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post #21 of 31
We have always been given a hand pump at the hospital that works in conjunction with the professional model. It pops into the base. I am assuming you know what I am talking about.
I found out in September my insurance company covered the cost of professional grade pump if I planned on breast feeding. So I got a $400.00 pump for free (I was double insured at the time). I have no opened it at all because at the time I was planning on going back to work but now it looks like I will work from home and so the only pumping I will do will be minimal so the hand pump will work.
post #22 of 31
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Originally Posted by amyleigh33 View Post
It's kind of ridiculous, IMO because first of all--stop making pyjamas out of the problem material, and secondly, if your kid is getting up in the night and playing with the stove--or any sort of fire--you've got bigger problems than what PJs you put on them before they went to bed.
ITA!!

Sorry to go off on a tangent, OP, but...
I also wonder why they need flame retardants at night and not during the day? Are babies more likely to catch a spark at night in PJs than any other time? Why all the extra fuss just for PJs? Because of this rule, I HATE all the PJs selection for DS1.... he can't get comfortable in tight fitting clothes, so the plain cotton ones are out. I dislike the ones with flame retardant or made out of synthetic materials.
post #23 of 31
The reason is because you are sleeping in another wing of the house so you don't have to listen to your babe cio. Then when the fire hits you sleep through it all, unlike in the day when you are parenting/paying attention to your child.
post #24 of 31
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The reason is because you are sleeping in another wing of the house so you don't have to listen to your babe cio. Then when the fire hits you sleep through it all, unlike in the day when you are parenting/paying attention to your child.
post #25 of 31
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Originally Posted by richella View Post
The reason is because you are sleeping in another wing of the house so you don't have to listen to your babe cio. Then when the fire hits you sleep through it all, unlike in the day when you are parenting/paying attention to your child.
Sadly, I think that might be close to the truth.
post #26 of 31
I always hate tight fitting clothes too so I buy the pjs in a bigger size.Its actually kinda hard to find all cotton PJs too without the flame retardant.My older two sons have eczema and I think the cotton is better for them.
post #27 of 31
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Originally Posted by JanB View Post
And petroleum jelly? What in the world is that for? I've raised two infants into toddlerhood and beyond now, and have never once needed to use petroleum jelly! .
LOL - I have two things of it left over from #1 as well as a big thing of baby oil. All I remember using petroleum jelly for was the umbilical cord stump and the circumcision wound for the first few days, so they wouldn't stick to the dipe. But that leaves you with quite a bit of petroleum jelly...
post #28 of 31
I actually found that when I was BFing my son, when he was finished my entire breast would be soaking. I always tried to have a rag or cloth diaper nearby to dry myself off with before I fastened my bra back up. Maybe he was just messy or something.

Being both a BFing and FFing mom, I thought both had their own different set of things needed. Bfing - nursing bras, breast pads, rag to dry up with, lanolin to begin with, etc. Ffing - clean bottles and nipples, formula, maybe a rag to clean up the chin afterwards but he wasn't too messy with the bottles. He was quite a bit older though.

And to play devil's advocate some more, I had him in October and we had a full body zip up suit that was a little like a snow suit, though I suppose not entirely waterproof, more water resistant, that we would put him in on walks and stuff so he'd stay warm and dry. Unfortunately no matter how small of a size you buy that stuff in it always doubles the size of your child, making it a tight fit to put them in a baby carrier (we had a snuggli to start with - a sling would be no problem I guess).

Eh, each parent is different.
post #29 of 31
Am I the only one who thinks the FF list is odd because it fails to mention that you need to buy the FORMULA? I mean, what is going in those bottles?
post #30 of 31
These in bf:
_____Bottle drying tree.
_____Bottle brush.
_____Three packs of cloth diapers or burp cloths.


Are not necessary for bf, but are more "needed" for bottlefeeding, even though it is omitted there.

And this in bottle feeding:
_____Six 4- to 5-ounce bottles, plus nipples, rings, and a dishwasher basket if you use a dishwasher.

is really four separate things all glommed together making the list seem really short. (Plus why are rings listed separately anyhow???? Can you buy bottles without rings?)

Plus, as MSAX notes... where's the formula?!
post #31 of 31
Should read this way, I'd think:

Feeding time
_____Bottle drying tree.
_____Bottle brush.
_____A dishwasher basket if you use a dishwasher.
_____Insulated bottle holder for diaper bag (the hospital may give you one).
_____Three packs of cloth diapers or burp cloths.

If you're planning to breast-feed:
_____Two or three nursing bras.
_____A box of washable or disposable breast pads.
_____Breast pump if you expect to use one.
_____Four small baby bottles with newborn nipples for expressed breast milk


If you're planning to bottle-feed
_____Six 4- to 5-ounce bottles, plus nipples and rings.
_____Formula
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