Mother Hens

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

  1. CoolWife

    CoolWife Chicken

    Once C had an ear infection so bad his eye was all puffed up and crusty. So it could be anything. Hope she feels better soon! (And it's not contagious so she can go to daycare and takes her meds without a fight.)
  2. Fitz

    Fitz Leslie Knope Monster

    My mom hung out with C for like an hour on Thursday, wiped his nose, got a cold Friday, and blamed C.

    C now has a cold. Who is patient zero, mommy dearest?
  3. Chevere

    Chevere Chicken

    @scotchbutter that sounds exactly like how my pink eye was as a kid
  4. scotchbutter

    scotchbutter Chicken

    They said could be an infection, could be nothing and gave us eye drops. I haven’t seen the med yet, I assume antibiotics. I mean it’s her eyes so I guess we’re going to do it regardless but I’m hesitant to use antibiotics if nothing is actually wrong. Is this normal for eye issues since it’s hard to diagnose?
  5. fantasynerd

    fantasynerd Extra Extra

    Not a doctor, but I’ve read that the reason like all babies get eye antibiotics when they’re born is because there’s a chance the mom could have syphilis, so I’m going to say yes?
  6. megatron

    megatron Wordsmith

    It’s a gel they put in their eyes right after birth to help prevent potential infections (many of which are STIs, yes). You can of course tell them no, but it’s better to get them as a precaution than not, IMO.
  7. Chevere

    Chevere Chicken

    Yea i wouldn't be super concerned about a opthalmic or topical antibiotic as a precaution but thank you for thinking of that!
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  8. hellohelloagain

    hellohelloagain Chicken

    Getting frustrated. Swapped F from newborn size diapers to the size 1 because we were starting to get leaks. Think the size 1s are too big, because we're still getting leaks, it's just leaking from a different location.

    Tired of wet onesies!
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  9. CoolWife

    CoolWife Chicken

    Try a different brand. You’ll find one eventually, but every baby butt is different. C was a Pampers/Target baby and Huggies always leaked.
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  10. Apples&Oranges

    Apples&Oranges Chicken

    D gets diapers leaks sometimes, mostly at night. Certain brands are worse than others, but haven't found a fool proof one yet :sad: S's baby butt fit Luvs so well and I never had a problem with them, but they're awful on D. He also switched brands on me. Baby D did better in Huggies, but toddler D seems to be doing better in Pampers.
  11. hellohelloagain

    hellohelloagain Chicken

    With the newborn size we settled on Pampers Swaddlers (even though I hate the smell of them) because those were the ones that seemed to fit the best with no leaks. Since those have started leaking that's why I figured she had outgrown them.

    I have tried 3 different brands so far in the size 1s (all the diapers I was gifted were size 1, so I've got loads of options to try) and they've all leaked. That's where my frustration is coming from...
  12. Doom&Sparkles

    Doom&Sparkles Chicken

    Gonna need that link please. Kimmers ain't the only one with a baby who's spirit animal is a pink flamingo...
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  13. Zoomzoom

    Zoomzoom Old Curmudgeon

    Pic is a hyperlink!
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  14. Afishwish

    Afishwish Bramblebutt

    Well, Fry has that puke/diarrhea bug going around. I think we did 5 loads of laundry today.
  15. MagnificentCat

    MagnificentCat Chicken

  16. ClamJam

    ClamJam Chicken

    Stomach bugs are the worst.

    Anyone else have a 4yo that is still throwing tantrums? R slammed a door this morning like a moody teenager and I'm over it. We live in an apartment and the upstairs neighbors have a 5yo that runs like a herd of elephants but I swear my kid is so much louder with the tantrums and door slams.
  17. deet

    deet Chicken

    I wouldn't say tantrums like in the two year old sense, but there's still lots of crying and general stubbornness. It's like a slow drip of PMS.
  18. CoolWife

    CoolWife Chicken

    Yesssss. Idk what to do sometimes but his latest is just throwing himself on the floor and refusing to do anything you ask him.
  19. antisocialite

    antisocialite Chicken

    Oh God yes. Yesterday I was looking to see if I could still leave him at a fire station. He started the day calling me fat and ended it, after an evening of screaming, yelling, and being shitty (the messaroni I made was "too wet" and he didn't want meatballs in it - it was the way I always make it and didnt have meatballs in it), by peeing in his bed during storytime. That's what we get for trying to delay putting on his pull-up so we don't have to wash his sheets every goddamn day. B said he was in a better mood this morning, though...
  20. Tumnus

    Tumnus Chicken

    There has to be some hormonal shift at 4. S had gone ages without tantrums but they are back in a very big way and a brand new obsession with his private parts. That part is hard because I was raised with so much shame around that and I'm trying really hard not to impart that to him.

    The other day he threw a fit and went to his room to have a fit, I went in and he had fallen asleep.
  21. ClamJam

    ClamJam Chicken

    Rage napping, I like it. :lol:
  22. Apples&Oranges

    Apples&Oranges Chicken

    Yuuuup. It's normal. When S started PreK (so right as she turned 4), she'd come home and tantrum the entire afternoon away for like 2 months. I also have kids in my prek class who occasionally tantrum, some more than others. And kids tantrum at home more often than at school, in my experience.
  23. hellohelloagain

    hellohelloagain Chicken

    Any ideas on what I can do with unused formula?

    Bought some fancy formula that F won't tolerate. So now I have a 20oz container of expensive formula I can't use. Thought about donating but the places I've found request that the container be unopened, which I totally understand of course.

    I just feel bad tossing something that someone could potentially use?
  24. shakespeer

    shakespeer Basic Pirate Lesbian Aesthete

    Post on your local parent FB page?
  25. Doom&Sparkles

    Doom&Sparkles Chicken

    Ughhhhh. Send good wishes our way. I think M caught the cold that J and I have both been battling the last couple of days. She came back from her grandparents just all off...lethargic, cranky, super warm, and droopy. I managed to get some Motrin into her, she drank some milk and water of her own voiliton, and we curled up on the couch with her watching tv until she got drowsy.

    What else do I do though??

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