The first year of your baby’s life is full of milestones. Here, we’ve compiled some of the top questions and answers from the SmartMom app about parenting a 9 month old. If you have questions of your own, download the app and ask away! 9 months is a huge milestone! Your baby is probably grabbing everything and trying to stand up, putting small objects in his mouth, and probably beginning to get his first tooth. This can cause pain and discomfort. For tips on soothing teething babies, check out this article. This is a good time to practice self-feeding. Though it can be messy, having your baby pick up small foods (like cheerios) with his fingers and feed himself is a great way to improve fine motor skills. At 9 months, you can also begin teaching sign language. Your baby has an increased awareness of what he needs or wants, and teaching him sign language gives him a chance to communicate that to you.

9 month old milestones

The first year of your baby’s life is full of milestones. Here, we’ve compiled some of the top questions and answers from the SmartMom app about parenting a 9 month old. If you have questions of your own, download the app and ask away! 9 months is a huge milestone! Your baby is probably grabbing everything and trying to stand up, putting small objects in his mouth, and probably beginning to get his first tooth. This can cause pain and discomfort. For tips on soothing teething babies, check out this article. This is a good time to practice self-feeding. Though it can be messy, having your baby pick up small foods (like cheerios) with his fingers and feed himself is a great way to improve fine motor skills. At 9 months, you can also begin teaching sign language. Your baby has an increased awareness of what he needs or wants, and teaching him sign language gives him a chance to communicate that to you.

Jessica F Mon, July 27th

Need any and all help. My son just turned 9 months, I currently have 1100 bags of frozen breastmilk in 3 freezers. I have weaned myself to pumping once a day and decided Saturday night to stop. It has not even been 48 hours and you can bounce a quarter off my boobs, it hurts to breath and I have indentations in my skin from my bra!!!! HELP!! Any ideas I am so willing to try 🙁

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Jordan C 2 likes

I’ve heard to apply cabbage leaves to the breast

Jessica F 0 likes

All day of just for a little while?

Johnny’s M 3 likes

Pump just enough to relieve engorgement then stop. It’ll take a little while but your supply will stop 🙂

Ashley L 1 like

Warm showers will help with the pain, wear a sports bra (makes it so u don’t produce any more), take Benadryl (at night so u don’t fall asleep during the day lol) it dries u up. That’s what I did after I quit with my daughter 🙂 also warm towels on breasts help pain too

Jessica F 1 like

I tried that last week and I would leak through pads and padded bra and shirt!!! If I take my bra off they are going to start squirting everywhere!!!! Lol

Kali G 1 like

Freeze cabbage leafs and put them in your bra. Use an old bra because it will pretty much ruin them.

Jordan K 0 likes

I did the tight sports bra thing and it helped…turned my boobs like square for a brief time but it helped lol. Eventually it went away. I’m afraid time is all that will take it away. Sorry mamma! 😔

Jessica F 1 like

I just took a Benadryl, I am sending my husband to the store right now. Thanks ladies.

Darrin A 12 likes

Most girls would kill to have that milk supply lol

Danie M 1 like

Put cold cabbage leaves in your bra and change them out when they wilt (doesn’t take long) it helps with the pain plus it has enzymes that naturally dry you up

Aria’s M 4 likes

Send your supply my way ! I wish I could produce that much extra 😩 I go back to work next month and I don’t have that much saved up yet

Jessica F 4 likes

I got lucky. I have already donated 200 bags to our NICU so they can pasteurize it and send it out to other NICU’s. These cabbage leafs can not freeze fast enough lol.

Jami S 1 like

Hang over the sink and just press on the sides. Just do it long enough to release the pressure. Eventually they will dry up.

Jenni V 1 like

Cabbage cold no hot stuff here unless you need it; it will cause you to leak and that will create more milk. sports bra cold even iced cabbage you can do this it is almost over! Take a breath vent here if you need to. Bye bye booby juice!!

J M 1 like

Cabbage leaves!!!!! Amazing!!! PS- awesome job!!

Mandy S 1 like

I wore a tight bra, hand expressed a little in the shower to relieve the pain, and drank sage tea like it was my job.

Mom Of 2 3 likes

Holy shit!!! 1100 bags! That’s amazing!!!!

Jessica F 3 likes

I was pumping almost 20ozs every 4 hours on top of nursing my son. My OB could not believe how much milk I was producing 24 hours after I had him.

Rebecca D 4 likes

Amazing job!!!! You deserve a freaking treat!!

Emily L 0 likes

Just express enough to alleviate some pain but not too much that It would produce more… I didn’t stop cold turkey so mine wasn’t painful but I know that helped sometimes when I got really full. And WOW I wish I could of pumped that much!!! Good for you

Jennifer G 2 likes

Man I’m so jealous of you haha

Kendall G 6 likes

Your my idol!! Hahaha 1100 bags!!!?? I have 30. And i was proud of that. Until now! 😟 hahahaha i think ill go pump now!

Yessenia O 1 like

Omg I hope I have a supply like urs!!

J F 2 likes

I know it’s a problem and pain for you, but I am so jealous! I could hardly produce anything and wish I had reserves to feed my baby more than anything.

Sway B 1 like

I did cabbage leaves and frozen bags because I got tired of changing the cabbage leaves when they got hot and is tight sports bra and three days it was done

Jessica F 0 likes

I thought I had a normal supply until I pumped at work one day and brought the milk out in my freezer bags and a co worker was shocked how much I pumped. Once he turned 3 months I exclusively pumped and gave him a bottle. As much as pumping sucks it’s so worth it.

Ashley C 3 likes

I have 5 bottles in my freezer. 5. Five. FIVE. WTF. How did you do that?!? What are you eating/drinking? Or are you just a freak of nature?! SHOW ME YOUR WAYS.

J. D 0 likes

I’m with Ashley! I go back to work in 2 weeks and have 15 bags in my freezer. I’m exclusively pumping as well but I’m just barely making enough to feed him, much less store any away! Extra bummer for me, I can’t take anything with fenugreek in it.

Jessica F 4 likes

I took fenugreek the first month, drank a crap load of water, ate every two hours and made sure I had protein, leafy veggies. I have celiac’s so not sure if not eating gluten has anything to do with it and I stuck to a strict 4 hour schedule. Everywhere I went my pump was with me lol and was not afraid to ask someone where I could go and pump and there were plenty of times I pumped in the car.

Ashley C 1 like

Wow. That’s just amazing. The celiac’s bit is interesting, I’ll have to do some research and see if gluten affects natural production! Thanks for sharing!

Sara A 1 like

Apply a hot wash cloth to your breast for a minute and then try to express little by little. This is what I had to do and it really helped.

K B 0 likes

Just wait it out. By the third day I was practically all better

Heather H 0 likes

1100 holy hell that’s impressive. I pump at work 3 times a day and I’m lucky to get 5 oz. Awesome!!! I’ve heard mint tea or anything mint too will help dry up. Also I heard Benadryl too…

Amber R Mon, November 17th

Everyone makes me feel bad about co sleeping with my baby.. She’s 9 months old. I’m tired of everyone telling me I shouldnt let her and I should be making her sleep in her crib. Anyone else have this problem?

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Melissa T 2 likes

Excuse my French but tell everyone to kiss your ass! You parent how you want to; if that means sleeping with your baby then so be it! Lol I’m not a fan of unsolicited opinions

Jennifer D 5 likes

I did! I continued to sleep next to my baby until he was 17 months old! I loved it, but at one point I needed my space back! I didn’t care what people said about it, as long as we were happy and comfortable!

Rebecca L 0 likes

I co slept till 7 months, and then transferred. I sleep trained-and it was the hardest but best thing I ever did for both of us, and my fiancé and I. Do it when you’re ready, or you’re baby will sense you aren’t and it’ll be a harder transition-however I will tell you-the older they get the harder it will be on both of you to make the switch. I mean A LOT harder. So do it when you’re ready…but keep that In mind.

Jenn C 7 likes

Do what’s best for YOU and YOUR family!! It can be helpful yet overwhelming to hear other peoples’ suggestions or advice, but at the end of the day, you have to do what feels right to you and best meets your needs and helps you be the best parent possible. Rock on with your co-sleeping!

Justina Z 0 likes

Safer than crib sleeping The Consumer Product Safety Commission published data that described infant fatalities in adult beds. These same data, however, showed more than 3 times as many crib related infant fatalities compared to adult bed accidents 15. Another recent large study concluded that bed sharing did NOT increase the risk of SIDS, unless the mom was a smoker or abused alcohol 16.

Kim G 0 likes

I co slept with my first and am doing it with my youngest now! I had the same issue but at the end of the day it’s not their business what you choose to do..they aren’t the ones dealing with it anyways. Keep it up momma! I love having my baby close!

Sarah R 0 likes

U do what works for u! I sleep with my daughter some nights too. One day she’ll be to old to cuddle with, so I try and do it as often as I can 🙂

Lillian G 0 likes

I coslept for a while with my daughter – I used a co sleeping because I was worried about her getting hurt or whatever but yeah- I definitely got a lot of negative judgment for it! Just try to find a polite way to tell them to f-off and or find a way to let it not bother you . Actually I still co-sleep for part of the night – my daughter comes in half way through the night and I love the cuddles I get

Clare B 2 likes

I sleep with mine and she is only 5weeks old but I love feeling we warm body next to me and it’s easier to do night feedings and keep a binky in

Barbie C 0 likes

My daughter is now 14 months and still sleeps with us because she had reflux when she was little so we were scared. We taught her to properly get off the bed so she wouldnt hurt herself if we were in deep sleep and she tried to escape which she has once.

Risa G 3 likes

I used to be one of those people who had my newborn sleep in the crib till I realized all she wanted was to be comfortable and that was with me. & now with me going back to work I feel its extra time to bond. Now I love co sleeping!

TnT M 0 likes

I co sleep with mine! She is 21 months now, sleeps like an octopus, but we wouldn’t have it any other way!

Stephanie W 2 likes

My son is 5 months old and I slept sitting up on the couch with him strapped to me til a month old and cosleep since then. Almost everyone I talk to is super negative about it! I don’t care, my son is healthy and happy and that’s all I care about

Heidi C 1 like

I co sleep with my almost 3 month old and I get the same thing from everyone I also EBF and hear about that to I just tell every my baby is happy and healthy so they can shut up i wouldn’t trade the time i get to cuddle with her for anything it also makes night time feeding easy

Michaela R 0 likes

You are mommy. You know what is best for you and baby. Everyone else can CAN IT!!! Lol. You’re doing a great job mommy.

Jenn S 0 likes

I don’t like co-sleeping because it’s hard for me to fall asleep thinking g I might roll on too of them, and I don’t like having feet in my face. If you choose to co-sleep there is absolutely nothing wrong with that. You have to do what you believe is best for you and baby. I’ve had to sleep with my 3 year old (of course I didn’t sleep well) because it was the only way to get him to sleep. No one should make you feel bad for doing what you need/want to do.

Anonymous 1 like

Just like a wise mom said a couple of days ago here : ” is nice to see moms trusting their instincts instead of some people or book that says how to raise your child or how to sleep your child. Do what feels right for you, if your baby is happy and you’re happy that’s all what matters. Don’t listen to anybody that doesn’t have any positive thing to say,keep on the good job momma!

Bobbijo W 0 likes

I absolutely LOVE sleeping with my DD. We have been Co-sleeping since she was born! She was a preemie and the only way I felt like she was safe was when I had her right next to me! It’s the most amazing feeling having ur sweet baby next to u all night. I get a lot of rude comments about it as well… It’s so annoying people think they have a say in how u raise ur child. I love that u sleep with ur LO! Good for u mommy:) xoxo

Julia J 1 like

I have had faces given when I say we co sleep, even a doctor said oh I don’t think that’s accepted by the APA or whatever. I have a 10 year old and an almost 9 month old, we co slept 10 years ago and I co sleep now, we do it safely. People are judgmental, very sad but true. Hang in there.

Masha M 0 likes

It’s your choice and what makes you and your LO happy! My toddler is 2 and we co sleep from time to time .. When she falls asleep I’ll put her in her bed .. Sometimes lol I c nothing wrong with it! Before you know it they are too old to cuddle so make the most of it now!

Claire D 0 likes

I’ve never co slept, but that’s MY choice, you do what YOU want to do. If people are judging and not supporting ignore them. Parenting is challenging enough without outsiders making you second guess yourself too. What your doing for you is the right choice.

Perfectly M 0 likes

Yup. 18m and still get shit about it. But I expect that now as a mother. Someone will always have something to say about you or your techniques. Just be polite and take what they say wih a grain of salt. Cosleeping is the best choice I ever could’ve made for my daughter and I ;).

Ma W 0 likes

Still co sleeping with my 6 month old and dog…I did kick my husband to the guest room cause his snoring was waking us all up! My 6 mo old is a better snuggler!

Guadalupe V 0 likes

My 3 1/2 month old has slept with me from day one and I love it my baby my rules that simple

Amanda R 0 likes

Yes! Cosleeping wasn’t the plan but it works out much better for all of us sleep wise. I woke up one night hearing her cough and sat her up. She threw up all over me I believe that of she wasn’t in our bed and in her crib She would have choked on her own vomit 🙁 I feel safer with her in my bed.

Tee C 0 likes

Co-sleeping is Thee best! As long as you and your spouse are okay with it, go for it!! I still co-sleep with my daughter and she’s almost 2. We co-slept with my son until he was 6!!

Charo C Wed, August 13th

I posted yesterday that my daughter is having trouble pooping but she won’t drink any of the juices that will help her now what should I cut solids for a couple of days she almost 9 months

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Mariah P 0 likes

Try letting her drink water, water will help soften the stool

Kathy M 0 likes

How are you giving juices? You know my son will only drink it from a cup (with assistance!) Not a sippy cup. Try Karo syrup!

Courtney V 1 like

Try 2 oz of water or 2 oz of pedialyte

Charo C 0 likes

I did sippy cup all day yesterday and no luck just gave her a bottle hopefully it helps

Kathy M 1 like

Try just a regular cup! Or a syringe

Dipti 0 likes

Try bowl

Charo C 0 likes

I keep hearing good and bad about the karo syrup makes me nervous

Jennifer 0 likes

When my daughter is constipated I give her prunes. I boil them and then purée them. I will even add the water I used to boil them to a cup and let her drink it. Prunes, or any fruit that starts with a P works great!!!

Kathy M 0 likes

Talk to your pediatrician. ☺️A stay at home moms job is never done. Yes i take care of the house but we both understand that I am not his slave. He’s still responsible for picking up after himself. I don’t give sugary things like this all the time. The pediatrician explained that the sugar pulls moisture into the intestines tonmake them go.

Alice W 0 likes

Miralax is great for constipated babies. 1 tsp per bottle per day or in her water or food

Maria P 1 like

Try a nice warm bath , it might relax her enough so she will go. My little guy was like that when he was little and, as yucky as it was, he would relax enough in his baby bath and go. Worth a try anyway 🙂 good luck !

Jen K 0 likes

Prunes! If it’s too hard to make yourself Gerber sells purée prunes.

Charo C 0 likes

I will try that Maria!!

Charo C 0 likes

I need to go out and get prunes for sure

Mad C 0 likes

Try a straw! My daughter started using straws around 6 months! Prune juice! Puréed prunes help and applesauce! My daughter had been constipated for two weeks on and off. Prune juice worked wonders!

Charo C 0 likes

She actually drinks water out of her zippy cup that has a straw guess she just not interested in juice

S S 0 likes

If sweet peas don’t do it for her then I recommend olive oil. I tried it with my daughter and it worked great

Nichole S 0 likes

You can add a bit of mineral oil to her water. My daughter has the same problem as an infant and we mixed juice and water or did mineral oil and water. Also increase veggies and fruits but stay away from binding fruits like apples and bananas. Good luck!

Crystal H 1 like

Don’t stop giving solids. Their bodies are still adjusting to digesting something other than BM or formula. If you stop and then start again it will be exactly the same outcome. Stay away from things that constipate and give more things that will help regulate them. P foods like pears, prunes, peas, peaches. Water and blueberries can also help. If it’s really bad then you’ll probably need to use a qtip with some vasaline less than a cm in their bum and massage around in a circle.

Crystal H 0 likes

My LO is on whole milk now and constipated even worse than with regular food. I had to help her last night so she could get some comfort and not cry all night. You could also talk to your doctor about baby suppositories.

Charo C 0 likes

They get homemade veggies twice a day and some water after she did two pebbles so far today and drank two ounces of diluted pear juice her sister is going just fine I wish I knew what made it happen

Charo C 0 likes

Put olive oil in the food???

Jenn W 0 likes

Try a suppository. They are safe to use. Will help get out what’s stuck in there. Karo syrup, the dark kind is safe to give 1/4 tsp 3 times a day. My son doesn’t mind it at all. Helps soften the stools.

Sabrena H Wed, February 25th

My daughter has been constipated, and when she poops it’s usually one really hard ball. Sometimes it’s really big 🙁 she’s 9 months eats solid and baby food. She eats a good amount of fruits. We’ve tried gripe water. What kind of foods or anything else can I give her to help?

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Hailey M 0 likes

Prunes?

Brittany E 0 likes

Apple juice. A little each day will prevent hard poo.

Baby M 2 likes

Skip apples bananas and rice

Tiffany B 1 like

Prunes, grape juice, Apple juice, applesauce.

Kestin M 0 likes

Put her on her back and move her legs in a bicycle

Tiffany H 0 likes

I would say give prunes on regular basis and you can give her suppository too

Jasmine D 2 likes

Definitely prunes or diluted prune juice daily. It was the only way to keep my daughter regular until about a year and a half

Marianne M 0 likes

Any of the pit fruit (prunes, peaches, apricots, plums, etc). My dd loves apricots. I just buy dehydrated, then rehydrate and purée as needed Avoid BRAT foods (bananas, rice, applesauce, toast)

Silvia F 1 like

Fresh Pear juice

Baby K’s M 0 likes

Pears and prunes work for us.

Bridget S 0 likes

Orange juice? That’s what I was told to use for my son anyways. By my aunt who is also a nurse. It works tho.

Elisa B 0 likes

Prunes or Apple juice helps my daughter

Wendy 0 likes

Prunes will make her poop! I swear by prunes!

Michelle W 0 likes

Any thing with a p prevents constipations, pears, peas, prunes, peaches are all really good for that

Darlene K 0 likes

Prune juice, and start giving her water more regularly

Daniela V 0 likes

Prune juice!

Abby C 0 likes

I use prunes! Be sure not to give her too much because she could get upset stomach then!

Karla D 0 likes

Enfamil has a new formula called Reguline that helps with constipation. It works wonders, call them for a sample.

Sarah S 0 likes

Pear juice regularly will regulate it mine can’t have prunes so I give her pear juice

Bronwen J 0 likes

Peas blueberries and green beans do the trick for us! But it’s not always pretty 😉

Mia B Thu, September 18th

Hello! My little one is 9 months old & weights only 17lbs. I just wanted to know an average of what your little one weighs?

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Dana 0 likes

My baby girl is 10 weeks. 2’1 15 lbs

Dana 0 likes

One week past due…

Ethans M 0 likes

My LO turns 9 months tomorrow. He’s 20lbs 2oz

Ethans M 1 like

Is your LO crawling, pulling themselves up, and rolling? The more active they are they won’t gain as much. I was expecting my LO to be 20lbs at his 6 month appointment and was only 17lb. That’s what the dr told me

Kaylee M 0 likes

My son is almost nine. Last checkup he weighed only 54.7lbs. He was born weighing 7lbs 11 1/2 oz. he has always been tiny. When he was still am infant, he could wear 3 month clothes when he was 7 months. He is very active, but eats ALOT!! My daughter is six and she is opposite of him. She weighs more than him, but is just as active. She eats less though. If your doctor thinks your little one is healthy and he eats fine, then it’s ok.

Jennifer 1 like

My daughter just turned a year last week and she weighs 19.5 pounds and 29.5 inches long.

Audrey B 0 likes

I must have a big baby, mine is only 7 and a half months and the same size as yours Jennifer

Franchesca F 0 likes

My daughter is 5 1/2 months and weighs 16lbs and 26 inches long!

Mama M 0 likes

My baby is turning 1 year next week and she weights 20lbs She was born premature and weighed 4lbs but she’s way pass her prematurity

Mia B 0 likes

Haha! Yes, he’s crawling & walking! He’s everywhere!

Mia B 0 likes

Well my baby is also breastfed so that is another factor.

Heather S 0 likes

My 9 month old(tomorrow) is about the same. She loves food but is very active. She’s been crawling and pulling up since right at 6 months. She’s been standing without holding on for about a month now

Randi N 0 likes

My 9month old who is BF is 17 lbs as well. No worries as long as gaining from last visit to doc.

Michelle L 0 likes

I can’t remover what my daughter weighed at that age but she was long when she was born she wore 3 month clothes when she was born the others were to short for her and she only weighed 7 lbs 11 ounces at birth.

AC S 0 likes

Just had our 9 month checkup today and my little girl was 18lbs, and that was about 55%. So I’d say 17lbs is perfect!

Julia J 1 like

What was the birth weight? If he doubled by 6 months then he’s on track for his weight. All babies are different, mine was 9 pounds at births and by 6 months he doubled his weight and was over by 1.5 pounds, just fine for him

Brandis G 0 likes

My kids at 9 months weighed: 18 lbs 10 oz, 16 lbs 4 oz, 20 lbs, 15 lbs 11 oz & 19 lbs 3 oz. They were all around 8 lbs each when they were born and they all gained different amounts at different ages but all are super healthy and happy!

Kayla R 0 likes

My daughter is 12 months and she is 21 lbs

Jessica B 0 likes

My son had his 9 mth apt a few weeks ago and was 19 lb. which, if I remember correctly, was 50 percentile. 17 might be a little low but every baby is different and grow at a different pace. If your doctor wasn’t worried then I don’t think you should be either. 🙂

Jessica R 0 likes

My son is 4 months and 18# but he was 9 at birth

JT’s Mommy Fri, November 21st

My son is 8 months and will be 9 months on the 6th. I have a concern about my baby’s diaper rash, he’s had it for over two weeks now and I even took him to the doctor because he started getting blisters! I have tried everything! it will be fine for a day or two but out of no where it gets so bad! We’ve been using Pampers since he was born! Any suggestions on what I could do to try and help him? He is miserable!

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Kristin � 3 likes

Maybe he has a yeast infection? Try changing his diapers as well.. He could have developed an allergy to something in them.. Let him air out as much as possible, and keep him wiped good.

Tee M 0 likes

Did you switch the diapers?? Also I agree with the mom above air out

Melissa C 2 likes

Did the doctor give you a prescription? He may need Nystatin.

Krista M 0 likes

Switch diapers for a month and see if that helps. A good thick layer of bum cream at night and change frequently throughout the day.

Kristine F 1 like

I found I needed to make sure he was dry before putting any cream on. So had to pat him dry and give it air and when using wipes I would try to not wipe but pat. I used desitin and that helped. I found the difference between creams and the percentage of zinc made a difference.

Deepti T 1 like

Do not put creams containing zinc it may worsen…. Apply nystatin and air out a lot… Don worry about mess that’s not imp. Than ur baby’s skin.

Stephanie P 1 like

I use Boudreax Butt Paste is works wonders

Heather J 0 likes

We haven’t had that bad of rash but when our LO’s bottom is red, we wipe him down, use a hair dryer on low, & apply coconut oil to his bottom. It usually takes 2-3 days to clear up. We also use cloth wipes with a homemade diaper solution to reduce the amount of chemicals that may irritate our LO’s skin.

Kelly T 0 likes

A cream called “resinol” always does the trick for us. My baby was allergic to huggies and got a horrible rash.

Angie M 1 like

My Lo gets a terrible rash while teething. I forgo baby wipes during this time and use a cloth with water or if it’s really messy he gets a bath. I have had great success with sudocream

Masha M 0 likes

Use coconut oil on it. This works better than any cream and it will clear it up for good. You can research it’s uses if u wish. I used it on my LO diaper rash and with a day or so it cleared. I’ve never stopped using it. Now I mix it in her creams and use on her skin after baths and it help to lock moisture in as well for ll seasons.

Hannah M 1 like

A friends baby is allergic to the perfume in pampers diapers. It would do the same thing to her little hiney.

Amanda P 1 like

My lo had a similar problem and when it started to look like blisters I chalked it up to teething….it was a fungal infection! I never would have guessed but they prescribed a prescription cream and it cleared right up!

Melissa R 0 likes

My LO was getting a rash because she was allergic to dairy and when she went to the bathroom it would irritate her bum. Maybe your LO allergic to something new in the diet if anything

Emma 1 like

My son had this and turned out to be a yeast infection. We had to stop using wipes and apply a prescription cream for a few weeks. It would start to look better with diaper rash cream and then just blow up again like you described. Hope it heals up soon.

Jennifer M 1 like

I have found that for my LO it was the food I was feeding her that caused her rashes. Tomatoes watermelon peaches and mangos all gave her continuous diaper rash in matter what diaper or wipe I tried. Just a thought.

TnT M 1 like

We don’t use baby wipes, were told even the sensitive have chemicals that can hurt when they are already broke out, we just use warm water or saline wipes. Also, we use Aquafor. Our baby came home from NICU with diaper rash so bad she was bleeding, and this remedy cleared it up in no time. Good luck!

Lauren J 0 likes

I took my daughter in to the dr because she had blisters too. I had tried everything and it was getting worse, the desitin was so thick and hurt her while wiping it off. It ended up being a chemical burn from her pee and poop. Dr told me to put a combo of cortisone cream and diaper cream (cortisone first). It cleared up in few days! I use honest co diapers and hasn’t come back! Good luck!

Melissa M 0 likes

Water wipes (amazon) and Aquafor. You could also use a peri bottle, with a warm solution of baking soda and water for rinsing or dipping babies bum in. Poor baby, good luck.

Grecia C Tue, June 30th

Hi mamas. I have a question! My daughter is 9 months old and I’m wondering if it’s too early to introduce her to almond milk? I’m still breast feeding and I plan to continue up till at least a year, so about four more months! But I’m so tired and it would be nice to maybe replace one feeding with a bottle.. I have an appointment tomorrow with her pediatrician tomorrow so I’ll ask and get more info. I’m just up late thinking about how tired I am. LOL. Breast feeding is exhausting.

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My N 0 likes

She’s going to say no. Almond milk is nowhere near breast milk or homo milk. Like..why? Of all things almond milk? Why almond milk? your baby needs fat and nutrition.. Not almond milk.

Amy R 1 like

You are a trooper!! Not sure. Are you opposed to formula? My LO is colicky and she took to Enfamil Neutramagin very well to supplement. I just bought the powder and if lasts a while if it’s only a bottle a day. We just switched to Gentlese and that has been going well too-about 18 bucks for a large powder can.

R S 2 likes

I would be careful with allergies to nuts and almonds. I EBF for a year, my ped told me to no matter what even while nursing stay away from berries, nuts and almonds because of allergens ask your ped It is exhausting but worth it and you are so close

My N 0 likes

Nevermind allergies… there’s not enough fat or vitamins in it. Did formula not cross your mind or even homo milk? You would starve your kid. I’m not even trying to be mean. This question amazes me

P M S 1 like

It’s definitely too early; wait at least a year and then test a couple teaspoons for any allergic reactions. Every couple days increase the amount. Check with your Dr. and maybe have an EPI pen on hand when experimenting with nuts.

Ashlee M 0 likes

I would wait until she is at leas 1 years old

Ashlee M 0 likes

Or talk to your pediatrician

Jessica T 0 likes

No! Almond milk does not have the right nutrients for a 9 month old. You can do it!!

Shawna 1 like

You can do hemp milk when ready but I believe 9 months is too young

Marianne M 2 likes

You’re close. There are probably options, but I don’t think almond milk is the right answer. I’d be curious to know what your pedi recommends. Please post!

Shawna 1 like

There is no need to be mean my name is … We are here to ask questions. Take it easy on her

My N 0 likes

No way man! There was just a mom on the news here that killed her kid from doing something like this. It makes no sense!

My N 0 likes

You don’t think it’s asinine that someone would consider replacing milk with nut juice? People aren’t born vegans, milk is essential for ALL mammals

Shawna 1 like

Well research shows that we are the only mammal that drinks another animals milk and that it’s not necessary to do so , so no I do not think its asinine as you would say. We do not NEED cows milk or any other animal for that matter. But I do think she has the right to ask a question without remarks making her feel bad. That’s not what this app is for

Shawna 1 like

I don’t want this to turn into the great debate over milk. We all have the right to choose what we think is best. However we don’t have the right to make a snive comments and call names. just because you don’t agree. We re here to support each other

My N 0 likes

Also, there are lots of other mammals that drink another animals milk. They’re the smart ones that know how to survive when they can’t get it from their mother.

Grecia C 1 like

Well said shawna. Thank you!! If I want to give my daughter almond, hemp, whatever milk that’s my decision to make as her parent. Like shawna said, we don’t need cows milk. Clearly, nutrition come first and I would never put my daughter in a position where she isn’t getting enough. I chose to breastfeed because in my opinion it was the best way to go. I’m just exploring my options right now. No need to be rude or attack me or any one else. You have every right to believe in what you want and

Grecia C 1 like

Do what you feel is best for your own child. I’m not judging you or insulting you because of it. It’s just disgusting to be that way. Thank you everyone for your input and opinion, good or bad. I appreciate the feedback and I’m still researching more and exploring what I feel is best for my sweet girl. 💕

Shawna 1 like

Uuuh. Ya ok then. Great response lol Grecia. No problem. Usually I keep my mouth shut but this one I couldn’t. Not only because it was un fair, But also uneducated. I have been vegan and living more natural lifestyle for over 20 yrs and am very educated on nutritional info. Most people have no clue but have rude comments. Anywho your question was a good one hope the other comments helped. Look into hemp milk. Has all the fat and nutrients baby needs until you switch to almond

Sabrena H Tue, March 3rd

I know this May sound bad but I wish my daughter could watch tv for maybe 20 minutes! Just so I could go to the bathroom or wash the dishes. She will watch the intro to a show and be excited and that’s it. If someone is playing with her or she is by herself she is screaming. What show can your LO watch? She’s 9 months. We’ve tried almost every show ?

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Jasmine P 0 likes

The Sprout Channel Keeps My LO Quiet

Katie R 0 likes

My lo loves my little pony

Heather 0 likes

Mickey Mouse clubhouse. Special agent oso,octonauts. Pretty much anything on Disney jr my 15 month old watches. She was playing and watching Mickey yesterday and I was washing dishes and heard her cracking up and went in there and something on the show was making her laugh

A S 0 likes

Awh that sucks! I’m so glad my LO is independent he loves bubble guppies & yo gabba gabba. His favorite movie is Gnomeo & Juliet colourful & musical. Anything with music keeps him entertained! He’s also 9 months almost 10 now! Good luck!!

Julia Z 0 likes

Exersaucer, or toys in his crib/playpen keep my LO entertained for about 20min while I work. Also, I set him in the highchair while I do dishes. He has fun playing with toys and watching me work.

ProudMommy 0 likes

the sprout channel keep my LO quiet they got really cool shows there

Darlene K 1 like

She is just active. Try like a jumper, or set her in a high chair with a few toys or snacks. Sorry momma she is just active give her something that will keep her busy when you are.

Coryn P 1 like

BabyFirst is what my LO loves. The shows are only about 5 min long so it keeps her attention.

Al S 0 likes

On dish network there is a channel called the baby channel. It’s number 823 I believe. My son used to watch it a lot when he was younger. Now that he is walking he doesn’t watch tv at all. No matter what show is on.

kristina t 0 likes

My daughter loves the movie Frozen. she will sit and watch almost the whole movie. Try anything with lots of singing.

Ronnie R 0 likes

My sons loves the ones we were raised on, PB&J Otter, Bear in the Big Blue House, The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh or the Book of Pooh. Mainly because those shows have a lot of songs and dancing to hold their attention

Caitlin V 0 likes

9 months is a little early to be interested in tv. Honestly, they just kind of have to get used to playing by them self from time to time. Just ride out the fit until then.

L F 0 likes

PBSKids. My LO loves Sesame Street & Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood.

Katelyn J 1 like

Bubble guppies and octonauts! Both in treehouse on demand. Those are her two faves but I put her in her exersaucer, so if she loses interest she can at least occupy herself for a few minutes.

Anitra M 0 likes

Baby Einstein is my sons favorite. But he also likes despicable me 2 and frozen.

K W 0 likes

Emma’s the same way. She loves backyardigans. Screams and dances when the intro starts. And then doesn’t want to watch it anymore.

Laura C 0 likes

Mickey Mouse clubhouse and the Tinkerbell movies on Netflix. My LO is 14 months old, she won’t watch the whole tinkerbell movie but she gets into it long enough for me to get some stuff done around the house

Christie M 0 likes

Tv is fine to be honest my daughter watches a lot of tv now since I just gave birth and I’m to exhausted to do anything with her. She likes super why, my little pony, and strawberry short cake. We watch a lot of kid shows on Netflix

Lainie T 0 likes

I still can’t get my lo to sit down and watch tv for more than a few minutes she’s 18 months old and has a very short attention span lol

Sarahi V Wed, October 8th

Any babies getting the flu shot??↵Mine just turned 9 months an her pedi highly recommended she got it. ↵So she did.

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Emma S 0 likes

My guy has the congenital heart defect Tetralogy of Fallot so he’ll be getting the shot and everyone around him will be too! 🙂

Lise R 1 like

Yes. They recommend just about everyone with a possibly compromised immune system get the flu shot

Ashton B 1 like

My 1yr old and I got ours! 😊

Amanda A 1 like

Yes, our pediatrician highly recommended it as well.

Rachel V 1 like

My 6 month old got his. I wasn’t risking it.

Amanda M 0 likes

My 7 month old got his!

Kathy M 1 like

My son got his (12 months) and he has to go back for a booster in a month. Did yalls have to do that too? My husband and I will get ours this month too.

Logan B 1 like

My six month old did get hers and yes she must go back for a booster

Kristen 1 like

Yes!! Very important to get!!

Sarahi V 1 like

Yup we have to go back in a month

Erin H 0 likes

Mine is getting hers on Friday and my hubby n I are getting ours next Wednesday.

Kristin C 0 likes

My 6 mo and my 5yo will both be getting it, as well as mommy and daddy!!

Jennifer D 1 like

Nope! I NEVER have had the flu or get sick! Neither has my husband, so our son will not get the flu shot! We have strong immunity systems, I have faith that my son has the same.

Jen F 1 like

My 8 month old did

Catalina H 0 likes

Our 9 month old will be getting his soon, as will the rest of the fam.

Jenn S 1 like

2 out of 3 of my kids had the flu shot including myself. My 3 year old didn’t have his because he was sick. My 9 year old and I both got sick from the shot so now I’m debating if it’s worth giving it to my son

Keisha 0 likes

My 3 year old is getting it Friday.

Jessica R 0 likes

My sons gonna get his but last time I got one I got really sick but that was the only time I ever got the flu cuz of high immunities. My husband is definitely getting one because he gets sick so easy.