(Closed) flashlight

posted 8 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
682 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Wow! That is so interesting! Definitely gonna have to try that one when we get pregnant.

My sister had big babies (10, 11 and 12lbs, she is a Type 1 diabetic so they tend to have big babies) and we used to watch her stomach just roll with all the movement. It was cool but freaky at the same time.

Post # 5
638 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2007

When I was having really bad rib/back pain I put ice on my back – the idea being the baby would move away from the cold and relieve the rib pain.  Boy did he move!  That’s the most dramatic I felt him move the entire pregnancy and it was only at 7 mos (he was not very active – plus I had an anterior placenta so couldn’t feel much anyways).  It was very cute because I could imagine him making faces and trying to get away but I also felt kinda guilty so I removed the ice after about 5 minutes.

He still hates the cold! I let him feel a piece of ice the other day with his tongue and the face he made was too funny.

Post # 6
18637 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

@mrstilly: Have you talked to your husband about this?  You need to make sure that the two of you are a united front even against his parents.  I think that’s just silly that your Father-In-Law thinks you altered the baby, I don’t think it’s possible to remember life in the womb.

Post # 7
1119 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

Um, if he’s that worried about a flashlight, wonder how he feels about how “altered” the baby will be after being taken out of the womb into a world with bright lights and way louder noises than normal once 9 months are up? Wouldn’t that be even more scary?

I’m sorry he’s overreacting – I agree with MissAsB, you should make sure you and your husband are on the same page. Maybe that will help alleviate your fears some.

Post # 9
536 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2007

Oh man, Darling Husband and I have tried this a couple times (hasn’t ever worked, sadly), and we totally joke about how we’re actively trying to annoy our kid into moving around. I have zero worries about instilling a lasting fear of flashlights in him.

Sounds a bit unfortunate in this particular instance, but I think it’s kind cute that your Darling Husband is so concered about the well-being of the baby!

Post # 10
654 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I totally want to try this now lol! We definitely put random things on my belly to make the munchkin move around. I wouldn’t be concerned about any lasting damage but it sounds like you’re going to have your hands full with meddling inlaws- good luck!

Post # 11
687 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I heard that unborn babies like light. I have had several friends who could not get any sleep at night because that’s when they moved around a lot. The moms heard that it’s because the baby is trying to find the light (completely dark since the bellies are covered with blankets), so the mom put a flashlight under the blankets and the baby calmed down right away. 

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