Originally Posted by Faliciagayle
In the Nov thread there was talk of placement of the baby bald spot - uh... we're cosleeping baby wearing parents of a breastfed baby with remarkable head control and she's got a bald spot on the back
of her head...? Honestly, sometimes this whole AP thing is just too fraught with guilt. Pacifiers. Swings. You can bet the first mom to sling her baby did it out of a need to run from an approaching predator/ cook gruel for her family/ get something done.. you know, convenience.
Well said! Judah's also losing his hair all around. Yes, we use a swing, but I also carry him virtually all the time we're out, cosleep, etc., etc. I don't think there's anything inherently wrong with them laying down to rest/play/talk, either.
Baldness just goes with the territory, it seems! I guess it's a good thing mine are just pretty much bald all over, so the spots don't show up as much.
Originally Posted by kmamma
could a hyperactive baby mean allergies? he has occasional rash on cheeks, chest, spit-up, slimy poops. i know chocolate for sure, even when he was in utero--he'd kick like crazy after an episode of indulgence.
High-needs and allergies go hand-in-hand, as does "hyperactivity." Absolutely. Keep a food diary in which you record everything you eat (note date and time), and record any of those sorts of symptoms - mood, crying, fussiness, gassiness, rashes, spitting up, unusual stools, etc. That can help correlate what exactly is causing the problem.
After having a higher needs baby (reflux, but no allergies that I could determine even with elimination diets), and two with lesser needs, I can assure you that if he's got allergies, YOU will feel MUCH better once they're addressed! You'll have a whole new baby! My refluxer cried and cried and cried - hours on end, every day. We were all miserable.
He was also one who had to be bounced and walked and coddled to sleep. Once his reflux was treated, the screaming stopped! Much happier! I hope you find the source for your little one's troubles and have a happy baby (and mommy!) soon!
Originally Posted by jeaninevp922
thumb vs pacifier - i was a thumb sucker, so i'm partial to them
. dd1 is a thumb sucker, and it looks like dd2 might turn into one too. dh (who is a dds) used to say thumb sucking didn't interfere with their teeth until the permanent ones started coming in. now he thinks dd1 needs to stop. drives me nuts. i was a thumbsucker, he was not. he had braces, i did not so
to him! i keep telling him i'd rather pay for her orthodontia than for her therapy if we force her to stop before she's ready. and, fwiw, my bro used a paci, and he had braces too.
I was a finger sucker and am also partial to the idea!
Judah has taken his fingers and thumb more than my others, combined! We do use the pacifier, too, though. Both of my older boys refused it when they started teething, so I've never worried about it affecting their orthodontic development. (Though my 5.5yo has a new tooth up behind his baby teeth! eek! I know it's fairly common, but still freaky!
) I did have braces, but oh well! I dare say I haven't been sucking my fingers since they've come off
and my teeth have reverted a bit since I lost my retainers. (I got braces at 16 and off at 18, and still had my retainers in nightly use at some point after my 1st was born!)
Anybody else get periodically REALLY bummed that it's already December and time is going by so fast? For some reason just seeing "September" in the thread name reminded me that we're so far from it already, and that's so sad! Babe is growing too fast!! I always want to be able to capture each moment and memory and hang on to it - and yet still enjoy each new one. But for some reason, even when I'm devoting my entire attention (as much as possible!) to just being with and enjoying the little one, it still slips by too fast.
Of course I also keep thinking he's 10wks already (not till Thursday) and sometimes have the feeling I should be getting taxes ready, but it's not actually January yet.
So I may just be loosing my mind!