Pregnancy & Childbirth

A lot goes on during nine months of pregnancy. Discuss everything related to childbirth including morning sickness, preparing for childbirth, and selecting the right pediatrician.

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INFANTS

Colic in Babies - Advice!

My baby has been crying since he was born 4 days ago. I am so scared that something is wrong but I googled it and talked to my doctor and they told me it's Colic. I still feel so uncomfortable with it and feel like I am hurting my child. What are some ways I can relieve my baby of this? Please help!

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BABY PRODUCTS & GEAR

What is the best baby monitor to buy?

I will be having my 1st baby soon and I am nervous about every decision I make. I want to make sure I get plenty of feedback from other parents about everything! What's the best baby monitor out there? I want one where I can place far away and still get great reception.

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BABY PRODUCTS & GEAR

Best natural brands for baby products?

I’m seven months pregnant and I’ve been super careful about what products I use - no hair dye or chemical nail polish, only natural lotions and soaps, etc. Now I’m worried about what to use on my baby in a few months. There are so many awful products out there. Any recommendations of brands you trust with your baby?

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BABY PRODUCTS & GEAR

Tips for buying our first baby crib?

My baby is on his way in a few months and I am debating about cribs! My sister wants to give me her kiddo's crib and nothing is wrong with it, but it's just a Graco crib that she bought from Target a few years ago. I don't know if there's a huge difference. I've seen some that are excessively expensive!

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TOUGH TOPICS

Should I raise my child as a vegetarian?

My wife and I are about to have our first! We both became vegetarian about six years ago together. Neither of us were raised vegetarian, though. Maintaining our lifestyle is really important to us moving forward, but we’re worried that it won’t provide our child with enough of the nutrients she’ll need. Is there anything we should know about raising a child vegetarian?

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PREGNANCY & CHILDBIRTH

When is the right time to stop nursing my son?

My best friend and I both had our kiddos at around the same time. My son was born first, and her daughter was born about a month after. It’s been really special! Question though: she told me that she has stopped nursing her daughter, but I haven’t stopped nursing my son, and he is about four weeks older. When is the right time to stop? My son is almost seven months old and I love nursing him. It feels like special bonding time!

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TOUGH TOPICS

I'm pregnant and about to be a single mom. Any advice?

I’m pregnant with my first child and I’m going to be raising my daughter as a single mom. I’m really excited, but nervous to be raising her on my own. Any other single mamas out there who can give me some advice?

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TOUGH TOPICS

Should I have kids close in age or farther apart?

My partner and I just had our first child. We’re brand new parents! Anyway, she’s almost a year and we’re starting to decide if we want to try to have another child sooner or later. Parents, what are your opinions on having kids close in age or a bit more spaced out? Does it really make a difference?

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PREGNANCY & CHILDBIRTH

How do I tell my 3 year-old I'm pregnant again?

We’re pregnant again and I’m wondering when and how to tell my daughter. She’s three.

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PREGNANCY & CHILDBIRTH

Traditional Birth vs. Water Birth?

Second time mom here! My oldest was born in a hospital, but I am considering delivering my next child through a water birth. Do any of you have experience with water births, and even better if you’ve experienced traditional births in a hospital, too. Thank you mommies!

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