You Said It: Five Great Comments

09/28/2008 at 11:00 AM ET

CBB was once again buzzing with commentary this week, on everythingfrom honest parenting and SIDS to gender preference and old wives’ tales. You all had a lot to say, and we lovedreading every word! Here’s a look at five great comments from the past week:

Posted by Brigid on Clay Aiken Shows Off Son Parker:

Well, I was certainly not surprised at the message, but the fact thathe actually delivered the message, since he has been so non-committalabout it for the past few years. His reasoning behind his coming out is phenomenal. We cannot expectour children to feel comfortable and secure in themselves unless welead by example. Bravo to him on deciding to show his son (who is adorable, by the way)that you need to live with integrity, honesty, and confidence in yourown identity.

Posted by angelbaby33 on Infant Son of Buccaneers’ Matt Bryant Passes Away:

After having a relative’s baby die of SIDS last year, when I had my 4thbaby in June 2008, (my other kids are 6, 4 and 2) I bought an AngelcareBebe Movement and Sounds Monitor. It registers even the smallestdetection of shallow breathing and an alarm goes off if all movementstops for 20 seconds. I cannot express what wonderful sleep I havegotten over the past three months because I am not constantly running intomy daughter’s room to check if she is breathing. It is a wonderfulmonitor (from $80-$120) and will give you such a peace of mind.Especially when you hear stories like this too often.

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Posted by babyboopie on Michelle Monaghan’s Delivery Surprise a Boy?:

When I was pregnant, during my baby shower, my friends decided topredict whether it was a boy or a girl by using the ring test and afterabout 2 tests, we were all convinced it was a girl! There wasabsolutely no doubt in my mind that it was a girl and so you canimagine my shock when my son came out complete with his boy bits!! Wejoked that it was like it’d always been set in stone that he was a boy,and so I named him Pierre which is French for stone.

Posted by DLR on Matthew and James Broderick Scoot to School:

Oh that is so cute! Kudos to Matthew for showing scooter safety byexample. He didn’t have to wear a helmet, but he is. Wish all parentsfollowed that sort of "lead by example" behavior.

Posted by Bobbi on Sound Off! Is It Ever Acceptable to Declare Your Baby Gender Preference?:

I think many people (women, especially) dream of their families whenthey’re very young and what children they’ll have. Ever since I waslittle, I have always wanted 2 boys and 1 girl. Though no one candetermine what children they will get when the time comes, it’s alwayssomething people think about. I’m sure that they believe, much like Ido, as long as the baby is healthy, it doesn’t matter the sex. Butsometimes, if a family is more girl-oriented, the father tends to wishfor a male to get more testosterone in – vice-versa for a mother withmore sons than daughters. My mom, who was a tomboy all her life, didnot want any girls, yet, when she had me, everything changed. I thinkthat’s how people approach it; you may want one, but when you get theother, everything falls into place.

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