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Discussion in 'The Hens' Nest' started by Apples&Oranges, Apr 3, 2014.

  1. hallokween

    hallokween Chicken

    I thought sometimes it doesn’t have enough fat and babies don’t gain proper weight. I’m having to massage before feedings to release some of the fat because P isn’t gaining a ton. Finally able to breastfeed and I’ve got skim milk :roll:
  2. CoolWife

    CoolWife Chicken

    I think it depends on the person and kid. My mom swears she produced milkshakes for me and skim for my little brother.
  3. Afishwish

    Afishwish Bramblebutt

    @hallokween it def is variable. Breastfeeding success is an anatomical crapshoot, and it can be a struggle or downright flop for various reasons. I was speaking more in generalities; obvs if a kiddo isn’t gaining, depending on their age different ways of supplementing need to happen. And I don’t think enough people talk about how fucking hard breastfeeding (or not) can be if the stars don’t align from day 1.
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  4. nym711

    nym711 THIS IS MY LIFE NOW

    I got E out of the bath tub and into her room. She was squatting down to look at a toy and I noticed a pool of water under her. Yeah, she peed on the carpet. I used the pet stain and odor remover on it for now, and scrubbed the hell out of it.
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  5. CoolWife

    CoolWife Chicken

    Reasons I’m not thrilled about carpet in kids rooms. C has peed on everything.
  6. MagnificentCat

    MagnificentCat Chicken

    Just like the pets.
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  7. moose

    moose RINGWORM GIRL :(

    If that ain’t the fucking truth.
  8. moose

    moose RINGWORM GIRL :(

    Does anyone have any good recommendations on high contrast toys for newborns? I want something interesting that’s black and white since it’s what she sees best, but having a hard time finding what I want :sad:
  9. MagnificentCat

    MagnificentCat Chicken

    Infantino soft blocks. They’re not completely black and white, but were one of the first things kiddo played with (and still does nearing 8 months).

    And the Spots and Dots book and it’s counterpart Hearts and Stars. We have over a half dozen high contrast books and these two were the favorites. Something about the patterns— he would light up as soon as we flipped them open.
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  10. RogueLlama

    RogueLlama Chicken

    E had loved all the toys in the lovevery boxes we’ve gotten. They’re a little pricey, but each box has gotten a ton of use and he still plays with many of the toys from “younger” boxes.
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  11. hellohelloagain

    hellohelloagain Chicken

  12. Apples&Oranges

    Apples&Oranges Chicken

    Anecdotally, D loved things with faces. Like with big eyes and such. Didnt necessarily need to be black and white.
  13. ClamJam

    ClamJam Chicken

    Don't worry about high contrast toys specifically. You are the favorite toy! Until babby finds their hands, then it will be a 50/50 split.
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  14. MagnificentCat

    MagnificentCat Chicken

    Until babby realizes they can grab you with their hands, then it’s back on top.
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  15. whatchyagonnado

    whatchyagonnado Chicken

    Heads up-

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  16. Apples&Oranges

    Apples&Oranges Chicken

    Yeah, the sizes I need in the patterns I like best always sell out, so good tip!
  17. nym711

    nym711 THIS IS MY LIFE NOW

    E decided to wake up and cry every 20-30 minutes from 12-2 AM. She only settled down when I went to sleep on the floor in her room and held her hand for a long time. Just put my coffee in an IV today.
  18. deet

    deet Chicken

    And time to cut your hair.
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  19. Kimmers

    Kimmers Chicken

    We’re finally getting L’s bedroom set up and I’m wondering: are crib skirts safe? I got one way back when, never actually bothered to use it before now, but now that I’m trying to make her bedroom nice I’m just not sure if they’re okay, or do they fall into the blankets/pillows/bumpers area?
  20. HBC

    HBC Chicken

    Are the skirts in her sleeping zone
  21. Apples&Oranges

    Apples&Oranges Chicken

    I think they're fine? Plus she is over 12mos now so it's not as super stringent. She can have a blanket and a toy if she wanted (pillows should still wait)
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  22. Kimmers

    Kimmers Chicken

    No but full disclosure I’ve never used one before and I’m honestly having trouble even visualizing where the f this thing actually goes. :ghost: Like do I lift up the mattress and drop it under or...?
  23. CoolWife

    CoolWife Chicken

    Yes exactly, it’s like a bed skirt. We never had one but some are cute.
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  24. MagnificentCat

    MagnificentCat Chicken

    If it’s like a normal skirt, it goes under the mattress.
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  25. scotchbutter

    scotchbutter Chicken

    Last night was the first time we left E somewhere to be put to bed without us (my parents put her to bed at their house and we got her a few hours later and brought her home). It was so awesome! I almost forgot what it’s like to go to a friend’s house without a baby. Dinner was so relaxing! :lol:

    It probably wasn’t fantastic to like, wake her up super late and bring her home but it worked out. Now we’ve just got to convince someone to put her to bed at our house and let us come home late. One day she might even sleep somewhere overnight! Anyway it was nice to be Scotch and J for a minute without having to watch E like a hawk.
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