Looking for video baby monitor that I can monitor with handheld and computer. [more inside]
Dog-loving parents: How did having a baby change your relationship with your dog? Does it get walked as much as it did before? Played with? Do you now see it as "just a dog?" Did things get better for it as your child got older? [more inside]
Me and the Mrs. will be having our first child in late March. We've already bought a few clothes and miscellaneous items, but I'd like to know what should we get now? Parents, what are some things (like bottles, strollers, bouncy seats, etc.) that you wish you had had on Day One but didn't? [more inside]
Can anyone suggest a good book to deal with the sleep problems and separation anxiety felt by a 9-month old, just adopted baby?
How to help a baby with the flu? [more inside]
Long-shot: I'm looking for an animated short from the 80's. It involves a very young boy who was accidentally drafted into the army, and nobody seems to recognize that he doesn't belong there. I believe it was on a collection of award winners from some film festival. Thanks!
Must travel without baby -- but want to keep breast-feeding. Complications and doubts. [more inside]
3 month old baby crying inconsolably in her sleep? Help me stop the crying without waking her up! [more inside]
My 8 week old baby is starting to develop a swollen lower right eye-lid. It is starting to look like a black eye. The opthamologist thinks it is a developmental cyst, and told us just to keep an eye on it. Today, it is starting to cause her eye to close slightly. My wife is in tears. Anyone have an opinion on what is going on here, what the options are for a 2 month old, and also, what will make us not freak out.
I'm thinking about getting a tattoo to commemorate the birth of my son. I love the Haida style. His name is related to the word "serpent," so I'm thinking of something with a snake. Or perhaps with a Thunderbird/Eagle, which is a rhyme of his name. Or even maybe with his sign, which is Aries, in the year of the rat. I'm leaning toward upper arm. Suggestions?
So we recently had a baby, and I am looking for an RSS feed that will teach me how to take care of her. [more inside]
The pediatrician says my two-week-old baby has a potential eye infection-- her left eye isn't draining properly yet. The pediatrician prescribed erythromycin ointment. Coincidentally, about three weeks ago, our cat was prescribed erythromycin for her eye infection, which is now long cleared. I still have about four-fifths of a tube. Is there any reason that I shouldn't use the cat's ointment on the baby? It seems like a waste to open another tube of the stuff.
What do I feed two vegan infants? [more inside]
How important was your career to you after you became a mother? [more inside]
Can anyone recommend baby videos for nine-month olds (and up)? [more inside]
How do you tell a three year old that they won't be having a baby brother after all? [more inside]
Share your baby food recipes! [more inside]
New baby + uninvited family visitors = drama. More hormone-charged details inside. [more inside]
LullabyFilter: What songs (think along the lines of lullabies... soft and on the "sweeter" side) are good for dads to sing to their sons? [more inside]
My friends are not religious but are having a Buddhist blessing ceremony for their baby's first birthday. Help me pick a gift. [more inside]
Where can I purchase male baby dolls online for my grandmother? [more inside]
Is there such thing as "spare time" during maternity/paternity leave? [more inside]
Please don't ferberize me! Help my six-month fall asleep on his own....(baby filter) [more inside]
What is the best way to have a baby seal as a pet? The only domesticated seal I have come across was this one from Russia. I am not sure how else to spend a lot of time with one without owning a large unpolluted lake with other seals, or becoming a marine biologist. Any ideas? [more inside]
How can I monitor my babies without a baby monitor? [more inside]
My 9.5 month old son suddenly is rejecting the bottle of expressed breastmilk, for about a month now. He's behaving similarly with the sippy cup. Should we be worried? [more inside]
Is my four-months-pregnant wife carrying a boy or a girl? [more inside]
Help us figure out why our five-day-old son has been screaming for the last four hours. (Other than just being a big baby, I mean.) [more inside]
My neighbor/good friend just went into labor! I have the keys to her house. Give me some ideas of what I can do to rock out her house while she is gone! [more inside]
Advice/resources for adjusting our household budget to accommodate a child? [more inside]
Please explain the Beanie Baby craze of the 1990s. [more inside]
HELP. I'm outrageously pregnant and my husband is Tibetan. We are going to use a Tibetan name, but it's rather hard to find Tibetan name books for babies. In lieu of this MrTaff has given me a list of names he finds acceptable to his ear/culture/language etc. (He's not a Buddhist, he's a Bonpo). I need feedback from people of all language backgrounds and countries and opinions about the list he has given me. [more inside]
Our baby daughter is nearly two weeks old. We want to do something special now for her 18th/21st birthday. We are doing a baby book with our thoughts about her now and will be putting some money aside into her UK child trust fund. Port seems so old fashioned and whisky so inappropriate. Any ideas?
What can I do with baby food (besides feed it to a baby, of course)? [more inside]
Which infant/baby items can safely be bought secondhand? [more inside]
Tell me everything I need to know about infant formula! [more inside]
Baby's online presence/scrapbook. Any recommendations for a site to keep family and friends informed while also archiving baby's early life? [more inside]
Going from zero to parents in a couple of weeks. Or less. Yikes! [more inside]
Sewing baby clothes- I have a friend's shower coming up, and I'd like to make something fabulous for an infant baby girl. Patterns you've made, pictures of clothes you love, general info on good and bad baby clothes, fabrics, fasteners, &c. [more inside]
I'm looking for suggestions for monosyllabic girl names that are more unique/interesting than things like "Ann" or "Jane" or "Sue" but still familiar enough that my as-yet-unnamed fetus won't have to go through life spelling out BOTH her first and last names for people. (She'll have my husband's last name to deal with--something like Dziewolrgjeoaezkxyzski.) [more inside]
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]
Asking for a very close friend: A married lesbian couple, friends of mine, have invited me to be the sperm donor for their first child. [more inside]
My baby recently tested quite high (but not at an emergency level) for lead. He had two tests in a row, so we're pretty sure they're correct. We've got all kinds of information on eliminating lead and we're doing everything we can, but we'd like to make a plan about assessing his progress and considering more serious steps like moving if it's not great. Does anyone know how fast one can expect blood levels to drop after removing the source of exposure?
Why do babies cry when they wake up? [more inside]
Babynamefilter: I need help finding the English translation of a Hebrew name [more inside]
How do two self-employed people who work at home (writers) deal with having their first child? [more inside]
Self-employed and planning maternity leave - how long should I take off? [more inside]
Need help with a baby gift, but there's a catch... [more inside]
Life on the Road: What baby gear should I get for a nomadic couple of months? [more inside]
I need some really easy-to-learn nursery rhymes in foreign languages. [more inside]