Wow, I got behind quickly. For some reason whenever I post, my subscriptions stop. Annoying.
I'm Nemmer, mama to two boys 5 years and 8 months, both through adoption. DH and I have been married 14 years this month and live in Utah. I'm mostly a SAHM, but have done some work at home off and on. Right now it's in the "off" mode, since I process mortgage loans and my boss's business has all but died. But that's okay by me for now, because we just started homeschooling. Between that and the baby, I'm finding myself easily overstressed.
So, to catch up on my responses from the last thread (where I had asked about references AGAINST baby helmets)...
Originally Posted by klg47
If you get the One Step Ahead catalog, make sure your dh doesn't see it! It has a baby helmet right in the front!
I think that does come to our house... usually we get a good laugh at some of the stuff and then recycle it. I'll look for it, though. Last thing he needs is more fuel for the fixation.
I did sort of generally try to explain that if the baby never learns that bonking his head hurts it'll take him longer to figure it out and he'll end up getting more hurt in the long run. But DH doesn't buy it. Which is particularly irritating because he defers to my parenting knowledge most of the time. But he's becoming increasingly OCD and overprotective and it's becoming more and more difficult to battle it. But I do like the idea of showing him quotes from recommendations against the idea. Or I could always hand him a stack of books and challenge him to point out where it is recommended.
Originally Posted by magstphil
are helmets for babies a normal thing? i had never heard of them until now...
Me either! I've been focusing so far on the fact that they just are NOT normal! They are only used on babies that have that flat-head problem that I can never remember the name of, as far as I know. I'm a bit surprised there is one being sold to the general public... although not really. Surely some OCD person like my hubby has decided that's a great idea to market to parents.
Maggie, I'm so sorry about your DH getting laid off. Sending prayers your way.
Still catching up, but welcome to all the new posters!