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Will baby's skull look "normal"?

Question about my three-month-old's head shape. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 19, 2009 - 16 answers

Baby's First No-Hives Cupcakes, from the Hive Mind

I'm baking cupcakes for a toddler's first birthday, and I'd like to find an allergen-free recipe (no eggs, buttermilk, chocolate, nuts, etc) that is still tasty enough for adults to eat. [more inside]
posted by Viola on Jul 16, 2009 - 23 answers

Car camping with a six-month-old?

Any tips on car camping with a 6-month-old? [more inside]
posted by gottabefunky on Jul 16, 2009 - 5 answers

How much should we have saved up before we have a baby?

When the time comes, I'd like for it to be possible for me to stay at home for at least a year after a baby is born (I am not pregnant yet). I guess this is two questions. First, how much should I have saved up to care for baby for the first year and secondly, how much should I have saved up to cover myself for the year? [more inside]
posted by mittenbex on Jul 15, 2009 - 29 answers

I need help finding a baby gate for a tricky stairwell.

I need help finding a baby gate for a tricky stairwell. [more inside]
posted by sporaticgenius on Jul 14, 2009 - 10 answers

Can babies typically twist their tongues completely over?

My eight month old daughter can (and frequently does) horizontally rotate her tongue 180 degrees in her mouth. Is this something that children her age can typically do, or should I be negotiating with a circus? [more inside]
posted by Mayor Curley on Jul 10, 2009 - 24 answers

Help me help baby poop!

My 3-month-old son has suddenly become constipated. What do I do? [more inside]
posted by zardoz on Jul 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 Mozart, and Massanet, and Meyerbeer?

A little something for my biggest fan... seeking ideas for classical songs that I can sing and record for my 19-month-old nephew. [more inside]
posted by notquitemaryann on Jun 26, 2009 - 16 answers

My nephew just turned one. What should I buy him that's cool and costs ~$150?

My nephew just turned 1. I only have $150 but I want to get him something cool that he'll appreciate in the future. [more inside]
posted by carpyful on Jun 26, 2009 - 20 answers

baby with drinking water

When do I start giving my baby plain water?
posted by hollyanderbody on Jun 20, 2009 - 11 answers

Raising a family in New Zealand. How much has where you grew up determined your personality?

How much has where you grew up determined your personality? How important is location? Those who grew up in New Zealand, how much has its culture and limitations shaped you? Children of expats, how did having expat parents influence you? Any Americans in NZ want to tell me why they are raising their children there? [more inside]
posted by scazza on Jun 19, 2009 - 9 answers

Much ado about dunking

Infant son's getting baptized, and our sister-in-law feels she should be allowed to invite several friends of hers who're not of our faith and not acquainted with either us or the baby. I think she's out of line. O wise Hivemind, which of us is right? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 17, 2009 - 65 answers

Something for the 12-week-old to sip?

On training a three-month-old on drinking with a straw...firstly, is it even doable? And is (watered down) juice ok for that age? [more inside]
posted by zardoz on Jun 14, 2009 - 24 answers

Broken baby: how long for recovery?

My baby girl, 7 months old, has a spiral fractured femur - mum caught her as she was falling while getting into a back carrier - she is in hospital, has had specialist orthopaedic paediatrician attention and is now in traction. She is probably at the the best hospital in the country for this, but it is a long way from home. She is 100% breast fed, and my wife is staying with her. Can any of the medicos or Mefi, or people who have had similar experience offer some advice? [more inside]
posted by five fresh fish on Jun 13, 2009 - 12 answers

The big zero one

Nice London venue for baby son's first birthday in London [more inside]
posted by Mossy on Jun 8, 2009 - 0 answers

Can a baby get a little LOVE (onesie)?

Baby-product-that-surely-exists filter: A couple friends have just had babies, and a couple more friends are about to do the same thing. I live in Philadelphia; they live all over the country. Therefore, I'm trying to find a onesie or something similar with "LOVE " on the front, a la the Robert Indiana sculpture in Love Park (I know there are many other LOVE sculptures, but I still feel like it says Philly and I know it says love, which has got to be good). My Google-fu is sucking today - help!
posted by killerinsideme on Jun 5, 2009 - 14 answers

Music to give birth to

My wife and I are expecting our first baby any day now, she wants me to make some cd's for her to listen to during labor, she likes [more inside]
posted by dstopps on Jun 2, 2009 - 17 answers

Art project with/for/about my newborn son

What long-term art project should I do with/for/about my newborn son? [more inside]
posted by sandor on May 27, 2009 - 16 answers

Thank you too much!

A friend made a really sweet, but kind of awkwardly generous, gesture. How to respond gracefully, while still giving her an out? [more inside]
posted by Bardolph on May 26, 2009 - 23 answers

Dummy = Duddy?

For some reason, I have always thought that one common name for a "pacifier" or "dummy" was "duddy" (I am not a native English speaker). Is this word used anywhere? Is the spelling correct? I can't find really any reference to it on the web.
posted by rom1 on May 25, 2009 - 24 answers

Multimedia Baby Publishing

What's the best way to share short posts, videos and photos of our new baby with our families and friends who live an ocean away? [more inside]
posted by TrashyRambo on May 16, 2009 - 12 answers

Baby-tolerant movie theaters in Seattle

Which movie theaters in the Seattle area have special screenings for moms and babies? [more inside]
posted by Slarty Bartfast on May 8, 2009 - 5 answers

Baby shower gift for D&D player?

Help! Clueless dorks need to come up with a baby shower gift for our Dungeon Master. [more inside]
posted by seasparrow on May 7, 2009 - 13 answers

Help me bond with my baby

I am 39 years old, 22 weeks pregnant with my first baby (a son) and I don't feel very maternal, for lack of a better word. It all feels very abstract and I find very little interest in baby-related things, learning about childbirth/child-rearing, etc. When does the baby excitement kick in for someone who has not historically been baby/kid crazy? [more inside]
posted by murrey on May 1, 2009 - 41 answers

How can I warm or otherwise mitigate my cold dead hands vs. my loved ones?

My long, thin, bony fingers do not retain heat. Quite conversely, they could be considered 10 deceivingly flesh covered dry ice appendages. With a baby rapidly on the way, does the hive mind have any suggestions or advice on how I might hold the baby without making him miserable? [more inside]
posted by cavalier on Apr 28, 2009 - 18 answers

Baby Bike Helmets - a Parent's unobtainium!

Where can I find a bike helmet for my 14 month old daughter? I have been looking everywhere! Everything I have found is 3+ and too big! If you know of a place that sells baby bike helmets, please let me know! [more inside]
posted by chuma on Apr 24, 2009 - 11 answers

Non-Baby Gifts for New Parents

One of my best friends had a baby last night. I've got baby gifts, but what can I get (or do) for the new parents? [more inside]
posted by LolaGeek on Apr 23, 2009 - 36 answers

To bank cord blood, or not to bank cord blood?

It's been over four years since No. 1 asked, so I'm asking for an update: should we bank or donate our baby's cord blood? Or just do nothing? [more inside]
posted by ajr on Apr 21, 2009 - 9 answers

Holy Rotten Baby Teeth, Batman

My three year old just had his filling break off (or fall out) his front tooth a mere seven days after having a dental procedure. Needless to say, it looks AWFUL. Is there some dental technique I should ask my dentist about to get something that will provide a more permanent(ish) solution until his adult teeth come in? Lots more below. [more inside]
posted by swilkerson on Apr 18, 2009 - 15 answers

Please help us get to longwood to visit friends!

Anyone have any tips on taking public transportation with an infant? Bonus for Boston-centric and the T-based green line? [more inside]
posted by Nanukthedog on Apr 18, 2009 - 17 answers

Name that Babu!

Among East Indians/Hindus, how common is it to name a child after another family member? Trouble finding a name for our soon-to-be born little Babu here... [more inside]
posted by Slarty Bartfast on Apr 16, 2009 - 20 answers

Can I get a witness? How 'bout an opinion?

We're trying to come up with a baby boy name we both like. It has been a challenge. I have always loved the name Christian. My husband doesn't like it because of the obvious association, even though we were both raised Christian. He says he likes the way the name sounds, but dislikes the association, even though he believes the association is a positive one. [more inside]
posted by murrey on Apr 15, 2009 - 101 answers

What classical piece is this toy playing?

What classical music piece is being played by the Lamaze Chime Garden toy in this video? [more inside]
posted by cwhitfcd on Apr 13, 2009 - 5 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

car seat confusion

Please help me navigate the complex world of car seats for our impending baby. [more inside]
posted by gnutron on Mar 30, 2009 - 26 answers

Babies Looking in Diapers "There Is a Difference! Advertising What?"

There is a drawing of a boy and a girl baby looking into their diapers. It's an advertisement w/ heading, "There IS a difference!" Does anyone remember what product/ service this ad was for??
posted by mickeefynn on Mar 30, 2009 - 14 answers

It's a hard question...

So many great pads available to soften hard mattresses, but nothing seems to go the other direction. What are some creative ways to make our cushy pillowtop mattress firm enough for safe cosleeping with a new baby? [more inside]
posted by Bardolph on Mar 24, 2009 - 14 answers

Please excuse me for being intrusive, but congratulations!

My friend was expecting in early March, but still didn't call to announce the birth. Should I call or should I wait? [more inside]
posted by bitteroldman on Mar 23, 2009 - 20 answers

While padded, the baby butt is not sufficient for full body spine comfort.

[NewBabyFilter] Baby Incoming! Before the stork arrives I have furnished the Nursery(tm) with, er, furniture. Crib, chair, what have you. Baby Mattresses vex me, and I need help in buying one. Will you be my baby mattress daddy? [more inside]
posted by cavalier on Mar 23, 2009 - 31 answers

New baby playlist filter

Imminently arriving new baby playlist: I'm looking for songs appropriate for parents dealing with their first child's birth any day now. [more inside]
posted by Slarty Bartfast on Mar 23, 2009 - 26 answers

what to put in a newborn time capsule ?

My nephew/niece is due any minute now. I'm planning a "do not open until 2019" sealed box. Besides newspapers of the day and screenshots of a few websites and bearing in mind that I live in Belgium, what would you put in his/her time capsule ?
posted by Baud on Mar 22, 2009 - 24 answers

baby shower etiquette?

i volunteered to help throw a baby shower for a friend. i'm great at throwing parties, and i think it would be fun. plus, i love my friend. however, now i'm wondering what i got myself into. do i really have to front all the money? [more inside]
posted by fillsthepews on Mar 20, 2009 - 44 answers

Gift to wife on birth of first child

Touching and tasteful gift to mark birth of our first child. [more inside]
posted by Blackwatch on Mar 20, 2009 - 25 answers

See Jane run. Run, Jane, run!

What's your take on My Baby Can Read? [more inside]
posted by atchafalaya on Mar 14, 2009 - 26 answers

First Comes Love, Then Comes Marriage...

Help me throw the perfect baby shower! [more inside]
posted by Point n Click on Mar 11, 2009 - 17 answers

It's harder than it seems.

The baby is coming! We haven't chosen a name yet! [more inside]
posted by oceanmorning on Mar 9, 2009 - 36 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

Have you grown your family through surrogacy?

Calling all experiences with surrogate pregnancy - on any side of the equation. I am considering having a child through a surrogate mother, and wondered if anyone had any anecdotes, experience, advice, warnings, etc. [more inside]
posted by bunnycup on Mar 4, 2009 - 10 answers

My baby hates her father!!!

Can any armchair baby psychologists tell me why my 9wk old baby screams her head off when her father carries her? [more inside]
posted by ramix on Mar 1, 2009 - 15 answers

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