Life With A Baby (LWAB) is a diverse forum. Our discussions concern the real world of parenting and are for support, information, and community. LWAB invites you to read and participate in the discussions. In doing so we ask that you agree to respect and uphold the integrity of this community and maintain a comfortable and respectful atmosphere for guests and members. All users are responsible for assessing the relevance and accuracy of any content, and LWAB holds no responsibility for any information or service we may appear on any websites links outside of lifewithababy.com.a
We ask that you start focused discussion and questions in the appropriate forum - first post your question in the forum it would best belong in. This helps to keep topics in an easily found/ searchable place. Any duplicate threads may be moved or deleted.
Note: From time to time, Administrators may edit topic subjects to enable better searching, or re-post topics in a more appropriate forum. (At this time, our software does not allow topics to be moved from forum to forum.)
Be supportive of and respectful to other members. Constructive criticism is acceptable on the forum, provided that it is presented in a supportive and friendly manner. Remember that posting controversial topics may result in a lively debate. Spamming, cursing, hate speech and using defamatory or hurtful language will not be tolerated. Keep comments within the context of the discussion.
The opinions offered in the forums at LWAB are for informational purposes only and are not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of a qualified healthcare provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking care because of something you have read on this site.
Requests for Heath Information
Discussion should focus on requests for information, personal experience and support rather than requests for a diagnosis, prognosis or personalized treatment plan that could be construed as medical advice.
Responses to Health Questions
In an effort to avoid giving the appearance of offering medical advice, we ask that members attempt to respond to health-related questions with general information regarding conditions, alternative approaches and/or evidence-based research rather than offering specific personal instruction. Members are welcome to share their personal experiences and opinions, but please avoid telling others what they “should” do in their unique situation. Trust members to make their own personal healthcare decisions, in conjunction with a trained care provider as necessary.
Please be cautious in posting information of a personal nature or anything that might create safety concerns for you or others.
Represent yourself honestly. You may choose not to display your full name, but not for misrepresentation or to impersonate someone else. If you suspect that someone on the site is not legitimate, please contact us immediately. Don’t share personal information with or agree to meet with someone unless you’re sure it is safe.
If you are arranging a Member Meetup or posting items for sale/ donation/ trade, please note that you can use this site's Member Directory for personal contact, instead of publicly posting your email address or phone number.
Please note that LWAB does not allow direct advertising in posts - do not use the forums to post free ads for your business. Only non-commercial classifieds (e.g. between parents of used baby items) are allowed. Any unauthorized advertisements or promotional material found on the forums will be promptly removed. LWAB offers a variety of reasonable advertising opportunities, if you wish to advertise, please consider the sponsorship/ advertising opportunities available to you.
There is a "Sell, Donate and Barter" forum for personally used items. Please read the guidelines before posting in this forum.
Email Notifications & Subscriptions
You can subscribe to any forum or any specific forum topic to receive a notification in your email inbox, rather than periodically checking the forum web page.
Email notification preferences can be set to Daily, Weekly or Immediate. The default setting is Daily - edit the forum subscription settings to change your notification preference.
Daily - any forum notifications are send once daily, in one email, around 5 am Eastern time.
Weekly - all the forum notifications are send in one email, on Monday morning around 5 am Eastern Time.
Immediate - forum notification is sent right away (which could be a few minutes depending on the current server load).
To receive notifications of any new topics or replies/ comments to existing topics in a particular forum, subscribe by clicking on the "Subscribe to forum" link on the top right of the topic list.
Topic/ Thread Subscription
To subscribe for notifications on any particular forum topic click on the "Subscribe to topic" link from within a forum topic.
You will have the option to subscribe when creating a new topic - check the box and select the frequency from the drop-down menu when creating your post.
For individual forum/ topic subscriptions, you can unsubscribe by clicking on the "Subscribe (Unsubscribe)" link on the top right of the topic/ posts list.
Subscriptions can be managed from within the user profile page.
Click "View profile" from the top right of the screen. Click the "Edit profile" button. Select the "E-mail subscriptions" link to view your current subscription. To update your subscription frequency, select from the drop-down menu
To unsubscribe from any particular forum / topic simply remove the corresponding check mark associated with the forum / topic. Click the "Save" button at the bottom of the list
Note: Life With a Baby may revise these guidelines at any time and without prior notice.