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Display Name: AmyHip
Member Since: 12/14/10

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This week at Walgreens you can get 2 packages of Always Leakguard Plus pads for free. I'll be happy to stockpile six months worth of these.

Weighing in on Extreme Couponing
4/18/11 12:39 PM

Love the storage! Is it me, or is the scale of this picture totally off? That boy is the size of the stuffed animals. LOL.

Mixi Reversible Bed
3/21/11 11:09 AM

My son spent a few weeks in the NICU, and my twin niece and nephew were there for a month. I love Natalie's suggestion of restaurant gift cards and/or gas gift cards. It can make a big difference. Other ideas include thank you cards -- the parents will be spending a good amount of time in the hospital, and will have some down time where they can write thank you notes. Preemie clothes (sleepers are the best) will be needed and sometimes are not easy to find. The NICU will dress them in their own clothes (at least ours did). And I love annekeo's idea of things to decorate the isolette. Etsy has some cute personalized printables. Plus, these can be transferred to their nursery at home once they are released. Sending up prayers for these three little ones! God bless.

Helping From Afar with Preemie Triplets
Good Questions

3/14/11 01:46 PM

Our son was born premature and he had to stay in the NICU for a couple of weeks because he had premature apnea -- in other words, he would just stop breathing because his brain wasn't yet fully developed enough to coordinate everything. He grew out of it in a few weeks and came home. We spoke to the doctors & nurses in the NICU about the motion monitor, and they all said the same thing -- it's not necessary, but if it will give you peace of mind by all means use it. Their only caution was to not totally freak out if the alarm went off because most of the time they were false alarms. We knew what to look out for, and used the motion monitor in both the bassinette in our room and his crib a few months later. It was a no-brainer, and brought us a tremendous amount of peace of mind. I would definitely recommend it. Like LaneC mentioned, we did have several false alarms once my son started rolling around... and then we knew it was time to stop using it. Be sure to use a piece of plywood to place the sensor on -- otherwise you'll get way too many false alarms.

Opinions on Baby Motion Monitors
Good Questions

1/26/11 02:41 PM