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Im a new mom to am amazing little boy!! LOVE HIM! If anyone has just general advice, it would be great. Im still learning day to day.

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shortie60525

Asked by shortie60525 at 11:41 PM on Dec. 3, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Very important...when your changing his diaper...make sure you have the clean diaper ready to cover his weewee before you uncover it from the dirty diaper. Very unpleasant experience...lol
    ShouldHaveLeft

    Answer by ShouldHaveLeft at 11:47 PM on Dec. 3, 2010

  • Aww. Congrats on your new baby. Let other people help you as much as they want to, and sleep whenever the baby is sleeping.
    FluffyMamaBunny

    Answer by FluffyMamaBunny at 11:51 PM on Dec. 3, 2010

  • LOL i have learned that!! thank you
    shortie60525

    Comment by shortie60525 (original poster) at 11:51 PM on Dec. 3, 2010

  • Mix equal parts of baking soda, borax, and UNSCENTED oxy clean together it makes an amazing baby soap!!! its under $10 and it lasts 3 months!!! For really tough stains like meconium and burp up, soak overnight or for all day with this mix, and then wash with this mix again and the stains are gone!!!
    1Angeland3Girls

    Answer by 1Angeland3Girls at 11:52 PM on Dec. 3, 2010

  • Congratulations!!! How exciting!!! It is very natural for the baby boys to pee as soon as the diaper is off especially at the beginning. I agree with ShouldHaveLeft in that always have a new diaper ready before taking the soiled one off. SLEEP WHENEVER HE SLEEPS! The more sleep you get, the more sane you will be which is the best you can do for everyone around you. You can't spoil a baby, so whenever he cries try and take care of the things he needs. Try and feed him every 3 to 4 hours during the day and let him sleep as long as he will during the night because he is going to get the calories he needs whether it is during the day or night. The more sleep you get the more sane and better mom you will be. It is much easier to be sane if you get some sleep. (That was the advice my OBGYN gave me at my 6-week appointment.) It will get easier when he starts sleeping through the night and is all worth it in the end.
    Svetlana98usa

    Answer by Svetlana98usa at 11:57 PM on Dec. 3, 2010

  • Enjoy your little one!!! Our son is growing up way too fast.
    Svetlana98usa

    Answer by Svetlana98usa at 11:58 PM on Dec. 3, 2010

  • Take pictures everyday. You won't realize how much he changes from week to week. Have a stock pile of batteries for toys, cameras, etc.
    sunshine58103

    Answer by sunshine58103 at 11:59 PM on Dec. 3, 2010

  • When he started crawling and walking close the bathroom door. My 1 yr old boy is obsessed with throwing thinks into the bathtub..shoes, food, toys, books, mommies keys etc.. And dont feel bad about mommy time it'll be the best hting for you and your little one.

    Jenaiko01

    Answer by Jenaiko01 at 12:03 AM on Dec. 4, 2010

  • Raise him to your (and your SO's) standards and no one elses- he will still be yours long after everyone else has lost interest in every little thing he does ;)

    Never underestimate the power of Dad and his influence on his child. If your husband diapers him and its on backwards-just leave it that way. If he puts him in an outfit that does not match, leave it on! If you cut Dad out too early or make him feel like he can not parent as good as you can, you and your child will be missing out on so much. My SIL pretty much cut my brother out from day one and complains that he never helps or hangs with his son now that he is older- I always think- well, you beat the parenting right out of him in the first year!
    soyousay

    Answer by soyousay at 12:04 AM on Dec. 4, 2010

  • Make noise around your sleeping baby too, then you won't have to tiptoe around him if you're trying to get things done...
    MrsLeftlane

    Answer by MrsLeftlane at 12:08 AM on Dec. 4, 2010

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