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  • I've been lucky enough to be able to exclusively breastfeed all my children, so far both of my older children self-weaned and my youngest is still going strong at almost 10 months. It was an easy choice for me because when I saw the hurricane Katri…
  • I'm hoping my baby will decide to stop breastfeeding when he is around 3 years old. I am also hoping I'll be able to pump and replace night feeding with a bottle. However, I really enjoy breastfeeding and it has so many benefits for the baby and f…
  • I had chickenpox as a child as did all my friends and family that I knew. Back then we didn't have the vaccination and I have chosen to not vaccinate my children for chickenpox.
  • You can use boric acid anywhere you know kids and animals can't reach. It is not a chemical and will only harm something that consumes it. Putting it in crevices, behind walls, etc. is good. You can also place glue traps behind refrigerators and …
  • I definitely want to talk to them everyday but it's not happening at all. Not only are they not calling or interested in talking to me, no one around them (a lot of adults) are keeping me updated about what's going on with them. It's very difficul…
  • There is a great website called goodsensemedia.com They rate tons of movies and TV shows based on subject matter, themes, language, violence and more. It goes more in depth than the normal rating system and also allows users to share feedback and d…
  • That's a great point momma5931! I take my girls on nature walks while introducing them to vocabulary, a second language, history stories and science based on what we're actually experiencing in front of us. Women are supposed to be good at multu-t…
  • I would recommend looking for houses that are 1/4 acre or more if you're looking to add to it down the line. Also go look at the neighborhood at night. Sometimes yiy can't tell what the area is like until you go at night. You may also want to tou…
  • That's interesting but he's pretty young. My daughter was like that for awhile but it changed. She only wanted to eat fruit and rice. I would introduce her to other foods on occasion but since what she wanted was healthy I mostly let her eat what…
  • You can also take a vitamin d supplement that is transferred through breastmilk if you're a breastfeeding mum. One thing is for sure and that's that vitamin d is really important especially if you want to prevent or improve postpartum depression so …
  • Reading your reply made me wonder if there might be a children's book out there about consent, personal space and respect of other people's bodies. I'll have to look to see if there is a good book that might say it more gently and effectively than …
  • I had very vivid dreams while pregnant and while breastfeeding my first baby. After that I think my life got too busy to remember my dreams! I had a lot where I was talking to my baby in my dreams. I also knew I pregnant each time because of my dr…
  • I did a lot of yoga and dance with my kids because they also enjoyed it. It was like I was playing with them so it didn't trigger them to want to disrupt me although I was really doing it for them. Going swimming is another exercise I spent a lot of…
  • I havent found any correlation to the brand but within the same brand there are different styles, some my baby seems to be allergic to. The breathable, mesh styles that emphasize staying dry bother him, so I get diapers specifically designed for sen…
  • I know what you mean about the pressure 1happymom! There are preschools now that start earlier and earlier, with waiting lists and really expensive rates, but I believe it is mostly for academic purposes rather than social. The interesting thing is …
  • I'm wondering if I might have more food allergies than I thought because two of my babies seem to have an allergy to night shades. Myself and all my babies have a dairy allergy and myself and my two oldest are gluten sensitive. It seems all my bab…
  • I think prenatal classes are particularly great if you have a partner you'd like to get more involved in the whole process. It will bring community and understanding into the equation and make it more real for them. It can be hard for them to unders…
  • That's awesome! It doesn't sound too crazy, although I've never heard of that before, I can see how the kids doing it together could be really effective!
  • Wow 1happymom! It's so interesting how things change after you give birth. How did it work with your second son?
  • I don't have any experience with physiotherapy, but it seems to me like somewhere between Thai Yoga Therapy and Chiropractic. I can't vouch for either when it comes to labour pain, personally. But I have known many people who received a lot of rel…
  • How far along are you Isabella? I do remember this happening to me. Doing prenatal yoga is the only thing that seemed to help, and drinking a lot of water. It's very common during late pregnancy. My midwife told me it has something to do with …
  • I'm not sure if this happened to me but I know it happens to some women. I'm pretty sure it does go away, I'd use make-up before I'd use a product. Where is the pigmentation?
  • I've taken one class. It was for some community program a very long time ago. I barely remember it. I would like to take a real course though, not just a one-off class. Even with years of being a parent, it's always useful to learn as much as yo…
  • It's perfectly safe to breastfeed while pregnant. There will be some change in the milk but it is still perfectly suited for your baby. Just make sure are eating really well and nourished because it might be tiring for you to breastfeed and have a…
  • It is very normal and yes it's possible to get pregnant. You are probably ovulating just not getting periods. With my first two children I didn't get my period again until 2 years after giving birth. With my new baby I got it just a few months af…
  • My baby started eating solids around 5 months. It was very early compared to my older babies who really didn't start until they were much closer to a year. Still it is a very slow start like my older babies. He doesn't eat solids every day. He's…
  • I would consider myself spiritual, moreso because I follow more than one religion and I am not devout, I trust more my personal experiences and relationship over traditions and books, but I have a respect for traditions at the same time. However,…
  • I saw a news health show recently that recommended not giving cow's milk until they are over 12 months old. Isn't the formula very similar to diluted cow's milk just with added vitamins and minerals? I don't see why cow's milk would be better. I …
  • My middle and my baby has fallen out of the bed. Usually I keep beds pretty low to the ground or totally on the ground. I used to have railing on the bed that prevents them from falling out. With my baby his bed is like a crib so he can't fall ou…
  • There's a great movie called The Business of Being Born that talks about the details of different kinds of birth experiences. It is really enlightening and empowering. There is also a series of shows by the same name that goes so in depth on all k…
  • My baby was crawling at about 6 months. He started pulling himself up around the same time but couldn't stand without holding onto something. I can't really remember when he started sitting! My middle daughter started standing at about 7 or 8 mon…
  • Our home is pretty small so whenever I leave the baby in the room asleep I leave the door open so I can hear him. I have never used a baby monitor with any of my children. It's not that I'm against them I just never have used them.
  • I've heard using white noise can be a great way to help with sleep disturbances. For a very small child, I've read it's also a great idea to have a long, consistent bedtime routine and put the child to sleep before they get tired. That way they fa…
  • I don't smoke, but I am allergic to smoke. Actually my whole family is, including a few who are extremely allergic and have asthma, needing an inhaler when they smell smoke. My baby is also having a lot of reactions to smoke. One thing I didn't…
    in Smoking Comment by yogimama July 2017
  • I'm a little unsure of how I'm going to work this out. I want to have more stable income right now but I'm trying to do it all from home or work where I can take my baby with me. I would like to stay part-time until he is between 2 and 3. I don'…
  • I really disliked staying in the hospital after my hospital birth. My other two were at-home births. When I was in the hospital I felt very uncomfortable, disrespected and restricted, not that I wanted to do a lot of things or go anywhere, but I c…
  • Things are honestly difficult and complicated for me as a partner. I don't know if my relationship will survive, but if I could take some time away from the house just to have nature walks or nature adventures and just connect, alone and talk that …
  • With my first and last I was hoping I'd have more time but they were both born within a day of the estimated due date, with the middle, I was ready to give birth weeks before she was born, but she was also within a day! The thing with my middle is …
    in Due date Comment by yogimama July 2017
  • I never used anything more than a spoon and knife just to cut/peel things or smash things like banana and avocado. I fed my babies fruit first because it is so easy to digest and didn't cost me any extra.
  • I've read a lot about the copper IUD, the other type of IUD and the diaphragm and cervical cap as good temporary methods. I try not to use hormonal methods because I used that when I was a teenager and it caused me a lot of unwelcome side effects. …
  • I think the care is really for you and your body. You might have to take it easy, much easier in this pregnancy because your body has been through so much already. I am not a doctor of course, but from my understanding the real risk is to your bod…
  • I don't use one and I'm reluctant to start because I don't want him getting attached to it, but with long rides I have thought that it might be an option to get him to relax. He's 8 months and I try not to do too much traveling because he really se…
  • My youngest child's first name is my uncle's middle name, it's a pretty traditional name and he has his father's middle name as his middle name. I feel a little like we might call him by his middle name, but he also has a nickname we use in calling…
    in Baby names Comment by yogimama July 2017
  • I know it's so good for the brain to learn more than one language. There's also some data that says it becomes significantly more difficult to learn another language after the age of 8 or 9. It seems best to start as early as possible.
  • I have one but I've never used it. My baby is 8 months. I don't know when I would use it but I've barely used one with my other children either. I only started using it when they were older though. I really like to use the carriers and slings, s…
  • 28 is not too old but so many have children so much younger it can seem that way by comparison. 23 seemed old to me when I had my first because I knew so many people who had children so much younger.

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