Today’s Ask the Doctor and the Dad question comes from the Doctor herself! It’s a question she asked herself repeatedly in the days leading up to our big family trip to Disneyland last week, and it went a little something like this:
Should I rent a wheelchair at Disneyland because I’m eight months pregnant? Or should I just try to tough it out? Maybe I should tough it out and walk. After all, I’m a badass chick, so I should be able to do this! But being super pregnant also makes me get tired just walking across the living room right now, plus my butt hurts constantly. So maybe I should get a wheelchair? I don’t know. Hmmm. What do you think I should do?
– Amber (The Doctor)
Continue reading Does renting a wheelchair at Disneyland just because I’m pregnant make me a wuss?
First, a bunch of 19th-century British children asked, “Do You Know The Muffin Man?”
Then Seinfeld and friends wished everyone a fond “Top of the Muffin to You!”
And now, mother of two Erin Keaney adds to this rich muffin-related entertainment tradition with the “Muffin Top Rap.”
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My two-year-old daughter still sucks her thumb when she is tired and drifting off to sleep. Lately though, she does it during the day, she’s sucked on a younger child’s pacifier at daycare, and she sucks on a toy pacifier that came with one of her dolls. Is she regressing developmentally? Could the fact that I am pregnant and talking about “the baby” a lot be making her want to do “baby” things?
Regressing to earlier developmental behavior, like thumbsucking and bottle or pacifier use, is a very common reaction to the news of a new sibling. (Just like increased beer bottle use is a common reaction to baby news for many first-time dads.)
Continue reading Ask D+D: Is my child regressing?