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What's in a name, anyway?

My husband and I are expecting our first child, a girl, due in 2 months and are having a serious naming dilemma. We are both worried about the possibility of our chosen name leading to teasing. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 11, 2013 - 78 answers

Is it ever a good idea to have kids late in life?

I would like to hear from either parents who had children much later than they planned, and also from people whose parents were older than "normal". What were the main obstacles? What do you wish you had known in advance if you were the parent? What would you have advised your parent if you were the child? And what were the positives on each side? Complications to follow. [more inside]
posted by outoftime on Nov 21, 2013 - 29 answers

I love you so much, and I want to never have your baby.

My boyfriend and I haven't been together for a very long time, but it has already started to feel very serious and I see the potential for a longterm future together. We are both extremely close with our families and I know that family life and children are a huge priority for both of us. We're on the same page there. However... By extraordinary coincidence we both suffer from the same rare, semi-inheritable disease. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 10, 2013 - 25 answers

what to buy for 2yr old girl, premature baby boy + due-soon nephew???

Being without children myself and not that well versed on what they need/want or the big trends right now, i need suggestions for the following gifts i need to buy in the next month or so: gift for a premature baby boy (or his mum); gift for a 2yr old girl; gift for my soon to be arriving nephew [more inside]
posted by moreteaplease on Feb 8, 2013 - 10 answers

in many ways "babysitting" is a misnomer; sitting on babies is no longer recommended by the APA

How old was your child when you first started leaving her with babysitters who weren't relatives? How long would you leave them for?
posted by gerryblog on Oct 3, 2012 - 31 answers

What fun things should we do before having kids?

AdviceFilter: What life experiences (or fun things) should my partner and I make time for, before having a baby? [more inside]
posted by amoeba on Sep 19, 2012 - 19 answers

My best guess is that the Very Hungry Caterpillar is really terrifying.

Toddler nightmares: what helped you calm the shrieking beast? [more inside]
posted by sonika on Apr 9, 2012 - 35 answers

Fight the future?

How do you deal with fears about global warming? [more inside]
posted by gentian on Mar 22, 2012 - 33 answers

I need mind-blowing books about parenting!

I'm looking for parenting books that blew. your. mind. [more inside]
posted by zoomorphic on Jan 10, 2012 - 27 answers

baby/move

When to move with a newborn? [more inside]
posted by gerryblog on Jan 7, 2012 - 24 answers

Unhappy Dad To Be Still Unhappy.

I was the anonymous asker of this question. Things have moved on a little bit since then. Looking for a way forward. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 16, 2011 - 90 answers

Different Pregnancy is Different. This Different?

This pregnancy is so different from the last one, and I feel weird. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 9, 2011 - 11 answers

Why don't babies know how to sleep?

Why do babies/young children need help falling asleep? Why do most of them need to be taught or trained to sleep through the night? [more inside]
posted by xo on Nov 28, 2010 - 17 answers

I worry I'm unfit to be a mother.

I always thought I wanted kids. Then I spent ten days alone with my niece, and now I am pretty sure I would rather have a hole in my head. Am I rightly discouraged? Or am I just getting cold feet? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 13, 2010 - 79 answers

I can remember lying down in the back of station wagons and pickup trucks, but what did we do in the VW?

How did kids under 2 travel in cars before car seats were the norm, particularly on long trips? My mom recalls tots in the lap and something called a 'car bed' (got any pictures?). Would little ones get lap-belted in to prevent them from falling off the seat on corner-turns?
posted by xo on Jun 23, 2010 - 56 answers

What's the best truck for my baby seat?

Tell me about your good experiences with a pickup truck and a LATCH car seat. [more inside]
posted by willpie on May 21, 2010 - 5 answers

How often do people change their minds about starting a family?

How often do people change their minds about starting a family? [more inside]
posted by lilyflower on Nov 24, 2009 - 24 answers

John Jacob Jingleheimer something something...

What do you sing to your kids? My six-month-old is thrilled with pretty much any song I sing to him, but "The Itsy-Bitsy Spider" gets kinda old after the 500th repetition... [more inside]
posted by zardoz on Sep 29, 2009 - 73 answers

Taming a treacherous staircase

Our new house has a steep steep staircase. What are some ways I can make this feature safer for my family, and especially for our soon-to-be-toddling baby? [more inside]
posted by Bardolph on Aug 11, 2009 - 19 answers

Best way to track five kids.

One large family get-together, two three-story houses, two swimming pools, and five babies between the ages of one and three. What technical solutions would help us track all the kids...? [more inside]
posted by bchaplin on Jul 21, 2009 - 22 answers

How to Alleviate Separation Anxiety in Twin Toddlers?

Any suggestions for separation anxiety in twin toddlers? [more inside]
posted by zarq on Apr 15, 2009 - 25 answers

Am I changing my mind or wasting his time?

My partner wants kids, but I've always been opposed to the idea. He's making me question that, though. How do I know if it's a real change of heart? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 2, 2009 - 31 answers

Baby Video Recommendations?

Can anyone recommend baby videos for nine-month olds (and up)? [more inside]
posted by zarq on Nov 17, 2008 - 26 answers

How did having a baby change your life?

How did having a baby change your life? I'm intentionally leaving the question as broad as it is and would love to hear your answers, mothers and fathers; but especially in regard to how it may have changed you, as a person. My wife is expecting in 5 weeks, I feel both tremendous excitement, but also a slight anxiety as I know my life will never be the same.
posted by razzman on Jul 22, 2008 - 33 answers

Hack My Baby

Give me your baby hacks! My wife and I are expecting our first child in November. What tips and tricks can you offer us to make our lives a lot easier? For example, a friend of mine swears that putting a crying baby in front of a mirror will cause it to stop. Another uses noise cancelling headphones to temper the noise from his shrieking child. I am looking for hacks on everything from diaper changing to stroller modifications. Make our lives easier as we enter into parenthood.
posted by jasondigitized on May 20, 2008 - 46 answers

Where Do Babies(' Names) Come From?

What influences trends in baby names? And why have popular girls names changed more over the past 20+ years than boys names? [more inside]
posted by ThePinkSuperhero on May 11, 2008 - 65 answers

Exposing your kid to behaviors you disagree with?

What do you do once you have a kid and family problem stakes seem higher, i.e. you're concerned about exposing your child things that go against what you believe? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 6, 2008 - 27 answers

Sick of thinking of baby names! Help!

Help my wife and I pick a middle name for our daughter [more inside]
posted by tbrowne76 on Aug 3, 2006 - 55 answers

Playgroups in Dublin

We are moving to Dublin with our eight-month old baby and I'm finding it difficult to find information on playgroups, nursery rhyme groups etc. Does anyone know of any? Generally, what sort of social activites are there for new Mums in the city?
posted by Mrs.Doyle on Apr 2, 2006 - 2 answers

Why have a baby?

Why did you choose to have a baby? I'm trying to get inside the mindset of people who are older than I am and in a very different part of their life. If you're someone who has always planned on having a family, why did you always plan on it and how do you feel about it now? If you never planned on a family and changed your mind, what made you change your mind? If you never planned on children but one come along by accident, how do you feel about them now? I'm looking for personal stories/anecdotes/opinions about it, not so much statistics or figures.
posted by twirlypen on Dec 26, 2005 - 33 answers

How can I tell my boyfriend that I want to have a child?

What is the best way to tell someone that you want to have a child with him? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 21, 2005 - 14 answers

Advice on flying with a toddler?

Advice on flying with a toddler: we're taking our two-year-old on a 13-hour flight to LA, then a bunch of domestic flights between LA-Philly-San Jose. We've flown a zillion times, but not with a child. (more inside) [more inside]
posted by tracicle on Dec 13, 2004 - 16 answers

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