Suzanne - posted on 07/20/2009 ( 12 moms have responded )
My youngest is 5yrs old, and I've noticed so much has changed since he was born. We are soon to be foster parents, and we are taking babies through 4yrs. I need to be prepared for a newborn (I pretty much have everything for a 2-4 yr old), but I'm not sure what the best products are out there? Is it better to cloth diaper (it was practically unheard of out here when my daughter was born), I can't nurse, and now all the formulas have added brain things?? (DHA and stuff?) and these PABA free bottles? What is that all about? Not that I have alot of experience bottle feeding in the first place.. my middle son was the only one who actually used a bottle on a regular basis (from 8m to 12m), so do is there a certain amount newborns need? Do they have to use bottled water, or is tap water fine too??(since now I'm being told that is all that bottled water is anyway?), do you have to boil it? And what about burping? I never had to burp my babies, but I have a friend whose baby is always burped, is the rule for that the same as nursing?? I want to be as prepared as possible for this!