Mother Hens

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

  1. antisocialite

    antisocialite Chicken

    J started solids (BLW) at 6m and I don't think he actually ingested anything until 9.5 months (unless I loaded spoons with yogurt or pouches and then half the spoon was on his face.
  2. MagnificentCat

    MagnificentCat Chicken

    But it is possible to have an okay eater and an okay sleeper which is kind of the best of both.

    Our pediatrician said 4 months. No clue if the kid was ready then, I certainly wasn’t. But I was so concerned about a peanut allergy (despite no allergies in our family) that after getting the okay from his doctor, M started Ready-Set-Food in his nighttime bottle at 4 months. But the good thing about starting food, there’s no rule that says you have to do it every meal or even every day. Ease in based on your and their comfort.
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  3. moose

    moose RINGWORM GIRL :(

    they’re very anti mashed or puréed food. Like, family is having chicken? Cut chicken into a strip and give to baby. Family having steak? Same thing. There’s a level of appropriateness and common sense with BLW and sadly a lot of groups perpetuate bad info.
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  4. fantasynerd

    fantasynerd Extra Extra

    @moose Like, a whole strip? That seems like such a choking hazard. Chewing meat isn’t easy.
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  5. moose

    moose RINGWORM GIRL :(

  6. Apples&Oranges

    Apples&Oranges Chicken

    I think the theory is that they dont actually end up eating a lot of it, just kind of gnaw on it. Doesnt work well if baby was an early teether, imo.

    D was such a terrible eater. I was considering asking the ped for therapy for him because he was just gagging over everything (and also had refused bottles and pacifiers). Then he just started being fine, probably around 12mos. He's an ok eater now, wont eat everything, but he'll eat at least something from each food group so I'm happy with that.
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  7. Kimmers

    Kimmers Chicken

    I joined all those groups too and the posts terrify me. New members will ask “but what if my baby bites off too big of a chunk?” And the response is always basically “oh well if he gets too big of a bite he’ll gag and cough for a bit but unless he turns blue I promise you he’s fiiiiiiiiine, this is how they learn!”
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  8. whatchyagonnado

    whatchyagonnado Chicken

    @moose all I can say to that is people be cray! I hope they are trolls because thats scary
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  9. moose

    moose RINGWORM GIRL :(

    right??? I always want to be like “ please don’t do that” but they’re dead set on it.
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  10. hellohelloagain

    hellohelloagain Chicken

    A friend of mine went crazy crunchy granola mom and with one of her kids did breastmilk exclusively until 1, and then no baby foods, just food sharing (meaning baby ate whatever she was eating)

    With my nieces at 4 months it wasn't purees for a bit, just basically thickened formula with cereals. Like milkshake consistency. Having more substantial food really helped their reflux, so it was worth it for us to start them that early.
  11. deet

    deet Chicken

    We ditched the crib yesterday... babyhood, save for potty training, is pretty much behind us. M did really well (for the most part) in his big boy bed. Feels good, man. I will miss stuff about babies, but not most of it, lol.
  12. Kimmers

    Kimmers Chicken

    L is really tall and I think she’s going to have to quit the crib much sooner than I’d like. I just dread that transition so much. Like how on earth do they ever go to sleep (especially for naps!) when they have the option to get up and play with toys?! Lol.
  13. CoolWife

    CoolWife Chicken

    C isn’t a shorty and he’s still in his crib (as a toddler bed) at almost 5. We’re ordering him a big bed now, but he’s perfectly fine in the little one!

    eta - and we took the side off for his 3rd birthday. Crib 4 lyfe.
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  14. deet

    deet Chicken

    G was never good at being compliant, but M is and so we just made the decision to move him. Mostly for space and because we knew that G would stay in there if M was in a bed. We were hedging our bet and it worked.

    I caught them giving each other a kiss goodnight too. It was so damn cute.

    otherwise I say leave em if they aren’t complaining!
  15. Kimmers

    Kimmers Chicken

    I thought she had to be out of the crib (or have the crib converted to a toddler bed) by the time she’s 35” tall? Am I making that up? She was already 33.5” at her last doctor’s appointment and I internally groaned picturing moving her to a toddler bed before she’s even two!
  16. CoolWife

    CoolWife Chicken

    I’ve never heard that. We ended up with the mattress literally on the floor at the end so he couldn’t climb out, but that depends on your kids will and ability.
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  17. Fitz

    Fitz Leslie Knope Monster

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  18. whatchyagonnado

    whatchyagonnado Chicken

    I think thats just if they are trying to get out. We had to move C early because he climbed out, and once they can show you they can and will do that you should switch.
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  19. antisocialite

    antisocialite Chicken

    Yes, cribs have a height/weight limit for the crib setting (I only recently learned this and def did not follow it). The toddler bed setting is fine, though. We switched to a full size bed a few months ago (our crib converted to toddler and full). Adult mattresses are not safe for kids under 2.

    J doesnt have a ton in his room besides books and stuffed animals. He does now insist on being a couple cars/toys to bed but they have to not make noise and be safe (no pointy or small pieces like Legos). He plays with them and then passes out! He used to get up a lot but has gotten much better about staying in his bed.
  20. T-Rex

    T-Rex Chicken

    C- rex climbed out once - he didnt hurt himself but I think it shocked him so he hasnt again since. He will hook his leg over the crib if he disagrees about being put down and make like he will, but the second we close the door he is back all the way in the crib lol. He definitely could but until he will im more than happy to keep him in the crib!!!
  21. deet

    deet Chicken

    That's a good point @antisocialite. We removed all the toys in the room, except for books. Probably explains why I was defiantly whacked in the face with an ipad at 1:30 am (pulled off a charger in the living room) and was met with anger when I said it was time to sleep.
  22. Zoomzoom

    Zoomzoom Old Curmudgeon

    @Kimmers I saw that Carter's has a bunch of flamingo stuff out now, like this outfit:
  23. hellohelloagain

    hellohelloagain Chicken

    I have that hoodie for F (or a similar one?) she's not big enough for it yet though.
  24. Kimmers

    Kimmers Chicken

    Awww. Love that!
  25. scotchbutter

    scotchbutter Chicken

    From my googling I think E has a bacterial infection in her eyes??? J told me yesterday one of her eyes was crusted shut which was weird but by the time I saw her it was just really red, a bit of discharge in the corners. I washed the area well with a new sponge and put a little aquaphor around the area. This morning both eyes were crusted shut so bad I was like having to pull at her eyelashes because it was so stuck in. J is taking her to the doctor but of course now she looks fine. Obviously I needed to clear it but I hope they can see the symptoms we’re talking about. I hope they can tell us if it’s something we need to treat or not. And if she can go to daycare or not.

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