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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

 

name my kid for a hero of cosmopolitanism

So my wife is pregnant. Hooray! (Still early enough that we don't know the gender). We're starting to think about names. It seems to me that the world's great hope and story of progress is the expansion of rights and consideration of the views & interests of an ever-widening swath of humanity. Which historical figures stand for pluralism, for rejecting provincialism, in word or deed? I've picked up, but haven't yet read Kwame Anthony Appiah's Cosmopolitanism; I'd be grateful for suggestions of books or other resources that might be useful. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 29, 2013 - 30 answers

Second-time parenting, how does that work?

Tell me about your daily schedules, parenting logistics, etc., with a newborn plus a toddler or older child. [more inside]
posted by Bardolph on Mar 7, 2013 - 15 answers

Why does my son suddenly hate bedtime and will not sleep through the night?

My son (12 months) has been sleeping through the night since he was 3 months old, but now...he hates bedtime (but naps are fine) and wakes up screaming and wanting to play (usually around 1 or 2 am). What's going on? [more inside]
posted by The Hyacinth Girl on Jan 5, 2013 - 17 answers

Best nursery rhyme cds?

What are some nursery rhyme compilations that are top-notch, musically speaking? [more inside]
posted by Liesl on Dec 13, 2012 - 6 answers

What was on your baby registry that you use and what was on it that you don't use?

I'm building a baby registry. a) What was your absolute most-used, wouldn't-survive-without-it thing you had on your baby registry? b) And what were you absolutely certain you'd use all the time that just gathered dust? [more inside]
posted by davebug on Sep 18, 2012 - 67 answers

What was surprisingly easy/hard about having a kid?

A 2-parter for parents (from a soon-to-be): 1) What did you think was going to be easy, but turned out to be hard? 2) What did you think was going to be hard, but turned out to be easy? [more inside]
posted by davebug on Sep 4, 2012 - 42 answers

Was having a baby a mistake?

I am the mother of a beautiful, 5 week old baby girl. I wonder if I've made the biggest mistake of my life. [more inside]
posted by elizamina on Jun 26, 2012 - 75 answers

gorgeous high-res photos of baby vomit

Non-photographer new parents looking for a decent camera to capture their wee one! [more inside]
posted by Theta States on May 8, 2012 - 12 answers

Babyfriendly eating in Rome?

We're going to Rome in a month's time, and are looking for great places to eat that won't mind us bringing our baby along. Any other tips for enjoying Rome with a push chair/stroller are also welcome!
posted by Harald74 on Mar 18, 2012 - 6 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

Identify movie where woman and baby are killed by exploding mailbox prank

Movie identification request: There's a movie that features a group of friends who grew up together and are now back together as adults. When they were kids, some of them put a cherry bomb or some other big explosive in a woman's mailbox as a prank, and while they were watching for it to go off, she came out to get the mail carrying a baby. They tried to stop her (I think) but the explosive went off, and presumably she and the baby were killed, traumatizing the boy who did it (?) for life. For years, I've thought that was "12 and Holding" but I just watched that today, and while there are some similarities, that's not what I thought it was. Can anyone identify the movie with the exploding mailbox for me? IMDB didn't seem to find anything using obvious keywords.
posted by Death by Ugabooga on Jul 16, 2011 - 5 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

Help me prepare for baby number 2!

We are expecting our second child in the next fortnight. What sort of things did you find most difficult and challenging transitioning to a family of four and how did you deal with it? [more inside]
posted by razzman on May 14, 2011 - 19 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

Pretty, personalized DIY baby gifts?

Please recommend small, pretty gift ideas (preferably personalized!) that I can hand-make as new-baby, birthday or Christmas presents for small children. [more inside]
posted by Bardolph on Feb 7, 2011 - 21 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

Long haul flight advice for travelling with young kids – help me keep my sanity!

Long haul flight advice for travelling with young kids – help me keep my sanity! [more inside]
posted by blacksky on Jun 13, 2010 - 23 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

Do I choose the possible future baby or the awesome present relationship?

Do I give up love now in favor of a future I may not even want? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 25, 2010 - 16 answers

Preschool, newborns, and immunizations: beyond here be dragons controversy

Thought I found the perfect preschool for my son. Then I learned the preschool has accepted a couple of not-fully-vaccinated kids. We will have a newborn in the house this fall. Is that a dealbreaker? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 17, 2010 - 42 answers

Life on the sinister side

Just how inconvenient is it to be left-handed? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 25, 2010 - 103 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

Can I be a good parent and successful creatively?

Artists, creative types, and scholars: What are your experiences with parenthood in the arts and academia? Have you been able to find success in your career as a parent? [more inside]
posted by theantikitty on Feb 25, 2010 - 14 answers

Hostages to fortune

How can I maintain some optimism about my child's future, given the crappy crappy world we live in? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 24, 2010 - 45 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

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

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

The germs crawl in, the germs crawl out...

Kid's due this spring, and we've amassed huge piles of used baby gear. What are some safe disinfecting procedures that will reliably rid all this stuff of any lurking mold, bacteria AND viruses? [more inside]
posted by Bardolph on Feb 11, 2009 - 12 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 do you make awful news make sense to a toddler?

How do you tell a three year old that they won't be having a baby brother after all? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 16, 2008 - 8 answers

Where do you put money for baby?

So, we just had a baby and grandmothers keep coming up to us and handing us checks for $50 and saying "This is so you can buy a savings bond for the baby." However, I would like to hear about alternative saving/investing ideas for my daughter. [more inside]
posted by ND¢ on Jul 28, 2008 - 18 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

Baby Boy goodness?

Flip this question: What is great about parenting a boy? [more inside]
posted by k8t on Jun 23, 2008 - 41 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

The Accidental Babysitter

What do I do with a one year old? She has toys, and seems content with them, but what else should I be doing? [more inside]
posted by desjardins on Sep 12, 2007 - 24 answers

What are some fun things to do in Los Angeles with a 11-month-old?

What are some fun things to do in Los Angeles with a 11-month-old? [more inside]
posted by chinston on Aug 15, 2007 - 9 answers

Help me make my windows safe

Where can I find specific window safety devices for highrise casement windows and floor-to-ceiling windows? [more inside]
posted by acoutu on Oct 3, 2006 - 2 answers

You can learn ANYTHING from a book, right?

Having grown up with very little good childhood memories and the absence of both parents, I'm trying to read/learn as much as possible on parenting before my child is born. [more inside]
posted by Sallysings on May 30, 2006 - 26 answers

Baby Road Trip

I'm driving across the US with my 3-month-old baby. Am I nuts? [more inside]
posted by libraryhead on May 4, 2006 - 18 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

Gifted toddlers

Resources for parenting gifted toddlers and pre-schoolers. [more inside]
posted by acoutu on Dec 14, 2005 - 8 answers

Favorite Kid's Book

I was looking at mathowie's weblog: a.wholelottanothing.org, and he talked about the "theme" of the baby shower they just had - "bring your absolute favorite book you owned as a child". What was yours? [more inside]
posted by slactoid on Feb 28, 2005 - 67 answers

How Much Exposure Do Babies Need to Naturally Pick Up a Second Language?

If I wanted my baby to learn a second language from a family member who speaks it natively, how many hours per week minimum would they need to spend together? I know the more the better, but I am trying to figure out if four or five hours a week will do the trick if we are extremely consistent and do this for many years.
posted by limitedpie on Jan 20, 2005 - 12 answers

Suggestions for purchasing a jogging stroller?

My wife and I are looking to purchase a jogging stroller. Any suggestions?
posted by mudhouse on Jan 3, 2005 - 11 answers

What to do with an old dog that sometimes bites?

What to do with an old dog that sometimes bites? We have an old (perhaps 10-12 year old?) terrier mutt that we got from a rescue organziation 3 years ago. We have a new baby (now 5 months old) and I am worried that she will grab his hair and he will bite her.

He's bitten my dad who didn't lift him up the right way. He's bitten my husband when he was trying to wash the dog's ear. He "nips" at you life you accidentally step on him but doesn't bite. He's very calm and mellow usually, and really good around our parrot who preens his tail, jumps on his head, and does other things like that that many dogs would bite over.
Should we get rid of him-is he a threat to the baby? Do you think there's a shelter or group that would take him since he's old, mostly deaf, going blind, arthritic, and sometimes bites? Should we just put him down and be glad he's had a wonderful last 3 years of his life? Some help please. It breaks my heart...
posted by aacheson on May 28, 2004 - 27 answers

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