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Hello moms. I’m looking at buying bundle of dreams or Newton living mattress for the crib. Any feedback from those who have used either will be helpful. Thank you!

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Feeding littles or solid starts? Both on sale for Black Friday and I need help navigating to solids!

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Looking for some help from any violinists or moms of violinists... My 3.5 year old has asked for Santa for a violin. She's had this idea stuck in her head for months, and now it's in her lett… more

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Tips and tricks on how to beat later-in-pregnancy insomnia? I’m soo tired, but falling asleep is getting way harder thanks to a busy kicking man in my belly and an achy body that hates side sleeping.

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I have extreme nausea and fatigue , 8 weeks in my second pregnancy after a miscarriage. OBGYN wants me to stay put and avoid as much as work as possible. I wake up at 7 am with toddler, cook breakfast… more

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How did you cope with gender disappointment? I feel so guilty for not being excited but I just dreamed of having a girl and found out I’m having a boy. It sound silly

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Any Black Friday deals on Uppababy or Nuna?

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Dropping the night feeding - my baby is three months and appears to be willing to sleep through the night. Being clueless on how this might impact my supply, I have been essentially doing a “dream fee… more

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What good kid/baby related deals are you scoring this black friday?

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Moms, I am 21 weeks pregnant (first baby) and extremely anxious. We live on 42nd floor. Have windows and a balcony and every night I have nightmares about the baby falling off one of the windows or ba… more

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Mamas - how much active/1:1 playtime do you do with your 3-5month old babies every day? How much tummy time, time with toys, time on the floor? Not reading or chit chatting or hanging out on the bounc… more

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Deloitte moms, I've heard I can use my well being subsidy on joggers for the baby. What would qualify? Just a jogger or a travel system from uppababy or chicco or a doona carseat stroller?

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Hi moms, for those who used Nanit plus - is it worth it?

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This will be weird, but serious question. My three year old girl does this thing where she gets in child’s pose, balls up her blanket between her legs and then appears to be humping it. Will do it e… more

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Need help!! Stroller/ Infant seat recommendations pls! I am a first time to be mom - want to purchase high ticket items but still so confused about stroller/ infant seat. We live in the burbs and eit… more

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I need an advice: am in last trimester of pregnancy, waking up a lot during night to go to the bathroom but also since I am now quite uncomfortable sleeping due to my huge bump. My husband just told m… more

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Does Nuna Rava ever go on sale? I regret buying uppa baby mesa which my baby grew out of in 9 months (very few usage during COVID) 💸 I didn’t know that I could have gotten nuna rava with infant inse… more

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First time mom here and baby is due in March. Is black Friday a good time to buy anything in particular for the baby? Are there any good deals you're all tracking? Thanks in advance 🤗

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What do you all think is reasonable to spend on gifts for our 12-14 year olds? I want to start scaling back this year -feel like we go overboard every year.

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Hi ladies. Did anyone get flu-like side effects from the 3rd trimester Tdap vaccine?

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I have seen many moms here are Montessori aligned. Any toy/kit suggestion for a 2 year old ? He is stranded at home due to weather and usually likes to go on on long walks

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Do you have a nanny or a housekeeper that commutes to your home (does not live with you)? How do you handle the COVID safety rules?

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8 week old has suddenly decided to sleep only in our laps/arms. Wakes up within a minute of being put down in his crib/ our bed. Tried warming his crib with a heating pad but didn’t work. Any suggesti… more

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Are there any stories on negative vaccine reactions you experienced when you vaccinated your child? If you are following regular vaccine schedule, what research did you do before? Are there any anti-v… more

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Currently have an 8 month old and getting ready to shop Black Friday sales. Any must haves or nice to haves for a little one just starting to crawl / preparing to walk?

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Mamas, looking for a car seat for my 1 year old toddler. Looking for a car seat that will last over the years. Budget is $300. Looking into MaxCosi, Chicco and Graco. Any recommendations?

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What are you mamas doing to deal with stress? I was thinking of cbd but never tried it before. Has anyone else tried it?

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Husband is asking me what I'd like for a push present. I have no idea. Any suggestions?

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Moms, how can I make my baby move before an ultrasound? This will be the third anatomy scan because during the last two the baby was on his back and we couldn’t get images of his spine. I am 22 weeks … more

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Would love some opinions, moms. Because of covid, I’ve kept my kids home since March 2020. I predict we will not have spent $5k on dependent care in 2020 that we elected last year. Almost but not quit… more

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Any recommendations for pre natal yoga apps that you have personally used? At what time during your pregnancy did you start this routine. Thanks in advance

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My one year old grinds his teeth all the time, especially when he’s excited! Any of your little ones do this? Has anything worked to deter them?

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Exclusively breastfeeding and periods at week 10!! Is this for real? Why did this happen to me!! Buaahhh :(

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Anyone got abnormal pap smear saying ASCUS? Is this normal?

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Hired a new nanny and not loving her. She’s too old school/strict for my 3 year old. And doesn’t seem that enthusiastic about him. Like I know he’s frustrating but he’s 3. It’s part of the deal. … more

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How much help do you really need in the weeks after birth? My mom and MIL both offered to help but I'm honestly questioning if they would just be in the way. My mother would probably be the most h… more

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Not sure the last time I went to sleep and legit stayed asleep for seven or eight straight hours. Usually I wake up a few times a night. I’m thirsty, I need to use the bathroom, my toddler needs to … more

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Can anyone share your experiences and recommendations around liposuction, body sculpting, etc.? I’m one year postpartum and despite doing my best to eat well and exercise at least a little despite cr… more

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4 months pp and wanted to know about the first period pp? Were you able to tell that it was coming up? How bad is it going to be? Any tips to prepare? TIA

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Just got married. don’t want to change my name for personal and professional reasons. To the moms out there who kept their maiden name, how did you handle naming your kids? Any challenges with having … more

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