Looking for parenting advice/resources for raising children who are close in age. Sibling rivalry has begun to enter the picture, and we want to learn how best to cope with it and limit it as much as possible. [more inside]
As the Papa-To-Be, I'd like to find a cute plush stuffed toy as an anniversary present for my Mama-To-Be. Must not be any licensed character, must be soft! [more inside]
I am going to have a baby sometime in the next month. What things do we need to have before the baby gets here, and what things are we better off waiting on? And what are we better off skipping altogether? [more inside]
We're expecting in late November, and we just received a very nice, slightly used crib from my cousin. Before giving it to us, my aunt and uncle gave it a fresh coat of paint, but the top layer chips off a bit too easily for my liking. The last thing I want is for our baby to get a mouthful of paint chips when he's big enough to pull himself up and chew on the rail. What kind of coating can I put on the crib to ensure a hard, baby-safe finish?
What is the earliest known use of "baby" to address or refer to a lover in American song lyrics? [more inside]
We are traveling from Chicago to Columbus, OH next week and to keep things interesting we'll have our 15-month-old in the back seat. I'm wondering if people who have made this drive have advice in terms of routing, avoiding traffic tie-ups and stopping points. [more inside]
My five-month-old son has suddenly started crying in the middle of the night every hour or two, just as he did as a newborn. What gives? [more inside]
Help me creatively share with our (long-distance) parents the wonderful news that my wife and I are expecting our first child. [more inside]
Should we name our baby girl Roxanne? Why or why not? [more inside]
Yet another my-baby-can't-sleep question. We've tried every recommendation we've seen online or got from the pediatrician and nothing has worked. Need more ideas or reassurance that it's normal and will pass someday. [more inside]
There are three young pigeons on my deck that have been there all day with no mother around. (at least as far as I can tell) They look like they are about 75% of the size of an adult pigeon, and are not flying. Is there anything I can do to help them or should I ignore this situation because it is out of my hands?
Baby Name Block: I'm pregnant with my third boy. I'm so totally out of boy names it isn't even funny. I have a total block. Help me get inspired by participating in this exercise. [more inside]
Our baby-forumla turned pink after being left out, what is causing this? Is it bacteria, or just dyes used in the formula? [more inside]
Buying Australian gifts for an American friend and her baby... [more inside]
New baby, new etiquette: A couple with a new baby (< 6 months) receive a wedding invitation addressed only to the couple. Is baby presumed invited (portable lapsitter)? Is baby presumed not invited (potentially noisy)? Is it variable (call and ask)? [more inside]
Which baby car seat should I buy for my soon to be born grandson? Are the baby stroller/car seats combo's a good idea.?
New baby in the house, easily awoken by telephone ringing, so I am after a phone that can be muted, with visual ring indicator, and preferably a multi hand set dect type if possible. I am in the UK.
GuitarFilter! I'm going to Mexico in september and i want to buy a guitar. Coming from Germany, are guitars much cheaper there? I specifically want to buy a Taylor Baby guitar (280 euros in germany), or should i buy a handmade one that mexico is so famous for? :p
Nursing mother alumni filter: Question about breast feeding a second baby, when you had trouble breast feeding the first. [more inside]
Has anyone ever hired a "sleep coach" for their baby? [more inside]
Sydney and Melbourne with a 10-month-old in September. Any suggestions? [more inside]
BabyFilter: Getting a 4-month old to sleep in a crib instead of her beloved swing...help! [more inside]
Please help calm an over anxious first time mom. Is it dangerous for a baby to be around a cell phone constantly? [more inside]
Power solutions for an infant swing? [more inside]
Where are the fancy stores that might help me sell my handmade baby clothes? [more inside]
Just found out that wifey is pregnant! I'd like to get her some small present(s), but it's too early for cravings, and she already has all of the books....what are some things that "all" pregnant wives need? [more inside]
Question about my three-month-old's head shape. [more inside]
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]
Any tips on car camping with a 6-month-old? [more inside]
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]
I need help finding a baby gate for a tricky stairwell. [more inside]
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]
My 3-month-old son has suddenly become constipated. What do I do? [more inside]
Recommendations for a slimline toddler's sippy cup? Something rectangular would fit a lot better in our nappy bags.
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]
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]
When do I start giving my baby plain water?
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]
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]
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]
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]
Nice London venue for baby son's first birthday in London [more inside]
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!
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]
What long-term art project should I do with/for/about my newborn son? [more inside]
A friend made a really sweet, but kind of awkwardly generous, gesture. How to respond gracefully, while still giving her an out? [more inside]
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.
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]
Which movie theaters in the Seattle area have special screenings for moms and babies? [more inside]
Help! Clueless dorks need to come up with a baby shower gift for our Dungeon Master. [more inside]