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post #226 of 354
Congrats!

Here's what I learned first hand:
- baby poop is nasty...brace yourself
- when changing the baby, make sure the bottom is pointed away from you...babies don't know not to poop when being changed
- I've been able to get around NYC without a car

Good luck!
post #227 of 354
whoops! we're in business...
post #228 of 354
mazel tov!
post #229 of 354
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I can't see the pic but congrats!

Did you name him Seven ?
post #230 of 354
cool!
post #231 of 354
Your kid is going to change a lot during the first few years. Make sure you are there. Watch closely. Follow the new things. Be ready to respond to the budding personality. Think about your own childhood. Think about your relationship with your father. Use that as a reference and interpret the father role as you see fit. Try to bring your best every day. Remember that good parenting is about consistency.
post #232 of 354
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I can't see the pic but congrats!

Did you name him Seven ?

thank you. we haven"t named him yet, but it"s not going to be seven...
post #233 of 354
My advice that will let you child be healthy and strong (based on proven research) is to only feed him the best whole and natural foods. Don't ever give into that processed garbage like happy meals, frozen corn dogs, soda, 100% fruit juices (that aren't really). Almost everything nowadays has high fructose corn syrup, hydrogenated oils, artificial flavors, and/or GMOs in them. I don't think I need to explain myself with all of this stuff as it is logical. Also, if your wife can handle it, for best neural development, it is best to breast feed the baby for 48 months. Search it if you need more info. Don't feed him commercially formulated crap, always make your own food for the baby. Now that you've read this, you can't turn a blind eye to this issue (at least for your child's sake). You have to do the research and be passionate about this all on your own. Congratulations on your child, I wish you the very best (seriously).
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My advice that will let you child be healthy and strong (based on proven research) is to only feed him the best whole and natural foods. Don't ever give into that processed garbage like happy meals, frozen corn dogs, soda, 100% fruit juices (that aren't really). Almost everything nowadays has high fructose corn syrup, hydrogenated oils, artificial flavors, and/or GMOs in them. I don't think I need to explain myself with all of this stuff as it is logical.

Also, if your wife can handle it, for best neural development, it is best to breast feed the baby for 48 months. Search it if you need more info.

Don't feed him commercially formulated crap, always make your own food for the baby.

Now that you've read this, you can't turn a blind eye to this issue (at least for your child's sake). You have to do the research and be passionate about this all on your own. Congratulations on your child, I wish you the very best (seriously).

Completely unnecessary tone and BS pseudo-science. I wish you had not posted this nonsense in this great thread. Honestly. One thing I cannot stand (at all) is terrorist parents like you who think what other people do is wrong and a punishable offense. Idiotic. Enjoy latching your two year old kid onto his mother's breast and let people raise their kids as they wish.

Please start your own thread if you want to discuss this stuff and let this one be about useful and friendly advice.
post #235 of 354
Found this thread and read thru from page one this morning. Really great stuff here.

My daughter is 15 and in hindsight one of the best things my wife did was reading to her from day one. She developed great reading habits from this, an excellent vocabulary and has great comprehension. All major benefits to her in school and for life.

My deficit has been missing family time from traveling too much.
My wife has been the starting pitcher. She goes 7 or 8 inninngs and I come in for an inning or two. Being there and being involved is the best gift you can give to the family. I am working on it.

Parenting is using your head and your heart in equal parts. Too much of one and not enough of the other isn't wise. Seek a balance.


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Thanks povar - much appreciated
On another note, quick show of hands: which of you guys had to do sleep training? What method did you use and at what age did you do it?

I don't know what sleep training is but when we had a newborn we read that babies thrive on consistent routine. The book taught us that by regulating the daytime feeding schedule it would create good sleep patterns. We diligently stuck to feeding at specific times and by the third day she was sleeping almost all the way thru the night. Eating at the exact same time made the difference in her sleeping.
post #236 of 354
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Completely unnecessary tone and BS pseudo-science. I wish you had not posted this nonsense in this great thread. Honestly. One thing I cannot stand (at all) is terrorist parents like you who think what other people do is wrong and a punishable offense. Idiotic. Enjoy latching your two year old kid onto his mother's breast and let people raise their kids as they wish. Please start your own thread if you want to discuss this stuff and let this one be about useful and friendly advice.
Are you the OP? moderator? then why do you care what I post in his thread? I'll let dron tell me if what I posted was unnecessary. After all, it is his child that we are discussing here and not your sensitivities. Is it right for the parents to blindly feed their children nutrient dead foods that only hamper their physical, mental and physiological well-being? What I said might have sparked a concern with the OP and that is not bad at all, parents who care have the right to know and further their own research. So just chill out, what I posted is in full concern for his child, I don't know why you're getting upset. This is a big deal and people should consider taking nutrition more seriously. At the end of the day, I rather serve a child fresh food, than preserved, processed food with additives.
post #237 of 354
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Are you the OP?
Yes
post #238 of 354
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Yes

hah, my mistake.



In that case, feed your child all the crap you want. As long as you are happy, Daddy!
post #239 of 354
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In that case, feed your child all the crap you want. As long as you are happy, Daddy!

do you really have kids?

I give my kids pretty nutrious food myself, but I am not insane about it.
post #240 of 354
Congratulations, gdl!

(Yes, I know: old thread. But still.)
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