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smurfetts_lamb
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I can't post this in my own journal and I know the answer to this but I am hoping someone will give me a better answer.
I have a new SIL. She is 23 and acts like she knows everything. Luckily they are years away from having kids. She has worked as a nanny on and off for several years. I am having several issues with her and I think they are starting to blur together to make me really dislike her (which is really unfortunate).
So here are my issues:
She says she is burnt out on being around kids and that she is afraid she won't want kids if she has to be around one more child. She says this to my face and in front of my son.  - I do not know how to respond to this. She also makes comments about how she would never to this or that with her kids - all the while she is doing said things with my son. I have pointed out to her that she should not say things around kiddo that she does not want repeated since he is in a mimic phase.
She comes to me all the time and asks for advice. I always think a while before responding to her. And I always take everything she has told me into consideration. On most of these occasions I have been told that I do not know what I am saying and it is obviously "not my business" the moment I start giving her an answer.
I'm frustrated. I obviously know that I need to tell her to solve her own problems and leave me out of it. I hate drama and feel every conversation with this girl is pulling me in. I also feel that she is insulting me by the way she treats me.
So... advice?
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celestialmarvel
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I'm interesting in starting my shopping early, but not quite sure what would be some good toys to buy. Now with all these toy recalls this past year it makes me really nervous about buying naything.

So I thought I would go to the best source that I can find, other parents!

What are some of the best toys out right now that you can buy for a 9 month old?

Thanks!

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cmarie14
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My 18 month son is very social and usually very active.  The past couple days, though, even though he is still very social and usually active, he has become fixated on an object and will literally spend half and hour or an hour messing with it.  Yesterday, he played with a chapter book, flipping the pages for an hour (hubby and I were also watching TV, so I'm sure that helped in keeping him still, although most of the time he just looked at the book.)

We went to the doctor today and he spent about 20 minutes playing with a bead toy while I talked to the doctor.  She didn't seem it was strange, but I didn't mention it because I hadn't seen a pattern yet.  He isn't easily distracted when he's doing this with other toys or objects.

Now he's sitting in his bedroom looking at books again (maybe I should be really happy!)  He's been in there, silent, for over half an hour, happy to just look through books. And he's really happy, too, taking crayons or pencils out of a box and putting them back in, rinse and repeat. :)

He's also been refusing to sleep - especially any naps, and he used to take 2 - 2 hour naps a day - he loves to sleep, usually!

Should I be worried about this new behavior?  Maybe I should just be happy that he's enjoying books.  Has anyone else experienced this?  
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thatkaringirl
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Not quite a recall, but something serious to consider since we all use bottles and/or sippy cups every day!

"(BOULDER, CO) The authors of BABY BARGAINS, the country’s best-selling guide to baby products (700,000 copies in print), today called for parents to stop using baby bottles and sippy cups made of polycarbonate plastic."

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full article with more info
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celestialmarvel
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I am looking for really good top of the line carseats for when my daughter graduates out of her infant seat at 22 pounds. I want something really safe but not anything too expensive. I was just curious as to what all of u could recommed? I have looked at consumer websites out there but nothing beats asking the consumer directly. Thanks for any help.

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stellardreams81
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stellardreams81
Fisher-Price to recall nearly one million toys...

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thatkaringirl
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We're flying to a wedding this September and I'm starting to realize how complicated this could be with a 16-month-old. So.. advice please??

Should we get a non-stop flight (4 hours) or take the cheaper one-stop?
Any recommended airlines?

We're planning to buy Sam his own seat. Can I book online or should I talk to someone directly about our situation?

Thanks!
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stellardreams81
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Woman and her 19 month old kicked off a plane because the child was talking.

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cmarie14
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For the BRATT diet, does it matter what kind of tea? Or is the main point to hydrate?

EDIT:  For my 15 month old, sorry.  I didn't realize there would be a difference. :)  He's had liquidy stools for three days and now a bad rash that we're treating, but otherwise is acting fairly normal.  Crabbier, maybe, on account of the rash.
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