Log In Sign Up

Old School Advice


Forum: June 2013 Playroom

Notices

Welcome to the JustMommies Message Boards.

We pride ourselves on having the friendliest and most welcoming forums for moms and moms to be! Please take a moment and register for free so you can be a part of our growing community of mothers. If you have any problems registering please drop an email to boards@justmommies.com.

Our community is moderated by our moderation team so you won't see spam or offensive messages posted on our forums. Each of our message boards is hosted by JustMommies hosts, whose names are listed at the top each board. We hope you find our message boards friendly, helpful, and fun to be on!

Like Tree11Likes
  • 3 Post By bribugg13
  • 5 Post By QueenCrafty
  • 2 Post By Kalynas_Mom
  • 1 Post By navywifey2003

Reply Post New Topic
  Subscribe To June 2013 Playroom LinkBack Topic Tools Search this Topic Display Modes
  #1  
June 5th, 2013, 10:18 PM
navywifey2003's Avatar Home Birth Mama
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Clovis, CA
Posts: 37,281
Send a message via AIM to navywifey2003
have you gotten any "old school" advice? Like rice cereal in the bottle at 2 weeks because baby will be starving?
__________________


Reply With Quote
  #2  
June 5th, 2013, 10:48 PM
MamaSkunk's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Minneapolis
Posts: 3,064
I did with DD from my mom...like mostly about medicines. When DD got a stuffy nose at 6 months my mom was all like oh just give her dimeatapp. Uhhh no mom kids under 6 years shouldn't have decongestants!
__________________




Reply With Quote
  #3  
June 6th, 2013, 04:38 AM
bribugg13's Avatar SAHM to Pirate & Princess
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Posts: 1,631
Send a message via MSN to bribugg13 Send a message via Yahoo to bribugg13 Send a message via Skype™ to bribugg13
not yet, but even after 2.5 years of Connor co-sleeping/bed sharing with us, you would think they'd get the hint that that is how we do things around here and stop offering/suggesting that the new baby sleep in a crib....uhh no? She'll be quite happy in her bassinet right next to my bed for the time being, thanks!! MIL had her newborn babies in a crib from day 1, so she just doesn't get it!
__________________







Reply With Quote
  #4  
June 6th, 2013, 05:08 AM
QueenCrafty's Avatar Courtney
Join Date: May 2007
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 25,860
I got it last time a lot.

I'm spoiling my baby by holding her too much. Oh okay, because screaming at the top of her lungs for hours on end is doing everyone a lot of good.

A baby that is x weeks old or x weight should be sleeping through the night. My MIL who is a nurse told me that by 12 pounds a baby should sleep through the night. Abri reached 12 pounds by week 3 (what 3 week old STTN?) and didn't sleep through the night until 15 months. She was just a bad sleeper.

You are ruining your intimacy with your husband by having a baby sleep in your bed. Um, no not a problem. Mind your own business Mom.
4hearts, TeresaV, Steph625 and 2 others like this.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #5  
June 6th, 2013, 07:00 AM
Kalynas_Mom's Avatar Super Mommy
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 830
I get the gears about breastfeeding in general. I was adopted so my mom obviously bottle fed me but all I've heard since she found out he's big is "well you're going to have to bottle feed him and give him food really early to keep up his weight!" She was really angry that she never got a chance to feed DD a bottle or spoon feed her cereal haha (not judging people who do cereal, but she was desperately convinced that ALL 3 months olds NEED to fill up on it). It used to upset me but now I just let it go in one ear and out the other and smile and nod and continue doing things my way
4hearts and MamaSkunk like this.
__________________
Tanya
Mom to my wildchild Kalyna (Dec 2008)





August 8th 2012, 7 weeks
Reply With Quote
  #6  
June 6th, 2013, 07:14 AM
MarylandMama's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Maryland, near DC
Posts: 1,145
My little brother (no kids, he was 23 at the time) gave me a lot of guff trying to get me to let DD CIO when she was really tiny, saying I was going to spoil her and she was never going to sleep if I didn't just leave her. I knew that when she did that, it was bc she wasn't actually tired. It was pretty irritating.
__________________
Karen





Reply With Quote
  #7  
June 6th, 2013, 08:52 AM
navywifey2003's Avatar Home Birth Mama
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Clovis, CA
Posts: 37,281
Send a message via AIM to navywifey2003
I think by this point many people in my life realize I walk to to beat of our own drum when it comes to parenting. We got tons when I was pregnant wih David, like the rice cereal, solids at 2 months, put the baby down you will spoil him ect.
SassySami likes this.
__________________


Reply With Quote
  #8  
June 6th, 2013, 08:56 AM
zkat's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 3,743
Lyndsay - same here. People realize that DH and I are very firm about our parenting philosophies and probably will not be swayed. Before Bourne, we got a lot of advice - rice cereal to help him sleep through the night, don't spoil him, co-sleeping is dangerous etc.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #9  
June 6th, 2013, 09:10 AM
MissyBee's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 1,372
I've gotten a lot of advice from people, but I usually just let it go in one ear and out the other. I'll do what works for me and my baby. My sister already mentioned something to me about rice cereal in the bottle so he'll sleep through the night. She has 4 kids and while she does have a lot of useful information, her youngest is five and sometimes I think the details are a little hazy for her. I said something to my mom about sleeping in the guest room with the baby when we had no visitors, so he could sleep in the bed with me and I could just wake up and feed him and we wouldn't bother my husband. (And bc I can lock the cats out of the guest room, but I can't out of our room & I'm not comfortable with the baby in the bed with both of us and the cats when he's little.) And she kept saying "you don't want to do that. You don't want the baby in the bed with you. It's dangerous." And blah blah blah. I plan on having him sleep in the bassinet in our room for a while (which won't be close to the bed bc then the cats can get in it, so I will have to get up to get him, lol) and then eventually moving to the crib in his room, but I just feel like having him right there and not having to get up would be nice and convienient when I'm super tired and he's feeding a lot! We will see what works best. I forget all the other random advice I've been given. I usually don't pay attention! Haha.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #10  
June 6th, 2013, 10:16 AM
TeresaV's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
Join Date: May 2012
Location: NY State
Posts: 1,742
Honestly, not a word. Surprising, really.
__________________







Reply With Quote
  #11  
June 6th, 2013, 10:25 AM
Hopeful2BMommy's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 2,251
Not really advice, but this week my momaw asked me what I would do if I started having contractions. I told her I'd start timing them and she just laughed. Like that was stupid. I do t know what she thought I should do.
__________________
I'm Amy
Delight yourself in the LORD, and He will give you the desires of your heart. Psalm 37:4
Reply With Quote
  #12  
June 6th, 2013, 10:29 AM
Mom2LillieAidan's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Alabama
Posts: 2,684
I have to say no has really tried giving me any advice, but most of the people around know that SO and I are going to do things our way and we won't be swayed by any advice.
__________________


#1, 4, 5, 7
Reply With Quote
  #13  
June 6th, 2013, 01:09 PM
zkat's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 3,743
Quote:
Originally Posted by MissyBee View Post
I've gotten a lot of advice from people, but I usually just let it go in one ear and out the other. I'll do what works for me and my baby. My sister already mentioned something to me about rice cereal in the bottle so he'll sleep through the night. She has 4 kids and while she does have a lot of useful information, her youngest is five and sometimes I think the details are a little hazy for her. I said something to my mom about sleeping in the guest room with the baby when we had no visitors, so he could sleep in the bed with me and I could just wake up and feed him and we wouldn't bother my husband. (And bc I can lock the cats out of the guest room, but I can't out of our room & I'm not comfortable with the baby in the bed with both of us and the cats when he's little.) And she kept saying "you don't want to do that. You don't want the baby in the bed with you. It's dangerous." And blah blah blah. I plan on having him sleep in the bassinet in our room for a while (which won't be close to the bed bc then the cats can get in it, so I will have to get up to get him, lol) and then eventually moving to the crib in his room, but I just feel like having him right there and not having to get up would be nice and convienient when I'm super tired and he's feeding a lot! We will see what works best. I forget all the other random advice I've been given. I usually don't pay attention! Haha.
It really is soooooo much easier to BF and co-sleep. Just do your research and make a safe environment. There is also research that shows that sleeping next to mom helps regulate babies breathing etc and reduces the risk of SIDS.
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #14  
June 6th, 2013, 02:49 PM
SassySami's Avatar Crunchy mama
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Colorado
Posts: 3,078
haha nope, kid #4 people tend to not say much. We parent our way,
__________________


Sami, married to Joe, mama to Debra (9), Kaydence (7), Nolan (2) and Jarek born 6/26/2013, unassisted at home





Reply With Quote
Reply

Topic Tools Search this Topic
Search this Topic:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 03:37 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0