Saturday, August 29, 2009

Share what has been Shared

Curious.....what is the best PARENTING advice you have received thus far?

Monday, August 24, 2009

Doctor Car Seat Recommendation

I just brought my Hallie in for her ONE year check up and while waiting for the doctor I read a paper on the wall informing me that they (some doctor's association) now recommend keeping your infant in a rear facing seat until they are TWO years old. When the doctor came in she repeated the same thing to me. (It used to be a combination of one year and 20 pounds)

I already have Hallie in a front facing car seat and we BOTH love it so I don't plan on switching her back, but I thought some of you might like to know.

So the scoop is keep your child in a rear facing seat until they are two years old. Next thing we know kids are going to need to be in a car seat until they are eight years old. Wait a second...... Oh yeah that's LAW!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Kids and T.V.

Exercise Wonder Woman, Amy, asks for help getting opinions on appropriate usage and amounts of TV times.

Also suggestions for shows for young children that aren't annoying and have more substance than entertainment (counting things, abc's, colors, etc.).

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Toddler Bed Help

Nurse Kari asks, "How do I transition my 17 month old into a toddler bed from her crib. I have the new baby coming in October, and everyone is telling me to do it before the new baby comes. But how? I am worried she won't stay in a todddler bed."

Moms what do you think?

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Thank You

I just wanted to say Thank You to every mom who comments. I love this blog! It has helped me and other moms in numerous ways. Your comments helped me have the courage to get Hallie sleeping on her own (which seriously changed my life and got me out of my post-baby blues) and this last plane ride with Hallie really wasn't that bad thanks to all your suggestions.

Thank you for all your comments!

p.s. Please email me with your questions to post.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Flying with a Busy Baby

After eight months Ben and I finally get to go see our families this next weekend and we couldn't be more excited. Or wait maybe we could be if.......

We knew what to do with Hallie on the plane!

We have flown with her multiple times before but that was when she was tiny and would sleep/nurse the whole flight. Now that she is an unstoppable almost one year old we are terrified. Somebody's got to have advice on how to keep her busy and happy-Help!!