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red ring around the anus is a classic sign of allergy/food intolerance.

My ds has it too (although no blister)..with the nightwaking, 'colic', fitful sleep I started an elimination diet today, taking out the top 8 allergens, plus doing the candida diet to help with the thrush..

Dairy is the #1 cause of food sensitivities in bf babies I believe..that includes butter, margarine, anything with casein, sodium caseinate..usually you'll see improvement in a few days, but it takes at least 3-4 weeks to leave babe's system...Just smthg to consider.
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Hmm, I'm vegan so dairy can't be the issue. Maybe soy?

Argh. That will SUCK.

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If it's a 'recent' thing.. personally I'd be surprised if it was a food allergy issue.... I could be wrong.. but it would seem odd to me at least.

Some babies get a rash when they are teething. And of course a yeast rash like any rash.. will have varying degrees of severity.. when we've had a blistering rash around here it was either 1. yeast or 2. burns from ammonia that didn't wash out of cloth diapers (and you don't cd.. so it shouldn't be that).

BUT I by far don't know all the rashes.. that's just what I've seen in the past four years of changing diapers lol..... your mileage may vary.

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I have tried to read and respond to this thread about 87 times this week, but I've been to busy.

I have no idea how much Milo weighs, but he feels enormous to me, and I know he's growing.

I'm going to be keeping a friend's baby boy now, and this was our first week. I am exhausted, but things went really well. It's just hard to whom to tend fiorst when they are both upset, b/c they're the same age.

Milo's babyhood is going by SOOOOOOOfast! I can hardly stand it.



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Congratulations Carrie on making it through a week of work!

NYMT- How was your appt re the reflux? Make any headway?
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Congratulations Carrie on making it through a week of work!

NYMT- How was your appt re the reflux? Make any headway?
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nope. 2 doctors say it's "just colic"..I posted over in health and healing to get some opinions, but i KNOW this is reflux..i know he's in pain/discomfort..

I started an elimination diet today, hoping I'll see some improvement over the weekend, if not guess i'll camp out at the docs office till they take me seriously. i have a feeling it may be soy (i'm already dairy/gluten free) but am going off the top 8 for a couple weeks...honestly i want to cry..today was not a good day to start an ED when we haven't gone shopping and all i have are forbidden foods in the house. ugh

I have no idea what to eat! Going off gluten and dairy were hard enough and here I am again taking out more foods. I do not do well without protein, and now bread, cheeses, fish, eggs are all out. :

It might also be that a few times now I've gotten 'glutened' and I know he reacted to that so perhaps (hopefully) that is the only thing and it'll be out of his system soon

awesome memory btw, thanks so much for asking..how is your lo doing?

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I started an elimination diet today, hoping I'll see some improvement over the weekend, if not guess i'll camp out at the docs office till they take me seriously. i have a feeling it may be soy (i'm already dairy/gluten free) but am going off the top 8 for a couple weeks...honestly i want to cry..today was not a good day to start an ED when we haven't gone shopping and all i have are forbidden foods in the house. ugh
I hope your elimination diet works to bring your babe some relief. I have a feeling Iris is sensitive to soy. I notice the days I have none or significantly less she's not nearly as gassy.

AAM: I met Heather (heddybee) and her babe today at our LLL mtg! She is such a sweet mama and I'm so glad we finally got to connect. Little Helena and Iris are gonna be good buds! I'll have to add our pic to our FB photo gallery!

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Jenn: I saw the picture on FB. Awww- so cool y'all got to meet. I know I speak for the rest of us when I say I am a smidge jealous!

Carrie: I asked some mamas on another board what they thought about Nora's mystery rash/blister thing b/c I was thinking about it and they suggested that maybe MIL is wiping too vigorously? Or perhaps she thinks she is changing every time Nora goes but she is waiting until she feels the sposie diaper is wet to the touch (which is way past when it is first wet)? Or it is a yeast thing in their opinion.
I would ask her to watch Nora on a day when you are home so you can oversee what is happening. Thinking about you.

I went to lunch today with a friend and her son who is 1.
She thinks Jasper is teething b/c he is constantly drooling, eating his fist and gets fussy randomly. She noticed on his lower gum it looks like the gumline is thinning a bit.
Poor lil guy is fussing right now and being rocked by his daddy.
I have a question for the veteran mamas who cd.
My guy wears prefolds with wool covers that fit snugly.
Lately his poops have been getting more voluminous and they flow so quickly that even if you are standing there and hear it happen and act immediately, the cover still gets dirty a bit at the leg and at the top of the booty.
He is almost ready to move up a size so when I am shopping, any recs for covers, liners, doublers? I want to stick to natural fibers, no PUL (the wool itself is not the problem as there are no leaks through the wool itself. Its just the edges.) I am wondering if a doubler would help soak it up? I have heard good things about hemp. Does this work like that? Just curious and thought maybe some of y'all would have answers.

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AAM: I met Heather (heddybee) and her babe today at our LLL mtg! She is such a sweet mama and I'm so glad we finally got to connect. Little Helena and Iris are gonna be good buds! I'll have to add our pic to our FB photo gallery!
Sorry I did not make it Ashley, I really thought about doing it, but the babe hates his carseat so, that I cannot really fathom driving that far by myself right now unfortunately. It sucks, I feel very trapped, but I can't stand the screaming.

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Congratulations Carrie on making it through a week of work!
Thank you! It's Saturday! I officially made it and am now home with my baby girl!

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Carrie: I asked some mamas on another board what they thought about Nora's mystery rash/blister thing b/c I was thinking about it and they suggested that maybe MIL is wiping too vigorously? Or perhaps she thinks she is changing every time Nora goes but she is waiting until she feels the sposie diaper is wet to the touch (which is way past when it is first wet)? Or it is a yeast thing in their opinion.
I would ask her to watch Nora on a day when you are home so you can oversee what is happening. Thinking about you.
Thank you so much for thinking of me! I was also thinking that maybe MIL has been using the same cream, lotion, or hand soap for X amount of years and babies are sensitive to it? I guess I can't really control that, but it's just something that's bugging me. I mentioned it to DH and he looked at me like I was nuts, but I just can't help but see a correlation to this rash and MIL taking care of her. Or, she's teething and it's just a huge coincidence. Today the rash is gone, completely healed. Lets see if it starts back up on Monday, YKWIM?

MIL bought Nora an exersaucer and the girl LOVES it! She bounces, turns, plays with the toys on it, laughs -- OMG it's amazing! DH is going to run out this morning in just a little while to pick one up for us to have at home.

We're getting some snow today and it's already flurrying! I love snow!

Tayla and Cosette are starting to get along a little better. They were both sitting together looking out the window before! Yay! I'm so glad they're "maybe sort of" going to be friends.

Ok, off to read more threads. TTYL!

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Ashley, thanks for the heads up about the stick in my last post. That'd be an immaculate conception! I've tried to hand type emoticons so many times and it's only worked when I've not meant to, evidently!

I'm so impressed that three of you live relatively close to each other and could meet IRL. Great pic on FB! farmerjess- I understand about the carseat! Does he have a mirror in which to talk to himself? Once Bryson's visual acuity included the mirror, he began talking to himself all the time in the car, and the screams became less and less.

baby cakes- I agree about the wiping possibly being an issue. My girlfriend went to the ped about her daughter's diaper rash (possibly blisters) and he suggested "overparenting" as the cause. She dumped him immediately, but from what I know about her kid, she's extremely sensitive to a lot of things, and they were using wipes that weren't making her skin happy. I didn't generally wipe DD (who had a very sensitive bum) after every pee change, and if your MIL is, and with more pressure than you use, it could be the culprit. I hope this weekend brings you clarity on this issue. The ring part of the rash could be from teething.

crosscat- is your dh home yet? I hope you and Calla kept each other company while he was away.

aam: I'm upset b/c DH is indifferent to DS. He doesn't want to touch/hold him or play with him. I have to remind myself that he was still not in our bed at this time in DD's life, and perhaps was equally this way and everything turned out just fine in their relationship, but it's really hard on me as it makes me want to protect/love ds even more. Dh was really encouraging to me, wanting me to get back to yoga and out a bit more, but he also wants to let ds CIO when he's fussy rather than looking for what's bothering him. If I really "needed" him to care for him at those times it would be one thing, but I refuse to go away for leisure time when my dh is going to mess with my child's happiness. DS is selectively fussy: mostly when DH is around: when dh is on the phone or driving the car, or I'm prepping dinner. I guess it's because I'm not meeting his needs as deftly then as when I'm alone and 100% attending to DS.

I often forget that this is really hard on DH too b/c he had a lot of individual time with me before ds was born, and now I'm so wiped out by the time dd goes to sleep, I don't get up with him any more, so he's missing me and resenting the baby.
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Get the jumperoo!!!! B loves it so much and will hang out happily while I make coffee and get the other kids breakfast.
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Are your babes seriously holding their heads up enough to be in an exersaucer??
my ds' head is pretty floppy still

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I can put Hazel in the exersaucer with a receiving blanket behind her in the seat to fill the gap. I've only put her into it to see, but I think I'll wait until she's closer to 4 months. She's got pretty good head control.
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Actually, yes. He's got great head and trunk control already. He doesn't need anything behind him the the one we've got has a high padded back. (the rainforest one)
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sorry I hope my post didnt' come across as rude..I was just surprised, thinking man, is my ds behind, his head flops all over!

i can't see the pic for some reason. do i have to add everyone?

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Ah, that's what it's called - a Jumperoo! Grandma has the rainforest one, too! Chris is out right now picking one up for us.

NYMT, don't forget, Nora was born early in October, on the 2nd. I looked it up and your LO was born on the 16th, right? So she's got a full 2 weeks on your kiddo. Don't worry!

Nora is just like Changed's DS, she has really good head and trunk control. She's a wee bit short for the contraption so MIL put a short stack of beach towels under it so she could reach. This girl wants to JUMP. She won't let you just hold her in your lap, you have to hold her standing and let her jump and that makes your arms soooo tired!

It's snowing so I'm going to bake chocolate chip cookies. Yum. So long diet. LOL!

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And you're doing so good!!!

Yeah, I had to put a throw pillow under his feet. He only sits in it for 5 minutes or so on the morning so that's part of it. It's not long enough for him to get tired so he can hold his head well while he's in it. Mornings are chaos with 3 kids though so it's really been great.
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Mamas using excersaucers for their babes...read this. This post is by a friend of mine IRL who is a ped. PT. I had no idea that there was even this concern, having used one with 3 of my 5 babes. Not thinking we were going to have any more babies, we brought our exersaucer to the thrift store. I won't be getting a new one for Iris.

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I wonder if that same issue applies to a jumperoo? I would think no only because I know they use them in pediatric therapy clinics sometimes. Regardless, thanks for the reminder. They really shouldn't be used more than 20 minutes a day anyway!
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Mamas using excersaucers for their babes...read this. This post is by a friend of mine IRL who is a ped. PT. I had no idea that there was even this concern, having used one with 3 of my 5 babes. Not thinking we were going to have any more babies, we brought our exersaucer to the thrift store. I won't be getting a new one for Iris.
Thanks for mentioning this BDD. That's old news to me, but maybe others will benefit from reading it. I use an exersaucer for my convenience. You know.... So I can cook in front of an open flame, do lots of "bendy" chores, or take a shower. Those are the things I really prefer to do while not babwearing. The idea that an exersaucer, bouncer, swing, or anything like that will enhance a child's development is just plain silly. Almost as silly as those Baby Einstein or Baby Sesame videos. Like plopping your infant in front of the TV is somehow going to help them develop
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That will enhance a child's development is just plain silly. Almost as silly as those Baby Einstein or Baby Sesame videos. Like plopping your infant in front of the TV is somehow going to help them develop
I don't think they will enhance development, no, but I do think they entertain. JMHO, though.

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