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No, I've been nervous lots of times.

In a month I will be flying transatlantic solo with a baby on my lap. I can't decide which is better: a window seat or an aisle seat? [more inside]
posted by lollymccatburglar on Jul 3, 2014 - 22 answers

The singleton is coming! Tips for infant+toddler

Baby #2 is coming at the beginning of August, and #1 will be almost 17 months. We're very excited, and wanted them close together, but I can't quite wrap my head around how it will actually work. So great hive what are your tips, tricks and experiences handling two under two, or two very close together? [more inside]
posted by pennypiper on Jun 19, 2014 - 10 answers

The twins are coming!

My wife is pregnant with twins who are due in November. We currently have a boy who will be two at the end of July. We know nothing about managing new babies with a toddler, especially twins. How did you manage your (breastfed) twins, particularly if you had a toddler in the house. What did you learn that you wish you had known at the outset, even just in relation to a new baby and a toddler? What worked best for you for developing schedules and splitting duties? Do you have any recommendations for twin specific how-to books?
posted by OmieWise on Jun 17, 2014 - 10 answers

BDSM (Baby-Directed Scrubbing and Mopping)

My precious little moppet is turning my house into a pigsty, and I'm getting very frustrated with playing maid. Can I contain the mess a little? [more inside]
posted by Kitty Stardust on Jun 15, 2014 - 25 answers

How to teach an old baby new tricks

Our 11 month old kid loves to be helpful and tries to copy whatever we do. Unfortunately, he's about a year or two or three away from having the physical ability to do so. So what simple things can we teach him that would be sort of helpful in doing everyday things, or at least wouldn't break stuff or actively hinder us? [more inside]
posted by gakiko on Mar 13, 2014 - 23 answers

Parent-facing Strollers For Toddlers

My one year old (tomorrow!) hates sitting in her stroller, but loves shopping carts. I think this is because she gets to face me in a shopping cart and we "chat" as we go about our business. I'd like to find a stroller that has this same seating position, but most of what I've found that is parent-facing is either for small infants or quite expensive. While I'm not adverse to buying a moderately expensive stroller, something like the Stokke Xplory (which is pretty ideal!) is a little pricey for my taste at near $1,000. She's too big for a travel system. Help!
posted by danielle the bee on Feb 20, 2014 - 16 answers

Can I get my 11 month old to sleep through the night?

Very sleep deprived mom here at my wit's end, hoping you can help with strategy. Tried many different things without success. Baby wakes up 3-7 times a night to nurse back to sleep, has never slept through the night. Should we night wean? Sleep train? How to do this without too much pain and stress on either of us. Scared to sleep train, but really really really tired. [more inside]
posted by valmonster on Dec 1, 2013 - 24 answers

14 month old waking crying at night for extended periods

My 14 month old baby has crying thrashing wakeful periods during the night on a semi-regular basis (roughly speaking, perhaps once every fortnight). He wakes up crying and can’t be consoled – arches his body and pushes away from me while in my arms (but cries harder if put down in his cot). [more inside]
posted by fever-trees on Sep 23, 2013 - 24 answers

Looking for some kind of California/Nevada resort that has baby care

So I'm dating this single mom with a 6 month old. It's been going well but all our dates end with her rushing to take care of her baby - as a mom should. But she clearly needs a rest and I'm trying to figure out if I can take her on a vacation anywhere. Is there somewhere in the Northern California/Nevada area that is some kind of resort with stuff to do AND offers babysitting for a six month old as part of the package? Is there a name for resorts or vacations or recreation options like this? As a single guy with no kids I have no idea what the options are here. So please...educate me.
posted by rileyray3000 on Jul 16, 2013 - 14 answers

Don't you DARE ask me if he's teething

My 14 month old son cries and screams every waking moment he's with me. This has gone on for months, and it's killing me. Please help me understand what's going on and how I can make it stop. [more inside]
posted by arcticwoman on Jun 7, 2013 - 49 answers

Questions on adopting a dog, with consideration for desert and a baby

My wife and I have talked of adopting a dog for a while. Following the untimely passing of one of our cats, this is more feasible, and could help console us. But we have questions for adopting a dog in our desert climate, and on dogs coming into a family with a baby, and a cat. And we're concerned about being good owners, as our time at home is limited during the week. Also, we're discussing what a good age range for an adoptable dog would be. Details inside. [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief on May 3, 2013 - 33 answers

Parents of MeFi, share your day to day!

My daughter is home from the hospital (yay!). Now what? I'm looking to hear from stay at home parents of infants up to toddlerhood. Can you give me an idea of your daily routine at various ages and how you developed it?
posted by peanut_mcgillicuty on Feb 3, 2013 - 14 answers

Should we take our toddler to Kenya, if not, where?

I have a great opportunity to go to Kenya in June, the question is, does my partner and daughter (20 months by then) come with, or do I meet them somewhere on the way back to Australia? [more inside]
posted by smoke on Feb 2, 2013 - 21 answers

Tips/studies/articles to help put myself in my 1 year old's shoes?

Tips/studies/articles to help put myself in my 1 year old's shoes? [more inside]
posted by tzb on Dec 14, 2012 - 10 answers

So many adorable tiny humans!

What should I knit or crochet as gifts for friends and family who are having babies? [more inside]
posted by snowysoul on Dec 12, 2012 - 32 answers

Are all the other dads wearing cups?

I feel like I’m getting hit in the gentlemen’s region by my baby/toddler more often than is probably normal. Also a lot harder than I would have expected. I have some questions… [more inside]
posted by French Fry on Nov 29, 2012 - 17 answers

Stretched too thin...help!

Overwhelmed with parenthood/work/life...how am I supposed to manage everything? Am I being selfish? [more inside]
posted by andariel on Sep 8, 2012 - 30 answers

Baby on a bus situation

So it looks like I might need to start taking the baby on the bus to her daycare, which is downtown. I say baby… she's pretty much a toddler now, being just under one and a half, and pretty squirmy with it to. My preferred travel option with her when on foot is to put her in a backpack, which she loves and which chills her right out, but we also have a stroller. So… what is the best way to carry her on the bus? I've considered just standing with her in the backpack the whole way, but it seems like there might be a safety concern. There's taking the backpack off and keeping her in it, which seems like it might have similar concerns. Taking her right out of the backpack and putting her in my lap seems like it might be the most safety conscious option, but that assumes a seat and that she will stay put - that later condition being highly unlikely. And then it may be the same deal with the stroller. Thoughts?
posted by Artw on Aug 31, 2012 - 35 answers

A Chariot at my back?

Help us figure out which bike trailer to buy. [more inside]
posted by ambrosia on Dec 19, 2011 - 9 answers

Two kids, one bedroom: what should we know?

Right now, our 3-and-a-half-year old has her own room, and our one-year-old sleeps in Mommy & Daddy's bedroom. Next week, we're moving the baby into the toddler's room. What can we do to make the transition as painless as possible? How can we make this necessity into a positive experience for our kids? Are we crazy for even considering this? If your children share a bedroom (or if you shared a bedroom as a child), I'd love to hear your advice, warnings, opinions, and anything else you think I should hear.
posted by yankeefog on Dec 9, 2011 - 22 answers

Sewing for a growing baby

My mother is currrently in Asia and wants her tailor there to make a sack dress for my baby. The tailor wants to know - neck size - chest - length (from base of neck to a hand's breadth above the knee) BUT...baby will be wearing this next summer, when she will be a year and two or three months old, and I have no idea how big she will be! [more inside]
posted by Omnomnom on Nov 15, 2011 - 7 answers

Concerned parent worries about lead in varnish

I've recently ordered a lead testing kit and found lead in the varnish on my child's 'antique' cot (we replaced with a modern one within 24hrs). [more inside]
posted by dance on Sep 2, 2011 - 14 answers

Please help us spend money for our one-year-old's birthday somewhat wisely.

Recommendations for toys and other practical items for our daughter's first birthday? [more inside]
posted by kitcat on Aug 29, 2011 - 21 answers

How to cure eczema: toddler edition

Can you help me understand my toddler's eczema, and what I can do about it? [more inside]
posted by misoramen on Mar 16, 2011 - 23 answers

Cruising with a toddler

We'd like to go on a family cruise in the second half of May: myself, my husband, Baby J and my parents. What will this be like? And also, got any specific recommendations? [more inside]
posted by sillymama on Dec 21, 2010 - 6 answers

Should I continue my toddler's hated physical therapy?

Should I continue my toddler's physical therapy for lagging gross motor skills? [more inside]
posted by misoramen on Nov 18, 2010 - 14 answers

2 babies, 2 cars, 3 car seats...

Please help me find the optimal/safest positions for 3 car seats (1 infant bucket and 2 convertible seats). [more inside]
posted by ramix on Nov 11, 2010 - 13 answers

Can babies have insomnia?

My 12-month-old baby refuses to go to sleep unless he's holding my hand. Does anyone have any tips or tricks for getting him over this or transferring his attachment to something a little less attached to me? [more inside]
posted by logic vs love on Nov 2, 2010 - 40 answers

Toddler wants to stand in the bath... ?

My (toddler?) 16 mo old son has developed a new habit at bath time: standing. While he has been a little hesitant to go walking solo outside the tub -- inside the tub he has suddenly become enthralled with the idea. Any suggestions on how to handle what has become a standing.. sponge bath? [more inside]
posted by cavalier on Sep 10, 2010 - 22 answers

Pesticide for toddlers

What's worse for a 2-year-old: Getting a couple mosquito bites every day or being slathered in "baby-safe" pesticide?
posted by rubadub on Jul 22, 2010 - 48 answers

A Tiskit, A Tasket, A Baby in a Basket?

People often say that "a baby would be just as happy in a dresser drawer"...but will society actually -let- mothers do this? (a little long) [more inside]
posted by DisreputableDog on Jul 3, 2010 - 53 answers

Raising an independent kid

How can I help my toddler get better at amusing herself? [more inside]
posted by Bardolph on May 26, 2010 - 18 answers

Biking with a baby in the city

What's the best set-up for biking with a toddler in the city? [more inside]
posted by sandor on May 23, 2010 - 19 answers

Help me put baby to sleep.

My 15-month-old still won't sleep through the night. How can I change this? [more inside]
posted by zardoz on May 9, 2010 - 63 answers

Big man scary!

My baby is terrified of her grandfather. What can we do to get her to like him a bit better? [more inside]
posted by Bardolph on Mar 2, 2010 - 19 answers

Long term consequences of babies watching TV?

My 10-month-old son is often entranced by the TV. Should I bar him from watching at all? [more inside]
posted by zardoz on Feb 22, 2010 - 51 answers

How is babby entertained?

I will soon be watching my 18 month-old niece. I have general questions about entertaining a small person, and more NYC/Brooklyn-centric inquiries about getting a toddler in and out of the subway. I also need fun, little kid-friendly things to do in Southern Brooklyn (Fort Greene, Prospect Heights, northern Park Slope) and the city beyond. [more inside]
posted by Viola on Feb 18, 2010 - 19 answers

Taking a baby to the beach

Eight-month-old at the beach. What do we need to know? [more inside]
posted by sandor on Feb 18, 2010 - 12 answers

Toys for little boys

My son's first Christmas is approaching. Six days afterward he will turn one. Help me make an awesome wish list as the grandparents are already asking for ideas. [more inside]
posted by rebeccabeagle on Nov 11, 2009 - 28 answers

Good Winter Clothes for Toddlers

Please recommend good winter clothing for 1-year-olds, especially super warm coats. We're talking months and months of ice and snow here. [more inside]
posted by puritycontrol on Oct 8, 2009 - 19 answers

Sydney and Melbourne with a baby?

Sydney and Melbourne with a 10-month-old in September. Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by k8t on Aug 5, 2009 - 20 answers

Looking for a flat sippy cup

Recommendations for a slimline toddler's sippy cup? Something rectangular would fit a lot better in our nappy bags.
posted by cwhitfcd on Jun 30, 2009 - 7 answers

Baby Einstein

What should I be doing to help my baby's development? Baby Ava is now 6 months old and she is starting to really become a little person. Mommy and daddy talk to her, read to her, sing to her, play various style of music for her. She plays with blocks, rattles, and spends a little time in an exersaucer. What else can we do to help her mind grow and her body develop?
posted by jasondigitized on Apr 6, 2009 - 30 answers

Potty training readiness signals?

Is my son trying to tell me he wants to potty train? [more inside]
posted by Joh on Mar 4, 2009 - 15 answers

Baby and bike boutiques in the Big Apple

Headed to New York City, and looking for toddler-geared stores and bike shops. [more inside]
posted by fijiwriter on Feb 19, 2009 - 3 answers

Baby baby, I'm taken with the notion...

My one-year old is a beautiful kid. Really. Should we try to get him into modeling or acting? I want to hear the good and the bad. [more inside]
posted by Spyder's Game on Sep 5, 2008 - 22 answers

Take [Us] Back to Old New Brunswick

Road Trip Filter: Help us plot our road trip to Canada! Difficulty: active toddler. [more inside]
posted by Pollomacho on Jun 5, 2008 - 5 answers

What books do you recommend for babies and toddlers?

What are your recommendations for good baby and toddler books in English? [more inside]
posted by k8t on May 17, 2008 - 22 answers

Best baby slings?

Recommendations for your favorite baby slings (along with anti-recommendations, if you've got 'em)? [more inside]
posted by leahwrenn on Mar 13, 2008 - 17 answers

How many times a day does the normal 2 year old poop?

How many times a day does the normal 2 year old poop? [more inside]
posted by trbrts on Dec 12, 2007 - 23 answers

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