Tips and Tricks — The Bump
November 2017 Moms

Tips and Tricks


What tips and tricks do you have that might help other moms?
It's funny how it's the little things in life that mean the most...not where you live, or what you drive, or the price tag on your clothes... There's no dollar sign on a piece of mind, this I've come to know! *ZBB*

Me: 36 DH 35 
TTC  9/2016     BFP 12/9/16    EDD 8/21/17    NMC 1/8/16 at 7w6d
TTC  2/2017  BFP 3/6/17   EDD 11/17/17   DS born 11/25/17 via ECS
TTC 12/2018   BFP 6/2/19   EDD 2/12/20  NMC / BO at 7 weeks, low progesterone
TTC 7/2019   BFP 8/21/19 EDD 4/22/20 CP at 5 weeks
TTC 8/19    IUI #1 w/ Clomid + Ovidrel + progesterone  BFN, IUI 2 and 3 w/ Letrozole + Ovidrel + progesterone,
IUI 4 Follistim + Ovidrel + progesterone BFP 1/9/20 EDD 9/18/20

AMA, ITP in pregnancy, vWD type II - low Factor VIII, unexplained RPL and secondary infertility

Re: Tips and Tricks

  • The one my MIL taught us is if your baby is being fussy, turn on running water like the kitchen sink and walk/bounce them. Works great for us 
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  • dragonfly87-2dragonfly87-2 member
    edited December 2017
    A friend told me about calming a fussy baby in less than 30 seconds: standing in the warm sunlight (obviously facing them away from it to shield their eyes). I have done it a few times and it has worked like a charm, even faster when she is in the boba wrap. She usually ends up falling asleep. 
    NYTino24
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  • NYTino24NYTino24 member
    edited December 2017
    Run your finger down the bridge of LO's nose to get him or her to close their eyes. Some people use a tissue and drag it lightly down their face.

    It's funny how it's the little things in life that mean the most...not where you live, or what you drive, or the price tag on your clothes... There's no dollar sign on a piece of mind, this I've come to know! *ZBB*

    Me: 36 DH 35 
    TTC  9/2016     BFP 12/9/16    EDD 8/21/17    NMC 1/8/16 at 7w6d
    TTC  2/2017  BFP 3/6/17   EDD 11/17/17   DS born 11/25/17 via ECS
    TTC 12/2018   BFP 6/2/19   EDD 2/12/20  NMC / BO at 7 weeks, low progesterone
    TTC 7/2019   BFP 8/21/19 EDD 4/22/20 CP at 5 weeks
    TTC 8/19    IUI #1 w/ Clomid + Ovidrel + progesterone  BFN, IUI 2 and 3 w/ Letrozole + Ovidrel + progesterone,
    IUI 4 Follistim + Ovidrel + progesterone BFP 1/9/20 EDD 9/18/20

    AMA, ITP in pregnancy, vWD type II - low Factor VIII, unexplained RPL and secondary infertility
    mymulligansamsterrrjarob747
  • Rock baby to sleep in a figure 8 motion while standing.
    It's funny how it's the little things in life that mean the most...not where you live, or what you drive, or the price tag on your clothes... There's no dollar sign on a piece of mind, this I've come to know! *ZBB*

    Me: 36 DH 35 
    TTC  9/2016     BFP 12/9/16    EDD 8/21/17    NMC 1/8/16 at 7w6d
    TTC  2/2017  BFP 3/6/17   EDD 11/17/17   DS born 11/25/17 via ECS
    TTC 12/2018   BFP 6/2/19   EDD 2/12/20  NMC / BO at 7 weeks, low progesterone
    TTC 7/2019   BFP 8/21/19 EDD 4/22/20 CP at 5 weeks
    TTC 8/19    IUI #1 w/ Clomid + Ovidrel + progesterone  BFN, IUI 2 and 3 w/ Letrozole + Ovidrel + progesterone,
    IUI 4 Follistim + Ovidrel + progesterone BFP 1/9/20 EDD 9/18/20

    AMA, ITP in pregnancy, vWD type II - low Factor VIII, unexplained RPL and secondary infertility
    mymulliganlittlemissc17samsterrrjarob747
  • NYTino24NYTino24 member
    edited December 2017
    Another way to burp a baby:

    It's funny how it's the little things in life that mean the most...not where you live, or what you drive, or the price tag on your clothes... There's no dollar sign on a piece of mind, this I've come to know! *ZBB*

    Me: 36 DH 35 
    TTC  9/2016     BFP 12/9/16    EDD 8/21/17    NMC 1/8/16 at 7w6d
    TTC  2/2017  BFP 3/6/17   EDD 11/17/17   DS born 11/25/17 via ECS
    TTC 12/2018   BFP 6/2/19   EDD 2/12/20  NMC / BO at 7 weeks, low progesterone
    TTC 7/2019   BFP 8/21/19 EDD 4/22/20 CP at 5 weeks
    TTC 8/19    IUI #1 w/ Clomid + Ovidrel + progesterone  BFN, IUI 2 and 3 w/ Letrozole + Ovidrel + progesterone,
    IUI 4 Follistim + Ovidrel + progesterone BFP 1/9/20 EDD 9/18/20

    AMA, ITP in pregnancy, vWD type II - low Factor VIII, unexplained RPL and secondary infertility
    ladymeowmeow2samsterrrjarob747
  • Use a haakaa to catch leakage from one side when feeding on the other side.
    It's funny how it's the little things in life that mean the most...not where you live, or what you drive, or the price tag on your clothes... There's no dollar sign on a piece of mind, this I've come to know! *ZBB*

    Me: 36 DH 35 
    TTC  9/2016     BFP 12/9/16    EDD 8/21/17    NMC 1/8/16 at 7w6d
    TTC  2/2017  BFP 3/6/17   EDD 11/17/17   DS born 11/25/17 via ECS
    TTC 12/2018   BFP 6/2/19   EDD 2/12/20  NMC / BO at 7 weeks, low progesterone
    TTC 7/2019   BFP 8/21/19 EDD 4/22/20 CP at 5 weeks
    TTC 8/19    IUI #1 w/ Clomid + Ovidrel + progesterone  BFN, IUI 2 and 3 w/ Letrozole + Ovidrel + progesterone,
    IUI 4 Follistim + Ovidrel + progesterone BFP 1/9/20 EDD 9/18/20

    AMA, ITP in pregnancy, vWD type II - low Factor VIII, unexplained RPL and secondary infertility
    mymulligandragonfly87-2ladymeowmeow2
  • Bounce on a physio ball to calm baby/put him to sleep

  • The trick about running your finger down bridge of babies nose is literally my go to every morning when trying to half ass get baby back to sleep! Works like a charm ahaha 
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    mymulliganNYTino24
  • Power squats with the baby in front of speakers playing Enya. 

    Putting a heat pack (warmed as if I were using it on my breasts for engorgement) in the swing with the baby.
    mymulliganjarob747
  • @dragonfly87-2 Yup, there is definitely a certain time in sleepiness to try it. Otherwise it has no positive effect and can really tick them off!
    It's funny how it's the little things in life that mean the most...not where you live, or what you drive, or the price tag on your clothes... There's no dollar sign on a piece of mind, this I've come to know! *ZBB*

    Me: 36 DH 35 
    TTC  9/2016     BFP 12/9/16    EDD 8/21/17    NMC 1/8/16 at 7w6d
    TTC  2/2017  BFP 3/6/17   EDD 11/17/17   DS born 11/25/17 via ECS
    TTC 12/2018   BFP 6/2/19   EDD 2/12/20  NMC / BO at 7 weeks, low progesterone
    TTC 7/2019   BFP 8/21/19 EDD 4/22/20 CP at 5 weeks
    TTC 8/19    IUI #1 w/ Clomid + Ovidrel + progesterone  BFN, IUI 2 and 3 w/ Letrozole + Ovidrel + progesterone,
    IUI 4 Follistim + Ovidrel + progesterone BFP 1/9/20 EDD 9/18/20

    AMA, ITP in pregnancy, vWD type II - low Factor VIII, unexplained RPL and secondary infertility
    mymulligandragonfly87-2fishakris
  • This is more of a mental health tip that's helped me during fussy / sleepless times. I read the quote in Facebook-
    "Little one isn't giving you a hard time; they are having a hard time." 
    Obviously this makes sense but at 2 am when nothing works to calm them, I need this gentle reminder for myself!
    fishakrissamsterrrAngieL610kaitlinliz
  • @mymulligan: That's a great quote. For me, reading the Wonder Weeks and recognizing that she is going through changes beyond her control has helped me keep my patience and have more empathy. It is hard at 2am, but trying to remember that helps me calm down too when she is screaming her head off and wanting to cluster feed.
    mymulliganfishakrissamsterrrjarob747
  • My baby has a few issues so here's what we found worked. He has reflux and is colicky. For the reflux we do have him on meds because he wasnt sleeping he was in so much pain, but no matter what to keep baby upright for a few minutes after a feeding and we burp by bouncing him on our legs, he responds better to that that patting. His colic kicks in around 430/5p and doesnt stop til we go to bed. We started him on probiotic drops which definitely are amazing. He was on a sample and will be on Gerber soothe drops as soon as they come in. We also use this video (just make sure its not near them because white noise can affect their hearing if its too close) 

    in addition, running the vacuum, water, etc any kind of noise like that. we also have a shusher (its this little pink thing that shushes so you dont have to lol!) its a god send. 
    NYTino24
  • I also read this whole thing about how fussy, crying babies love you and know that you care about them. They scream because they know you will come help them. I needed that to most during his worst colic times. I was crying. My husband was away for weeks and I had no one around. 
    NYTino24
  • @kaitlinliz Probiotics have helped my son a lot, too. I try to feed him around 5 pm and then he naps through the witching hour and has a better night!
    It's funny how it's the little things in life that mean the most...not where you live, or what you drive, or the price tag on your clothes... There's no dollar sign on a piece of mind, this I've come to know! *ZBB*

    Me: 36 DH 35 
    TTC  9/2016     BFP 12/9/16    EDD 8/21/17    NMC 1/8/16 at 7w6d
    TTC  2/2017  BFP 3/6/17   EDD 11/17/17   DS born 11/25/17 via ECS
    TTC 12/2018   BFP 6/2/19   EDD 2/12/20  NMC / BO at 7 weeks, low progesterone
    TTC 7/2019   BFP 8/21/19 EDD 4/22/20 CP at 5 weeks
    TTC 8/19    IUI #1 w/ Clomid + Ovidrel + progesterone  BFN, IUI 2 and 3 w/ Letrozole + Ovidrel + progesterone,
    IUI 4 Follistim + Ovidrel + progesterone BFP 1/9/20 EDD 9/18/20

    AMA, ITP in pregnancy, vWD type II - low Factor VIII, unexplained RPL and secondary infertility
    kaitlinliz
  • @NYTino24 i tend to feed him around 5/530 so hell nap around 6/630 but that never happens. he usually wakes up around 5 and then refuses to go back to sleep until its bedtime at 730
    NYTino24
  • @kaitlinliz Yeah, it's hit or miss with us. Last night was the first time DH and I didn't realize the witching hour had come and gone.
    It's funny how it's the little things in life that mean the most...not where you live, or what you drive, or the price tag on your clothes... There's no dollar sign on a piece of mind, this I've come to know! *ZBB*

    Me: 36 DH 35 
    TTC  9/2016     BFP 12/9/16    EDD 8/21/17    NMC 1/8/16 at 7w6d
    TTC  2/2017  BFP 3/6/17   EDD 11/17/17   DS born 11/25/17 via ECS
    TTC 12/2018   BFP 6/2/19   EDD 2/12/20  NMC / BO at 7 weeks, low progesterone
    TTC 7/2019   BFP 8/21/19 EDD 4/22/20 CP at 5 weeks
    TTC 8/19    IUI #1 w/ Clomid + Ovidrel + progesterone  BFN, IUI 2 and 3 w/ Letrozole + Ovidrel + progesterone,
    IUI 4 Follistim + Ovidrel + progesterone BFP 1/9/20 EDD 9/18/20

    AMA, ITP in pregnancy, vWD type II - low Factor VIII, unexplained RPL and secondary infertility
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