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  • I side eye a pee pee teepee on a registry. Not necessarily the couple who put it on the registry but more the inventors tricking naive boy moms into thinking that would do anything useful. I actually found these useful, especially if I was clean…
  • My SIL is probably trying for another baby soon. I feel like a bitch, but I really hope it takes a while cause we're borrowing all their baby stuff and saved at least $500-$800 by using it. Plus, I really don't think they need another yet. My nephew…
  • I am so sorry for your loss.
  • I personally like the look of white cribs, with DS I originally wanted white but DH pointed out that if we used the convertible function, a teenage boy may not want a white bed. I agreed that espresso is more universal so we went with that. Now I'm …
  • When I Converted my crib when ds was 18 months I didn't use a rail. The crib is low to the ground and I put a few pillows on the floor for a couple weeks. When I moved my Son to a queen at 2.5 I didn't use any guard and he was fine.
  • I'm so sorry you had to go through this and make such heartbreaking decisions. Thoughts and prayers to you and your family.
  • I bought one and hated it. It took forever to get on and I could only sometimes get in on right. It sucked when the baby was crying and really wanted to go in the wrap but I had to make him wait while I wrapped a mile of cloth around me. I have an e…
  • I think you should talk it over with her and make your opinions on vaccines regarding your baby clear. You may also want to talk about your birth plan and how she is involved, as long as you can agree here, this is what matters. Sadly there are anti…
  • oxfordlanding said: I read that infants will often sleep in their stroller when little, so it has to be flat, right? But the strollers look like seats. Are they flat? Where does that flat bit come in? Most of the time, people attach th…
  • I was really worried about how sex would change after having a baby, but sex actually got way better post baby. Confession, I am curiously awaiting what this baby will do to my body and my sex life. My husband jokes that it's going to reverse it and…
  • I agree that it is rude to dictate gifts. A registry is a nice suggestion but your guests can spend their money how they see fit. I am just grateful to get any presants. I like to pick out personal gifts that have meaning and often those aren't on…
  • That sucks. They should have been clear with the policy on the phone or let the kids in the room. The policy doesn't bother me, I understand why they wouldn't want kids, but when you called them they shouldn't have told you to come anyway. Also t…
  • I worked up until the day DS was born and I plan to do the same with this baby. I want as much time as possible off after the baby instead of before. My water did break with DS but luckily it happened while I was sleeping and not at work. If it had …
  • I am absolutely getting the shot. I have never gotten the flu as an adult and I don't wish to. It sucks you got the flu anyway, It isn't 100% effective and they don't get the strains right every year, but I would rather do what I can to protect myse…
  • Are you or your husband allowed to accompany the baby for the testing? We were allowed to be present for everything so ds was with one of us 100% of the time. I don't know about about forced retraction but isn't it extremely painful and frowned up…
  • @wineaddict You are right that influenza is a serious illness. I didn't know the statistics off hand so I looked them up. 140 children under 2 died from the flu last year, the closest number for whopping cough I could find was in 2012, 20 children d…
  • notasycophant said: I can say NEVER because I know my dogs well enough to know that they're trained impeccably. An allergic child is a silly excuse to rehome a dog especially with all the advances in modern medicine. Having pets early also decr…
    in UO Comment by NoelBird September 2015
  • notasycophant said: I understand the whole animal over human debate . But I could never rehome my dogs because of my child. I would keep working on finding a solution. Like @Monkeybutt80 , I would try everything! The bond is unbreakable unfortu…
    in UO Comment by NoelBird September 2015
  • @bbax44  Walmart has 3-4 that are under $50. If you search convertible car set on walmart.com you can find them. Toysrus has a couple for $59 and Target has a couple under $50. My parents got one of the cheap Evenflo ones and it worked fine.  The …
  • I think choosing an animal over a human is just ridiculous. It also doesn't have to be an all or nothing choice. If you have a life circumstance where you can't keep an animal, it doesn't mean that animal dies. Would you really chose a pet over your…
    in UO Comment by NoelBird September 2015
  • I'm not touching the not vaccinating, but I agree with most posters here. The issue really is that they aren't respecting your wishes are parents, especially since you will be living in their home. This is probably going to lead to much bigger issue…
  • Monkeybutt80 said: I put my dogs in their room if I have other kids over now. Not to protect the kids but to protect my dogs. I once found a 2 yr old cornering my 7 lb Maltese and trying to run it over with a large ( as big as my dog) toy truck…
    in UO Comment by NoelBird September 2015
  • @inomniapartus So if you shouldn't parent another person's child, what do you do if you are alone with your step child and they misbehave or get into trouble? Do you ignore the 5 year old who is hungry or getting into the cleaner cabinet or fell dow…
  • sbegnaud93 said: I'm not sure if this is the right place to post this but I'm officially confused at this point! From everything I've read, I'm going to want to have the infant car seats for twins. They say they're worth the money to have for t…
  • I hate when I go to a friend's house with pets when their owners ignore their pet assaulting me. I dont want your 50 pound dogs jumping on me or sticking their nose in my crotch the entire time. I understand it is their home but you need to offer yo…
    in UO Comment by NoelBird September 2015