Newborn Care

Tips on traveling with a newborn?

You all I have lost my mind. I’m due at the beginning of May and have agreed on a beach trip at the end of June. It’s a 9.5-hour drive for us (without the frequent stops I know we’ll be making). Has anyone else done something like this with a newborn and have any tips on things to for sure bring for baby versus things that aren’t really necessary?? or just any advice in general. I am planning on breastfeeding, but I did have to formula feed my second, so I know that could be a possibility also. I have older kids, but we never made trips this far with them as newborns. This will be all of our kid’s first time to the beach, which is part of the reason I’m set on going. Thanks! Anonymous Community MemberThis question was asked by a Facebook community member who has asked to remain anonymous.

My 6-week-old cries and I can’t figure out why: Advice?

Hello, I have a six-week-old baby girl, and sometimes she just cries and cries cant figure out what she needs. I try feeding her change her diaper rock her, and nothing helps. I give her some drops of the gripe water in case of colic.but it doesn’t seem to work. Anybody else experiences this? Or have any suggestions I can try. TIA. Anonymous Community MemberThis question was asked by a Facebook community member who has asked to remain anonymous.

How Long Does It Normally Take for a New Mom's Partner to Step Up and Start Helping Out with Baby?

How Long Does It Normally Take for a New Mom’s Partner to Step Up and Start Helping Out with Baby?

A new mom writes in with a question: When did other mothers notice their boyfriends, husbands, or partners start helping out with taking care of a new baby? This exhausted mom says her fiancé is no help at all with their 8-month-old baby. “I do almost everything all the time,” she says. She wants advice from other moms who’ve lived through similar situations. YOU MAY ALSO LIKE: Busy Philipps Considered Divorcing Her Husband Because She Was Doing All of the Parenting Work A member of the community asks: “When did your man help with taking care of the baby? Hey, mommas, I got a question? How long did it take for your boyfriends/fiances/ husbands to help with the babies? Like changing diapers and putting the baby to sleep. My fiancé makes me feel like everything is more important to him than me and his daughter, who is eight months old. I do almost everything all the time. Some days I get so tired that I can’t get up in the middle of the night when she cries, and I know for a fact he never hears her cry. I just need some advice, no negativity, please!“ – Mamas Uncut Community Member Community …

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I am concerned about my NICU baby; Advice?

Could you post a question for me? I was induced at 38 weeks, and my son was born on December 12th. He went down for a brief NICU stay due to his sugar being a little low, and they noticed he was having apneic episodes while hooked up to the monitors. He would hold his breath, and his heart rate would dip while he was sleeping. The first few times, he required the nurses to intervene, but now he’s doing what they call “self-stimulation “ where he fixes it on his own. We are now home, but he is on a monitor to watch his breathing and heart rate. Has anyone else experienced this with their little ones? The Drs believe it’s more of a transitional thing and him learning to breathe on his own. I constantly worry about him, and I hate that he has to wear the monitor but am scared of what could happen when it’s gone. Anonymous Community MemberThis question was asked by a Facebook community member who has asked to remain anonymous.

Thoughts on traveling with an infant?

Thoughts on taking a 2 month old along on a road trip. Total of 19 hours. Of course we are making plenty stops! We are planning on leaving around 7 pm so baby can sleep all night! She usually wakes up for feeding every 3 hours and wakes up at 7 am. But has anyone ever experience this ? I’m still debating. It is of course to spend holidays with family . But I am very I’m decisive now that the day is very close. Anonymous Community MemberThis question was asked by a Facebook community member who has asked to remain anonymous.

World's Smallest Baby Born

World’s Smallest Baby Released From Hospital After Six Months

Baby Saybie earned the title of world’s smallest surviving baby when she was born in December of 2018. At the time of birth, she weighed only 8.6 ounces and was small enough to fit in the palm of her doctor’s hand. For comparison, that’s about the same weight as a large apple or a juice box. Can you imagine? According to the University of Iowa’s Tiniest Babies Registry (who knew that was a thing?!), the little miracle weighed 7 grams less than the previous tiniest baby record holder, a baby girl born in 2015 in Germany. YOU MAY ALSO LIKE: Meet the Infinity Baby: 10-Year-Old Records Mom Giving Birth in Car on Way to Hospital Baby Saybie arrived in December, three months earlier than expected, at San Diego’s Sharp Mary Birch Hospital for Women & Newborns. The little lady was delivered via emergency C-section after it was discovered that she was not gaining weight in utero due to preeclampsia. But last week, some amazing news finally came: Saybie was discharged from the hospital weighing 5.6 pounds! The hospital released a video of Saybie’s mother sharing the news. “They told my husband he had about an hour with her and that …

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