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Old 11-25-2012, 01:20 PM   #11
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Hehe, thanks all! I did end up sending her a facebook message since commenting on her blog is shut off. I was very polite - started out by how I love reading the blog, her baby is cute, etc. and then I said I just thought you should know - in case you don't already - that car seat laws are rear facing until 2. I also attached links. She wrote back saying thank you and that they had no idea!!!!!! I'm so relieved I said something. I just don't understand how she can be that uninformed. Oh, and he's 6 months, not 7, not that it makes a difference. She said because the car seat's weight limit said 30 pounds was okay for front facing, that's what they did. 30 pounds - 6 months old!?!? That's part of not feeding your baby properly! I only mentioned the car seat though - I felt that was the most important out of all the issues going on. My baby is 11 months and 20 pounds. I can't even imagine how fat my baby at 11 months would look with 10 more pounds on her. That's insane!!!

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Old 11-25-2012, 01:35 PM   #12
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Oh, and he's 6 months, not 7, not that it makes a difference. She said because the car seat's weight limit said 30 pounds was okay for front facing, that's what they did. 30 pounds - 6 months old!?!?
Oh my gosh! My 18 month old is hardly 25 pounds. That's unfortunate.

But yay for her receiving the info well!!
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Old 11-25-2012, 01:38 PM   #13
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Holy smokes, a 30 pound 6 month old?!? Anyway, I'm glad that she took it well, or at least appeared to. Car seat manuals typically have lots of helpful information, but most people don't read them...

That said - if her car seat happens to have a 30 pound weight limit on rear facing, then she needs a different seat, because it can't be used RF above that weight. I can't think of any with a 30 pound minimum for forward facing... but the Graco ComfortSport (and the discontinued Evenflo Triumph) have 30# maximums for rear facing. If you send me a link to her blog I can probably tell if it's one of those seats.
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Old 11-25-2012, 01:59 PM   #14
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Yup - 30 pounds! Would a backwoods pediatrician really not see something wrong with this picture? There's nothing medically wrong with the cutie other than his parents feeding him crap! I do worry that he hasn't had the correct nutrition that formula provides (if not Bf). It's funny, these people have $. They can afford formula. It's just a lack of information provided to them it seems. Or a lack of wanting to read anything parenting related??
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Old 11-25-2012, 02:29 PM   #15
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My son was purely breastfed until 2 months, and had formula supplemented from 2 months until 7 months, then straight formula until a year (with some solids). He was 22 lbs at 4 months. Yes, he was massive. He was also over 10 lbs at birth. So, I'm not sure if the baby's birthweight has anything to do with it, but he's a very healthy 4 year old at about 44 pounds now. He's in great shape. Some babies are just larger.
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Old 11-25-2012, 02:35 PM   #16
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Some babies are definitely just larger - Leyash - you took good care of your baby and its nutrition. The question is if this baby had had breastmilk or formula instead of soy milk and juices (either - not judging - I couldn't bf my dd) - would this baby be at a healthier weight? It definitely does have to do with birth weight too. I don't know what this baby's birth weight was. My baby was a preemie so I don't have the "normal" range to go by. At 4 months my baby was 12 pounds. She's a healthy weight now of 20lbs at almost 1 year. She's "normal" and has a cute gut now!
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I know someone whose son was born at 7 pounds but hit 34 pounds at 7 months. His "healthy" status outside of his morbid obesity quickly led to ear infections, tubes, a mis-shapen head, asthma, chronic illnesses, and food issues. ALL of which are a direct result of his being overfed. To make matters worse, their pedi put him on "regular" cow's milk to reduce the calories he was getting from his formula. Some people, doctors included, are completely clueless. That baby WILL have health issues, mark my word. :-(
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Wow that's a LOT of health problems, that poor baby! I hope it's doing better now!?
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Wow that's a LOT of health problems, that poor baby! I hope it's doing better now!?
No, unfortunately they are life-long consequences. He is 4 and still has asthma and a major speech delay due to the ear infections which were caused by his poor diet. And now, he has a new sibling who is following in his footsteps, because some people just NEVER learn. :-(
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Old 11-25-2012, 09:37 PM   #20
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I vote anonymous blog comment. The doorway swing and bumbo at one month is making me cringe just thinking about it. Yikes. Perhaps you can suggest some age appropriate toys and baby gear and hopefully she will listen to you. Good luck!
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