on her third round of antibiotics now.

Hi everyone else. Not much going on here. I am still sick, hoping that it clears up soon. The two small ones are doing well. We decided to cancel Eloise's gymnastics class after this month till September. She is just so tiny she can barely get the trampolines to bounce, and the time just isn't working out now that I am 7 1/2 months pregnant, because it is so hard for me to follow her and help her at this point. So she'll start again in the fall, and we'll put her in a Saturday class at the same time as Desmond so DH can take both of them and I can stay home with newbie.

It is really weird to think that Eloise will be 2 in less then 1 month now, and that newbie is due in 6 weeks! and that Desmond will be 4 in 7 weeks. They just keep growing so fast.



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Tue, 02-15-2011 - 11:44am

Alyssa - This is the one that we have. it has height adjustments. my BIL is using it currently for their 2 year old..and we have the one they have and when Gabby is older and needs the extra height we are swapping.


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Tue, 02-15-2011 - 1:45pm
Alyssa- I'm totally behind on this thread, but I just wanted to pipe in that it could be teething although everyone does seem to think their baby is teething around 4 months because the babies start putting everything in their mouth. Have you tried a cold, wet washcloth for him to bite on? Barrett got his first tooth at four months, and I had no idea it was coming - but he was biting things in addition to sticking everything in his mouth!
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Tue, 02-15-2011 - 4:18pm

Sorry I haven't been on here but I have been reading. Work has been crazy. Not much to report here except for David has tried to start eating with a spoon/fork. I posted a video the one day we went out of him with a spoon. Half the time he ends up dropping it and eating with his hands and as long as it isn't too messy I don't seem to care. He wants to feed himself now. He is mr. independent. My baby is growing up.

I second with Brita said about the putting things in their mouth. I know David started around 4 months as well. He didn't get his first tooth I think it was around 8 months. However I know some can get their teeth early. Hang in there we have been through many nights of dealing with David teething so we have been there.

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Fri, 02-18-2011 - 2:18pm

Jess- So sorry about Gabby’s ear infection!

-Suzie :)

 

 

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Mon, 02-21-2011 - 8:01am

Hi ladies! I've been reading but am way too behind to do personals so I'm just going to give a big WAVE and HELLO to everyone!

AFM

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