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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PARENTING HACKS

Any mamas familiar with placenta encapsulation?

Hey mamas! I’m pregnant with my first child and I’ve been thinking about doing placenta encapsulation! Any thoughts or experiences you can share?

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BABY PRODUCTS & GEAR

Do I need to sterilize bottles and pacifiers after every single use?

Is it really necessary to sterilize bottles and pacifiers after every single use? Seems excessive but wanna keep things clean!

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INFANTS

Helpful criteria when searching for a pediatrician?

Hi mamas! My first is on the way and I have no idea where to start when it comes to looking for a pediatrician. What are some criteria that I should be on the lookout for that will help me find the right fit?!

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PREGNANCY & CHILDBIRTH

Please help me figure out how to sleep upwards in my final trimester!!

Mom's that have to sit sleeping up towards the end of pregnancy....how do you do it?! 😭I can't take it another 2 months.

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SLEEPING

When should my infant son start sleeping through the night?

When is it normal for a baby to start consistently sleeping through the night? I've heard at 6 months or even younger, but my 8-month-old son hardly ever does. What's wrong?

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TOUGH TOPICS

My 5-year-old is sick. How do I keep him from infecting our infant?

We have a 5-year-old at home and are expecting a baby girl next month. Our son is excited to be a big brother, but I’m worried about keeping those kindergarten colds and germs from our newborn. I didn’t go out and about to many public places with our son when he was a young infant for the same reason. Tips on how to handle without upsetting big brother or worse, getting baby sick?

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THINGS TO DO

What are the best kid birthday parties you've been to?

Has anyone had any amazing children’s birthday parties in the Long Beach area? We didn’t throw a party for my son’s first birthday, and for his second birthday we had a little party at our home, but it was too stressful having it at home. This year I want to have it somewhere. Any ideas? Thank you so so much. I just have no clue where to even look!

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BEHAVIOR & DEVELOPMENT

How much tummy time is healthy for my baby?

How much tummy time is healthy for my baby? I've been struggling with knowing how much is productive and if there can be too much tummy time?

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TOUGH TOPICS

How do I know if I have postpartum depression?

I am feeling depressed a lot - is this "baby blues" or postpartum depression? Has anyone dealt with this? I'm really worried.

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BABY PRODUCTS & GEAR

Tips for producing more breastmilk?

I am worried that I am not making enough milk. Any tips?

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