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Thank you so much for being a valued member of the UrbanBaby community. We wanted to inform you that we are shutting down the site on July 6th. We are grateful for your participation and support that has helped make UrbanBaby such an important resource to parents for many years.

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[ - ] Would you agree to have sex with your DH every night for a year? How would your DH react if you proposed that? 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
Toddler 06.10.08, 07:18 AM Flag
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No, too much of a commitment. Sex is great but sooo many other things to do in life!! And he wouldn't believe it anyway ;o) [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 07:20 AM Flag
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I think he'd love it, until he realized that meant he had to spend every single night with me for a year. That he might not love so much. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 07:21 AM Flag
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i think it'd be like calling his bluff and he'd be too tired after 10 days straight ! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 07:26 AM Flag
[ - ] What kind of car would you buy as a family of five? We would still need the space for a booster seat and two toddler car seats. Do we have to go the minivan route or are there big enough sedans that allow three young children in the back seat? 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
New York City 06.10.08, 07:16 AM Flag
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everyone I know with 3 has a minivan [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 07:20 AM Flag
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Some of the crossovers have enough room. I know the Audi does. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 07:22 AM Flag
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we have 3 dc and have a Nissan Murano. One booster and 2 reg. car seats. Fits just fine and not cramped. It's a crossover and well made [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 07:24 AM Flag
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I hate 'needing' a car and favor the Toyota Highlander Hybrid. It's got great rear storage, is ridiculously fuel efficient, will handle your kids' seating requirements through many years(unless you have any more), isn't a hulking suv and isn't ugly. It does have the same issue as many hybrids- you can't cover large areas of backseat floorspace with stuff. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 07:30 AM Flag
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Love love love my Subaru tribeca. It is just big enough (third row of seats if you want to use them) but not like a tank, has the backup camera, and is simple to drive. It's also pretty good for the environment. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 07:25 AM Flag
[ - ] This will probably freak out an already highly jittery crowd waiting for G&T letters, but who else noticed that this Friday is Friday the 13th? Good omen or bad omen? Hopefully we will all have our letters before Friday! 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
NY Schools 06.10.08, 07:13 AM Flag
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I don't know. I've had bad luck on a Friday the 13th (2 car accidents in the same day) and good luck (bar results released on a Friday the 13th and I passed). I guess it cuts either way for us. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 07:16 AM Flag
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OP; Can you tell I'm bored? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 07:17 AM Flag
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or: I can't respond to your post below. I'm bored too and spending waaay too much time on this site while I wait for the letter. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 07:19 AM Flag
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OP: Not being able to reply to posts is REALLY frustrating! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 07:23 AM Flag
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or: I know, although I was able to respond to this one. I can respond to some posts, but not others. I hope they fix this soon. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 07:27 AM Flag
[ - ] Worried about ds's bday party. Invited 15 kids. So far 5 RSVPs -- all can't make it. Feel like a loser mom. 8 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 07:12 AM Flag
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when? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 07:16 AM Flag
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saturday after next [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 07:25 AM Flag
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it's early yet. call people who haven't RSVPd by midweek next week [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 07:34 AM Flag
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consider yourself a lucky mom who planned a party when the noisiest kids won't be there... have fun and let it go ! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 07:36 AM Flag
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what's happening to noisy kids next weekend? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 07:43 AM Flag
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i made that up... maybe they're all going to their grandparents ?! I wanted her to feel better about the kids who aren't coming... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 07:44 AM Flag
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nobody needs 15 kids at a b-day party...10 is more than enough! [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 08:01 AM Flag
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I agree... it's too much, although she doesn't say how old the dc is... OP, how old is your ds ? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 08:05 AM Flag
[ - ] How many parents ranked PS 9 G&T with a child already in the school (or Anderson)? Trying to figure out how much sibling preference there might be. [I tried to post this earlier...don't know where it ended up.] 45 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
NY Schools 06.10.08, 07:05 AM Flag
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Anderson said fewer than 5 siblings qualified [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 07:12 AM Flag
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Those siblings that didn't qualify for Anderson with at least 97% are eligible for sibling preference at ps9 g&t if they scored at least 90% to make it into the g&t program. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 07:18 AM Flag
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A sibs do not get preference at ps9. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 07:22 AM Flag
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np: She is not saying that they do. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 07:24 AM Flag
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Yes they do. This sibling preference rule was changed in the middle of the process. A and ps9 are the only schools that have a "building preference" for siblings. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 07:25 AM Flag
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But it only goes to the district program, right? A kid with older sib at PS9 does not get a sibling preference for Anderson, does he? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 07:27 AM Flag
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No an older sib at ps 9 would not get sibling preference to get into A. Only the other way around. A sibs scoring below 97% (but at least 90%) can list ps9 g&t and get sibling preference. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 07:31 AM Flag
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where does it say this? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 07:31 AM Flag
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Thanks. That makes sense. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 07:32 AM Flag
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I don't think it makes sense at all. why should they get preference at ps9 but not the other way around? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 07:32 AM Flag
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Because A is a citywide program. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 07:33 AM Flag
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so? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 07:34 AM Flag
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Granting sib pref based on anyone attending PS9 would reduce # of seats available to qualifying kids outside that District 9/PS9 catchment area. You know that there ARE smart kids outside of the UWS, don't you? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 07:37 AM Flag
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of course there are and they can go to their own district G&T. they shouldn't be taking away spots from qualified D3 applicants just because their sibling happens to go to another school in the same building. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 07:38 AM Flag
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So you're saying that D3 applicants should have a special priority for Anderson if they have a sibling at PS9? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 07:40 AM Flag
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not sure if you were responding to me but all I am saying is that if A sibs get a preference at ps9, then ps9 sibs should get a preference at A. personally I don't think that either should get preference outside of their own school. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 08:05 AM Flag
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Only D3 A siblings are eligible for this preference, so it's really a very crappy solution all around. I certainly hope PS9 contests being a dumping ground for 9. Just waiting to bring it up at the SLT meeting if this is confirmed. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 04:48 PM Flag
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When I spoke to g&t office y'day(my kid for Anderson gr1), I was informed [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 07:47 AM Flag
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Did your 1st grader get in or are you waiting like the rest of us for the letter? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 08:00 AM Flag
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waiting still and no sib pref here. The score was the only one in our district qualifying for citywide and that means nothing in this [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 09:07 AM Flag
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Because A is a citywide program and thus has stricter requirements to get in. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 07:35 AM Flag
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but a ps9 sib who scores a 99 can't put down A 1st without losing her sib preference at 9. If a ps9 sib qualifies for A, why shouldn't she get preference IF the A sib who scores between 90 and 96 is going to get a preference at 9? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 07:37 AM Flag
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This makes sense...maybe the ps9 sib who qualifies for A would get sibling preference. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 07:41 AM Flag
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I understand where you are coming from. The thing is that A and PS9 are not on equal footing. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 07:41 AM Flag
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Doesn't sib preference for citywides diminish the standards of these programs? I can't get a straight answer from DoE if sibs qualifying didn't score over the cutoff. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 09:22 AM Flag
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Talked to g&t office yesterday; they made it clear that older sibs will get pref for A. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 09:04 AM Flag
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Is that a fact or an UB rumor? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 07:27 AM Flag
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I don't believe this. Can you post a link on the DOE website where it says this? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 07:30 AM Flag
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no; this was made very clear by a learning instructional specialist at the g&t office. try calling. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 09:12 AM Flag
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I would believe that A sibs have preference to go to the gen ed at ps9 (as many have done in the last few years) but I don't believe they will have preference at ps9 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 07:31 AM Flag
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np: why wouldn't they? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 07:32 AM Flag
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I mean in the G&T. the sib preference should only be for dcs who go to that school. there are dcs in A who don't live in D3 and shouldn't have a preference in a school where their sib doesn't go. If they were do do this, it should be reciprocal. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 07:34 AM Flag
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Oh, I see what you mean. I would think that you have to live in the District AND have a sibling to get the priority. But I have no idea. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 07:35 AM Flag
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Where exactly did you hear this? I was told the opposite by the DOE. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 08:45 AM Flag
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The preference was considered for D3 kids only, so if your kid does not live there then they can't get sibling preference there even if sibling is at Anderson, because PS9 has a G&T for D3 kids only. Who need it least really because their other G&T choice is not likely to be very far away. So it's pretty screwy if they are actually doing it, last I heard it was still just a rumor. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 04:45 PM Flag
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I know 5 or 6 sibs that qualified. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 07:26 AM Flag
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As far as I know it doesn't say this on the DOE website. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 07:32 AM Flag
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then I don't believe it. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 07:35 AM Flag
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I know 1 girl who qualified as an A sibling. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 07:34 AM Flag
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Did her parents rank the ps 9 g&t program the first time around indicating that her sibling was at A or did she need to resubmit her application after the rules changed? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 07:36 AM Flag
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They just found out score in April, so I think they knew by that time that she was guaranteed a seat at Anderson b/c she scored in the top 3% and her sister is at A. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 07:38 AM Flag
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Oh...so she qualified for Anderson. I thought she scored below 97%. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 07:42 AM Flag
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According to her father, she got a 99. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 07:43 AM Flag
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lol! all the sibs parents are saying the kids got 99s. no one will ever know, and they are not about to admit to a 97. would you? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 04:36 PM Flag
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guaranteed? By the DoE? Think about that for a minute... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 09:29 AM Flag
[ - ] what's wrong with the tomatoes? salmonella? we had a huge salad for dinner last night. what are the symptoms, and how soon do they manifest themselves? 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 06:52 AM Flag
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By now - yesterday actually - the vineless tomatoes have been removed from the store shelves. Salmonella will give you fever, vomiting and you will feel like you have a bad stomach virus. It's especially hard on children 7 seniors and you must take it seriously. You would probably know by know. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 07:00 AM Flag
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thanks. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 07:11 AM Flag
[ - ] What the hell? 0 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 06:50 AM Flag
[ - ] We have one of those in wall AC/Heat units (you know, like at hotels). Anyway, it sucks! I think the filter needs to be cleaned. Any idea how to do this? 5 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 06:44 AM Flag
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ask your super [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 06:45 AM Flag
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open up the slot, take it out, and wash it in the sink. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 06:46 AM Flag
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op: i tried to do that, but I cannot FIND the filter [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 06:46 AM Flag
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op: put a work order in 4 days ago, nada [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 06:47 AM Flag
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yes a unit that fits in the wall sleeve? I have 3 of them. Take the filter out. What kind do you have? Some have a filter to lift straight out..some you have to open the front shell of the A/c and pull the filter out. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 07:03 AM Flag
[ - ] Any mail yet? Who gets it early in the day? We don't get it until 4 pm or so (plus I am in the office so can't access it anyway) 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
NY Schools 06.10.08, 06:43 AM Flag
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Mine comes around 3:00. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 06:47 AM Flag
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I am assuming someone will start a master today if scores start to come? If so, please post score, what you got, district and if possible what number choice it was for you. I am going into a 5-hour meeting shortly so I won't be around to request it later... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 06:50 AM Flag
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what's the need for a master list? Just to bitch and say that "how come her kid got into Anderson but mine didn't?" [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 06:52 AM Flag
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np: Trust me, UB is not going to be pretty come the end of this week. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 07:16 AM Flag
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I've got popcorn standing by (and I am also waiting for the letter). [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 07:20 AM Flag
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I know -- I can't wait to post that my DC's "low" 99 (31/40 OLSAT, 83/88 BSRA) got into Anderson over a super high 99. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 07:19 AM Flag
[ - ] My dad and I have been having such a hard time since my mom died 2 yrs ago. Has anyone here become estranged from a parent in your adult life? It makes me horribly sad to think that this may happen, but I really can't believe we can get better and I'm so tired of being this sad all the time. 3 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 06:42 AM Flag
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I don't know anything about your situation but can you tell him how sad you are about what is happening to your relationship. Maybe it would give him the opportunity to open up. I have family members who didn't speak for years but when one made the first move they worked it out. GL [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 07:07 AM Flag
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My father and I had a similar problem after my mom (it was a long time ago now) and when he started dating and remarried it got worse... I always felt that everything would be better, more organized, more sentimental, more "real" had my mom been there as I felt she was the orchestrator and glue and he just wanted the appearance of a family still OK... anyway, time passed and I realized that he was just as confused and sad as we were and he really didn't know HOW to do what I wanted of him. We just tried to approach each other from a new way instead of trying to resurrect the old one and we're good now... very good... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 07:23 AM Flag
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^^ this is me again... I feel for where you are and know what you feel... lost and like an orphan instead of a motherless woman which is bad enough... but you cannot force anything... [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 07:24 AM Flag
[ - ] planning to try and wean my 8mo, have no idea how to begin, and what kind of formula should i use? 6 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
Newborn 06.10.08, 06:40 AM Flag
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can't answer hot to wean, db is only 8 wks but I will use Earth's Best dairy formula when I do. doctor said it is good [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 06:45 AM Flag
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why you trying to wean? you got this far, why not try for a full year when they are often more readily willing to wean (loss of interest) and can take cow's milk? [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 06:47 AM Flag
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np: this is not helpful. why are you trying ot make her feel bad? anyway, start by cutting out one feeding every few days. leave the bedtime one for last - its usually the hardest for them to give up. any kind of formula is fine. if db won't take it, try pumping a little and mixing it with the formula til db gets used to the taste. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 06:50 AM Flag
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op: thanks for help below, and i know i have gotten this far, but we want to try for a second, don't have my period back yet, am mindful of my age, etc. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 07:01 AM Flag
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^^sorry i meant thank you to the above poster [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 07:04 AM Flag
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start w/ feeding that is easiest to give up and/or closest to solids (lunch). May be easier to let dh or others give formula. Last feeding I gaveup was just before bed. GL [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 07:10 AM Flag
[ - ] Is it ok to take db to a restaurant at 6 wks old? 7 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
Newborn 06.10.08, 06:40 AM Flag
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god yes [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 06:41 AM Flag
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someone told me I have to wait until he has shots [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 06:42 AM Flag
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Well, unless you are concerned about exposure to polio, or the like, I don't think shots matter in this situation. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 06:43 AM Flag
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ha ok, thanks [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 06:45 AM Flag
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with my 2nd child, we went to a restaurant at 8 days old [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 06:46 AM Flag
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Best time ever, imo. Feed db right when you sit down, and s/he'll probably sleep the whole time. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 06:55 AM Flag
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YES [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 07:08 AM Flag
[ - ] Anyone know why I get bounced to the login page when I try to reply to a reply? It doesn't happen when I reply to an original post. 2 Replies [ Reply | Watch | More ]
Site Feedback 06.10.08, 06:39 AM Flag
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that happens to me too! I just end up replying to the response above the response that I want to reply to. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 06:41 AM Flag
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Well, I am able to reply to your reply, so I can't figure this out. [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 06:44 AM Flag
[ - ] what percentage should I expect for an auto loan? (used) 1 Reply [ Reply | Watch | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 06:37 AM Flag
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pretty high right now. used around 8-8.5 [ Reply | More ]
General Topics 06.10.08, 06:53 AM Flag
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