When I decided to test out PC Diapers I was skeptical. In general, when it comes to diapers, I do not like store brands at all. I’ve had some pretty bad luck with diapers, and given that my wonderful 16 month old is a pretty heavy-wetting kid, I was ready for leaks. Then, the first [...]
Archive for August, 2012
6pm. Walking frantically around the neighbourhood with my screaming 4 week old baby. Trying to ignore people on the streets giving me looks that say “is she murdering that baby?”. Texting my husband frantically, “are you almost home?????” Pounding the pavement more, past the brownstones, shops and parks that I’d walked past so many [...]
New research suggests a possible link. A small study conducted in rural Gizan, Saudi Arabia, tested 55 patients with infant colic. Of the 55 infants, who were between the ages of 2 weeks and 4 months, 45 (almost 82%) tested positive for H. Pylori. In case you’ve never had the misfortune of being personally affected [...]
Let’s face it, being a new mom or a second or third time mom is a huge life change. No matter how experienced you are or no matter how many books you have read or schedules you have created, it is not very often things go according to plan without any “hiccups”. Many of us [...]
When Sammy was a baby, I would have given anything to have an idea of what to expect as each month (and even week) passed. Something to give me hope that things WOULD get easier. Or if they weren’t going to get easier, I suppose I wanted to know that, too.
Sleep (or more accurately, the lack thereof) is one of the most popular topics on this site. Let me prove it. Does your baby or toddler: Resist or refuse naps? Have difficulty soothing himself to sleep? Wake multiple times each night? Wake up 45 minutes into a nap? Only sleep when ‘on’ or near you? [...]
People always say that your views on things change when you have a child. I often would nod my head in agreement stating that of course it does. However, I didn’t quite realize to what degree. The world looks different, the sky looks different, people look different – everything looks different. Even relationships that you [...]
Breastfeeding a fussy baby is emotionally taxing because you don’t feel as if you can ever be away from her for more than an hour (or ten minutes in my case). As her only source of nourishment, I felt shackled to this screaming person in a way that my husband didn’t.
I was exhausted from another day of screaming. Just when it seemed like the light at the end of the tunnel was shining on us, we were in the dark again. At 8 months, I have spent my every waking and sleeping moment with our son, save for a reprieve of a few hours in [...]
There was a fantastic article today in the NY Times this week titled, “My Post-Colic Stress Disorder“. I don’t think the author is alone in feeling that the emotional impact of colic doesn’t end when the colic does. We long for that magical 3-4 month marker when colic ends, but then are surprised to find [...]