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hello and questions...

Hi! Ive mentioned before i am mostly a lurker. I do lurk at your alls chat threads but you are too much to keep up with Smile
So I'm sorry if my questions are repeats from anything you have discussed.

What is everyone doing with all of baby's things that they outgrow or dont use or need anymore? are u saving it for future kids? donate it? sell it? What items do you keep for sentimental purposes?

About Milk... I know that its going to come up where milk of some sort will be a major part of baby's diets. My question is how much? Are you supposed to be measuring a certain amount that they should drink?

Has everyone/anyone given nuts yet?

also.. some of you may have seen on the TTC but I finally got my AF.. so i get to start TTC now! Still breastfeeding too! Smile

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What is everyone doing with all of baby's things that they outgrow or dont use or need anymore? are u saving it for future kids? donate it? sell it? What items do you keep for sentimental purposes? I pack it up in space bags for tyhe next baby. Because we didn't find out gender I have a good gender neutral wardrobe.

About Milk... I know that its going to come up where milk of some sort will be a major part of baby's diets. My question is how much? Are you supposed to be measuring a certain amount that they should drink? I haven't given milk yet so can't answer that one

Has everyone/anyone given nuts yet? I haven't given anythign with nuts yet, but that is because we don't eat a lot of nutty things so he just hasn't come across them.

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we are keeping everything for future babies. When the time comes i will keep certain things and probably donate or sell the rest.

i have given him peanut butter once about a month or two ago and he was fine.

good luck with TTC!

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What is everyone doing with all of baby's things that they outgrow or dont use or need anymore? are u saving it for future kids? donate it? sell it? What items do you keep for sentimental purposes?

We keep all of ours. When we have decided we're finally done, we'll probably sell and donate it all. I keep the outfits that have a lot of meaning to me and some shoes, but that's about it.

Has everyone/anyone given nuts yet?

Yes we have given nuts and peanut butter.

About Milk... I know that its going to come up where milk of some sort will be a major part of baby's diets. My question is how much? Are you supposed to be measuring a certain amount that they should drink?

We don't do milk as part of the diet. If someone here wants milk as a treat, we do that, but in general we're not milk drinkers.

And Yahoo for TTC!!! Good luck!

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What is everyone doing with all of baby's things that they outgrow or dont use or need anymore? are u saving it for future kids? donate it? sell it? What items do you keep for sentimental purposes?

We're keeping it all until we're 100% sure we're done. Then we'll sell or give away most of it. I will keep some sentimental outfits/shoes, and keep some toys that are heirloom quality or sentimental for future grandchildren.

About Milk... I know that its going to come up where milk of some sort will be a major part of baby's diets. My question is how much? Are you supposed to be measuring a certain amount that they should drink?

I still haven't decided what I'm doing about cow's milk yet. As of now we're still BFing so I'll decide about that when she weans. Likely we will mostly do water, with a small amount of organic cow's milk.

Has everyone/anyone given nuts yet?
Noooooo! DD1 has a peanut allergy, so her allergist has told us to avoid all nuts for DD2 until she's at least 2. I'm even supposed to avoid eating nuts, to keep it out of my BM.

also.. some of you may have seen on the TTC but I finally got my AF.. so i get to start TTC now! Still breastfeeding too! Smile
Yay for TTC! Good luck!

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Baby Stuff: We saved all of DS1 stuff he out grew for 5 years until DS2 arrived. There were a few big things we had to part with like the swing, high chair, and some toys that just weren't things we liked in general and the fact that 5 years is a lot of time to hold on to stuff. I put all clothing and bedding stuff in labled and sorted tubs and stored them in the closet. Even if DS2 or baby #3 turns(ed) out to be a girl, there were still clothing and bedding things I'd have/will use.

Milk: We did soy around 12 months with DS1 and I don't plan on any dairy or soy with DS2 until he fully weans. DS1 drank soy milk on demand but probably not more than 1.5 cups in a day. More like 1 cup on average. I don't know what the amount is that health professionals say though.

Yay for starting TTC!!!!! We hit the jackpot after my 2nd AF came and went and I was still nursing as well. Hope it happens fast for you!

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I've sold and donated loads. I did keep a lot of DS1's things for Tobey as we knew we were going to have one more but we are probably done now so we don't need it and it takes up a lot of space

I don't measure how much milk he's getting at all Smile He's still BF and I don't know how much he gets

And he's had no nuts but we don't like them so he probably never will. Also nuts aren't recommended for the under 5's here

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We're hanging onto everything for a possible other baby. Ultimately I'm sure we'll give them away but keep key items that are sentimental.

Simon is still BF but I've decided to replace those sessions with whole cow's milk once I go back to work. I read somewhere, dont remember where, that they shouldnt drink more than 24 ounces of cows milk or else they are at risk for anemia, so the rest of their calories should come from food. But if you're still bf I dont think it has the same restrictions.

We just gave Simon peanut butter last week. He loved it! We dont really have any history of nut allergies so we went ahead with it. I dont really see the reasoning behind waiting so long really. But if your doctor recommends it I say wait.

Goodluck ttc!

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My son's closet is packed full right now of all the stuff he's no longer using or has outgrown. I'm saving it all for the next kid!
Congrats on still BFing! I am still BFing on demand. Aiden doesn't have milk other than from me and it's all from the source. Don't have any plans right now to give him cows milk.
Aiden eats peanut butter sandwiches. He's had foods that have ground nuts in it (like pesto). I don't give him actual nuts though. He doesn't have but 2 teeth (yep, we're still suffering with teething with the other 5) and I'm pretty sure he'd gag or choke on actual nuts.

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"jperry5683" wrote:

What is everyone doing with all of baby's things that they outgrow or dont use or need anymore? are u saving it for future kids? donate it? sell it? What items do you keep for sentimental purposes?

About Milk... I know that its going to come up where milk of some sort will be a major part of baby's diets. My question is how much? Are you supposed to be measuring a certain amount that they should drink?

Has everyone/anyone given nuts yet?

also.. some of you may have seen on the TTC but I finally got my AF.. so i get to start TTC now! Still breastfeeding too! Smile

We are saving most of it...:0) I have sold a few items and giving some away to friends too.
We still give formula. I like to give it to her instead of milk...will do that until 14ish months. I like the extra vitamins/minerals it offers.
No nuts...I don't give anything that could pose a risk...(ie. allergy or choking)
Congrats on the TTC! So jealous! LOL! And WTG w/ breastfeeding!!!!!!!!!!!!
Keep us posted on the TTC:0)

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Baby Stuff: We are keeping everything for the next one. Although, if the next one is a girl, we will have to buy alot of new stuff. We would still probably keep the boy stuff, just in case my little sister has one in the next few years.

Milk: None in our house yet.

Nuts: Evan hasn't had nuts by themselves yet, but DH gave him some banana nut bread yesterday. He didn't give him a piece with nuts in it, but I'm sure if he would have been allergic, we would know by now.

Congratulations on AF and TTC!! That is so exciting!

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As we are mostly like done with having kids, I will either sell or donate the baby stuff next summer. We'll keep a few clothing items as momentos, such as the outfits they come home in, etc.

Once DD is on cow's milk/a regular food diet, I don't track the amount (I'm not really tracking now, now tha ti think about it.) The doc usually asks and I give an estimate.

No nuts given here yet, but it's not due to allergy concerns. Nuts due to choking hazard/my older DD still is not a fan of the texture. Peanut butter is too sticky for DD2 to eat yet. We're a little behind on the solid foods here...

Good luck with TTC!

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All the clothes Teagan has grown out of are in space bags under my bed. We'll keep it until baby number two (last baby) comes around. We've kept some baby gear that is either small or was expensive and would be difficult to replace cheaply. Bulky stuff that's a dime a dozen (boucy chair, swing, etc.) was sold or donated.

Teagan still BFs quite a bit. I'm going to stop pumping at the end of the month because I fell its high time I acted a little greedy with my time ;). Actually Teagan doesn't really nurse during the day all that much anymore so its just the natural progression of things. I've struggled with what to have her drink at daycare once I stop pumping. She drinks tons of water (its really hot here and very necessary). I've started introducing cow's milk. I think I'll send organic whole cow's milk with her for her lunch and she'll have water the rest of the day. Once she weans completely I'll start giving her milk with dinner.

We started giving her nuts awhile ago. There's evidence to show that withholding foods can actually increase the risk of allergies (unless you have a family history of allergies). As others have said, we don't give whole nuts (not big ones anyway, she's fine with pine nuts) but she eats things containing crushed nuts and nut spreads. I haven't actually gotten around to giving her peanut butter but she eats almond butter all the time.

Congrats on TTC again!!

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I kept pretty much everything. I really didnt buy anything when I had Natalie except for clothes..

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This is our first so I am keeping everything. I have plastic storage bins and I wash and pack the clothes away as she outgrows them. We would like four, so if that works out, anything that is still in usable condition when we are all done will get passed to family or friends or sold.

I plan to introduce cow's milk at a year when I stop pumping. I also read they shouldn't have more than 16-24 oz/day. I need to get her drinking water more, but she isn't that fond of it. I don't want her to just have water when I stop pumping since she doesn't eat tons of food and I want her to get the calories milk would have. She will still get breastmilk in the evenings after a year until my milk dries up or until I am more serious about weaning when we start TTC#2 down the road. I don't really still want her to be coming in bed at night trying to nurse when I have a huge preggo belly!

I started adding a tsp. of natural style creamy peanut butter for fat and protein to her daily oatmeal and applesauce breakfast blend about 2 weeks ago-she is fine with it. No whole nuts though since she can't chew them Smile

Good luck with TTC!

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We're most likely done having kids, so I'm already in the process of selling and donating baby items. Clothes are completely overwhelming, since i have bins and bins of clothes I need to sell.

I believe 24 oz of milk is the max they should drink, but you should double check with your pedi to be sure. The boys are still breastfed, but I've had to supplement with some formula (probably 8-ish oz a day) and will eventually switch to whole milk.

Micah tested positive for a mild peanut allergy (even though we have no history of food allergies in our family), so the doctor said we should wait until he's 3 and then test him again, just because peanut allergy reactions can be dangerous. I haven't tried Brian yet, because we strongly suspect Brian has an egg allergy (I have no idea where all these allergies are coming from), and yet my DH has forgotten and given him eggs twice since we started suspecting the egg allergy. He did remember and scoop the egg off his tray, but apparently wasn't fast enough. I'd really hate to have something like that happen to Micah, so we might just have them both avoid nuts for now.