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LEARNING & EDUCATION

What activities will help my toddler learn?

Hey mommas :) What are some activities I can do with my toddler to help him learn?

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INFANTS

How do I get my breast milk supply up?

I’ve been needing some help with getting my breast milk supply up. Maybe I’m not getting enough water? Not sure it that could really be affecting my milk so much!

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INFANTS

How do I keep my newborn from crying after bath time?

Does anyone have advice on what to do after bathtime? My daughter is almost 7 weeks and she’s happy in the bath, but when we take her out she gets upset and cries for 10 to 15 minutes. I always make sure to wrap her in a towel as soon as we take her out and I’ve even started heating the room to almost 80 degrees! Any tips on how to keep her from getting so upset or how to calm her down quickly after taking her out of the water?

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CHILDCARE

Working moms: should I put my son in daycare?

How have your experiences with daycare been? My son is almost 18 months now and I’ve been considering going back to work. I keep going back and forth about it, though.

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CHILDCARE

Should I give my nanny paid sick days?

So I’ve been interviewing some potential nannies, and one that I interviewed this week asked me if she would have paid holidays and sick days. This is my first time hiring a nanny and I wasn’t sure what to answer with! I hadn’t originally planned on sick days. What have other moms done with their nannies?

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BEHAVIOR & DEVELOPMENT

How do I get my 2 year-old to talk more?

My little man just turned two and he doesn’t seem to be talking as much as the other kids his age that we know. The pediatrician said he’s a little behind. He speaks pretty often, just not in very long sentences. He mostly just says one or two words at a time. I’m going to start him in daycare this week, so hopefully being around other kids who are talking will help. Any advice for me on helping him talk a little more?

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BEHAVIOR & DEVELOPMENT

How do I get my son to stop needing his pacifier?

My two-year-old is addicted to his pacifier. He sleeps with one in his mouth and also one in both hands! Does anyone have any good tips on the best way to help transition a toddler to not using the pacifier anymore?

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THINGS TO DO

Where should we have my daughter's 1st birthday in LA?

I have a 10 month old and I’m starting to plan what we’ll be doing for her first birthday celebration. What have you done for little one’s birthday parties in LA? This is our first time!

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THINGS TO DO

Child swim schools in LA?

Does anyone know of any swim schools in Los Angeles? Summer is almost here and I want my little one to have a head start before we’re spending more time by the water! She’s totally afraid of going in the pool outside of our apartment right now.

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BABY PRODUCTS & GEAR

Are cloth diapers worth it?

My husband and I decided we were going to use cloth diapers for our daughter. We’re pretty environmentally conscious, and it seemed like the better choice for the environment. It’s been about two weeks with our daughter using cloth diapers, though, and it is such a hassle. Are cloth diapers worth it? Does anyone have any tips on how to make them easier to wash/use?

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