Official Dads of TMB Thread

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  1. momux

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    I literally asked the staff: a) what is the list of things that need to happen tonight and b) can we coordinate them to happen within a one hour stretch?

    Seemed to help prevent this but ymmv.
     
  2. OhioHoo

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    Eating thing could be an early teether. Every time teeth came in for babyhoo, she would stop breastfeeding and refuse bottles at daycare. Pediatrician said it happens, a healthy baby won’t starve themselves, but definitely worth a call or visit just for peace of mind.
     
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  3. BlazingRebel

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    We sleep with the TV on and little one is used to the noise so she sleeps through anything
     
  4. Bankz

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    My daughter just went through this a few months ago. The slowing down on feeding was 100% teething. Baby girl seems to have a new tooth every couple weeks. She’s up to 6 now all lowers.

    We also had adjusted sleep pattern and outside of a two week stretch where she went back to 7pm to 2am, bottle and sleep again to 6am. She’s been just giving me 4 to 5 hours max. Up two or three times a night. We have done swaddling, blankets, pacifiers but nothing works. I just make a bottle and feed her. Back to sleep she goes.

    Sorry it’s late I’m rambling as I feed her lol
     
  5. tmank87

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    This happened to us with our first. I'm not sure if it was total refusal to eat or not (just remember the terrible sleep regression). Teeth were the culprit. Same age. Settle in, the rest our on their way.
     
  6. Baron

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    Up at 3:30 to get to hospital by 5am. Took 3 nurses to get IV started in my wife lol (deep veins they say). Let the waiting game begin!
     
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  7. the one and only GUBBERJK

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    hey boomfeer I did not hate one bit on the gators last year or this , but now get ready shitbag .

    :smuggyurban::hilldawg::hilldawg::hilldawg::hilldawg::hilldawg::hilldawg::hilldawg::gbh:.every single tthing I did for you and the gator fans I am going to tear apart .
     
  8. Doug

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    Congrats on the extra tax break.
     
  9. bigred77

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    as someone who has deep veins myself, I know that sucked for your wife. aint nothing like someone digging around inside your arm with a needle
     
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  10. 24 hour ol newborn thinks it's rad bein awake all damn night. Mom needs to fuckin sleep. Never thought I'd find myself in such a helpless position wishing i had tits
     
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  11. billdozer

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    1 year old has RSV and is having trouble sleeping. Had to get a nebulizer from the pediatrician today to help.
     
  12. Pile Driving Miss Daisy

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    Went through with that when our daughter was around 9mo. Just that first year where kids catch everything if they're in daycare. She hated the mask adapter for the inhaler, but it helped a lot.
     
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  13. cdaysker

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    Parents of colicky babies have any tricks to help? This kid can scream for hours at a time into the wee hours of the morning and it fucking sucks. We just picked up some reflux medicine yesterday in the hopes that it helps but otherwise we are having to resort to car rides and sitting him on the dryer and even those aren't guarantees to work.

    Our 3 year old was a dream baby and we are being punished accordingly.
     
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  14. You look into any of that 4th trimester stuff?
     
  15. momux

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    Feel your pain friend. Assuming you’ve read the Happiest Baby on the Block and the benefits of swaddling? We never really found anything foolproof but did find that using this swaddle sleep sack helped at night.

    https://www.target.com/p/halo-sleepsack-fleece-swaddle-gray-stars-s/-/A-52725005
     
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  16. Rabid

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    We had the same story with #2 vs #1. It suddenly stopped at week 11 and she has been a happy baby since. We did the reflux and gripe water which maybe marginally helped at times. It sucks but it ends. Good luck.

    Magic Merlin suit was great at night. It is like a marshmallow man suit.
     
  17. Pile Driving Miss Daisy

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    The Magic suit is great, definitely seemed to help when we weaned her off swaddling, plus it's cute.

    We had some colic problems and the acid reflux medication also seemed to help a little, but I think it's just something they have to grow out of. Always around sundown she'd get very ornery and started crying unconsolably.
     
  18. momux

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    Jesus christ. Like clockwork.
     
  19. Pile Driving Miss Daisy

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  20. cdaysker

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    Yep, it's like once the sun is going down he turns into this completely different baby and we spend the next few hours trying to get him calmed down. He's just over a month old, so I'm mentally preparing for another two or so months of this but dear lord I hope it ends sooner.
     
  21. Rabid

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    Our daughter would cry from 6-10 pm with maybe an hour off during that time. But right at 10 it would stop and she would fall asleep-exhausted- every night. It was so weird but so predictable.
     
  22. Bishop

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    Miracle Blanket worked for us. https://miraclebabyusa.com/

    Lil Bishop was really good at getting out of our swaddles and then easily woke himself up.

    Also they are expensive but the Mamaroo helped out alot early on. Helps the baby stay upright to prevent the reflux and keep them calm.
     
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  23. Speaking as a primary care doc here, not an experienced dad (lol). The colic-reflux thing hasn't really panned out in research. If they have reflux, they'll show signs of reflux, but it's been studied and there's no really good case to be made for reflux manifesting as just incessant fussiness alone. Generally speaking, with plenty of exceptions, I'm sure.

    In fact, scientifically, there's no really good clues as to a unifying cause of colic (and they've looked into just about everything). Could be different for every baby. Could be that it just is what it is: insufferable, incessant fussing and crying that's here and gone on its own time. Probably both. But all kinds of interventions have been attempted and studied (like acid reducers), and i think more than anything, such remedies end up being something to try until it's all over on its own.

    Now, that said, if this 36 hour old first born ends up colicky, i will be researching and trying every voodoo/wiccan/pagan/occult/gypsy/Chinese/Mayan remedy ever conceived.
     
  24. cdaysker

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    Apparently we have an appointment with a pediatric chiropractor tomorrow to try and help with the colic. My wife was recommended to this place by a friend of hers who said it did wonders for her baby. I'm a bit skeptical but I'm willing to try anything at this point I guess, I just really hope I'm not about to waste a bunch of money for nothing.
     
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  25. Bruce Bowen

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    Wife knew someone who had their Mamaroo in storage and lent it to us, thank god cause it really did nothing for ours.

    One thing that kind of worked when he was colicky was being held and bounced. Ended up getting one of those big exercise balls and bouncing on that. I really don't remember much about that time, I think my brain blocked it out. It was only like 8 months ago.
     
  26. JRodMK1

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    Definitely recommend reading/watching this. It helped us a lot. Once she got out of the 4th trimester we had a lot of luck with the Swaddle Up swaddle. I forget the name of the app but there is an app that tracks the leaps/developments of babies and was pretty much spot-on in predicting when the bad day(s) were going to happen.

    Re: reflux and spitting up. If mother is breastfeeding or pumping, reduce/remove dairy products and it should help.
     
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  27. Bruce Bowen

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    The Wonder Weeks app? Wife uses it and yeah it's weird how exact it is with the leaps.
     
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  28. JRodMK1

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    This also worked very well with ours. There were many 2 am bounce sessions. My wife did a lot of bouncing on it while she was pregnant so that probably helped too.
     
  29. billdozer

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    Our 3rd daughter had silent reflux. Would always cry and be fussy after feeding. We got her on some medicine that helped until she grew out of it. Looking back at it, we think our first two had it too. The first ate every hour on the hour and was really fussy. The second spit up a lot, so we think she had it, but spitting it up kept the reflux from affecting her as badly.
     
  30. Beware it being money for nothing and don't hesitate to tell him/her to fuck off if you think it's too aggressive
     
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  31. jonbenetramsey

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    Coming from a parent of the most colicky baby in TMB history (4-6 hours every night for 12+ months), I found that nothing really helped aside from time and patience. The colic will eventually end. Just don’t hit/shake/neglect your kid because of it. Most people think it’s absurd to think that, but a lot of parents don’t have the emotional intelligence and/or mental fortitude to power through.
     
  32. tigr2ndbase

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    Any advice for dealing with a terrible two? She’s in the mine, throw everything, no, hit, slap, run away, scream, do the opposite of what we say, not eat phase. First kid wasn’t near this bad at this age.
     
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  33. cal

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    i followed the great philosopher, dalton’s advice

    be nice, until it’s time to not be nice
     
  34. BlazingRebel

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    Yeah fuck that
     
  35. Baron

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    Well she finally arrived at 6:43pm. Mom and baby are doing good! My wife’s cousin’s little boy was actually born this morning too, pretty cool.
     
  36. Rabid

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    I got so used to it that I oddly found our colicky baby easier to deal with when she cried than the one that only cried occasionally. I think I just got numb to the crying.
     
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  37. Pile Driving Miss Daisy

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    Even less than two years in, you can see why your dad seem to have lots of "hearing problems" when you were a teenager, there is no easy way to deal with the constant noise without being able to tune it out.
     
  38. Bishop

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    Little Bishop is about to move from the Infant room to the Toddler room at Daycare since he is walking all over the place. Also about to move him from 3 days a week to 5 days since it only cost an extra $120 a month. Going to be so upset when he gets sick again and can't go.
     
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  39. Marbles

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    I’ve got a question for you dads. The gfs 3 year
    Old goes to his dad every other weekend. We all get along great and took a joint trip with the three year old, his dad and the dads live in gf. But lately the times I’ve been over to the dads house I’ve seen both him and his gf vaping a lot in the house and filling the room in a cloud of fumes. I did some reading and can’t find anything definitive on if it’s bad for my gfs three year old but having had three years of graduate medical education I can’t fathom that it’s healthy for him.
     
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  40. bigred77

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    Not a vaper here but everything I have heard is that water vapor is pretty harmless.

    And what does 3 years of graduate medical education mean? You dropped out of med school in 3rd year?
     
  41. lechnerd

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    NOT healthy for him.

    https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1438463913001533

    “Our data confirm that e-cigarettes are not emission-free and their pollutants could be of health concern for users and secondhand smokers. In particular, ultrafine particles formed from supersaturated 1,2-propanediol vapor can be deposited in the lung, and aerosolized nicotine seems capable of increasing the release of the inflammatory signaling moleculeNO upon inhalation. In view of consumer safety, e-cigarettes and nicotine liquids should be officially regulated and labeled with appropriate warnings of potential health effects, particularly of toxicity risk in children.”
     
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  42. bigred77

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    Wait, isnt there a difference in e-cigs and vapes?
     
  43. Name P. Redacted

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    lech's summary also says nicotine liquids which would be vapes.
     
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  44. bigred77

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    Ahh, I was under the impression that most "vapes" are all the non nicotine stuff these days, but like I said, Im not a smoker or vaper, so I really dont know what I am talking about

    im more just interested in the 3 years of graduate medical training

    kinda sounds like my wifes friend who throws out "ive been in the medical field for 10 years" kinda thing when someone is sick, when in reality she is a receptionist
     
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  45. Marbles

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    I spent a year working on a PhD in physiology but decided I wanted to treat patients so I went to PA school but lost my license after I got deep into depression and addiction after I lost my child and my fiancé attempted suicide. Sorry for the confusion but I don’t know why it matters what type of education I had. I didn’t claim to practice medicine for that very reason. Thanks for your vast curiousity in my life.
     
  46. buy_dont_lease

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    Sorry to hear about all of that Marbles. Hope you’re in a better place now.
     
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  47. Marbles

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    I absolutely am. Get my one year sobriety on March first. It’s been a long journey and a lot of shit has happened but I wouldnt trade it all for the man that God has made me today.

    Edit: and I apologize for being snappy but he just rubbed me the wrong way with his curiousity into my education.
     
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  48. Baron

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    Glad you are on the right track as well, are you able to reapply for your license after a certain amount of time?
     
  49. Marbles

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    Naw. After several relapses and time away I’ve accepted that I won’t be able to practice medicine. I have my dream job now doing a lot of work with inner city youth trying to pass on the hope and faith that has helped me in my life.
     
  50. Baron

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    Keep it up man. I give mad props to the people like you who do that type of stuff to better today's youth.