Beauty is such a complex word and there is no real definition for what makes something beautiful.
A mom writes in asking for advice about buying baby essentials. She is currently 12 weeks pregnant, and she and her husband are currently having a disagreement. She wants to start buying baby stuff now because she likes to be prepared. Her husband, however, wants to wait to start buying baby things until she is at least six months pregnant. She asks other moms when they started stocking up on baby goods, and below, the community shares their advice.
A mom writes in asking for advice about head lice. She says that, unfortunately, she and her children have contracted head lice. She has been running down the list of treatments and common recommendations, but so far, the problem persists. After trying things like Nix, combing, and even putting mayonnaise on her own head under a plastic bag. But she says her son, at least, is still scratching, despite the fact she doesn’t see any lice when she looks. What else should she try?
A mom writes in asking for advice about diapers. She is 28-weeks pregnant and wants to know what size diapers she should stock up on for her newborn baby. She says that she is “measuring big,” and is therefore curious if maybe the better path would be to buy more diapers in a larger size. The community comes through with some very good diaper advice below.
A mom writes in asking for advice about pacifiers. She says her son, 2, is “absolutely hooked” on his pacifier. She wants to know if any other moms have advice about how she might consider beginning him to wean him off of using it. She adds that continued prolonged use for them is not an option, as his teeth are already beginning to misalign. So what say you, mamas? Any advice on pacifier weaning?
A mom writes in asking for advice about car seats. She is wondering if she should be required to buy additional car seats for her parents, her children’s grandparents, who watch the children sometimes. Is this mom obligated to buy those additional car seats herself, or should her parents buy their own car seats for their grandkids?
A mom writes in asking for advice about her ex. She says her ex, the father of her 5-year-old daughter, was abusive and generally terrible to her. Since leaving him, she has tried to reconcile and create a good co-parenting relationship for the sake of their daughter, but it hasn’t been easy going. Recently, her ex bought their daughter an iPhone. This mom feels her daughter is too young for the device and does not like the way her ex seems to be manipulating their daughter and her emotions via the phone. What should she do?
A mom writes in asking for potty training advice for her 2-year-old daughter. She says she had decided to start potty training her daughter and wants to know if she can use diapers, which she has leftover, versus moving to Pull-Ups, which many moms often use during the potty training phase. Would that work? Any other potty training advice for this mom?
A mom writes in asking for advice about keeping her kids safe from mosquitos and other bugs. She says her kids are constantly covered in mosquito bites, and though she has been using bug repellent spray, she doesn’t love the smell or the idea of putting chemicals on her kids’ skin. She is also in search of tips for keeping bees and wasps away. Any advice? Share it below!
A mom writes in asking for advice about the things she needs to get before her baby arrives. Though it is her second child, she says “pregnancy brain is real,” and given everything that is going on in the world, she wants to make sure her bases are covered. She already has a lot but wants to know if she left anything important off the list.