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A couple of thoughts--if he wasn't yet eating solids when you did the swallow study, you might want to do another and go through some different solid textures to see what he is doing with them.  In general, foods that "stick together" are better than foods that break apart because they form a bolus on their own with less effort/ability.  You can help foods be gummier and stickier by how you combine them in a bite.  So instead of just a bite of hamburger, mix it with...
My 3.5 yo weighs about 45lbs (yes he is very tall, too!).  He currently gets about 1.4 mg (.45 ml at 3mg/.9ml) at bedtime and if he wakes during the night and has trouble going back to sleep (say at 3 AM).  He gets it at the beginning of our bedtime routine and he is asleep in about 15 minutes.  We titrated his dose up starting with .3mg (.1ml), taking a night or two at each .1ml increase until he was sleeping well. We were hoping that it would help him SSTN, and his...
We had this problem for a while using thick-it with the diarrhea and a resulting terrible diaper rash, but it went away after a couple of months.  We used a diaper paste compounded by the pharmacy (Pittsburgh paste) until then--it was the only thing that helped.  Isaac would not drink anything made with the gel thickener, and the other powder one that I can't think of the name was cross contaminated with eggs (LTFA to egg).  But you can use anything pretty much to...
BG:  I have three boys; my oldest is bio and my younger two are adopted and were in excellent foster care until they came home. Mye oldest had a lot of trouble separating until he was around 3 or so, but by preschool he got on the bus and didn't even look back. He was a 30 week preemie with a 6 weeks NICU stay, so was considered at risk for some attachment issues.  He did have some general trouble transition from one activity to another, separate and apart from the...
For family play, we love the card game of Pictureka http://www.amazon.com/Hasbro-Games-PICTUREKA-Card-Game/dp/B0024D2C7K/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1291817777&sr=8-4   There are actually directions for four different games, but we have only ever played the matching one.  My now 5yo was playing it at 4yo, my 12yo still loves it, and we enjoy it. It's matching by characteristics (something from the North Pole, or something with toes) , rather than exact matches.
Oh no!  I had missed this, and I am so sorry that not only did you have to let her go in questionable circumstances, but that they made it even worse. I'm just so, so sorry. 
My family always emphasized time, family and a few carefully selected thoughtful gifts vs. massive stuff at the holidays, whereas dh family was/is (IMO) excessive about material things at the holidays.  We have gradually been able to convince them to whittle it down, or at least direct it to stuff that is more useful, such as clothes (my kids love getting new clothes LOL)  We have a tradition with the kids, started with ds1 when he was very little, of making a paper...
Congratulations!!!  And (selfishly) yeah picture:)  They are both adorable and I am so happy for all of you!
I'm so glad the visits went well! Hang in about the babies--the possibilities have got to be stressful and overwhelming. However, I trust that you will know what is right for all of you as the time comes.
Quote: Originally Posted by APToddlerMama We do use melatonin and DS's neuro supports it BUT it isn't without side effects or risks as some people suggest. Check out a couple of these articles. The first one states that an adult's body only makes 0.3mg a night of melatonin. I have read elsewhere the number to be only 0.1. It doesn't make sense then to give our kids such high doses when our bodies are producing literally 1/10 or 1/20th of what a lot of...
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