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Nap Help

Sep 20, 2012 - 1 comments

Ive been trying to bring Chloe down to two naps from three naps but having a really hard time as she only sleeps for 45 minutes at each nap and then is so tired that she only last 1.5-2 hrs before needing another nap. She's 8.5 months old so I think she should really be at 2 naps by now?! What are your babies doing?? Any suggestions?

Moving on from puréed foods....

Aug 15, 2012 - 3 comments

I need your help!!! I started giving Chloe solids at 6 months and she is taking puréed foods really well (of course fruit are her favorite). I've been keeping the purée a bit thicker and have tried a few mahed foods with her. She did well with mashed bananas but when I gave her mashed avocado (she loves puréed avocado) and she totally gagged and threw up 3 times!! I'm thinking maybe it was too thick?. Does anyone have any advice?  How to you make the transition and hat other foods can you mash??

Formula feeding issues

Apr 16, 2012 - 7 comments

Not sure what to make of all this and thought maybe some of you ladies have gone through this and had some advice!
Chloe is now 3.5 months old. She is generally a happy baby but she occasionally fusses after feedings and seems to be in pain due to gas. Her stool has also always been on the liquidy side.
She had the rotavirus vaccine about 2.5 weeks ago and about a week after that she seemed worse with watery stool (still once a day or every 2 days). Last week I decided to try switching her formula from Enfamil A to Good Start on the advice of a friend who said it made a huge difference in terms of gas/fussiness. On Saturday afternoon I made the switch and she immediately seemed less gassy and more content. I noticed on Sunday her stool was green with same consistency and today it's still green but more pasty.  On Sunday she ate more formula per feeding than usual (close to 120 ml per feed 7x day - with only one feeding at night sleeping from 7 pm to 7 am). So, I was very happy with the change. However today she is eating way less per feed (55-90 ml) and more often every 1-2 hrs. I'm not sure what to make of this! She gets fussy during feeding and bites on the nipple and cries. Sometimes she will take a bit more after a 20 minute break but sometimes not. She is still happy but I wonder if I should be concerned. She does spit up once in a whole - maybe once or twice a day (although has only spit up once since the switch) and gets the hiccups once or twice a day. Has anyone experienced this?
Thanks!

? Cradle cap or dry skin??

Feb 01, 2012 - 9 comments

My little one looks like she has dry flaking skin on her forehead, eyebrows and eyelids. I saw the pediatrician for routine check up and asked him. He said to use Aveeno baby on the dry spots. I tried it but it didn't help. I read online you can get cradle cap there (her head is fine) so wondered what to use. I tried diluted baby shampoo on the area and rinsing well for the past few days. It seems a bit better but still there. Has anyone seen this and have any suggestions??