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Fun names for stuffed animals?

With our 6 mo daughter, we have an ever expanding universe of stuffed animals. What are some fun/interesting names that you've come up with for said animals? This is more for the amusement of weary parents than easy-to-pronounce-for-toddlers. I mean, we can do better than "bunny" and "racoonie"? My partner had an early burst of creativity with Sir Lambs-A-Lot and Harry B. Elephante, but I've got nada so far. We've got the usual coterie: owl, whale, dolphin, aforementioned racoon and rabbit, puppy, giraffe, you name it.
posted by amorphatist on Jun 12, 2015 - 40 answers

How did you stop bedsharing with your baby?

I am bedsharing with my 6-month-old. I have a plan to end this in a few months, but I'd love some guidance from those who've done it themselves. [more inside]
posted by aabbbiee on Mar 11, 2015 - 11 answers

An infant in Belfast and Measles risk

Early MMR for a 6 month old infant traveling to Belfast, Northern Ireland? [more inside]
posted by citygirl on Feb 4, 2015 - 6 answers

Parenting Book Club

What books would you recommend for new parents who want to read parenting books and talk about them together? [more inside]
posted by EtTuHealy on Nov 23, 2014 - 16 answers

Evaluating air quality risks to infants

We are thinking about starting a family, but are concerned that our house is too near the highway and some other industry for a potential infant. How do we figure out if it is so bad that we should definitely move first? [more inside]
posted by slidell on May 7, 2014 - 9 answers

Insurance for newborns?

I need to insure my newborn. Snowflakes inside. [more inside]
posted by mrfuga0 on Apr 5, 2014 - 6 answers

Need space for new family

We have a new (4 month old) baby. Hooray! My husband and I both have wonderful parents who want to see their only granddaughter as much as they can. His parents live almost across the country so don't visit often. The problem is with my parents, and I need a reality check about what I'm asking of them- am I setting reasonable boundaries or being selfish? [more inside]
posted by chela on Mar 21, 2014 - 29 answers

When can babies or children be taught bad eating habits?

I am feeding my infant on demand. Said infant gets no sleep whatsoever. Friends are pointing me to various methodologies, many of which schedule discrete eating times (such as feeding all of the calories in a 12 hour period and none in the remaining 12 hour period). I do not wish to do this because I think that this doesn't respect a baby's hunger and worry that, down the road, the child will not be able to recognize hunger/satiety clues. On the other hand, of course I would love to try scheduling like this because it's pretty miserable getting no sleep. All things being equal (the merits of on demand vs. scheduling), is there literature out there in psychology or any other field that has looked to this? Where should I go to find out whether scheduled feedings may have a long-term impact on children?
posted by juliagulia on Oct 30, 2013 - 32 answers

Busy baby needs a place to chill out

Seattle, WA-Mom has obviously totally screwed up her day care search. Help please! [more inside]
posted by Ideal Impulse on Jul 15, 2013 - 10 answers

Help me help a frustrated 8-month old to communicate better. . .

Our daughter is eight-months old. She uses a blood-curdling scream whenever she is frustrated or wants something, which is usually her mom. The screams are so frequent--and so intense--that they have frayed the nerves of everyone else in the house. Any suggestions on how we might help her find a more effective way to express her frustration would be invaluable right now. [more inside]
posted by ajr on Jan 10, 2013 - 31 answers

I'd kill for her

Vegetarian parenting, infant edition. [more inside]
posted by gerryblog on Aug 16, 2012 - 18 answers

Naming ceremony for baby - ideas on what to do?

We are having a non-religious, self-created naming ceremony for our new daughter on Saturday. Can you help with ideas on what, actually, to do to make this a "ceremony" and not just a bunch of people standing around looking at the baby?? [more inside]
posted by tristeza on Jul 31, 2012 - 30 answers

the dreaded fifth trimester

Looking for new ways to play with my four-month-old. [more inside]
posted by gerryblog on Jul 28, 2012 - 11 answers

Infants and CT Scans - what can I expect afterwards?

Infants and CT Scans - what can I expect afterwards? [more inside]
posted by DrGirlfriend on Feb 24, 2012 - 5 answers

BabyFilter: is there any medical evidence that it's bad for babies to sit or stand before they can get into those positions on their own?

BabyFilter: is there any medical evidence that it's bad for babies to sit or stand before they can get into those positions on their own? [more inside]
posted by UbuRoivas on Apr 2, 2011 - 22 answers

Wanted: Care Guides for the Newly Human

Book-filter: My husband and I are expecting our first child in early May. He would like a book on parenting, especially along the everything-you-need-to-know-about-infants perspective, as he has never really been exposed to babies. [more inside]
posted by questionsandanchors on Dec 14, 2010 - 33 answers

What is an infant feeder?

What is an infant feeder? My wife's former boss (mid 60's I guess) said that when she had her kid she didn't wake up in the night to feed him, she just hooked an infant feeder up to his crib and put some formula and rice cereal in it and the baby would feed himself. It sounds like something a hamster drinks out of, but for babies. I have googled and not been able to find anything but this picture that I am not sure is what this lady was talking about. Do you know what this thing is and can you tell me about it?
posted by ND¢ on Dec 13, 2010 - 20 answers

Infant: H1N1 flu vaccine now or wait for preservative-free version

Is it worth delaying H1N1 swine flu vaccination for an 8-month-old infant to get the preservative-free version? [more inside]
posted by NortonDC on Oct 23, 2009 - 52 answers

Tips on adjusting to nursing

My daughter just had my grand daughter. The entire process was amazing and I haven't fallen in love this hard in nearly 20 years. (when my daughter was born) She has decided for the health and benefits of the baby to nurse. I nursed and I remember how hard it is the first 2 weeks. A great deal has changed and I was wondering if anyone had any practical advice on how to get through the rough beginning of nursing an infant with a barracuda grip. Are there any products, herbal remedies etc...
posted by gypseefire on Oct 7, 2009 - 24 answers

Are their little brains freezing and they just don't know how to say so? Oh the humanity!

Do toddlers get brain freeze (sphenopalatine ganglioneuralgia or "ice-cream headache" or "cold stimulus headache" ... not a sudden absence of rational thought)? Or do they simply not show it? [more inside]
posted by scblackman on Jul 5, 2009 - 16 answers

Long car trip with infants

Travel with infant from North Carolina to Texas [more inside]
posted by justlooking on Jun 19, 2009 - 14 answers

Does clipping for a tongue-tie really require general anesthesia?

Our 21 day old daughter is tongue-tied (ankyloglossia). The doctor wants to do the clip (lingual frenectomy) under general anesthesia by default, and we're uncomfortable with that. Is general anesthesia appropriate by default for this? Should we be concerned?
posted by NortonDC on Mar 23, 2009 - 28 answers

Abuse - Does it send out silent signals?

If children are sponges and caretakers have issues what are the kids absorbing? [more inside]
posted by watercarrier on Oct 3, 2008 - 7 answers

Pat-a-cake; The Itsy Bitsy Spider ... and ....?

Pat-a-cake; The Itsy Bitsy Spider ... and ....? Can you suggest some traditional rhymes/games with motions like the two above that I can play with my 16 month old son. Preferably things that can be done lying down (so Head Shoulder Knees and Toes won't work well).
posted by anastasiav on Nov 20, 2007 - 29 answers

99 bottles of breastmilk down the drain

Tricks for getting a breast-fed baby to delight in the joys of a breastmilk filled bottle? [more inside]
posted by DenOfSizer on Jan 6, 2007 - 17 answers

How to soothe an infant who wants 24/7 nursing?

Nursing advice before I keel over? We've got an almost-two-week old here at home, and if she could she'd nurse (for comfort as well as food, I know, but there are no indicator lights to tell the difference) around the clock. If we thwart her drive to be hooked up every moment when not in deep sleep, it's howling time. We're trying every soothing trick in the many books to get her to calm down when not latched... [more inside]
posted by clever sheep on Dec 10, 2006 - 21 answers

Udderly Ridiculous!

Is it possible to over-breastfeed a baby? She's 6 weeks old and nurses, oh, like 10-12 hours a day at least. I think she's at the breast more than she's asleep. [more inside]
posted by DenOfSizer on Dec 5, 2006 - 22 answers

Baby Gear

The Wife and I are having our first child this summer (yikes!, yea!). Anyone know of some groovy sites to shop for cute and tasteful baby stuff?
posted by ducktape on Jan 25, 2005 - 24 answers

SAHD Raising a Preemie

On September 30th, 2004, my son, Jonah David, entered this world 10 weeks ahead of schedule. Tomorrow he's finally coming home, after a very weird 40ish days of commuting between the NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unity), home and work. On December 10 I'm joining the growing ranks of stay-at-home dads.

Any personal experiences, either of raising preemies or being an at-home dad? Good online resources, other than slowlane.com, which I've already found? And, old chestnut as this one may be, bright ideas about potential incomes to be earned from home would be appreciated... We're willing to accept the lifestyle change for the sake of having a full-time parent on the job, but any little bit will sure help.
posted by nanojath on Nov 19, 2004 - 18 answers

Gift Ideas for baby niece?

Gift Ideas for New Niece?

I've got a new addition to the family that I'd like to get something cool and special for but am unsatisfied with the offerings of places like RedEnvelop.com. Does anyone have any neat sites for unique and practical baby gifts?
posted by fenriq on Nov 16, 2004 - 14 answers

How should I travel with an infant from New Jersey to Florida?

This summer I'll be traveling with an infant from New Jersey to Florida (Tampa Bay area/Tarpin Springs). I've gone to a few sites and picked up a book, but I was hoping for some personal tips/stories from parents that might not have been gone over before. Also, which would be better, traveling by car train or plane? Thanks!
posted by FunkyHelix on May 22, 2004 - 8 answers

Infant eczema treatments

What is a good treatment for infant eczema? [more inside] [more inside]
posted by davehat on Jan 27, 2004 - 6 answers

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