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Newborn insurance?

Is there an insurance option for this snowflake situation? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 15, 2012 - 5 answers

Gassy baby is gassy

Please give me your best tips to burp a six week old, or otherwise soothe a gassy infant. [more inside]
posted by bq on Aug 7, 2012 - 27 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

Looking for a family doctor/pediatrician for newborn in downtown Toronto.

Looking for a family doctor/pediatrician for newborn in downtown Toronto. [more inside]
posted by foxjacket on Jun 12, 2012 - 6 answers

You're a teenager with a newborn. How can a stranger help you?

What does a 16-year-old mom need for her baby and herself? [more inside]
posted by Felicity Rilke on Jun 11, 2012 - 39 answers

My baby is safe but keeps giving me nightmares.

Every night I dream my newborn baby is in bed with me and is in danger of being crushed or suffocated in the blankets. How do I stop these awful dreams? [more inside]
posted by CrazyLemonade on Apr 19, 2012 - 22 answers

What do you want out of a newborn class?

A friend and I are putting together the curriculum for a "After the birth: the first six weeks with your newborn" class we're going to start teaching in a few months. We've got a bunch of ideas, but we want to make sure we're covering everything. We'd love your input. [more inside]
posted by linettasky on Apr 16, 2012 - 22 answers

Kittens, kittens, part 2.

In need of young kitten help and advice please! [more inside]
posted by Trexsock on Mar 25, 2012 - 12 answers

Go Pack

Moving with a newborn, part 2 - now we know we're going to Milwaukee! Please tell me everything. [more inside]
posted by gerryblog on Feb 2, 2012 - 14 answers

Postnatal Depression and anti-depressants

Postnatal depression, advice and success stories, please. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 5, 2011 - 11 answers

You gotta pay the troll toll (at the doctor's office.)

Chicagomom/dad filter: looking for an awesome pediatrician for our brand new guy. Got one you love, that you're willing to share? [more inside]
posted by esmerelda_jenkins on Nov 2, 2011 - 16 answers

where should the baby sleep?

Is there a good source to neutrally explain various baby sleeping options? [more inside]
posted by kestrel251 on Oct 25, 2011 - 38 answers

Flavoured Milk.

Different foods and breastfeeding - looking for real evidence. [more inside]
posted by smoke on Oct 16, 2011 - 8 answers

Breathing easy

Air purifier and air humidifier for a home with a newborn and two dogs? [more inside]
posted by mooselini on Sep 16, 2011 - 4 answers

Newborn baby hacks?

Is there any way to make the first few months after our baby is born special and meaningful and not just ruled by exhaustion? Any newborn baby hacks you can share? Bonus points for happy newborn stories. [more inside]
posted by n'muakolo on Sep 6, 2011 - 51 answers

What can you show a newborn baby?

So how do you encourage cognitive development in newborn babies when all they do is eat and sleep? [more inside]
posted by creasy boy on Aug 16, 2011 - 45 answers

New baby on the way! Help!?

I'm a 32 y/o male who has a baby girl due on September 1st This will be my first child and I'm curious about what I need to do and learn beforehand. Please give me advice and/or direct me to must read books or websites. Thanks! [more inside]
posted by Paalen on Jun 23, 2011 - 42 answers

Is it OK to Move 2 Week Old Kittens from Where Mother Put Them?

Is it OK to Move 2 Week Old Kittens from Where Mother Put Them? [more inside]
posted by Jon44 on May 31, 2011 - 10 answers

How to have fun with your Baby?

Babyjbenben is 7 weeks old - now what? I want to know the intimate details of hanging out and having good times with my son! I'm looking for reference sources and first-hand accounts that aren't annoying, and instead, inspirational feel-good fun. Please help. [more inside]
posted by jbenben on May 29, 2011 - 13 answers

Terrified new parents seek answers

Our little baby boy has been in the NICU for the past 8 days and should be released in a less than a week. He was born 6 weeks early and before we had bought anything (even a car seat) so we're rushing to prepare for his imminent arrival. We came up with a few questions while shopping for baby stuff... [more inside]
posted by exhilaration on May 24, 2011 - 54 answers

Baby suppositories

I need to administer a suppository to a very small baby. Any advice and tricks from people with experience? [more inside]
posted by Omnomnom on May 13, 2011 - 28 answers

Helping a new mum

How do I help a friend who may or may not have post-natal depression, but is definitely having a rough time due to babies not being well or sleeping? I am not able to pop in for visits to help with babysitting, housework, etc but there must be something else I can do to help, surely? [more inside]
posted by harriet vane on Apr 2, 2011 - 24 answers

What does a kid need its first year?

Okay, what does a baby actually need to survive it's first year? [more inside]
posted by furnace.heart on Mar 20, 2011 - 66 answers

Flying with a Newborn

Logistics of traveling solo with an infant. Looking for tips regarding carriers, going to the bathroom, changing a baby on the plane. I'll be flying Alaska Air and I'd love any special tips for flying these small planes or even Alaska in particular. [more inside]
posted by amanda on Feb 23, 2011 - 29 answers

Good thank you gift for newborn supplies?

Parents who have given away kids stuff: What would you appreciate in return or consider an appropriate thank you? [more inside]
posted by vignettist on Feb 8, 2011 - 27 answers

Is parenting going to suck forever?

I hate taking care of my 5-week-old and I'm scared it will be like this forever! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 18, 2011 - 83 answers

Encourage my 1-month-old baby to "suckle softer"

Is there anything we can do to help encourage my 1-month-old baby to "suckle softer"? [more inside]
posted by swafo on Dec 3, 2010 - 21 answers

Please help my newborn sleep more than 3 hours total per day.

Please help my newborn sleep more than 3 hours total per day. [more inside]
posted by Metheglen on Nov 28, 2010 - 41 answers

How to get over guilt at not breastfeeding?

They say breast is best, but... after 8+ weeks of constant pain and struggling, I don't know what to do. Breastfeeding isn't working for us, but I'm strangely conflicted about giving it up. How do I reconcile these things? [more inside]
posted by Ms. Informed on Nov 17, 2010 - 61 answers

Recipes for dinners that, above all, can be made FAST...

What do you make for dinner on those nights when it comes down to a choice between something that can be made fast, or takeout? I'm the mother of a newborn, so every night is one of those nights. [more inside]
posted by kitcat on Oct 1, 2010 - 86 answers

Do they have to be useless too, on top of being unattractive?!

Have you been able to breastfeed successfully despite having tuberous (tubular) breasts? Do you know someone who has? Please hope me. [more inside]
posted by kitcat on Sep 20, 2010 - 38 answers

I'm hungry and I can't wake up!

How long is too long for a breastfed baby to sleep at night? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 18, 2010 - 22 answers

Breast is best . . . and exceptionally painful?!?

I can't take it anymore - is breastfeeding always going to be this painful? [more inside]
posted by lilgoyl on Jun 10, 2010 - 39 answers

How little sleep is too little?

Baby is 15 days old. Due to bf-ing troubles, we have been feeding him pumped milk from a bottle. Friday night we switched to all breast. Now he doesn't drop off to sleep immediately after a feed like he did for the 1st two weeks. [more inside]
posted by pipti on Apr 25, 2010 - 36 answers

What is this dent in my baby's forehead?

I just noticed a small dent on my 9-week-old baby's forehead. Is this something to be concerned about? [more inside]
posted by Tenacious.Me.Tokyo on Mar 3, 2010 - 9 answers

Too Little Too Late?

Breastfeeding Filter: When is the breastfeeding window of opportunity over for good? [more inside]
posted by Bueller on Dec 18, 2009 - 24 answers

Where can I buy sound protecting earmuffs for infants in Toronto?

Where can I buy children's ear muffs (for sound protection, not warmth) in Toronto? [more inside]
posted by modernnomad on Oct 6, 2009 - 5 answers

Crybaby

My 5 week old baby cries most of the time he is awake unless I keep moving him around or feeding him. I am at a loss...any suggestion for this weary mom? [more inside]
posted by murrey on Sep 25, 2009 - 42 answers

Health Insurance for a Newborn/Pre-born?

I'm confused about how to go about providing health insurance for my unborn baby upon it's birth. I am on Medicare, so the child is not covered. I do not qualify for Medicaid/SCHIP, and most individual plans will not cover a newborn from day one. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 13, 2009 - 13 answers

Yet another new parent "my baby won't sleep like a baby" question.

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]
posted by wolfkult on Aug 31, 2009 - 50 answers

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

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

How did you split up nighttime newborn duties?

How did you split up nighttime newborn duties? [more inside]
posted by wolfkult on Jun 25, 2009 - 39 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

is this hungarian DGSM method going to help my new-born niece ?

is this hungarian DGSM method going to help my new-born niece ? Long story short : my niece is about six weeks old, did a cardio-respiratory arrest in her first day, is finally able to breathe without a machine. Now here comes the hungarian chapter of this story : [more inside]
posted by Baud on May 8, 2009 - 7 answers

"Placenta" Trees: 101?

I would like to organize a kind of placenta tree (sans placenta) for my sister's newborn. I'm trying to figure out what species would be best (both symbolically, and practically) for her. [more inside]
posted by tybeet on Apr 27, 2009 - 9 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

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

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

Help me preemie baby zip though the airport line at JFK!

How to get through JFK with a preemie newborn without waiting on line for possibly hours? [more inside]
posted by Izzmeister on Feb 28, 2009 - 7 answers

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