Monday, September 21, 2009

MOMMY First Aid Class

Last week when Hallie broke out in a rash all over her body I called my dad for advice. He is a firefighter/EMT and knew what to look for if it was a reaction to something she ate or something that she could have touched or rubbed up against.
  • If it is an allergic reaction to something they ate kids will break out in a rash around their mouth and also inside their mouth. (In Hallie's case also all over her body.) If it is something they touched (plant, grass etc.) it will not be around their mouth. Makes sense, but I had no idea.
So anyway I've talked my dad into flying out to DC and teaching a First Aid/CPR class to me and my friends. I'm always worrying about the "what if..." Like, what if something happens to Hallie while I am home all alone with her. Will I be able to do what I need to until the emergency crew arrives? Is the issue bad enough that I need to take her to see a doctor or maybe even to the ER? I could go on and on!

I imagine most moms have similar questions and so I want my dad to start teaching MOM CPR/First Aid classes. I think it would be genius and oh so helpful.

  • What do you think?
  • How much would you pay to go to a 1 hr special CPR/First Aid class designed for moms?
  • What questions/concerns would you like taught or discussed?

Monday, September 14, 2009

Ranch Dressing Can = Skin Rash

My husband and I watched our friend's kids yesterday and I discovered a couple of things.

1-Life will be CRAZY with six kiddos.

2-Ranch Dressing can often give kids rashes. There is something in it that can cause a reaction in little kids. The rash will break out around their mouth and doesn't tend to stay around for too long.

I had no idea! I thought I would share and maybe save one of your babies from an uncomfortable rash.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Getting Baby To Take A Bottle

Alesha, who loves to wear stiletto's :) asks, "My baby is almost 3 months old and will not take a bottle (breast milk). I am going to school and need him to take one but only once a week. I hate pumping and don't really want to try to give him a bottle everyday (for him to get use to it) and have pump, is that my only option? Any tricks for getting them to take it. My first could have cared less, bottle or nurse, breastmilk or formula. Why is this one so picky?

Nursing pads

New mother of two Stacey asks, "has anyone heard of Lily Padz for breastfeeding moms? Like them? Hate them? Do they work?"

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Rice Cereal?

Marci Kay asks,

"When did you all start feeding your baby rice cereal? I have a friend who just started and her baby is only 4 months, but i have read that you shouldn't until they are 6 months? What is your thoughts on this? I ask because Kyler will sleep almost 10 hours at night and i am wondering if i should when he is going so long.
Also i am wondering what you guys think about giving a bottle of formula to your breastfeed babies? I have had a few people ask if i do just so they are used to that flavor, i never thought about it, but i would like to know if any of you did, and how you felt about it."

Friday, September 4, 2009

Breaking Bad Napping Habits

Okay Ladies lets help out my daughter's future mother in-law. (My Hallie is going to marry her Nolen.) lol

She writes, "My little man takes naps throughout the day. He is 6 months old next week- and he takes a bunch of little cat naps- anywhere between 20 mins to 1 hour naps. I REALLY want him to start taking 2- 2 hour naps- is that reasonable? What is the best way to change his napping habits? Is it the same as getting them to sleep through the night?- let them cry it out?"

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Transition to Cow's Milk

Okay so do all babies/toddlers hate cow's milk when first introduced to it?!

Hallie keeps spitting it out when I give it to her in her sippy cup. Once I even put a touch of chocolate syrup to lure her into swallowing. No LUCK! Did it take awhile for your kids to take to cow's milk after being nursed or is this just one more area my darling daughter is showing her stubborn side?