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Board: Children's Health 10-30-2009, 04:12 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,256
Posted By JenW67
Poop accidents

Hi all,

It's been a while since I posted. I have a 4 year old who has been completely toilet trained for a year and a half. This week, all of a sudden, he has started having major accidents of...
Board: Infant Care (up to 18 months old) 09-17-2008, 11:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 15,721
Posted By JenW67
Re: My 6 Month Old DD has a cold

We also use the carseat in our house when baby has a cold. I have to say also that I understand that we do not want to laden our babies with chemicals but they can be miserable with a fever. My son...
Board: Infant Care (up to 18 months old) 09-14-2008, 06:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,352
Posted By JenW67
Re: diaper question

Sg-

I just wrote a reply to a similar question from Gr8. You may need to go up one size if your boy is tall, even if he hasn't reached the weight limit for the size you are using. Also, if he is...
Board: Infant Care (up to 18 months old) 09-14-2008, 06:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 647
Posted By JenW67
Re: Leaky Diapers

It could make it worse. One other thing, when my boys start to leak it ususally means they need to go up a size. They are both quite long and skinny and I find I need to upgrade them before they...
Board: Infant Care (up to 18 months old) 09-07-2008, 05:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 546
Posted By JenW67
Re: Hypo-Allergenic Formulas

My baby was on Nutramigen for about 5 months. One day I just tried regular formula and he has been fine since.

It is hit or miss and the problem is that it might take a day or so if your baby is...
Board: Infant Care (up to 18 months old) 08-17-2008, 04:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,319
Posted By JenW67
Enfamil AR

I have just switched my 5 month old to Enfamil AR from Nutramigen. I am having a hard time finding an Avent nipple that works with it. We are currently trying to make the hole on a #1 nipple bigger...
Board: Infant Care (up to 18 months old) 08-16-2008, 04:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,579
Posted By JenW67
Re: Month 9....please help!!!!!

Also - take care of yourself. The first few days (at least in my experience) are when the baby is still kind of dazed and tends to sleep a lot - during the day. If you can let yourself, SLEEP when...
Board: Infant Care (up to 18 months old) 08-12-2008, 03:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,176
Posted By JenW67
Re: More than 32 ounces of formula in a day??????

I agree with everyone. Feed her formula if she is hungry. You will all sleep better.

-Jen
Board: Infant Care (up to 18 months old) 08-12-2008, 03:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 14,034
Posted By JenW67
Re: Please share your sample menu for 5ish Month Old...

Our little guy eats fortifies oatmeal with crushed banana. He really likes it. We are having our own feeding issues. He is beginning to arch his back and only eat 2 ounces at a time. I suspect...
Board: Infant Care (up to 18 months old) 08-10-2008, 05:08 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,121
Posted By JenW67
Re: Is anyone out there dealing with this?

I don't know how old your daughter is but for my 5 month old, we have started giving him two bowls of rice cereal a day and they have helped him take his bottles for the rest of the day.

Also,...
Board: Infant Care (up to 18 months old) 08-02-2008, 05:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,080
Posted By JenW67
Re: baby (non-)sleep

I started having those weird feelings in my head and sometimes I would lose balance or stumble around or whatever - not simply from sleepiness, but as if something isn't connected in the brain. Hard...
Board: Infant Care (up to 18 months old) 08-01-2008, 05:32 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,080
Posted By JenW67
Re: baby (non-)sleep

Hey Rebel,

Are you sure that you and I don't have the same baby? ;)


I have a 4.5 month old who sleeps much like your baby. He went for his 4 month check up last week and I was all prepared...
Board: Infant Care (up to 18 months old) 07-27-2008, 06:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,870
Posted By JenW67
Re: baby still hates lying on back on flat surfaces

We have the same problem. Our boy (4 months old) still sleeps in his car seat most of the time. We just strap him in.

With my first son, I really fought to get him in the crib. We had many bad...
Board: Infant Care (up to 18 months old) 07-27-2008, 06:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 683
Posted By JenW67
Re: Nutrmegin

Good luck Kusum.

My son has been on Nutramigen since he was one week old. While it was hard for me to give up breastfeeding, it has made all the difference.

-Jen
Board: Infant Care (up to 18 months old) 07-24-2008, 11:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,388
Posted By JenW67
Yogurt for infant?

I am a little confused. Babies are not supposed to have milk until they are a year old. Can they have yogurt? If you are in the U.S. then you are probably familiar with a brand of yogurt with the...
Board: Infant Care (up to 18 months old) 07-21-2008, 05:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 900
Posted By JenW67
Re: For those babies with reflux...

Hi Gr8,

We use Nutramigen (an Enfamil product that is hypoallergenic and very $$$). When he goes through spit up phases, we add a bit of rice cereal; approximately one half of the Nutramigen...
Board: Infant Care (up to 18 months old) 07-21-2008, 08:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,401
Posted By JenW67
Re: 2nd child is so NEEDY!!

My first son was like that and at 3 is still kind of needy, especially now that we have a 4 month old baby.

When he was quite small, I needed to get him to be able to be alone for a few minutes at...
Board: Infant Care (up to 18 months old) 07-21-2008, 08:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,440
Posted By JenW67
Re: baby doesn't sleep

Have you tried some brand of Simethicone? It works really well for my son's gas.
Board: Infant Care (up to 18 months old) 07-15-2008, 08:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,306
Posted By JenW67
Won't burp at night, help!

Hi,

I have a lovely 4 month old little boy. He still needs to eat one or two times a night. I think that he gets up the second time because he is gassy from the first feeding. I cannot seem to...
Board: Infant Care (up to 18 months old) 07-01-2008, 05:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 751
Posted By JenW67
Re: regressing on bedtime sleep?! Help!

Hi gals,

I have no anwers. I just want to say that I am in exactly the same boat. My 15 week old gets up twice on a GOOD night. I am exhausted.

In the beginning, he only got up once. It was...
Board: Postpartum Depression (PPD) 07-01-2008, 05:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,536
Posted By JenW67
Re: Post partum depression/extreme baby blues?

Thank you for writing. Robyn, I hear you. It is hard to sit around and wait for the meds. to work.

I do feel better. My husband is on vacation this week so I am sleeping more. This helps a lot....
Board: Postpartum Depression (PPD) 06-22-2008, 06:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,536
Posted By JenW67
Post partum depression/extreme baby blues?

Hi all,

I had my little boy March 20th. Since then, I have been battling what is either mild depression or really bad baby blues, depending on whom you talk to.

I am taking an antidepressant...
Board: Infant Care (up to 18 months old) 06-22-2008, 06:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 970
Posted By JenW67
Re: Bumper guards?

Hee, Hee

My son is three and still has them! We never took them out when he was a baby and then when I tried to when he was about 1, he got mad. He liks the security of it.

And yes, he is...
Board: Infant Care (up to 18 months old) 06-22-2008, 05:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,092
Posted By JenW67
Re: baby will not nap!

Kristen,

My baby is also 3 monhts old and is not a great napper. He will sometimes sleep in his crib during the day for 45 minutes or so. Like your baby, if he is on my chest, he will sleep...
Board: Infant Care (up to 18 months old) 05-29-2008, 04:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,123
Posted By JenW67
Re: 2 month old has late bedtime

Hi Kirsten.

Our boys are almost exactly the same age. My little guy goes to "bed" at 9:30 or so most nights.

This is really normal. They are just beginning to get into sleep patterns and it...
Board: Infant Care (up to 18 months old) 04-29-2008, 08:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,062
Posted By JenW67
Re: 6 wks old won't sleep during the day

I don't have any magic remedy for you. Sorry. I can say that this is really common. My 2 year old never napped for more than 20 minutes during the day ( and he was a bad sleeper at night too.) My...
Board: Pregnancy 04-19-2008, 04:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,748
Posted By JenW67
Re: Advice about eating issues in pregnancy?

Hi Aurora,

Anorexia is a disease. Hope fully no one here will judge you. They wouldn't if you had another disease like diabetes or hypothyroid disorder!

I am not anorexic but do have an...
Board: Pregnancy 04-16-2008, 06:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,009
Posted By JenW67
Re: Moms over 35?

Hi Hope,


I just delivered my second son on March 20th. I am 41 years old. Both of my pregnancies were fairly easy, although with #1 I developed pre-eclampsia at week 35. My second pregnancy...
Board: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome 04-13-2008, 05:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,485
Posted By JenW67
Re: Gestational CT question

Gracias Pelo.

I have splints and I wear them when I can. They get in the way when I am changing the baby and make it hard to get a good grip on him when I pcik him up but I do try to keep them on...
Board: Pregnancy 04-10-2008, 11:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 741
Posted By JenW67
Gestational Carpal Tunnel still a problem

For all of you who have/had gestational carpal tunnel, how is it going?

I had my baby three weeks ago and have had horrible CT for the past two and a half months. I never had it before that, not...
Board: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome 04-08-2008, 02:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,485
Posted By JenW67
Gestational CT question

Hi,

I am new to this board. I had a baby three weeks ago and have had horrible CT for the past two and a half months. I never had it before that, not even with my first pregnancy.

My hands...
Board: Pregnancy 04-08-2008, 02:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 12,648
Posted By JenW67
How long for stitches to disolve? (Post Partum question)

Hi all,

My little boy will be three weeks old on Thursday. It was a fairly easy delivery although I had a very small tear and got 2 stitches. I thought they would have disolved by now but they...
Board: Pregnancy 04-06-2008, 04:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,230
Posted By JenW67
Re: Bleeding 6 weeks PP?

Gio,

It could be a period and it could just be more post partum bleeding. Sorry, that is not a very definite answer. If you don't want to be pregnant right away, then assume it is your period. ...
Board: Pregnancy 04-03-2008, 06:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,234
Posted By JenW67
Re: March Moms - Apri: Post Partum month 1

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

It is heartwarming for me to hear I am not alone. Owen is just hard to get to go to sleep. We were up from midnight to 3:00 am last night. The upside of this...
Board: Pregnancy 04-02-2008, 09:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,234
Posted By JenW67
March Moms - Apri: Post Partum month 1

Hi all,

I was just rading the end of the March post and was about to reply when I realized that it is April. So, here is a new thread.

Things are going pretty well for us. Owen eats at 9:00...
Board: Infant Care (up to 18 months old) 04-01-2008, 05:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 989
Posted By JenW67
Re: Question about milk supply

Hi Brooke,

So here we are on the infant care board. My guy is just 11 days old but I already have questions too.

As far as your question is concerned, don't worry about mixing up the feedings....
Board: Pregnancy 03-23-2008, 04:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 647
Posted By JenW67
Baby Owen is here!

Hi March moms!

Owen was born on the 20th at 1:55 pm.

Everything went reallly well, the whole beginning of labor to birth took about 18 hours but the first 12 weren't that bad and I had an...
Board: Pregnancy 03-19-2008, 09:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,522
Posted By JenW67
Re: What does "Baby is at -1" mean?

Thanks,

I think things are beginning to happen. I have a lot of lower back pain and feel like I am about to get my period.
I wouldn't mind waiting one more day though. I live in Maine and we...
Board: Pregnancy 03-18-2008, 11:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,522
Posted By JenW67
What does "Baby is at -1" mean?

I had an appointment yesterday and the doctor said that I was 1 centimenter dilated which I understand. She also said that the baby is at negative one, which I know has something to do with him...
Board: Pregnancy 03-18-2008, 09:53 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,321
Posted By JenW67
Re: March Mommies- March Thread! Yippee!

I am still waiting too. I think I lost my mucus plug this morning. I am due tomorrow so we will see what happens.

-Jen
Board: Pregnancy 03-13-2008, 10:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,221
Posted By JenW67
Re: 9 weeks and no show and scared

I didn't show until I was about 15 or 16 weeks. Enjoy this time you have in your regular clothes because I can tell you, finding maternity stuff for women who are large to begin with isn't easy.
Board: Pregnancy 03-10-2008, 04:47 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,321
Posted By JenW67
Re: March Mommies- March Thread! Yippee!

I had a check up today and there is still no real dilation or effacement. My due date is 3/19 and I think I will definitely go at least that long. My BP is great so there is no more talk of early...
Board: Pregnancy 03-10-2008, 01:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 751
Posted By JenW67
Re: Urinary tract infection

I'm glad you feel better.

I have had a few UTI's in my life and man, they are horrible.

Good luck,

Jen
Board: Pregnancy 03-09-2008, 05:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 751
Posted By JenW67
Re: Urinary tract infection

I don't think that a UTI can cause a miscarriage but I would get relief ASAP.

You will feel much better!

Let us know what happened.

-Jen
Board: Pregnancy 03-07-2008, 06:07 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,278
Posted By JenW67
Re: 35 weeks feeling cramps...

Maggie,

You may actually be sick. The aches (neck) that you describe sound a lot like a virus I had a couple of weeks ago. Your doctor will probably be able to tell you.

It helped me to stay...
Board: Pregnancy 03-06-2008, 06:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,567
Posted By JenW67
Re: Struggling with pregnant body image

I have had weight problems since I was a teenager so I know how freaked out you can get.

The way I have dealt with it in my two pregnancies is to ask the doctors and nurses to do what is called...
Board: Pregnancy 03-03-2008, 12:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 779
Posted By JenW67
Re: Is it really true about the heartrate thing?

There is absolutely no scientific evidence that supports heartrate as a predictor of gender.

In fact, ultrasounds can be wrong as well.

The only 100% effective predictors are the amnio and CVS...
Board: Women's Health 03-03-2008, 11:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 847
Posted By JenW67
Re: how risky is pre *** when ur ovulating

Sperm is sperm. If any got in you, then you could be pregnant. There is slightly less sperm in pre-ejaculate than in the semen of an an ejaculation but there are many kids running around who are...
Board: Pregnancy 03-02-2008, 04:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 833
Posted By JenW67
Re: A trip to Aruba at 37 weeks.......

Ok,

They are not as nuts as I thought they were.

Here is another perspective:

You may not want many people around when you first give birth. I know that I THOUGHT I would want all my...
Board: Pregnancy 03-01-2008, 01:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,068
Posted By JenW67
Re: Numbness in hands while sleeping

In addition to braces, I have been icing my wrists just before bed and sometimes during the night if it gets bad.

The braces are what really works though.

Have you tried plain old Vaseline...
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