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We don't use pacifiers. My girl used to get upset when I took a break to do anything at all too. She's just clingy, and I understand that. I was a clingy child too. I certainly can't feed her while I'm on the potty, so I put her on her seat at the doorway and leave the door open so she can see me. It took a couple weeks for her to understand every now and then she has to be out of my arms for a while, and over the course of a few months I was able to increase that time....
I understand exactly what you mean. I don't honestly want to have another baby, even if it means I can have the birth I wanted with my DD. I know even then I wouldn't be satisfied because it still wouldn't change the fact that that isn't what she had. I'll carry that with me forever. I will say it has opened my eyes to just how strong I need to be for her, to stand up for her rights until she can do it for herself.
My DD eats beans and peas and likes them very much. I boil them until they're very soft. She especially loves yellow split peas which turns out thick but soupy, so it's perfect. Since DH is allergic to nuts and tree nuts, we've avoided them. Carrots actually have most of the essential amino acids. Two of them, I found, are a bit harder to source. The forms I would consider are sunflower seeds, avocado, and virgin coconut oil. The oil is the easiest for me to get all year...
Been vegan since I was 16. That was 11 years before I got pregnant. Didn't change it. The only thing I really craved was salt & vinegar potato chips and hot salsa. It became a favorite a year before I got pregnant. I just had to have it sometimes everyday for a week.
I don't know how many diapers you're washing how often. I'm diapering just one and first I handwashed everyday. Then we got more prefolds, so we used the washer every 3 days. Then we started elimination communication--no more than 5 weeks ago--so we wash the same load once a week now. We're only just finishing a bottle of Planet. I did buy the more concentrated liquid, but that was the same $10 or so, so it works out to be the same, just in a smaller bottle. We don't own a...
Just so you know, I don't think all the 'facts' of diabetes are necessarily correct. I've been a McDougall vegan since I found out I had PCOS. My blood glucose got to the pre-diabetic range by the time I started doing something about it. Tri-chromium with cinnamon bark and McDougalling were the only changes I made and my blood glucose dropped. The McDougall plan however is not low carb. It's low fat. I'm moving to a vegan SCD now, so I don't know how that will affect my...
No problem. We have 2 dozen infant prefolds and 2 dozen one size up from Green Mountain--though I don't recommend those. Then we have 3 hemp fitteds. I used to just time the poops well. Now it doesn't matter anymore--yay for solid poop! Then we have 5 of the PUL covers and 1 fleece. With elimination communication added in, we'll go through the stash in about a week. It's because I change every tiny accident which we tend to get every single time I set her down for just...
So hard to guess the baby's size at this point. My baby is petite like every other woman she's related to...and at almost 9 months, she's still using the small Thirsties diaper cover. The infant prefold no longer snappis, but we just lay it in the cover now instead. Don't like snappis anyway and this has given us at least 3 months extra use out of the infant size. So keep in mind that the cover could actually make the biggest difference. Depends on your diapering...
Honestly, I've found fitteds more bulky than prefolds. Flats, I've heard, are extra trim since you can supposedly fold it to fit the baby perfectly. I haven't tried them, so I wouldn't know. I considered them at one time, but I'm sticking to prefolds now. We don't use snappis, and just lay the prefolds in the diaper cover. It fits snuggly enough as it is. Between snappis and jellyrolls to hold in EBF poop, my DD got cellulite on her butt. I've decided I'd rather have dirty...
I bought prefolds from both and am sorry to say I won't be buying from GMD again. I know they tend to get great reviews, but I've seen some wonky stitching, the cloth itself wasn't exactly as soft as what I got from cottonbabies, and the thirds aren't all that precise. One of the 24 I bought also had a weird fold that feels rough to me, but I just ignore it since it was just that one. It still bothers me when I feel it though. Also, I've had the cottonbabies prefolds for...
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